Opening Your Eyes

Poles and Powder – Skiing in the Caucasus

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According to locals, Dombai and Arkhyz are the best ski resorts nestled within the North Caucasus Republic. Take advantage of the convenience and ski both slopes while staying in unique local hotels providing quick access to the lifts. When you’re not skiing, enjoy local cuisine and sight-seeing throughout your stay.

 

Arkhez Resort

 

(January 1 through March 15 = 6 days/ 6 nights)

 

Night 1 (Thursday recommended) Afternoon arrival to MinVody transfer (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 1 (Friday) Explore Arkhez ski village, rent equipment, (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 2 (Saturday) Full-day skiing in Arkhez (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 3 (Sunday) Full-day skiing in Arkhez (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 4 (Monday) Transfer to Arkhez / Sight-seeing (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Sight-seeing: observatory, Alan Empire ruins (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 6 (Wednesday) Check out, see Pyatagorsk city center, evening departure from Minvody

 

Pricing Structure 3-6 Passengers 7-14 Passengers 15+ Passengers
Standard $1,360/person $1,225/person $1,090/person
 

Not Included:RU Visa & Processing     $430/tourist (3-year, multi-entry)
Travel Insurance              $30/tourist ($3/day)
Round-trip Airfare          $1,200
Not Included Cost           $1,660
15+ Pax. Tour Cost         $1,090
Estimated Total Cost     $2,750

 
*Breakfast is included in all hotels. Estimate an average of $10/meal for lunch and dinner. Including travel days, this should be approximately $150 per person for additional food on this trip.
*Tips are expected for servers, guides and drivers. Guides usually receive approximately $10 per day. Drivers and servers according to the quality of service provided.


 

Dombai Resort

 

(January 1 through March 15 = 6 days/ 6 nights)

 

Night 1 (Thursday recommended) Afternoon arrival to MinVody, transfer (Dombai accommodations)
Day 1 (Friday) Explore Dombai ski village, rent equipment, sight-see (Dombai accommodations)
Day 2 (Saturday) Full-day skiing in Dombai (Dombai accommodations)
Day 3 (Sunday) Full-day skiing in Dombai (Dombai accommodations)
Day 4 (Monday) Full-day skiing in Dombai (Dombai accommodations)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Sight-see Karachaievsk monastery, Kislovodsk (overnight in Kislovodsk)
Day 6 (Wednesday) Check-out, see Pyatigorsk city center, departure (fly out of MinVody)

 

Pricing Structure 3-6 Passengers 7-14 Passengers 15+ Passengers
Standard $1,285/person $1,155/person $1,030/person
 

Not Included:RU Visa & Processing     $430/tourist (3-year, multi-entry)
Travel Insurance              $30/tourist ($3/day)
Round-trip Airfare          $1,200
Not Included Cost           $1,660
15+ Pax. Tour Cost         $1,030
Estimated Total Cost     $2,690

 
*Breakfast is included in all hotels. Estimate an average of $10/meal for lunch and dinner. Including travel days, this should be approximately $150 per person for additional food on this trip.
*Tips are expected for servers, guides and drivers. Guides usually receive approximately $10 per day. Drivers and servers according to the quality of service provided.


 

Resorts Combo

 

(January 1 through March 15 = 8 days/ 8 nights)

 

Night 1 (Thursday recommended) Afternoon arrival to MinVody, transfer (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 1 (Friday) Explore Arkhez ski village, rent equipment, ski rental (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 2 (Saturday) Full-day skiing in Arkhez (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 3 (Sunday) Full-day skiing in Arkhez (Arkhez accommodations)
Day 4 (Monday) Sight-see observatory, Alan Empire ruins, ski rental (overnight in Dombai)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Full-day skiing in Dombai (Dombai accommodations)
Day 6 (Wednesday) Full-day skiing in Dombai (Dombai accommodations)
Day 7 (Thursday) Sight-see Karachaievsk monastery, Kislovodsk (overnight in Kislovodsk)
Day 8 (Friday) Check-out, see Pyatigorsk city center, departure (Fly out of MinVody)

 

Pricing Structure 3-6 Passengers 7-14 Passengers 15+ Passengers
Standard $1,785/person $1,605/person $1,430/person
 

Not Included:RU Visa & Processing     $430/tourist (3-year, multi-entry)
Travel Insurance              $30/tourist ($3/day)
Round-trip Airfare          $1,200
Not Included Cost           $1,660
15+ Pax. Tour Cost         $1,430
Estimated Total Cost     $3,090

 
*Breakfast is included in all hotels. Estimate an average of $10/meal for lunch and dinner. Including travel days, this should be approximately $150 per person for additional food on this trip.
*Tips are expected for servers, guides and drivers. Guides usually receive approximately $10 per day. Drivers and servers according to the quality of service provided.

 

 

Overall hiking difficulty level – Easy to Moderate (hiking difficulty calculator)

 

Contact us for more information on our Poles and Powder Adventure.

 


 

Adventure Training Videos

 

Visit any link below to watch and learn various aspects of any of our multi-day tours.

 

What to Expect – The Basics

Security and Travel Safety

North Caucasus Weather

North Caucasus Cultural Introduction

Intercultural Competency

 


 

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