Explore-Share logo and link to home
 
 
 

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:

 
 
 

What people are saying about these trips

Paola Riezler

5.00

November, 2019

8-day ski touring trip in Mamay Valley, Siberia, near Lake Baikal

One of the best ski trips i have ever experienced! I can highly recommend this trip. Aleksandr is a great guide, he clearly knows what he does and he made sure that i have a blast.

Benjamin Dux

5.00

March, 2017

Ski tour of Mt Elbrus in Russia

Wir hatten heute eine überragende Tour mit Dominik. Es war alles bestens. Menschlich und fachlich super!

Jo Hannes

5.00

March, 2017

Ski tour of Mt Elbrus in Russia

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

Dimitri Charriere

5.00

November, 2016

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

The dream of all freeskiers !!!

Udo Weigelt

5.00

August, 2016

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

See you in May!

Stoyan Atanassov

5.00

May, 2016

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

You guys are great. Thank you for incredible moments. I will be back!

Matthieu Bataille

5.00

August, 2015

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

Marco is a pro. Seriously amazing experience in Kamchatka.

Denis Danny

5.00

June, 2015

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

Leave your tasks at home and go to mounts with Heliski Russia. This guys know how to prepare and cook your gourmet vacation!

Stian Ellingsen Lobben

5.00

April, 2015

12-day Mount Elbrus ski mountaineering expedition

Anders Bahr ledet oss trygt og profesjonelt gjennom en krevende tur. Anbefales!

Anne des Alpes

5.00

December, 2014

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

Inoubliable ! Magique... Exceptionnel

Fabrice Le Bigot

5.00

September, 2013

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

It will be a travel not to forget I have to come back. Thank for all.

Kktc Resul Ünal

5.00

September, 2013

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

Kışın kayak yapmayı, donmus nehir üzerinde gezmeyi çok seviyorum. Sizlere tavsiye ederim.

Karel de Mooij

5.00

May, 2013

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

It's not a holiday, it's a true adventure. Breathtaking views, bears, hot springs and amazing descents from volcanoes. Nice people @ heliski also!

Gleb Skrypin

5.00

April, 2012

Kamchatka, Siberia, 7 Day Guided Heliskiing

True professionals and totally amazing experience providers. Tested on myself. Recommend.


 

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

+7

Language

Russian

Currency

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

Weather

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

Need help discovering your next adventure?

 

 

Find more backcountry skiing trips in Russia

 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.