This 10-day Altay mountains ski touring program will take you skiing across a beautiful glacier.
The Altay mountain area, where we’ll go for this ski tour, lies along Chuysky Trakt, the main auto road that connects Russia and Mongolia. This road is famous for its incredible scenery and will take us to Kurai Village, from where our tour will begin.
Then for the next three days we’ll be skiing across the Aktru glacier and reaching some beautiful peaks. Among the main attractions that we’ll see is the Blue Lake (2840 m), where we’ll spend the night in a small and cozy mountain hut.
The fourth day will be for resting. You’ll enjoy the famous Banya (the Russian national sauna) which will completely relax you and leave you ready for some more action on the next day.
Then we’ll continue with our ski touring itinerary for 3 more days. We’ll go to Mt. Aktru (4077 m), the highest point of the valley, and across the other side of the glacier. Its surface seems like from another planet — it will be an amazing experience!
So please send me a request specifying the number of members in your group. I will be happy to be your guide on this 10-day Altay mountains ski touring program.
And if you’re interested in some other skiing programs in the Russian Federation, please check out my 10-day Khibiny mountains ski touring, in Kola Peninsula or my Ski touring exploration Central Caucasus.
Arrival and transfer
Arrival at Barnaul airport. Transfer to Kurai Village (1600 m). In the way we’ll stop to have lunch. Then we’ll take another transfer in an off-road car to Aktru mountain hut (2150 m).
2 km ski tour to Uchitel pass (3000 m).
6 km ski tour to Cupola of 3 Lakes peak (3527 m).
7 km ski tour via Small Aktru glacier to Snezhnaya peak (3655 m).
Rest day to recover. If you wish we can go for some runs to some close slopes. At evening you’ll be able to enjoy a Banya -the Russian national sauna-.
7 km Ski tour to Znachkistov pass (3300 m) or Stagerov peak (3720 m). Descent to Blue Lake (2900 m). Night in a small hut near the lake.
5 km ski tour to the Aktru pass (3920 m) or to Mt. Aktru (4077 m), the highest point of the valley. Descent by Big Aktru glacier to the Aktru mountain hut (2150 m).
8 km ski tour to the Fizkulturnik pass (3500 m) by Big Aktru glacier.
Ski day and transfer
Descent to Kurai villag. Luggage transported with off-road car. Transfer to Barnaul. Night in the Central hotel.
Transfer to airport an departure flight.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
Skill level required
Fitness level required