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6 days ski touring in Luzhba, Siberia

Have fun with Konstantin, a certified ski-guide on this amazing 6-day skiing trip in Luzhba and tackle some forest clearings, pillow lines and drop-sessions in Siberia.

Mountain RangeKuznetskiy Alatau
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy 6 days of backcountry skiing around the beautiful train station of Luzhba.

  • Spend your days tackling forest clearings, pillow lines and drop-sessions.

  • Witness exceptional views of the snow-capped mountains of the Kuznetsk Alatau.

Description

In the middle of the snow-capped mountains of the Kuznetsk Alatau, lies Luzhba, a small railway station in Siberia. Join me as we spend 6 days of ski touring in this spectacular region of Kemerovo in Russia.

Luzhba is an excellent spot for backcountry skiing, ski touring and forest skiing in deep snow. This trip will make us indulge in backcountry skiing while making us stay in cozy forest huts. We’ll start with an easy terrain and head towards a more complicated one, with each passing day. Our last days with make us tackle forest clearings and pillow lines and you’ll also find yourself indulging in some exciting drop-sessions.

Luzhba is not only a spot for seasoned skiers but is also a great place to learn the sport. If you are just starting off with sport, we can also teach you some new techniques here. And in case you are someone with a good skiing experience, you sure are in for a treat!

Depending on the group condition, it is quite possible to go for around 3-4 descents per day in deep snow. Also, we’ll be gaining an altitude of 1000 – 1500 vertical meters each day, so you must be in great physical shape to sign up.

If we decide to go for ski tours from our mountain huts, we won’t rise very high and will typically gain an altitude of 300 m to 500 m.

In order to get to Luzhba, you can take a flight to Novokuznetsk and later reach Luzhba by two train transfers. You’ll ideally reach the station in the morning at around 9.30 and after breakfast, we’ll start rolling down on powder snow.

After enjoying for a few days in the area, we’ll do a couple of runs on the final day and after lunch, head back to Novokuznetsk, ending this amazing trip.

Doesn’t this unique trip to this unexplored location seems exciting? So, send a message now to book your seat. You’ll have a fantastic time!

Also, check out this ski tour near Lake Baikal if looking for some more adventures in Siberia.

More info

Please bring along: Fat powder skis (a minimum 110 mm underfoot) Splitboards for snowboarders is a requirement Complete ski touring kit Avalanche equipment Poles Helmet Backcountry backpack First aid and repair kit Thermos Googles Sunglasses Sleeping bag

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About the guide

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I’m a certified RMGA ski guide and member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. I grew up in Siberia with Siberian mountains as my backyard.

After successfully completing my studies at the Faculty of Geography and widespread personal experience in the backcountry skiing, I began my career as a guide in 2014 with internships in Khibiny mountains in Kola peninsula. In 2017, founded Smart Mountains - an independent guiding company, specializing in exploration of the best skiing spots in the Siberian mountains. I was one of the first who started provides guiding services for international markets in Siberia area.

My ski guiding experience includes 5 years guiding and avalanche forecasting for guiding operations in the mountains of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, many corners of the Russian Caucasus, as well as heli-skiing in the Kamchatka peninsula and of course running my operations in Siberia. Organized and led multi-day expeditions in remote areas, on glaciated terrain in the Northern Tien Shan, Tuyuk- su glacier where I did several technically first ski descents.

Member of the Russian Mountain Guides Association. Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1 diploma. Avalanche forecaster. ISIA Snowboard instructor of category C. Ski Patrol First Aid courses.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1129 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price Includes: Banya (Russian bathhouse)and Train tickets. Price Excludes: Air flights to Novokuznetsk, Baggage fees, Airport transfers; Accommodation in Novokuznetsk; Medical/evacuation insurance; Tips for guides. For private groups, you can book on any dates between January and mid-March.


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