Backcountry Skiing trips – 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!


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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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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.




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How to get there

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

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Best time to visit

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




What People Say

  • 24 reviews


Ivan is a more than competent guide and a cool guy to know. He is thoughtful about his guests needs
and treats their limitations with tact by ever providing both helpful feedback and encouragement. Last but not least his mashed potato recipe is to die for!
Everything was just perfect. Our local Guide Sergey showed us the best spots with really nice descends in amazing powder.
His hut was very cute and our cook Tonja did a great job. Everything was just perfect. A dream came true. Thanks Sergey for the perfect guiding.
Last week I came back from a great week skiing in Siberia! The surroundings and the facilities were amazing! The
snow quality was good, although due to the cold (between -30 and -40) the powder snow of 1 meter was pretty slow and quite tough to ski through. As well the tour guide Dimitri did an amazing job and I learned a lot from him. Thanks for organising this wonderful week and the service is great I have to say!
It was a once in a lifetime experience! The organisation of the trip was very good and the team excellent
– funny, smiling, very welcoming and as well we enjoyed good Russian traditional food. The snow was outstanding – every line, every day – crazy powder snow! The guiding was totally competent, experienced – knowing the area like their own pocket, we felt their passion. I hope the lonely lovely Mamay valley, where you can admire thousands of stars at night (while going to the toilet or cooling off from the sauna :-), will keep its charm and gentle tourism for a long time. The trip was an amazing unforgettable experience.
Wir hatten heute eine überragende Tour mit Dominik. Es war alles bestens. Menschlich und fachlich super!
Bester Partner in Sachen alpinen Bergsport. Von mir gibt’s volle 5 Sterne für euren erstklassigen Service weltweit. Ich freue mich
auf die bevorstehenden hike and fly Unternehmungen mit euch
The dream of all freeskiers !!!
See you in May!
Went on their summer skiing expedition to Viluchinsky Volcano in Kamchatka. Was one of my favorite trips I’ve been on.
Totally professional and excellent logistics. Guiding was top notch. Great communication leading up to the trip. Extremely good value. Thanks to Grigory and Roman for an amazing week!
You guys are great. Thank you for incredible moments. I will be back!
Amazing skiing in Siberia with guys from “Skiing in Russia”. Luzhba is very cosy and quiet place somewhere in Siberia.
If you look for some new experience in skiing or snowboarding far from civilization – this place is the best choice. Beautiful forest powder runs without any competition with other powder-hunters  We have a week in November! and already Luzhba delivered lots of fresh and wonderful snow. “Skiing in Russia” guides organized everything: all transfers, comfortable lodge, amazing meal and main point – interesting and safe skiing. Trip to Siberia is one of you never forget. Sure!
Had another great trip to Luzbha, Siberia with Grigory and Dmitry! This time we stayed in the new upgraded accommodation
with the lovely Dasha cooking us great local meals, made for a very comfortable trip. Had two good storms come through while I was there dropping over a meter of fresh pow so the skiing/riding was on point as well!
Marco is a pro. Seriously amazing experience in Kamchatka.
Leave your tasks at home and go to mounts with Heliski Russia. This guys know how to prepare and cook
your gourmet vacation!
Inoubliable ! Magique… Exceptionnel
It will be a travel not to forget I have to come back. Thank for all.
Kışın kayak yapmayı, donmus nehir üzerinde gezmeyi çok seviyorum. Sizlere tavsiye ederim.
It’s not a holiday, it’s a true adventure. Breathtaking views, bears, hot springs and amazing descents from volcanoes. Nice people
@ heliski also!
True professionals and totally amazing experience providers. Tested on myself. Recommend.

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