Snowboarding in Dombay
I was reading messages form the forum and didn't find any information on Russian winter resorts. So I decided to write about my favorite one))). You all know about Sochi, but we have a lot of different places except that crowded city. Tell a truth I just don't like Sochi though it is considered to be the gem of the region where I grew up. There is too much noise, mountains are mostly not natural already, though it's rather clean there. But many people like it because it's fashionable and "civil". As for me I prefer wild mountains where you can see and feel the power of nature. My favorite place is Dombay where I currently live. It's situated in Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Caucasus. Dombay is a small settlement with official population only 300 people. And it is surrounded with mountains from every side: when you look around you feel like a small ant looking at mighty silent giants. Every season has it's own magic here. You can see it from photos (though they are not able to show all the beauty). We also have a lot of rivers with ice water, waterfalls, lakes... Today it started snowing on the 3rd level already (there are 5 levels here and possibility for freeriding))) Besides every year we have snowboarding and ski competitions here and other interesting events like bikeshow, paraglider sport cup, rock climbing competitions and so on. I'm not very good in telling something so I will better attach more photos.