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Dombaj

Dombaj Ski Resort Guide

Dombaj, Russia

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Resort Height1,650m5,413ft
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Dombaj

Dombai is a small Russian village whose main claim to fame (besides skiing) used to be the fact that Maxim Gorky, a close friend of Stalin, had his summer Dacha in the mountains here, and the Russians established a ski resort in the area. The resort has a good snow record and if lifts are operational its possible to ski year round. The old chairlifts and cable car have been replaced by modern high capacity equivalents so the big queues that used to build up are less of a problem. The resort has cult status for off-piste 'boarders and skiers but is often dangerous away from the marked trails because of avalanche risk.

Summary

The Russian ski resort of Dombaj is in the Russian Caucasus at an altitude of 1,650m5,413ft.

Dombaj has direct access to 10 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,650m5,413ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,600m8,530ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Dombaj.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Dombaj?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 24 September, with around 14cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Dombaj
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1,729m5,673ft
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1,972m6,470ft

Ski Area Stats

Dombaj Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
12

Altitudes

Dombaj Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Lowest Piste1,650m5,413ft
Resort Altitude (Dombaj)1,650m5,413ft

Dombaj Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Dombaj is 3km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Dombaj?

This ski resort is in the Russian Caucasus in Karachaevskiy rayon, Karachay-Cherkessia.

Map

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How to get there

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Dombaj open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Dombaj, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Dombaj Tourist Office for the latest.

Dombaj