The home of the 2014 Olympic alpine skiing events--Rosa Khutor resort--isn’t actually built yet. But much like the country where it resides, it’s guaranteed to be big and sprawling. Nestled in dramatic Krasnaya Polyana valley outside the Russian resort city of Sochi, Rosa Khutor will feature 15 high-speed chairlifts servicing 55 trails. Its vertical drop of 1,470 meters (over twice the height of Camrousse, France) makes it the largest ski resort in Russia and one of the largest in Europe. Famed downhill architect Bernhard Russi is designing the downhill courses on a slope measuring 9 km long. His track opens for competition in February 2011. The mountain will welcome tourists in November 2010.