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Skiing in Cheget Ski Resort, Mount Elbrus, Republic of Kabardino-Balkariya Russia

Top station altitude:
3050 m/10006 ft
Vertical drop:
1140 m/3740 ft
Longest run:
5000 m/16404 ft
Ski lifts:
4
Trails:
17
Mount Elbrus or Adyge 'Waschhemaxwe' or Karachay-Balkar is a dormant volcano situated in the western Caucasus mountain range, in the Republics of Karachayevo-Cherkesiya and Kabardino-Balkariya, Russia, near the Georgian borders.

Beyond the Elbrus village, all of the modern slopes are covered with dark conifers. The highway is flanked with pines that are thickly grown on both sides. Ahead of you the slopes of Cheget are revealing themselves.

At first the mountain and the threadlike cable-ways are visible, starting in the wooded foothills. Later while approaching, you can discern the downward trails of the skiers and the characteristic humps of snow that are formed when many skiers descent one after another.

On the Cheget slopes, you will find good trails, suitable for training and competitions. Nursery slopes for beginners and holidaymakers are available, in case you have no idea how to ski. Many Russian and international competitions are held there every year, as well as training and teaching courses for various sports teams. The number of the trails is 17, 2 for novices, 5 for intermediate, 5 for advanced and 5 for experts.

The cable-ways on Cheget, 4 in total, are fully appreciated, making every trip on one of them a small miracle. The trails of Cheget are considered to be among the most difficult ones of the world skiing resorts.

The amateurs of extreme sport will enjoy skiing trails of total length more than 20 km/12.8 mi The resort has many amenities, such as many hotels near most of the lifts, equipment rental, nightlife, repair equipment, supermarket and restaurants and cafes. All of these make Cheget an ideal skiing destination!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sochi
454.4 miles/731 km, 10 hours 54 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 left onto Кавказ/M29/М29. Turn right to stay on Кавказ/M29/М29. Continue to follow M29/М29. Turn right to stay on M29/М29. Make a U-turn. Continue to follow M29/М29. Slight right toward Кавказ/M29/М29. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Кавказ/M29/М29. Turn right to stay on Кавказ/M29/М29. Continue to follow M29/М29. Go through 2 roundabouts. Slight left to stay on M29/М29. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight left to stay on M29/М29. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue straight onto А158.
BY CAR FROM Moscow
1.076 miles/1.732 km, 19 hours 30 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. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Continue straight onto А158.
BY AIR
Nalchik Airport,
78.1 miles/127 km
BY TRAIN

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. The nearest train stations in Elbrus are Минеральные воды, Нальчик, Пятигорск, Прохладный (Mineral water, Nalchik, Pyatigorsk, Cool). The most convenient ones are Nalchik and Mineral water. Check the website for train schedule.

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