Western Siberia

Western Siberia, Russia

Take your pick, we guarantee an awesome experience:

  • FULL HELIWEEK IN Kuznetsky Alatauin
  • MIXWEEK IN SHEREGESH

Kuznetskiy Alatau is a range of mountains located in southern Siberia stretching for 300 km. with the highest peak being 2,200 metres. The range is located in the northwestern part of the South Siberian Mountains, which in turn lie northwest of Mongolia. 

The mountains have steeper western slopes than the eastern aspects with Siberian fir  predominating the forest belt. The higher areas up to the tree line  (1,300 – 1,900 meters) have  siberian pine and become more dominant higher up (fantastic for epic powder tree skiing) . The highlands are coupled with vast large-stoned screes and areas of subalpine meadows (Powder bowls).

Powder Skiing in Siberia is concidered to be the new frontier of our sport and has some incredible facts associated with it.

The wind is often our enemy in most heavily snow loaded mountains creating higher risks of avelanche , however the nature of the weather in Kuznetskiy Alatau is that surprisingly little wind affects the higher regions meaning two major things , a considerably better and safer snowpack and the ability to fly Helicopters in the area is much safer.  We will be flying Eurocopter's twin engine civil light utility Heli.   

We have our trips much earlier in the season than other destinations of the Northern hemisphere and this is due to the weather . The accumalation of snow storms starts in late september/early November due to the low temperature and precipitation build up. 

Our base is in a luxury Lodge made up of small cottages made of Siberian cedar. It has comfortable rooms, fine cuisine, a Russian style Sauna and is surrounded by Siberian nature. In the lodge, you will be eating gourmet meals every evening. A hearty breakfast and a lunch to go are also included.

We will be using Eurocopter’s with a highly experienced local pilot and European qualified UIAGM guide, this means 4 guests’ skiers or Boarders per Heli. These are versatile machines and perfect for the terrain. We will aim to fly 5 days with a spare day included in the event of a down day. 

The snow is now being discovered by free-riders getting their kicks before the beginning of the normal season, skiing fluffy Champagne crystals. This is a new area and a pioneering spirit is in the air. It is an adventure, a bucket list tick and will form a lifelong memory. We will be skiing upto 1,000 meter descents in the high country and also dive down through the forests, so get your snorkels out!

Have you ever thought of a powder cocktail?!

Well, we have developed the ultimate one!  This is mixed by our own powder freerider mixologists for the very early season - Yes, at the end of November!

While most ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere are praying to the Snow Gods for the first winter storms, Sheregesh is in full flight and has had snow storms since late September.

So how do you fancy one week mixed with the "entrée"  being epic tree skiing in the resort of Sheregesh followed by heliskiing as "le dessert"  at the latter part of the week?  

About 25 years ago the resort of Sheregesh was a remote mining village in Siberia in the Zelenaya mountains. Now it has become a small ski resort with a  reputation for having the best early season snow anywhere. Not only that, it has plenty of Apres ski to boot. The snow is unique here as is the terrain; the lightness of the snow is due to unique weather systems, temperature and geography. Sheregesh is still mainly a secret location to the world ski market but Russian freeriders and powder enthusiasts have been coming here for a number of years to get early season turns in and ski the Forests that are so abundant in the area. We need only to use the lifts to access the light fluffy stuff and get into some epic fall lines through the nicely spaced trees within the forests.    

Please add HELI SKIING!

(This can be viewed in more detail in our full heliskiing skiing Siberia week) 

Kuznetskiy Alatau is a range of mountains located in southern Siberia stretching for 300 km with the highest peak being 2,200 meters. The range is in the north western part of the South Siberian Mountains, which in turn lie northwest of Mongolia. 

The mountains have steeper western slopes than the eastern aspects with Siberian fir trees predominating forming the forest belt. The higher areas up to the tree line (1300–1900 m) have Siberian pine and become more dominant higher up (fantastic for epic powder tree skiing). The highlands are coupled with vast large-stoned screes and areas of subalpine meadows (Powder bowls)   

Our base is in a luxury Lodge made up of small cottages made of Siberian cedar, which we’ll stay in for the last 3 DAYS. It has comfortable rooms, fine cuisine, a Russian style Sauna and is surrounded by Siberian nature. It is perfect for an Apres ski catch up with a couple of beers after an epic adventure skiing powder. In the lodge, you’ll be eating gourmet meals every evening. A hearty breakfast and a lunch to go are also included. Alcohol beverages are not included.

We will be using Eurocopter’s with a highly experienced local pilot and European qualified UIAGM guide, this means 4 guests’ skiers or boarders per Heli. These are versatile machines and perfect for the terrain. We will aim to fly 5 days with a spare day included in the event of a down day.

See the full process from the moment you give us a call to when you skiing down the beautiful snowy mountains of Kuznetsk Alatau.

