Russia is an immense country comprising most of North Asia. For snowshoeing and snow athletes, this translates into an epic swath of undiscovered wilderness to explore. The country is easily the largest on Earth in size, made up of one-eighth of Earth’s land mass, though its population is quite small in relation to its overall size.
Snowshoeing expeditions can be enjoyed in close proximity to Moscow, or far away in the most isolated areas of greater Siberia. Kamchatka features mountain peaks descending into the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. Cities like Magadan, Yakutsk, and Vladivostok also hold appeal for East Russian snowshoeing.
Severe and extreme weather dominates this large country, with hot summers and cold winters. An arctic climate is present in the north and contrasts with the wide spectrum of the continental climate to its south.
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Flying into Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow is the best way to reach Russia, as it connects directly to most major cities in Asia and Europe (including London, New York, and Tokyo). The Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok also connects with China and Mongolia. Other notable airports include Tolmochevo Airport (Novosibirsk), Irkutsk, Yelizovo Airport (Kamchatka), and Pulkovo Airport (Saint Petersburg).
December through March are prime snow-sure months for a visit, with some programs as early as November and lasting into April.
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