8-day ski touring trip in Mamay Valley, Siberia, near Lake Baikal

Join IFMGA-certified guide Aleksandr for this awesome ski touring trip in Siberia. Enjoy an 8-day winter adventure around the Mamay Valley, near the impressive Lake Baikal!




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Baikal Mountains

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Try yourself on an unforgettable ski touring adventure.

  • Ski on a large extension of powder snow terrain.

  • Enjoy the beautiful wild nature of Siberia.


Mamay Valley is a mountain region located near Lake Baikal, in Siberia. In winter this place becomes a snow paradise for ski-tour. Visit it during this awesome 7-day trip in Russia!

Mamay Valley is located 200 km from Irkutsk, just several kilometers from Lake Baikal, one of the largest, deepest and most popular lakes in the world.
Mamay valley was opened for ski touring by locals skiers and snowboarders 20 years ago. On the past few years, it became a perfect spot for tourists who are looking for winter sport adventures.

During this ski touring program, we will enjoy skiing in powder snow, the breathtaking views of Baikal and the majestic Siberian winter. We will explore different local mountains, from 2 to 5 ascents and descents per day. You should be physically fit and have ski touring experience in ascents and powder skiing.

I advise you to come one day before the starting of our program to have a good rest. Also, don’t forget there is an 8-hour difference between Europe and Irkutsk. I will help you to book the hotel and transfer.

Please, send the request to book this trip to Mamay Valley. Contact me and feel free to ask questions. I will get you all the necessary information. See you in Siberia!

I also offer long mountaineering trips. If you are interested, take a look at my Lenin Peak and my Khan Tengri ascents!

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Price per person

Group of 1
1950 EUR

Group of 4
1100 EUR

Group of 5
1100 EUR

Group of 6
950 EUR

Group of 7
950 EUR

Group of 8
950 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Not included: flight tickets, insurance, city tour, lunch and dinner on the day of departure and drinks.


  • Day 1Arrive to Irkutsk. Towards the hut.

    Night flight from Moscow to Irkutsk. You will arrive at Irkutsk in the morning. I will meet you at the airport. Тransfer to Vydrino (200 km). On the way, we will stop on the observation point near Lake Baikal and go to cafe Heart of Mamay. After lunch, our luggage will be taken by snowmobiles and we will ski to Mamay valley for 8 kilometers.

  • Day 2 to 6Ski touring days

    Breakfast. Ski-tour in different spots of Mamay valley. Noon lunch. Evening rest. Dinner. Sauna (by request).

  • Day 7Ski-touring in the morning. Transfer to Irkutsk.

    Breakfast. 3-4 hours ski-touring. Lunch in the hut. Skiing down 8 kilometers to the same place, cafe Heart of Mamay. Luggage will be taken by snowmobiles. Transfer to hotel in Irkutsk.

  • Day 8End of the tour

    City tour round Irkutsk (by request). Transfer to the airport, departure to Moscow.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Irkutsk Airport


Mountain huts

More info

Price includes:

- 7 days ski-touring and guiding

- 6 nights accommodation in a hut

- meals during the program

- accommodation at the hotel in Irkutsk and breakfast (one night at the end of the program)

- all transfers in the program


- gore-tex or soft-shell, pants & jacket

- thermal underwear

- warm layer (primaloft or polartec)

- mittens

- gloves

- thermal socks

- hat

- balaklava

- down jacket (or primaloft jacket)


- ski touring kit (skis, boots, ski skins, bindings, poles)

- avalanche backpack (optional)

- avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel

- thermos

- headlamp


About the Guide


Mountains and work in the mountains are major part of my life. I am an IFMGA mountain guide as well as a member of the Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guides Association (KMGA). I started my career in 2006 and it was a logical extension of my mountaineering activities. I organize ascents, ski-touring and free ride programs for my clients in the Caucasus
(including Krasnaya Polyana), Pamir, Tien-Shan, Siberia, Ural, Kola Peninsula. I have climbing experience in the Alps, Alaska and the Chinese Pamirs.

I am a certified mountain rescuer. My priorities are the client's safety along with the success of the ascent.



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What People are Saying


One of the best ski trips i have ever experienced! I can highly recommend this trip. Aleksandr is a great guide, he clearly knows what he does and he made sure that i have a blast.
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Paola Riezler

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