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HELISKIING IN ELBRUS REGION
The Baksan Valley and its surrounding area are well suited for heliskiing. Primarily you ski on non-glacial terrain at elevations between 700 metres and 3,200 metres. An impressive succession of superb, wind sheltered slopes and bowls, magnificent forests of well-spaced silver birches and snow conditions that have not existed in Europe for a long time create a powder paradise at an affordable price.
Russian Mi8 helicopters carry 12 people at a time and the local guides are well experience to show the best areas and conditions. We offer lead guides and tail guides. Generally you can get in up to 6 rides in a day.
Some of the best value heliskiing in the world
For Europeans travel time is short and jet lag not an issue
Excellent tree skiing in well-spaced birch forests
Option to use local ski resort if conditions prohibit flying.
Interesting local culture and chances for exploring locally
4 star hotel accommodation
There are many hotels in the villages of Terskol and Cheget which serve the tourist market, as well as two mountain huts on Mt Elbrus. There's also a small market of local Caucasian traders in the villages. The three star Hotel Cheget has a medical and massage service, lifts, restaurants, bars, cafes and a cinema, as well as a skating rink in the winter, sport areas, a sauna, TV lounge, a pool table a ski-store and a rental shop on site. The hotel has an underground car park and rooms have a shower, toilet, radio and fridge. There is also an internet café.
A number of the smaller chalets offer more cosy accommodation with double rooms ranging in price and quality, with restaurant downstairs. Rooms have showers, toilets, fridges and are well appointed, more in the style of an Alpine chalet. The food is generally always excellent and very reasonably priced. A breakfast can cost around 200 roubles and a full dinner around 450 roubles.
COMMENTS ON SKIING IN THE AREA
"I was amazed by the view and snow conditions. We have boarded the slopes for 2 weeks starting June 23 and the snow was perfect!…The lifts didn't stop even once, and towing to 5100m was available for extra 2$. Everything is very cheap. So is the service. But all together it was a wonderful experience".
"Elbrus is the wildest place to ski and the best place in the mountains to drink!!!"
"That's the most magnificent mountain I've ever skied. The best in the world"