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Mount Elbrus Backcountry Skiing

Explore the snowy heights of Europe among soaring summits

Ski backcountry across some of the most iconic landscapes in Europe as you conquer the great Elbrus mountain, the highest peak on the continent. Featuring extreme isolation on the high slopes, top-quality snow conditions, and a rich history blanketing the mountains, every skier’s dream list should have Elbrus near the top. Visit during the months between March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Mount Elbrus

Perched upon the high Caucasus Mountains is Mount Elbrus, surrounded by pristine landscapes and enormous peaks that tower beyond 4,000 meters. The Caucasus Mountains are famed for its cold snow and blankets of thick white powder. Here you’ll explore the very meaning of winter isolation, and experience breathtaking runs that the mountains have to offer. This alpine adventure brings you to the brink between Europe and Asia.


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Best time to visit

Visit during the months between March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

What’s the weather like?

Elbrus features severe weather with winter receiving extremely cold temperatures and covered with snow all-year round

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Mount Elbrus:

The giant Elbrus mountain is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, close to the border with Georgia. The dormant volcano has the highest peak on the entire continent of Europe, reaching a height of 5,642 meters above sea level, which is 835 meters higher than the neighboring Mont Blanc to the west. The first recorded ascent of Elbrus was all the way back in 1874 by Florence Crauford Grove and a team of guides

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