Cross Country Skiing in Dombay Ski Resort, Dombay, Republic of Karachayevo-Cherkesiya Russia

Top station altitude:
3012 m/9881 ft
Vertical drop:
1382 m/4534 ft
Ski lifts:
Dombay is an urban locality situated in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, in Russia. The administrative jurisdiction of the resort settlement is the town of republic significance of Karachayevsk. The locality is situated in the Teberda Nature Reserve (Teberdinskiy zapovednik) and is a popular tourist destination.

Dombay Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts of the Caucasus. Every year it attracts all kind of winter athletes. Cross country skiers will have a blast on the wonderful trails of Dombay.

The resort has a unique location, surrounded by beautiful mountains and it is situated on one of the most breathtaking mountains of the world. It is ideally placed at the confluence of the rivers Dombay-Ulgen, Amanauz and Alibek, creating lovely winter landscapes for the cross country skiers.

The healing properties of clean air and the number of sunny days make Dombay surpass many world known ski resorts. The cross country trails vary in level of difficulty and cover a huge terrain of 157.9 mi/254.1 km.

The elevation of the trails is between 2844 ft/867 m and 6850 ft/2088 m with an uphill elevation gain of 15679 ft/4779 m and a downhill elevation gain of 14.856 ft/4528 m.

Keep in mind that warm clothes are essential, as temperatures are very low. The magnificent snowy vistas along with the perfect cross country trails make this experience a must do every winter.

How to Get to Destination

348 miles/561 km, 8 hours 51 minutes
Head southwest toward ул. Несербская. Turn left onto ул. Несербская. Take the 1st left onto ул. Советская. Turn left onto пр. Курортный/М27. Continue to follow М27. Turn right onto ул. Виноградная/М27. Continue to follow М27. Slight right toward ул. Б. Хмельницкого/Р254. Slight right onto ул. Б. Хмельницкого/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Р254. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right onto ул. Партизанская/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. Turn right onto ул. Ворошилова/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. Continue onto ул. Шоссейная. Continue onto ул. Гагарина. Turn right onto ул. Пушкина. Turn left onto ул. Железнодорожная. Turn right onto ул. Хакурате. Continue onto M29/М29. Turn right onto Р256. Turn left onto ул. Кирова/Р256. Continue to follow Р256. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue straight onto А157. Go through 2 roundabouts. Continue onto А155.
1.001 miles/1.612 km, 18 hours 10 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Slight right onto пл. Лубянская. Continue onto пл. Новая. Continue onto пл. Старая. Turn right onto ул. Варварка. Continue onto ул. Большой Москворецкий мост. Continue onto ул. Большая Ордынка. Continue onto ул. Люсиновская. Continue onto ул. Большая Тульская. Continue onto М2/М4. Continue to follow М4. Turn right onto пр. Пролетарский/М4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Кавказский б-р/М4. Turn left onto ул. Бакинская/М4. Continue to follow М4. Partial toll road. Continue onto автодорога Дон/М4. Partial toll road. Take the ramp onto автодорога Дон/М4. Slight left onto the ramp to автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for РОСТОВ and merge onto автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Continue to follow М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue onto Кавказ/M29/М29. Continue to follow M29/М29. Slight left to stay on M29/М29. Exit onto А155. Turn right to stay on А155. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Р256. Continue straight onto А157. Go through 2 roundabouts. Continue onto А155.
Mineralnye Vody Airport,
128.1 miles/207 km

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. The nearest train station in Dombay is at Maykop. So you can abort there and from there rent a car or take a taxi to reach your destination.

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