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Ski tour of Mt Elbrus in Russia

Summit of Mt Elbrus

Climb to the top of Mt Elbrus, Europe's highest mountain, and then ski down the peak alongside local, IFMGA-certified guide Dominik.


9 Days

May - Sep

Very high



Mt Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and Europe and one of the highest mountains in the world. It’s a dream just to climb this peak, but did you ever think about doing it on skis? I’d like to offer you an incredible opportunity to climb Elbrus with skis and experience a giant descent.

Mt Elbrus (5642 m) is part of the Caucacus mountain range that divides Europe and Asia. As one of the “7 summits,” it is a dream destination for climbers. On this 9-day tour, we ski and climb other stunning peaks in the area to acclimatize, and then we take on our goal. 

You must have ski touring experience and a strong physical condition to handle the 8-9 hour peak climb. There’s also the option to do some of the ascent assisted by a Snowcat at an extra cost. In order to get ready for the trek, we advise you complete other acclimatization tours and spend the night in other high alpine huts before you attempt Mt Elbrus.

The Elbrus ski tour is a great mountain adventure that includes several acclimatization summit ascents and then an ascent of Europe’s highest peak. Throughout the trip, we’ll stay in nice heated hotels and huts up in the mountains. Finally, we’ll experience an incredible descent on skis that you’ll talk about for years to come.

So if you think this trip sounds amazing, contact me to book now! I would love to have this adventure with you.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Visa fee


Day 1: Departure to Moscow

Day 2: Arrival in Moscow

Upon your arrival in Moscow we’ll travel to Mineralny Vody, a spa town in the northern Caucacus. We’ll take a 4 hour bus trip through the Baksantal to Terskol and arrive at the foot of Mt Elbrus (2200 m). We’ll spend the night at Hotel Chiran-Azau, near the valley station of the Elbrus cable car.

Day 3: Chechen

We’ll take the chair lift to 2700 m then ascend the Chechen summit (about 3400 m). There we’ll enjoy a beautiful mountain view of the Elbrus and entire Central Caucacus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Tiger of Rocks

We’ll tour the summit of Tiger of Rocks (3450 m) to further our acclimatization.

Day 5: Prijut Hut

Now better adapted to the altitude, the cable car will take us to the “Mir” mountain station and then by chairlift to Botchkis heated apartments (3750). We’ll also make an ascent to Prijut Hut (4100 m). Night at Botchkis in your own sleeping bag.

Day 6: Pastuchov

We’ll make an ascent of Pastuchov Rock (4700 m) on our final day of acclimatization. Overnight in the Botchkis.

Day 7: Mt Elbrus summit day

We’ll ascend to the Elbrus saddle (5300 m) and further to the higher West Summit. Ascent time 8-9 hours, descent to Botchkis and overnight.

Day 8: Day for bad weather

Extra day allowed for bad weather, return to hotel in Azau.

Day 9: Departure

At noon 25 km transfer to Mineralny Vody and fly to final return destination via Moscow.



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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Radisson Collection Paradise Resort and Spa
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Russia Barkhatnye Sezony Ekaterininskiy Kvartal
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Russia Marins Park Hotel
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What people are saying about this trip



Bester Partner in Sachen alpinen Bergsport. Von mir gibt's volle 5 Sterne für euren erstklassigen Service weltweit. Ich freue mich auf die bevorstehenden hike and fly Unternehmungen mit euch



Wir hatten heute eine überragende Tour mit Dominik. Es war alles bestens. Menschlich und fachlich super!

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