Irkutsk Lake Baikal and
Cross-country SKIING in Siberia forest
2 Days / 1 Night
|From mid November till mid March.
This two day/one night ski tour is for the person who would like to
immerse themselves in the breath-taking nature of the deep Siberian
forest during winter, to experience the lifestyle of a small, remote
Russian, village and delve deep into a little known region by doing
what you love - skiing.
The small village “Trudniy” is comprised of 30 houses and situated
on the edge of an immense forest. One and a half hours by local
train from Irkutsk the area has several nice ski areas which will
quickly give you the classic snow covered pine forest one has see in
Attempting to recognise the different animal foot/paw prints you
will encounter in the wilderness and returning for the night in a
private hunter’s hut are other highlights.
First thing on the morning of the day you have set for this
excursion you will transferred to the railway station for the local
train to Trudny, about one and a half hours. Accommodation will be
in the a log cabin built from Larch wood. This 'hunters cabin of
about 4x5 m consists of one room with a traditional stove and a
Wooden Russian sauna. Your Guide will sleep in a nearby hut. After
arrival Lunch will be provided and you then start your afternoon
skiing. You can choose your distance (from 3 to 40 km) and the level
of the piste. In the evening you can avail yourself of the sauna
along with dinner. Next morning there is an opportunity for more
skiing, or hiking around before the afternoon departure back to
Irkutsk - 4pm or 7pm.
We provide a guide, skis and outfit, full board, all transfers and
You can extend this excursion for another night.
For Serious Skiers
If you want a more strenuous
and remote ski experience this can be arranged. Only enquire if you
are fit and very experienced.
This is an 'add on' to any other stopover package you have for Irkutsk and
includes; cabin 1 Nights Lunch Dinner and breakfast Skis and appropriate extra clothes are provided. Guides and
transfers as mentioned
Due to the Odd and
Even date system for train departures along the main Trans Siberian rail
route you might require an extra night in Irkutsk to make this programme
work for your individual plan. We will advise you if this is required, when
you make a booking.
We will need your
foot size to organise the ski boots. Please add this detail to the booking