February 22nd, 2010

South park

Elbrus skiing

Yesterday I went skiing with my friends. As we live only about 180 km away from the highest mountain in Europe we usually go there in the morning and get back home in the evening, without staying in local hotels. Road takes about 3 hours one way.
A great friend of mine is a crazy snowboard fan, so he goes to different skiing places pretty often and I accompany him from time to time, but this was first time I decided to take my bigger camera with me, so I hope pictures worth my pain in the back.
So this time we went to Elbrus (wiki), where a new cable way was built last year, so now it's possible easily to get to the altitude of 10 thousand feet or 3 km in a nice gondola, and even higher using the old open seats cable way.
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Some previous posts about skiing:
The one about little skiing place just 15 minutes driving from my home.
The worst skiing place in the known galaxy
and the one about unsuccessful trip to Elbus ski resorts on my old car, when we got in a snow storm.
No luck with snow