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.
Jan, Feb, Dec
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.
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
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.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|EUR 1129 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Luggage transfer
Price Includes: Banya (Russian bathhouse)and Train tickets.
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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