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Cross-country Skiing in a Siberian Forest

This ski tour is for the traveler who would like to emerse themselves in the breath-taking nature of the deep Siberian forest in the winter time, to experience the lifestyle of a small, remote Russian village and delve deep into a little known region by doing what you love - skiing.

From November 16 till March 15

Moderate difficulty.

In the morning of the first day transfer to rail station and tourists take a local train to Trudny stop, 1.5 hours. Accommodation will be in the a larch log built cabin (House of 4x5 m, one room) with a traditional stove and a Wooden Russian sauna. Your Guide will sleep in the nearby hut. After arrival, Lunch, which will be followed by afternoon skiing. Clients may choose the distance (from 3 to 40 km) and the level of the piste. In the evening sauna and dinner. Next morning another walk around before afternoon departure back to Irkutsk about 4 pm or at  7 pm, as you wish.  Afternoon trip back to Irkutsk by local train 1.5 hours. (Arrival in the city by 5.50 pm or by 9.00 pm.). We provide a guide, skis and outfit, full board, all transfers and Russian sauna included.

The settlement which is comprised of 30 houses is situated at the edge of an immense forest 1.5 hour by local train from Irkutsk. Several nice ski pistes start here to get you to a nice pine tree forest with a perfect view.

Attempting to recognise different animal prints that you will encounter in the wilderness and coming back to a private hunter’s hut, this trip will give you a chance to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life and to enjoy the serentity and peace of this beautiful region. (unless you are here on the weekend and join in the fun with Irkutsk ski lovers).

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 days

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Day 0: Getting to Irkutsk

The fastest way is to get to Irkutsk by plane from Moscow. There are 6 direct flights per day, duration is 5h 40m.
Usually travellers to Russia visit Moscow for several days before a trip to Baikal. Moscow is the capital of Russia and transport hub for journeys to the rest of Russia. UVisitRussia recommends our partner Aeroflot Russian Airlines for your flight.

If you want to have a fun, memorable and completely unique Russian experience - we would recommend you to get to Irkutsk by train from Moscow. There are 3 to 6 direct trains per day, duration is 3 - 3.5 days. UVisitRussia recommends our partner Russian Train Schedule for your train travel.

If you need assistance in getting to Irkutsk, please contact us and our travel professionals will help you gladly.

Day 1: Ariival and skiing in Trudny

In the morningyou will have the transfer to railway station and take a local train to Trudny station. It will take you 1.5 hours.  Accommodation in the larch logs cabin with traditional stove (House of 4x5 m, one room. Wooden Russian sauna. Guide sleeps in the nearby hut).  After arrival you will have lunch, which will be followed by . afternoon skiing. There is a magnificent view on Lake Baikal mirror and snow peaks around. Clients may choose the distance (from 3 to 40 km) and the level of the piste. In the evening you will have russian sauna and dinner.  
1 night in Trudny village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Walking around Trudny and going back to Irkutsk

Next morning another walk around before afternoon departure back to Irkutsk about 4 pm or at  7 pm ( as you wish).  Afternoon trip back to Irkutsk by locat train 1.5 hours. (Arrival in the city by 5.50 pm or by 9.00 pm.). 
Meals: Breakfast

What's included

  • Transfers from/to Irkutsk railway station or airport
  • Local train tickets
  • Transfers according to the itinerary
  • Accomodation in a log cabin
  • Full board
  • English/German speaking guide
  • Skies and outfit
Additional expenses

French speaking guide

Additional info
  • The amount of snow varies each year. Please contact us for exact details.
  • We need to know the size of the client’s foot beforehand to supply the best suitable ski boots.

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

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