• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Hard
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Kamchatka
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun

Description

If you are a ski lover, come and discover one of the best ski touring spots in Russia: Koryaksky Volcano!

Located in the south of Kamchatka Peninsula, Koryaksky Volcano (3456m) is an adventurous place for ski touring. It offers many couloirs and lines with vertical drops of up to 2700 meters.

I propose a 9-day program starting in the city of Petropavlovsk. Then we will head to Koryaksky volcano to ski the best slopes. We will spend the nights in a comfortable mountain hut. We will have the opportunity to appreciate the incredible landscapes that nature offers in this region.

The ascent of the volcano can be done over one or two days depending on the abilities of the group:

If we choose the 2-day ascent, during the first day we will ascend gradually to advanced camp, and the second day to the summit. Afterwards, we will ski down back to the mountain hut. This option is easier physically but it reduces the choice of the ski routes during the descent, as we have to go by the advanced camp to get our belongings.

The 1-day ascent option starts at 3AM. We continue up until the summit, and after marvelling at the views we descend to the mountain hut. This is a more challenging option, but it gives us the freedom to choose the descent route.

Due to the nature of the terrain, you must have a good ski level in all snow, and 3 years of ski touring experience. In addition, you need to be in excellent physical shape to be able to ski up to 2000 vertical meters each day.

Does ski touring in Koryaksky Volcano sound tempting? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. We will discuss your doubts and organize a program that meets your expectations. I will be glad to be your guide and make you live a great experience! And for other ski touring adventures in the Kamchatka peninsula, you can have a look here.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meeting at Petropavlovsk

Meeting in Petropavlovsk city. We organize the next days and spend the nigh in a hotel.

Day 2

Avachinsky Pass

We start the day loading our equipment into a snowmobile. Then, we drive to Avachinsky Pass, where we rest in a mountain hut. We’ll also train in the nearby slopes.

Day 3 to 7

Ski touring and ascent

Ascent to Koryaksky Volcano. Afterwards, we enjoy the day doing ski touring activities. Lastly, we descend to the hut where we spend the night.

Day 8

Return to Petropavlovsk

We return to Petropavlovsk by snowmobile and bus. Night in a hotel.

Day 9

Departure

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point

Petropavlovsky city.

Accommodation

Hotel in Petropavlovsk, mountain hut during the ski touring.