Skiing in a bikini is snow mean feat!

Hundreds of Russians defied freezing rain to strip down to their swimsuits for the annual BoogelWoogel alpine festival in Sochi. Poor weather and icy conditions prevented a new record being set for the skiing and snowboarding event at Rosa Khutor Winter Olympics resort on the Black Sea coast. But 870 participants made it a colorful show for the near-naked carnival on snow.
'We saw the real celebration of courage, winter resistance, and crankiness this was a surprise even for organizers,' said Nikita Girin, the man behind the annual BoogelWoogel carnival.' Neither snow, nor rain, nor frost can stop us.' The 52-strong Alpine Orchestra was led by The Hatters band.
Such festivals have become popular at Russia's burgeoning ski resorts to mark the end of the winter season. Now in its fourth year, BoogelWoogel made international headlines in 2018 when nearly 2,000 skiers broke the Guinness world record for the world’s largest downhill ski in swimsuits. Some 30,000 people were expected to visit the resort for the four-day festival, which ended on Sunday. Sochi faces competition from Siberia's top resort  Sheregesh in Kemerovo region which annually stages a similar event attracting participants from all over the world.