Russia boasts a total surface area of 17,125,200 sq km (6,612,100 sq mi) and has terrains of all kinds including lakes, forests, mountains, seasides, valleys, volcanos, and more. Furthermore, they are covered in white for most of the year due to the heavy winters and therefore a haven for winter sports enthusiasts.
How to get there
Fly to Moscow, then take internal flights to the closest city to the peak of your choice
Best time to visit
Between March and May, when there is still plenty of snow but the weather is not so harsh and the days lighter
Winters are cold with average temperatures around -8 degrees celsius, the summers are mild with temperatures around 19 degrees celsius. The weather is much colder in the mountains
Russia is a winter sports haven and boasts a vast expanse of terrain to discover on skis. To the northwest, in the Arctic circle, is the Kola Peninsula, which is warmer than you might expect, and about as remote a splitboarding region as they come. Further east, and also in the Arctic circle, is Siberia, where the Mamay Valley, a renowned ski haven lies. To the far east, the simply dazzling Kamchatka Peninsula boasts snowy mountainscapes that overlook the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific. While to the southwest, the Caucasus mountains are the stars of the mountaineering and ski scene, with the famous Mount Elbrus and Mount Kazbek standing high on the border with Georgia. Find a certified guide on Explore-Share.com and go splitboarding in Russia to discover these and other remote landscapes of this vast country
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