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Mount Elbrus climbing expedition and ski with Mountain Madness

Mount Elbrus Ski Descent

Get Your Turns On A Seven Summit Peak

If schuss­ing down the wide open slopes of 18,540 foot Mount Elbrus catch­es your fan­cy, with an added bonus of learn­ing glac­i­er climb­ing and avalanche safe­ty skills along the way, then join us on this ski and snow­board odyssey on Europe’s high­est peak. With your Moun­tain Mad­ness guides you will cut up the corn on the diverse ter­rain of the Bak­san Val­ley before mov­ing up to the moun­tain. This will enable the group to accli­ma­tize and review avalanche eval­u­a­tion tech­niques and climb­ing skills need­ed for the ascent. Then with the assis­tance of Sno-cats to about 15,000 feet we climb Mount Elbrus and enjoy a descent of more than 6,000 ver­ti­cal feet.


  • Mount Elbrus Ski Descent

    $7,400 – 11 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Supplement – $550


Custom Dates Available — Contact Us



Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Moscow, Rus­sia on Day 2 any­time dur­ing the day. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.

If you are trav­el­ing from Europe it’s pos­si­ble you can elim­i­nate one day from the itin­er­ary as long as you arrive on Day 2 of the itin­er­ary. Return flight is sched­uled for Day 11 of the trip.

Domes­tic flights to Min­er­al­nye Vody are includ­ed in the cost of your trip. If you choose to fly direct to Min­er­al­nye Vody, thus elim­i­nat­ing time in Moscow, we can care­ful­ly coor­di­nate this with you so that you meet your group at the domes­tic ter­mi­nal in Moscow or in Min­er­al­nye Vody.

Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule.


  • Mount Elbrus Ski Descent


    11 Days / Includes trav­el time

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18,510 ft / 5642 m


South Side

Client to Guide Ratio


St. Petersburg Option

Spend two full days tak­ing in the sights of this UNESCO gem.


Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

No previous backcountry training or previous experience required, but participants should be moderate to proficient alpine inbound skiers.

Extend Your Trip

Warm-Up Before Elbrus