THE CAUCASUS, PRIELBRUSIE. Prielbrusie is a region in the central Caucasus, the location of the highest mountain in Europe – Mount Elbrus. Ski runs and lifts are concentrated directly on Elbrus’s slopes, and slightly lower in the Baksan Valley on Mount Cheget. There are ten runs here, varying from 1000 to 1500 metres in length, the highest point on the ski-slopes is 3500 metres (on Mt. Cheget). Each year Prielbrusie welcomes more than 250,000 skiers.