The Elbrus. Highest of all peaks in Europe some may say. And home to two of the most amazing skiing areas of this continent: Elbrus skiing area itself, and Cheget. All of this in a stunning scenery of summits beyond 5000m of altitude.
Today, however, nothing much of that scenery wil be visible: clouds are hanging low and it’s snowing. Nevertheless we have decided we would – finally – like to ski a bit, and so we’re on our way to Cheget. Cheget is beautiful skiing area full of fascinating slopes in a stunning environment. Snow conditions will be feeble, though, and so will be the weather. We had a great day, anyway. So here are some impressions.
Road into the Caucasus Mountains.
Myself in the Cheget Chairlift, section II.
On Cheget’s ski slopes.
Sowjet technology, built to survive centuries.
A Russian Val Claret?