The Ski Resort
Mount Cheget ski resort is located at the North Caucasus near Terskol, and is only a few miles away from Mt Elbrus. Three chair lifts take you up to 3,000m/9,843ft above sea level, where you find a t-bar. The ski resort boasts a total of 20km/12.4mi of slopes.
Mt Cheget is not suitable for beginners. The only option is one 350m/1,148ft long green run at the t-bar on the peak. Experienced winter sportsmen, however, will find steep slopes and challenging runs. The black run Cheget is among the most difficult slopes in the world.
Furthermore, Mt Cheget is a back-country paradise. From wide, steep runs at the southern slope to the demanding Dollar Route on the north face, diverse deep snow fun is guaranteed.
- Elevated between 6850 ft and 10696 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Russia. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3845 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Russia is 3104 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 9 and ends on May 6 (148 days). Average season duration in Russia is 147 days.
- The ski resort is among the 3 ski Resorts with best conditions in Russia.
- Mt Cheget features 40 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Russia is 25 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 9 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Russia.
Terskol is located close to the Georgian border. The closest airport and train station are 112km/70mi away in Nalchik. Buses connect the city to Terskol. Alternatively, you can use the airport in Mineralnye Vody, or the train station of Pyatigorsk.