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Dombay – a unique ski resort in the Caucasus

Dombay is a mountainous territory located in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia in the North Caucasus, at a distance of about 65 km from Elbrus and the coast of the Black Sea.

The junction of the three main gorges: Alibek, Amanauz and Dombay-Ulgen – forms a natural center of the territory – the picturesque Dombay glade, lying at an altitude of 1,630-1,650 m above sea level. Dombay on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

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The name of the highest mountain in this area is Dombay-Ulgen (4,046 m) meaning “killed bison” in Karachai language.

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Dombay is one of the centers of recreation and sports, a popular mountaineering, ski and tourist center.

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The slopes are wide and quite flat, but there are also extreme tracks, as well as opportunities for freeride and off-piste skiing.

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The skiing area is located at an altitude of 1,800-3,200 m, the length of the trails of various degrees of complexity is more than 20 km, the maximum elevation difference is 1,400 m.

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Mini-hotel looking like a flying saucer.

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