About Elbrus region Ski-lifts.
There are only two places in Elbrus region, equipped with ski-lift.
1-st place - Elbrus mountain with 2 lift line till 3000 m and 3700 m with
normally steep slopes and snow conditions, depanding upon the people quantity making
skiing and snow fall history, then chair lift comes till 3900 m - with not steep slope,
where there is "Bochki" Refuge. From this point usually possible to get to 4200 m level,
using standard snow-track. The slope between 3900 - 4200 m is also not steep,
but with the splendid view over all Western and Central Caucasus.
In order to get more adventure and fresh deep snow, using "snow-cat" drive
(10 persons inside) it's possible to get to 4200 - 4500 m level in Elbrus peak
and use special circle line among absolutely wild region of Elbrus till the altitude of 2200 m
- you come directly to the first lift station in Elbrus. Basically it takes one day or a half
of day for one ski descent like this one.
It's possible to go walking up the Elbrus slope higher 4200 m till 4800 m level -
normal snow line border for March - April time. There is opened ice upper this altitude.
It's rather easy walk - the only problem is the altitude itself and strong wind - some-times.
2-nd place -
Cheget Mountain with two not long chair lifts line and good view over the Elbrus in the distance
and the huge North face of Donguz-Orun Mt. (4400 m) just in front of gigantic
"figure of seven" ice fall 1000 m in high.
Mt. Cheget has three possibility to make a ski as follows:
* Normal way - so called "Mogul" with a lot of hillocks;
* South slopes - with flat rather steep snow slope
* North slope - with steep slopes and deep snow - some times with avalanche danger.
If to speak about service on the ski-lifts - it can not be compared with west Europe at all. So basically, the people, that comes to Elbrus region for ski - are coming for ski-safari in Elbrus, described above, ski-tour programs and heli-skiing possibility.
See also Map 1 and Map 2 of Elbrus region.
Duration and period of any program is upon request and real snow condition at the present time.
Don't forget to mention the group quantity, experience, and other information
about yourself in order to check your program with your ski level to be guaranty safe.
All price, details and other information upon the request.