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Skiing

In winter, skis open up inaccessible parts of Siberia. On skis you can traverse snow that is too deep and soft for snowmobiles. It is also a fun way to enjoy the great Siberian outdoors and extreme climate.

On northern Lake Baikal we run ski tours on land from late October to mid-April. Skiing on the frozen lake surface is possible when the ice is thick enough. This is from late January to late April. However, it is only on the north of the lake. In the south, around Irkutsk and Listvyanka, the ice is often too thin to ski on.

Some of our set itineraries include east-west crossings of Lake Baikal on skis. Others include cross-country skiing through the mountains and visits to reindeer herders. On some trips we use skis as the only viable way to access the tour area. Examples of these are our tours in the Kodar and Udokan Mountains.

We can organise tailored skiing expeditions from a few

 

hours to a few weeks. For long-distance skiing trips we provide a support team and satellite phone. We coordinate the whole route with the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Participants in such expeditions must have some prior experience and a high level of physical fitness.

Those renting skis for a few hours need no experience. The level of physical fitness required is also much lower. If you have not skied before we will provide basic instruction. If you do not have your own clothing we can provide it. A skiing trip can be fun in any temperatures when you are properly clothed. If you are not sure whether your clothing is sufficient, we can advise.

Please contact us to book one of our set itineraries (see below), ask a question or design a tailored trip. Please note that the set itineraries are actually quite extreme multi-day trips. As such, some experience and physical fitness is required.

 

In winter, skis open up inaccessible parts of Siberia. On skis you can traverse snow that is too deep and soft for snowmobiles. It is also a fun way to enjoy the great Siberian outdoors and extreme climate.

On northern Lake Baikal we run ski tours on land from late October to mid-April. Skiing on the frozen lake surface is possible when the ice is thick enough. This is from late January to late April. However, it is only on the north of the lake. In the south, around Irkutsk and Listvyanka, the ice is often too thin to ski on.

Some of our set itineraries include east-west crossings of Lake Baikal on skis. Others include cross-country skiing through the mountains and visits to reindeer herders. On some trips we use skis as the only viable way to access the tour area. Examples of these are our tours in the Kodar and Udokan Mountains.

We can organise tailored skiing expeditions from a few hours to a few weeks. For long-distance skiing trips we provide a support team and satellite phone. We coordinate the whole route with the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Participants in such expeditions must have some prior experience and a high level of physical fitness.

Those renting skis for a few hours need no experience. The level of physical fitness required is also much lower. If you have not skied before we will provide basic instruction. If you do not have your own clothing we can provide it. A skiing trip can be fun in any temperatures when you are properly clothed. If you are not sure whether your clothing is sufficient, we can advise.

Please contact us to book one of our set itineraries (see below), ask a question or design a tailored trip. Please note that the set itineraries are actually quite extreme multi-day trips. As such, some experience and physical fitness is required.

 

Ski tours on Lake Baikal