Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Attending 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia

Jump to last reply

Going to a Winter Olympics is on my husband's bucket list. Add to that, that freestyle pipe & park skiing are in for the first time (older son's favorite sport) and my husband speaks Russian (although has never been to Russia) he has it in his head it's a great idea for a family trip.

First, wondering if anyone has been to Sochi? Any advice for getting there, particularly NOT flying through Moscow? We are coming from the east coast of the U.S. and could go out of NYC, BOS or Montreal.

Second, anyone here ever attended the Winter Games anywhere? How easy is it to get tickets to venues? Honestly, would could care less about the big events, like figure skating and hockey. Probably more on the hill alpine events (not necessarily ski racing though), and perhaps some nordic. How much did you see hotel rooms, etc. jacked up for the Olympics over the usual cost.

Any other advice is appreciated as well! Thanks

37 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spain and Portugal in Depth
  2. 2 First cut at Andalusia itinerary 15 nights
  3. 3 3 weeks (actually 20 nights!) in Spain
  4. 4 booking hotels on trip advisor vs booking.com, etc
  5. 5 Portugal epidemic warning (November 2014)!
  6. 6 Italian Lakes
  7. 7 Trip Report Tedgale Trip Report: Portugal in April 2014 (with Easter in Amsterdam)
  8. 8 Day trips from Lisbon
  9. 9 Olive oil disaster in 2014
  10. 10 No Pooh in Poland
  11. 11 Another Paris apartment and Navigo Dcouverte thread
  12. 12 Trip Report Five Days With Rabbies in Devon and Cornwall
  13. 13 Trip Report Roaming Romania, Take Two
  14. 14 Help with a short post-cruise stay in (potentially) Sorrento
  15. 15 Speeding ticket in Germany: how do I handle this?
  16. 16 Venice/Rome/Florence/London
  17. 17 Info requested for Paris, Strasbourg and Berlin
  18. 18 Taormina Sicily
  19. 19 15 days in Europe from 15 Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015
  20. 20 Which West & East European Countries give the best bang for the buck?
  21. 21 Gstaad, Switzerland, am I missing anything?
  22. 22 So that is why German hotels have such expensive WIFI
  23. 23 Naxos in May
  24. 24 European Travel websites
  25. 25 Help with Tuscany for a week late May/early June
View next 25 » Back to the top