Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Economic Development has resumed the operation of the Elbrus resort after the removal of quarantine restrictions
13 July 2020 15:10

Since July 10, the cable cars of the legendary resort are operating as usual again. Hotels, restaurants and cafes in the Elbrus region are also open for tourists. At the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, support for small and medium-sized businesses in the tourism industry has been included in the national economic recovery plan. We are talking about additional subsidies for the construction of a number of rooms, preferential lending, and the allocation of funds for antiviral treatment.

"Elbrus is a unique resort in the structure of the tourist cluster of the North Caucasus Federal district, the most popular among international tourists, travelers, and mountaineers. Now the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia is working to unlock the potential, develop infrastructure, attract investment, so that the legendary resort not only meets the expectations of tourists, but also anticipates them. This is also the aim of an unprecedented set of Government measures to support the regional tourism business in difficult times," Mikhail Babich, first Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, curator of the NCFD development block, emphasizes.
To comply with the recommendations for prevention of COVID-19, when moving on cable cars, it is allowed to put no more than two people in one car. In public places, it is necessary to keep distance, as well as use personal protective equipment.
The resort has 57 official walking routes of all categories of difficulty with a length of 1,400 kilometers. In the summer season of 2019, more than 17.5 thousand registered tourists and climbers made the ascent.
At Elbrus, with the direct participation of the company "Resorts of the North Caucasus" ("KSK") under the management of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, it is planned to build several more cable cars and double the length of the tracks by 2025. One of the planned cable cars will allow tourists to climb almost to the highest point in Europe: it will go above the station "Gara-Bashi" to the "Shelter-11" and reach the mark above 4,000 meters above sea level. The remaining lifts and tracks are planned to be combined into a new glade and connected to the "Gara-Bashi" station.

Дата публикации: July 13, 2020
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