Ski touring in Siberia, Russia (11 days)

Join Jean, an experienced IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this unique ski touring trip in Siberia, Russia, and enjoy epic descents on majestic mountains.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

11 days

Mountain Range

Altai

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy an unforgettable ski touring trip in the remote region of Siberia

  • Discover majestic mountains and experience wonderful descents

  • Test your ski touring skills with this challenging experience in Russia

 

I invite you to join me on a once-in-a-lifetime ski touring experience in Siberia, Russia! Come and enjoy an unforgettable 11-day trip, skiing down impressive mountains on amazing powder! 

The image of Siberia is often associated with vast areas and flat steppes, where the land is frozen for much of the year, and yet when we go down to the border with Kazakhstan and Mongolia we find the spectacular Altai Massif, with beautiufl pre-massif deep valleys.

At the heart of these valleys we find small villages with wooden houses. In early winter the snow falls heavily in this remote region. It can snow more than a meter of snow in 24 hours.

During our stay we will be staying in small wooden huts around Novokuzntsk, in south-western Siberia. This will be our base to explore these majestic mountains. This trip allows you to combine a unique ski touring experience with the discovery of Siberia.

I will take you to enjoy amazing powder on some of the most beautiful snow in the world. Bear in mind you need a good fitness level to join this trip. The snow is deep here. It is recommended being able to kick turn. Our daily altitude difference will be between 800 and 1200 meters. But the mountains are vast, it will always be possible to ski an additional slope!

 Winters are harsh in Siberia, very cold, with significant snowfalls.  January is the coldest month. In April the temperatures rise a little, but the conditions we encounter are still winter. In most of the country there are only two great seasons: winter and summer; spring and fall have usually a very short duration and the transition from the hottest temperatures to the coldest temperatures is extremely rapid.

 I am experienced IFMGA-certified mountain guide, but during our stay we will also enjoy the assistance of a local provider, who is particularly knowleadgable in ski touring logistics in this area.

 So what are you waiting for? Check the date below and book your trip! We will spend an amazing time skiing in the wonderful terrain of the Siberian mountains. If you are looking for other unique ski touring experiences world-wide, check out my profile page!

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Price per person

 
Group of 7
3100 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transport during the trip
 The price INCLUDES: Flight between Paris and Novokuznetsk (possible departure from province, we can see this during registration); Flights to Novokuznetsk will be operated by Aeroflot; Transfers by train and snowmobile; Supervision by a French mountain guide; Accommodation; On-demand loan of avalanche rescue equipment (ARVA, shovel, probe); A collective pharmacy; A satellite phone; Picnics. // The price DOES NOT INCLUDE: Personal material, except the one previously specified (check equipment list below); Drinks and extra personal in hotels and during transfers; Meals in Novokuznetsk; Insurance (repatriation, assistance, illness, accident, cancellation and interruption of travel, loss or theft of luggage, relief and rescue costs); Excess baggage and ski registration.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1France - Moscow - Novokuzntsk (Hotel)
  • Day 2Novokuzntsk (Hut)
  • Day 3Skiing in the Alatau Mountains (Hut)
  • Day 10Novokuzntsk (Hotel)
  • Day 11Novokuzntsk- Moscow
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

In hotels and in heated huts.

Food: In the mountains, hearty picnics. Meals in Novokuznetsk are not included.

More info

If the group is bigger than 7 people, a second guide will be added to the program.

DURATION:

11 days, 9 nights (excluding flight time)

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

-French nationals need a passport valid at least 6 months beyond the date of return. It must include two consecutive free pages, blank.

-A VISA is required for French nationals. For other nationalities, inquire at the Consulate or Embassy. Obtaining a Russian visa takes about 3 weeks. The process for obtaining the visa is long and complicated, it must be done very early!

EQUIPMENT:

- 30 liters backpack (where you can carry your skis)

- Hiking skis, seal skins, knives, sticks,

- Ski touring boots,

- Harness with 1 carabiner screw,

- ARVA, shovel, probe,

- 1 duvet (comfort at -15 ° minimum)

- 2 or 3 pairs of socks

- 1 panty and trousers windproof and waterproof GoreTex type

- 2 or 3 breathable T-shirts and 1 fleece fur

- 1 fleece jacket and windproof and waterproof GoreTex jacket,

- 1 hat and a cap,

- 1 pair of warm ski gloves and 1 pair of fleece gloves,

- Thermos (thermal iso gourd),

- Blanket,

- Headlamp with new batteries

- Glacier glasses, sunscreen and lip stick

- Small personal pharmacy, small toilet bag

- A camera

- A specialty of your region that we will have pleasure to share in the evening!

 

About the Guide

 
 

I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).

Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.

I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.

In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal

I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.

 
 
FROM 3100 EURper person
 

 

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