8-day ski touring trip in Mamay Valley, Siberia, near Lake Baikal
Spread out across the southern stretches of Siberia, the isolation of Mamay Valley creates apt terrain for backcountry skiing. In the depths of winter, flurries of snow falls on the mountains of the valley and creates scenic and remote skiing adventures. The mountains block the wind and keep the blankets of snow stable.
Best time to visit
Visit during the winter months between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions
What’s the weather like?
The region receives a very cold climate with low temperatures and bounties of snow. Yet is much milder than the rest of Siberia
Mamay Valley is located in the Khamar-Daban mountain range, which stretches across 350 kilometers of the Siberian wilderness in the southeast of Russia. The valley runs very close to one of the natural jewels of Siberia, the UNESCO-listed Baikal Lake, the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, as well as the deepest. In the depths of winter the area is prime ski terrain that is very isolated
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