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Mount Elbrus Ski Resort

Mount Elbrus Resort Guide

Mount Elbrus, Russia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Mount Elbrus Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Snowboarders.
Total Piste Length23km14 miles
Highest Lift3,800m12,467ft
Resort Height1,980m6,496ft
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Mount Elbrus at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Mount Elbrus?

The next notable snow forecast for Mount Elbrus is 3cm1in, expected on 12 July.

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Mount Elbrus Facts, Stats and Ratings

Mount Elbrus Rated

Ratings for Mount Elbrus
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Mount Elbrus?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Mount Elbrus
Highest Lift3,800m12,467ft
Lowest Piste2,300m7,546ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Elbrus)1,980m6,496ft
Max Vertical1,820m5,971ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Mount Elbrus Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Mount Elbrus
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
23km14 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
9km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Mount Elbrus Summary

The Russian Ski Resort of Mount Elbrus has direct access to 23km14 miles of downhill skiing, with 6 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,980m6,496ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,800m12,467ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Mount Elbrus is 3km2 miles long.

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.

Mount Elbrus offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus offers some good boarding.

When is Mount Elbrus open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Mount Elbrus.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Mount Elbrus.

Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts of Mount Elbrus are able to uplift 1,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Mount Elbrus?

Mount Elbrus is in the Russian Caucasus in Zolskiy rayon, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia.

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