Western Siberia

ABOUT THE TRIP

Western Siberia

GETTING THERE

There are a number of connections departing from European cities to Novokuznetsk Airport (NOZ). please be aware of the service fees of bringing ski equipment. Also note that there are special regulations, which only permit a certain type of Cartridge for avalanche airbags (ABS) . It is a good idea to contact your flight operator and make an open statement about the type of Cartridge you are planning to carry.

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Transfer

FULL HELIWEEK:
We will meet you at the airport and transfer by minibus (1.5 hours) to the Lodge.

MIXWEEK:
The transfer is about 3 hours to the Hotel in Sheregesh by minibus. After our stay in Sheregesh, there’ll be a 2 hour transfer to Kuznetskiy Alatau.

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STAY

FULL HELIWEEK:
Our base is in a luxury Lodge made up of small cottages made of Siberian cedar. It has comfortable rooms, fine cuisine, a Russian style Sauna and is surrounded by Siberian nature.

MIXWEEK:
In Sheregesh we’ll be staying in Alpen-Club for the first 3 days.

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MEALS

The trip includes full board accommodation. In the lodge, you’ll be eating gourmet meals every evening. A hearty breakfast and a lunch to go are also included. Alcohol beverages are not included.

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Skiing ability

UIAGM guides with local knowledge will accompany you at all times. Safety is of course always a priority when heli skiing in Western Siberia or any of our destinations. A certain degree of basic fitness is therefore assumed and that you will have experience in off-piste terrain from previous trips.

During the booking process one of our agents will discuss your level openly. On arrival we will conduct a security briefing and ensure or refresh knowledge on use of transceivers etc.

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Safety

You can borrow safety equipment (Transceivers, probe, and avalanche shovel) if you do not have them. You will ski every day with Guides and their word will always be final. They are there to ensure your safety while finding the best snow possible on the day, in the event of an accident they know what to do and how to get you directly off the mountain to a safe zone or Hospital if required.

You will have to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance to be covered Off-Piste and in Russia. You can read more aboutabout it here.

Travel in Russia

There are stable and secure conditions when traveling to Russia.

Passport and visa

It’s very important that the information in your passport corresponds with what’s on your ticket. A visa is required to enter Russia. You can apply for a visa by contacting the Russian visa center in your respective country. The processing time can vary between one to two weeks. The visa application process can also be left up to us at Eastern Snow at an additional cost.

Extra info

The power plugs are 220v and of the same type as in most Northern European countries (not UK).

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PRICES AND WEEKS

2021

Western Siberia

Week 47 2021
€7.929 21 - 28 November 2021
  • Max 12 guests
  • Full board
  • 6 whole days of heliskiing
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip

What's included in the price?

In addition you can:

*Prices exclude flight, beverages, transport of ski equipment, and renting of ski equipment.

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Mixed week 48 2021
€5.379 28 Nov. - 5 Dec. 2021
  • Max 12 guests
  • Full board
  • 6 whole days of skiing
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip

What's included in the price?

In addition you can:

*Prices exclude flight, beverages, transport of ski equipment, and renting of ski equipment.

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GALLERY

Western Siberia

ABOUT THE TRIP

There are a number of connections departing from European cities to Novokuznetsk Airport (NOZ). please be aware of the service fees of bringing ski equipment. Also note that there are special regulations, which only permit a certain type of Cartridge for avalanche airbags (ABS) . It is a good idea to contact your flight operator and make an open statement about the type of Cartridge you are planning to carry.

Western Siberia

TRANSFER

We will meet you at the airport and transfer by minibus (1.5 hours) to the Lodge.

Western Siberia

STAY

You’ll be living in a well-equipped lodge with sauna.

Western Siberia

MEALS

The trip includes full board accommodation. In the lodge, you’ll be eating gourmet meals every evening. A hearty breakfast and a lunch to go are also included. Alcohol beverages are not included.

Western Siberia

SKIING ABILITY

UIAGM guides with local knowledge will accompany you at all times. Safety is of course always a priority when heli skiing in Western Siberia or any of our destinations. A certain degree of basic fitness is therefore assumed and that you will have experience in off-piste terrain from previous trips. During the booking process one of our agents will discuss your level openly. On arrival we will conduct a security briefing and ensure or refresh knowledge on use of transceivers etc.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The price covers:

En skandinavisk og engelsktalende guide under hele turen
Mulighed for lån af sikkerhedsudstyr (lavine-pipes, sonde og lavinespade)
Logistik og sikkerhed
Fuld forplejning i lodge alle dage

Desuden kan du/I:
Bestille drikkevarer efter forbrug
Leje ski/board udstyr

*Priserne er uden fly, drikkevarer, transport af skiudstyr og eventuel skileje

Hvad er inkluderet i prisen?

Desuden kan du/I:

*Priserne er uden fly, drikkevarer, transport af skiudstyr og eventuel skileje