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9-day ski tour from Arhyz to Dombay in Russia

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Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 9-day Arhyz-Dombay ski tour in Russia. And go on a cultural ski touring experience in the Caucasus!

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9 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr




This 9-day Arhyz-Dombay ski tour in Russia is the perfect chance to ski in the Caucasus and experience Russian culture!

The Caucasus mountain range is located in the west of Asia. It lies between the Black and Caspian seas and a large part of it is on Russian territory. 

This adventure will begin Minerálnye Vody, one of the doors to the Caucasus. And from here we'll begin the journey that will take us to 6 different peaks between Arhyz and Dombay.

During the trip, we'll stay in different hostels and mountain huts. At the end of the day, you'll share your day's stories with fellow skiers, while experiencing a real Russian alpine environment!

And, of course, I'll take you to some of the best slopes in the Caucasus. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

So please contact me if you'd like to join me on this super interesting 9-day Arhyz-Dombay ski tour in Russia. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

And if you'd like to check out other ski programs in Russia, please take a look at my Ski touring exploration in Central Caucasus and my Ski Touring program in the Altai mountains-Aktru.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1095 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Arrival at Mineralnie Vody. Transfer to Arhyz village (200km). Night at hostel in Arhyz (1450 m).

Day 2: Ski day

Ski tour to peak Pioner (2933 m).

Day 3: Transfer and ski tour

Transfer to Moon Meadow. Ski tour to peak Donkin (3173 m).

Day 4: Transfer to Alibek Refuge

160km drive to Dombay (1650 m). Then to Alibek Mountaineering Camp (1960 m). Night at Alibek Refuge.

Day 5: Ski day

Ski tour to peak Kti-Teberda (3542 m). Night at Alibek Refuge.

Day 6: Ski day

Ski tour to peak Kichi-Djuguturluchat (3720 m). Night at Alibek Refuge.

Day 7: Ski day

Ski tour to Djalovchat pass (3200 m).Night at Alibek Refuge.

Day 8: Transfer day

Transfer to Piatigorsk (200km). (Option: morning transfer along the way and ski tour to peak Mukhu 3060m.) Hotel Intourist.

Day 9: Departure

Transfer to airport Mineralnie. Vody.



More info

  • It is mandatory to have a visa to get into Russia. It is not possible to get it on arrival. So to obtain the visa send us your passport details and we'll send you the invitation letter and voucher, and the copies to the Russian Consular Department.

About the guide

Originally I'm from Altai, a little-known Siberian mountain region. I grew up and developed as a sportsmen and guide in Altai and the Tian-Shan mountains. Since 2010, I live in St. Petersburg and work a lot in the Caucasus region.

Since 2011 I am learning in the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA), under auspices of the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG). In 2015 I passed the Ap­pren­tice Ski Guide exam.

My main work des­tin­a­tions are Russian and CIS mountain regions as Altai, Khibiny, Tian-Shan, Kamchatka and all Caucasus. I specialize in ski tour and climbing projects in uncommon mountain regions of Russia and CIS.


Russian | English



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