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Mount Elbrus - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Skiing in Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus - Ski Resort in Russian Caucasus - 23km of Piste (2300m to 3800m)
Year round skiing on Europe's highest peak (5633 M), lifts exceptionally cheap (as is heli skiing option) but often broken down. A ski cat tow to 4700m in Winter and 5100 M in Summer is normally offered as an alternative or in addition when fixed lifts are operational ($6 - $10 US per trip). This opens up massive vertical and impressive off-piste options. The base hotel 'Azau' closed for 'reconstruction' in the mid-1980s and reportedly shows no sign or re-opening. Operational hotels begin 1.5 to 2 KM away and are reached by bus or taxi ($1 - $2US each way). On average there are a maximum of 500skiers on the slopes daily, more at weekends and in school holidays.
Mount Elbrus Ski Facts
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The Russian ski resort of Mount Elbrus has direct access to 23km of downhill skiing, with 6 individual pistes, served by 3 ski lifts.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 3 Ski Lifts of Mount Elbrus are able to uplift 1,100 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
Skiing in Mount Elbrus
The Elbrus cable car ascends in stages. The first from the Azau station to the station Stary Krugozor. rises 650 m over its 2500 m length. The 2nd section from the station Stary Krugozor to the station Mir rises a further 500 m and is another 2000 m in length. The third and final section rises from the Mir station to the top Gara Bashi station, a further 250 m altitude rise. The length of the ski run back down is 2 km.
Snowboarding in Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus offers some good boarding.
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