- Base elevation: 456m
- Highest landing: 2,000m
- Av. runs per day: 11 runs
- Av. length of run: 700 vertical metres
- Longest run: 1,200 vertical metres
- Group size: 4 skiers
- Groups per helicopter: 1 or 2
- Season: November - January
- Terrain: Alpine, Trees
- International flight: Moscow Sheremetyevo
- Domestic flight: Irkutsk Airport (IKT)
- Warm up resorts: Lake Baikal Ski Resort
Awesome Powder Snow
Between November and January the norm around Lake Baikal is to ski POWDER - lots of it and its deep and it's light. WIth many of the slopes well protected from the wind at tree line and below the exceptional quality of the snow is preserved for many days after a snow fall.
The ski terrain in Siberia is similar in appearance to the interior ranges of British Columbia but being slightly lower there is slightly less of an alpine element. Many of the forested areas are too dense to ski through but the beautiful and plentiful glades, often funnelling down to couloir-like features at lower elevations, make for some truly exceptional skiing and snowboarding. Pillow-lines, open bowls and nice mellow cruisers with the backdrop of the mythical Lake Baikal....and what's more, most of it has never seen a ski track before.
The Russian Experience
From flying over the Siberian Express or a decomissioned gulag to relaxing in the warmth of an authentic banya follwoed by a cool off swim in Lake Baikal, this is 'full Russian immersion'.