Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Republic

Карачаево-Черкесская республика, РФ, Cherkessk, 353020



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$$ (10-30)

Description

Dombay is an urban locality (a resort settlement) under the administrative jurisdiction of the town of republic significance of Karachayevsk in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 657.GeographyDombay is situated within the Teberda Nature Reserve and is a popular tourist destination. The area attracts people for its skiing and hiking trails and natural beauty of the Caucasus Mountains. The settlement is located at the elevation of 1630m above sea level, with its skiing area occupying the slopes of Mount Mussa Achitara, between 1800m and 3200m above sea level. Dombay-Ulgen, the highest peak of the Dombay area, is 4046m. Dombay is surrounded with snow-capped mountains and glaciers all year round.HistoryUrban-type settlement status was granted to Dombay in 1965.In January 2013, the ski resort made international headlines when a man died from a broken neck and another was seriously injured when a Zorb rolled out of control down a mountain, hitting rocks and eventually coming to a stop 1km away on a frozen lake in Dombay. After the incident made international headlines, Russian authorities called for tougher safety laws.

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