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Hundreds don swimsuits to hit the slopes in Russia for annual alpine event

Freezing conditions in Russia hasn't stopped hundreds of people donning their swimsuits and hitting the ski slopes.

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Despite it being zero degrees in Sochi, some were even brave enough to plunge into an icy pool of water. Source: 1 NEWS

The sports fanatics travelled from all over the country to take part in the annual alpine event in Sochi.

Despite it being zero degrees, some were even brave enough to plunge into an icy pool of water.

Organisers say the turnout was big as the festival was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.