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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!

Backcountry Skiing in Russia

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Russia

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing 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.

Why should I choose Russia for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

The Conditions

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.

The Culture

Russia is one of the most unique, fascinating, quirky and mysterious cultures on earth, with outsiders trying to truly understand the customs, traditions and lifestyle for decades without success. The food, architecture and museums are world-class, with Russian people often an enigma to many. The best way to try and crack the mystery of Russian culture is to visit and throw yourself in to the lifestyle.

The Sheer Size

It almost beggars belief just how huge Russia is, sharing borders with Ukraine and Finland in Europe, all the way over to the USA, Japan and China. Siberia takes up much of the landscape, with its harsh, inhospitable and uninhabitable terrain ensuring the skiing areas and mountains remain virgin, untouched and pristine. The Caucasus Mountains are one of the great skiing locations on earth, with numerous backcountry locale's to enjoy.

What can I expect from the weather in Russia?

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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What currency is accepted in Russia?

Russian Ruble

How can I get to Russia?

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

What’s the country code of Russia?


What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Russia?

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

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Russia



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.



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



Inoubliable ! Magique... Exceptionnel



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



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

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