Mount Elbrus 8-day ski touring trip, Caucasus

Travel to Russia and climb up to the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, along Tobias, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified


I invite you to live an unforgettable experience: a ski touring trip to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m), in Russia. Join me in this exciting 8-day adventure and let’s climb the highest mountain in Europe!

This non active volcano is located in the Caucasus mountain range, in southern Russia, near the border with Georgia. The difficulty of climbing the Elbrus is comparable to the climb of Mont Blanc.

Also, the Elbrus is one of the Seven Summits. Technically, it’s not a difficult climb. Even though, it’s a high altitude climb and you need to be in good physical condition! Additionally, a russian mountain guide will be with us during the summit ascent.

We will meet in Moscow, travel to Mineralny Vody and then to Tereskol, where our adventure will begin. Also, before the ascent to the Elbrus summit, we will have enough time to acclimatize ourselves. We will be able to enjoy various ski tours in the Caucausus main ridge. Besides, wonderful descents and spectacular views of the wild landscape of this region. 

Also, on the north side of Jilissu, over the Balkbashi Pass, we will meet mainly Russian mountaineers. This area is becoming more and more popular due to its amazing scenery. In addition, the Elbrus can also be climbed from the East or West, with an ascent over higher rock ridges and walls by far more challenging.

So contact me if you want to spend 8 unforgettable days! Dont’s hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the tour. I will be happy to guide you to the summit of Mount Elbrus!

I also offer another amazing program: a ski touring week to the Lyngen Alps, in Norway. Check it out!

Price per person

1 Person
2189 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 This is the price to join a group.

The price also includes: • Trip organization • Return trip Moscow - Mineralny Vody (MRV) • Airport fees • Travel insurance • All transfers from Mineralny Vody • Cableway costs • Border permit • Registration with the police

You should also consider these costs: • Ski bag fare- Return flight: €100 approx. • Ratrak to Pastuchov rocks with 10-12 persons: € 40 approx. • Drinks: €40 approx.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Moscow-Mineralny Vody-Tereskol

    Flight Moscow- Mineralny Vody. We will take a bus to the Baksan Valley (4 hours). Overnight in Tereskol.

  • Day 2: Acclimatization tour in Tereskol

  • Day 3: Ski tour to the Soldatsy Pass

  • Day 4: Ascent with lift to 3750 m-Climb to Prijut Hut (4100 m)

  • Day 5: Acclimatization tour to Pastucov Rocks (4700m). Night at cottage

  • Day 6: Climb to the summit of Mount Elbrus (5642 m). Eventually, ratrak to Pastuchov rocks

  • Day 7: Extra day- Elbrus-Visit hot springs

  • Day 8: Return to Mineralny Vody-Moscow


Other details

Meeting point

Hotel in Tereskol-double room (4 nights)
Mountain lodge (3 nights)

Please note that, in general, huts in Russia do not meet the European standard


About the Guide


I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and I'm passionated about nature. I was born in 1977 and before entering in the mountain life, I worked as a teacher in Borg Lienz.

I started training as a canyoning guide 15 years ago. Since 2009, I have also trained with canyoning leaders in Carinthia. Additionally, I have been on the road as a mountain and ski instructor. During the summers, I have guided a lot in Switzerland, where I took my guests to many mountains over 4000 meters high. My “motto” in the mountains and in life has always been the same: “Never stop exploring”

I work now for Carnicoalpin where our main objective is leading and accompanying you on steep mountains and great ski slopes with a particular focus set on safety.

For more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss about your wishes and the different options I offer. I will be really happy to be your guide and share a great moment with you!

FROM 2189 USD per person


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