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

Top station altitude:
3012 m/9881 ft
Vertical drop:
1382 m/4534 ft
Longest run:
5400 m/17716 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 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.