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Backcountry Skiing in Russia

Russia is an impossibly vast land full of every landscape imaginable, with mountains and snow covering much of the country. Backcountry skiing is one of the best ways to explore this massive and mysterious place.

Russia truly is a fascinating, mysterious and humongous country, stretching across 11 time zones and with a unique and quirky culture unlike anywhere else on earth. Snow blankets the country for much of the year, meaning there are a huge number of skiing spots for people to tackle. Backcountry skiing in Russia is glorious and liberating, with large tracts of land just waiting to be explored and skied on. Choose from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Russia, and prepare to wowed!

Top backcountry skiing trips | Russia:


There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Russia

Russia experiences extremely cold temperatures and heavy snowfall for much of the year, with few areas not affected by this. This results in vast tracts of backcountry skiing areas being available, with an abundance of mountains and backcountry areas stretching from near Moscow and St. Petersburg all the way to Siberia.


Good to know:

Country Code





Russian Ruble

How to get there

Flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg from major European and Asian hubs

Best time to visit

February-May, when the snowfall is heaviest and the temperatures not as extreme


Cold for most of the year, with Summer temperatures averaging around 20 degrees celsius, while Winters are long and harsh, with extreme cold the norm in most of the country

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Russia:

Some of the weather conditions in Russia can be extremely harsh and brutal, with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall a common occurrence. Please take all necessary precautions to ensure you are not caught out by these conditions. Some of the backcountry skiing can be very difficult, so please make sure you are in very good physical conditions before undertaking these trips. Each region of Russia contains very distinctive and unique cultures, with some bearing no relation to others. Please be mindful of the local customs and traditions, so as to foster better relationships with the local people

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