- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skiing in Dombay Ski Resort, Dombay, Republic of Karachayevo-Cherkesiya Russia
Dombay is primarily known as a ski center, although it has great potentials as a summer resort. There is no doubt that the mountain is one of the most beautiful in the world and also perfect for alpine skiing.
Lying at an altitude of 1630 m/5315 ft, Dombay is one of the most popular resorts of the Caucasus, situated at the confluence of the rivers Alibek, Dombay-Ulgen and Amanauz. With the top station at an altitude of 3012 m/9859 ft, a vertical drop of 1382 m/4544 ft is created.
The number of runs is approximately 12, however it is not easy to estimate, as there are no labels on them, and cover a total length of 20 km/12.8 mi. These tracks are being served by 6 chair lifts, 6 drag lifts and one pendulum lift.
Most of the tracks are made for comfortable ride with little mounds, smooth terrain and moderate slope. 2 of the tracks are for novices, 3 for intermediate skiers, 4 for advanced and 3 for experts, giving percentages of 35% easy trails, 20% black-diamond trails and 45% blue trails.
The resort, besides amazing ski slopes and magnificent landscapes, offers accommodation, restaurants and cafes, rentals, repair shops, ski instructors, nightlife, supermarket and a snow-park, making Dombay an excellent, alpine skiing, weekend or more destination.