Ski tour on Elbrus


Ski-tour is one of the most balanced types of winter activity as it combines freedom of movements, good physical strain and breathtaking emotions of a trail blazer. This is a combination of a long but very comfortable ascent and unique descent.

You should always remember that ski-tour without guides, especially on unknown routes is a very dangerous routine. The mountains never forgive mistakes and carelessness. Ascent should be accompanied by an experienced guide, who knows the slopes to be ascended and can professionally estimate the snow and weather conditions.  We will provide you with such guides and accommodate you in one of the best hotels in Elbrus area. The unique feature of our enhanced comfort tour is accommodation in a new alpine eco-hotel LeapRus manufactured in Italy. You won’t find anything similar in Russia. We provide you a chance to acclimatize with maximum comfort at 4000m. Only our company offers you such conditions and this height: apart from comfortable beds the eco-hotel has  a kitchen, siting area, bathroom and shower unit. 


Mineralnie Vody - Terkol - Elbrus - Mineralnie Vody

Day 1.

Arrival to international airport Mineralnye Vody (we strongly advise you to take a morning flight). You will be met by our representative. Group transfer to Prielbrusye. Accommodation in a hotel***, at your request we will find a hotel of a higher class. During dinner you will meet your guide to discuss the details of ski-tour.
*hotel accommodation, dinner

Day 2

Breakfast. Group transfer to Cheget valley. Ascent at  a chairlift to the upper station (3050m), ski ascent to Cheget meadow, 3600m (2-3 hours) from where you will see magnificent Mt.Elbrus. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.  Rent service and sauna are available.**
*hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch box, dinner
** at extra fee

Day 3

Breakfast. Today we will make a real ascent on a real mounatain, Mt. Maly Kogytay, 3800 m. This sharp triangular peak with a glacier is just across Cheget meadow. The ascent is more difficult that it was yesterday, but at a descent you will meet some interesting peculiarities that will add some adrenaline to an experienced rider. 6-7 hours.
*hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner

Day 4

First meeting with Elbrus. Cableway will lift you up to Gara-Bashi, 3700m from where you will make an acclimatization trip to Priut 11, 4100m. You can use chairlift from Mira station to Gara-Bashi for skiing. Descent to the hotel
*hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner

Day 5

Breakfast. Group transfer to Azau. Today you will check-in in our unique eco-hotel LeapRus. The luggage that you won’t need in the eco-hotel you may leave in the storage room. Lifts to Gara-Bashi station 3700m. Than you ski-tour to our eco-hotel and your luggage will be delivered by snowcat. You can ski using chair lifts from Mir station to Gara-Bashi.
*eco-hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner.

Day 6

After breakfast you will make acclimatization ascend to Pastukhov rocks (4750m.). Ascend takes 4-5 hours. Skiing down will bring much joy and adrenalin.
*eco-hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner.

Day 7

The main aim of the tour is close! Today you will ascend the West summit of Elbrus 5642m. If snow conditions are favorable it will take 10 to 14 hours. You start at 3.00 a.m. You may order snowcat** to Pastukhov rocks. It will save some time and your strength. However, one of the main factors of successful ascend is weather. In case of bad weather conditions the ascend may shift to the next day.
*eco-otel accommodation, breakfast, lunch box, dinner
** at extra fee

Day 8

Reserve ascend day.If your summit was successful on Day 7 – you will descend to the hotel. You ski down to Gara-Bashi, than to Azau using lifts. Your luggage will be delivered by snowcat to Gara-Bashi.
*eco-otel accommodation,(or hotel accommodation in case of successful summiting) breakfast, lunch box, dinner

Day 9

Descend to hotel (or rest day if you descended on Day 8). Today you will have opportunity to take excursion or buy souvenirs. In the you will be offered a celebration dinner in the restaurant with national cuisine.
*hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner

Day 10

Farewell to Caucasus! After breakfast group transfer to Mineralnie Vody airport. Individual transfer for additional fee. 


1570 $ Order

Please note that the groups for this tour are combined, you may have co-travellers from different countires. The guide knows basic Engllish. The additional English-speaking guide should be requested.

The price of tour includes
All group transfer according to the program; accommodation in the hotel *** (5 nights); accommodation in eco-hotel LeapRus on Elbrus (4 nights); triple feeding throughout the route; lifts; group alpinist equipment; mountain guide (the price includes one summit attempt); additional guide for the summit day (1 guide for 3 persons); snowcat for transfer to and from eco-hotel; permit to national park; safety measures (registration with rescue team, radio connection, first aid kit); accident insurance; security services throughout the route.

The price of tour does not include
Air tickets; rental of personal equipment; single accommodation; additional services; snowcat for the summit day; any changes of the program that may lead to additional expenses; alcohol; sauna; individual transfer; additional excursions.

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