Rosa Khutor Resort Large-Scale Interactive map is Created

Rosa Khutor Resort Large-Scale Interactive map is Created


This is the first photographic projection of a tourist site in Russia with an exceptional image resolution of 24 billion pixels and the first in the world to be shot in the mountains from the air.

The online project made by Gigarama Creative Labs gives a complete picture of the entire resort infrastructure in the summer and winter seasons. Users can not only find the necessary locations such as ski slopes, cable cars, hotels, restaurants, etc. in a special application but also look at them in detail. The territory of the resort is a part of the surrounding mountain landscape. The 360 ° view allows the user to “look around” as if he was personally there. Thus, the Rosa Khutor online project makes navigating around the resort as convenient as possible.

Optimization for all mobile devices and accessibility even at an average internet speed also allows the consumer to use the map easily and quickly, for example, on top of a mountain.

“Creating a large-scale gigapixel panorama of a mountain resort is a very beautiful and inspiring project. Detailed filming of Rosa Khutor at all altitude levels, Rosa Dolina (560 meters above sea level), Mountain Olympic Village (1100) and Rosa Peak (2320,) will help our guests better orientate themselves and understand all the possibilities of recreation at the resort. This means that such a virtual tour will be useful to tourists in terms of better organization of their vacation in any season,” said Rosa Khutor Resort CEO Alexander Belokobylsky.

The interactive map of Rosa Khutor was created by Gigarama Creative Laboratory, the only one in Russia, which is professionally engaged in creating gigapixel panoramas and successfully combines this technique in its projects with a variety of other multimedia formats. To accomplish this task, Gigarama specialists developed a special drone with six propellers and a unique camera mount that rotates around its axis. More than 4,000 pictures were taken from a height of 150 to 200 meters above the ground from this hexacopter. When shooting Rosa Peak, the highest point of the resort, the drone was hovering at an altitude of 2,520 meters above sea level.

Flying and shooting in the mountains is more difficult than anywhere else because of the changeable winds. The copter must remain virtually motionless all the time during a single shoot at one point for high-quality images that could be stitched together without visible distortion at the joints. In order to get a result that would satisfy all the crew members, the camera was lifted into the air 12 times over the Rosa Valley alone over a period of five days.

The release of each project by Gigarama Labs invariably arouses great interest from both the audience and the professional community. The company's work has repeatedly received professional awards from the Internet industry, including the world's premier Internet award, Webby.


Rosa Khutor is a year-round world-class mountain resort, the largest Olympic facility of the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, located an hour’s drive from the international airport Adler. In winter, there are 105 km of ski runs and 32 elevators at your disposal. In summer, there is an active demand for hiking (110 kilometers of footpaths) and bicycle trails on the picturesque mountain slopes. There are 19 hotels of different types of star classification at Rosa Khutor. The resort features high standards of service and safety, as well as advanced technology. Since 2013 Rosa Khutor has been recognized as the best ski resort in Russia according to the World Ski Awards. In 2021, the resort received the Traveller's Choice award of the popular TripAdviser service. Thus, Rosa Khutor is among the best attractions in the world, hosting about two million people in all seasons.

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