Poles and Powder – The Complete Tour

from 1,500.00 $

Available January 1 through March 15 = 8 days/ 8 nights

Pricing Structure

$1,875/person for 3-6 passengers
$1,685/person for 7-14 passengers
$1,500/person for 15+ passengers

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  • Holiday Type
    Snow Skiing/Boarding
  • Activity Level Moderate
Poles and Powder – The Complete Tour

According to locals, Dombay 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.

* Breakfast is included in all hotels.  Estimate an average of $10/meal for lunch and dinner. Including travel days, this should be approximately $200 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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is not included in this tour package:Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Not Included:

RU Visa & Processing – $430/tourist (3-year, multi-entry)

Travel Insurance – $30/tourist ($3/day)

Airfare – $1,200

Not Included Total – $1,660

15+ Pax. Tour Cost – $1,500

Estimated Total Cost – $3,160

  1. Night 1 Прибытие вечером (прилёт в Минеральные воды или Нальчик, трансфер к месту проживания в гостиницу курорта Архыз)

    Moscow is the gateway city for passengers entering Russia.  From any of Moscow’s airports you can find connections to your destination airport – Mineral Waters (MRV).  You will transfer from MRV to Arkhez ski resort and ski-in/ski-out accommodations.

  2. Day 1 Обзор лыжной деревни, прокат снаряжения, культурный обмен № 1 (ночевка в Архызе)

    After sleeping off your jet lag, you’ll casually spend your first day at Arkhyz familiarizing yourself with the resort. Rent your snow ski or snowboard equipment for the three full days of on-mountain fun, and then get a grasp on culture by meeting some of the locals.

  3. Day 2 Полный день катания на лыжах в Архызе (ночевка в Архызе)

    Enjoy the long runs and majority green and blue-graded trails that dominate Arkhyz slopes.  You’ll notice that the slopes are well positioned to receive sun much of the day, so don’t worry about losing valuable daylight if enrolling in ski school the first morning.

  4. Day 3 Полный день катания на лыжах в Архызе (ночевка в Архызе)

    Didn’t get to try all of the trails you wanted to on your first day?  No worries – you’ve still got lots of hours of skiing ahead of you.  Couldn’t find your groove yesterday?  You’ve still got time for more lessons.  If you’re groovin’ already, try blues and blacks.

  5. Day 4 Экскурсия на обсерваторию САО РАН, развалины храма Аланской империи, прокат снаряжения (ночевка в Домбае)

    On your day trip from Arkhyz to Dombay we’ll stop off at the nearby observatory so that you can take in the region from a bird’s eye view.  You’ll also get to see ruins from the Alan Empire. Once in Dombay you’ll check in at The Grand Hotel before renting equipment and dining.

  6. Day 5 Полный день катания на лыжах в Домбае (ночевка в Домбае)

    Enjoy the many runs and majority blue trails that dominate Dombai’s slopes.  Enrolling in ski school the first morning is a great idea if you’re still a beginner, as insufficient skill level can make your way more difficult when sampling runs offered by the more isolated lifts.

  7. Day 6 Полный день катания на лыжах в Домбае (ночевка в Домбае)

    Last day on the slopes, so make it a good one.  If you’ve identified the best trails for you, then stick to what you know.  If you’re still searching for the perfect run, then certainly a lift is waiting to take you to undisturbed powder you’re yet to discover.

  8. Day 7 Экскурсия в монастырь в г. Карачаевск, культурный обмен № 2 (ночевка в г. Кисловодск)

    It’s time to take in a little more local flavor and history by touring a mountainside monastery in Karachaievsk before enjoying a meal in a local’s home there. You’ll eagerly make your way to the resort city of Kislovodsk for accommodations, but you’ll have to leave the mountains behind.

  9. Day 8 Экскурсия по центру г. Кисловосдк и г. Пятигорск, вылет ночью из аэропорта Минеральных вод или г. Нальчика.

    Taking in Kislovodsk’s and Pyatagorsk’s city centers will scratch your shopping itch before leaving.  But souvenirs aren’t all you take away from those historic locations after you hear the locals wax eloquent. Next – Mineral Waters airport for evening departure.