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Backcountry Skiing in Siberia: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and incredible backcountry terrain waiting for intrepid ski tourers in Siberia!

From the volcanoes of Kamchatka to the steep mountain slopes of the Khamar-Daban Mountains, Siberia is chock-full of incredible backcountry skiing opportunities just waiting to be discovered! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Siberia. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Siberia

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Siberia?

Siberia is huge. If it were a country, it would be the largest in the world by a wide margin. It is also one of the coldest places on earth with some of the harshest winter conditions found anywhere. This means there are plenty of incredible places to head out for a backcountry skiing odyssey.

Away from the popular aforementioned ones, Luzhba is another great spot for some secluded backcountry skiing. Even more remotely located that Irkutsk, it takes at least three days to reach Luzhba from most parts of the world and you will feel like the only person on earth once you get there. Some steep slopes filled with great powder will make for the skiing vacation of a lifetime.

Farther northwest, the peninsula of Kamchatka is another excellent option for Siberian ski tourers. Due to its mountainous terrain and spectacular landscapes, Kamchatka has been referred to as the Mecca of freeride skiing, due to all of the diverse landscapes and high-quality powder that falls in abundance.

One of the many things that makes Kamchatka stand out from the rest of Russia are the stunning views. Many guides offer the chance to ski from the top of a volcano or mountain directly to the Pacific Ocean.

Why should I choose Siberia for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

**Stunning scenery **

Siberia boasts plentiful gorgeous scenery. From panoramic vistas over the Pacific or Arctic Ocean to the thick evergreen forests around the edge of Lake Baikal, there are plenty of incredibly diverse landscapes to explore. Heading out on a pair of backcountry skis is one of the best ways to experience Siberia in all of its glory.

Brilliant stars

After a long day of skiing, as you are returning to your mountain hut, keep your gaze tilted upwards to see the incredible phenomenon that is the Siberian night sky. With some of the lowest levels of light pollution anywhere on earth, this remote part of the world boasts some of the best star gazing anywhere. For unparalleled views of the Milky Way, look no farther.

Come for the culture

Siberia is an incredibly unique place and that applies to the culture as well. From wooden churches in the middle of the woods to the traditional dish of Stroganina, frozen fish cut into long slices and salted (don’t knock it until you try it), heading out on an off-piste skiing adventure in Siberia can be an excellent cultural experience as well as a phenomenal skiing trip.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Siberia?

During the winter, the average daily temperatures in Siberia can reach 15 to 20 degrees below freezing. In fact, Siberia is known to have some of the coldest and harshest weather conditions on earth. Plenty of snow also falls as well during the winter months.

How can I get to Siberia?

This depends on where in Siberia you head. It’s a big place. Many guides will opt to meet in the Irkutsk International Airport (IKT), which offers direct flights from Moscow and most major Asian cities , and provide transport to the start of the trip from there.

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What currency is accepted around Siberia?

Russian ruble (RUB)

When is the best time to travel to Siberia for Backcountry Skiing?

December to April

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Siberia



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.

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