KavkazSkiTur Ltd suggests the breathtaking winter holidays in Prielbrusye. It’s up-to-date International Center of Tourism, Mountaineering and Skiing in the South of Russia.
Situating in the very heart of Baksan valley, Prielbrusye (Elbrus region) is one of the largest holiday center in southern Russia. Spectacular mountain views, National wildlife park protects flora and fauna, permitting nature to provide a never-ending display of magnificent color and movement.
The length of cable-way’s complex is more then 12 km. This perfectly equipped system provides the safe elevation on high slopes and the snow covering peaks of Cheget and Elbrus.
The whole length of ski-tracks is more than 35 km. The longest one is Stary Krugozor”-“Azau” – 2500 m.
Сable ways “Elbrus”:
1st line – from the station “Azau” to the station “Stary Krugozor”. Change of altitude is 650 m. The length of a ski track is 2500 m.
2nd line – from the station “Stary Krugozor” to the station “Mir”. Change of altitude is 500 m. The length of a ski track is 2000 m.
3rd line – from the station “Mir” to the station “Gara Bashi”. Change of altitude is 250 m. The length of a ski track is 2000 m.
Arm-chaired cable way “Cheget”:
1st line – two cable ways to the station “I” (“Moon” from Balkarian). Change of altitude is 650 m. The length of worldwide ski track is 1600 m.
2nd line – Change of altitude is 490 m. The length of a ski track is 1300 m.
There is a cafe “I” (Moon) at the second station of “Cheget” cable way. From the cafe opens a magnificent view to mount Elbrus The team of “I” waits for guests with Home fire-place and traditional “Gleentwein” (hot wine).
All ski tracks have a marking and serviced by snow tractors – special high mountain caterpillar tractor. Its possible skiing to high slopes of Elbrus with elevating by the snow-tractor. Ski tracks of Cheget and Elbrus are suited for professionals and beginners tastes. There are a lot of snow-falls in Prielbrusye. It provides snow covering tracks for all the ski season.
Prielbrusye becomes better equipped with every year. The sports complex on the slopes of Mount Cheget, a rocky spur between Elbrus and Donguz-Orun, and Mount Elbrus is growing, with cableways, hotels, cafes and shops. Altogether, over 23,000 guests stay every year in the tourist centers of Prielbrusye, while the cableways can carry almost a million people annually. Cableways function the whole year round.
Avalanches are a constant threat in the mountains. A special avalanche service was set up to investigate and forecast avalanches. In designing mountain sport complexes prime consideration is given to the danger of avalanches. The suitability of the region for building and the accessibility of skiing tracks.
There are great number of hotels and tourist camps. Today the tourist’s complex Prielbrusye consists of 30 enterprises, including 5 tourist hotels, 6 tourist bases, 5 boarding houses, 4 tourist centers/camps, with total capacity about 3000 persons. In addition, from 2002 year in Elbrus region are opening annually many private hotels, capacity from 20 to 80 persons each.
There are cafes, bars in the station rooms. Choose from a number of comfortable restaurants and kebab-houses serving a wide variety of Caucasian and international food.
There are guarded parking lots right at the foot of mountains.
Rental agencies of skis and snowboards are situated in Prielbrusye in large quantities.
There are never froze natural sources of sparkling mineral water called Narzan. This miracle moisture gives strength and health after the skiing!!