Catskiing in Siberia, Russia

Date: 13 – 21 November 2021
Location: Priiskovy, Siberia, Russia

You want to ride cold preseason powder?
This exotic catski freeride holiday brings us to the mountains of Kuznetsk Alatau in Siberia. This is a perfect place for those who want to start the season in November with deep cold powder. 

We stay in the village of Priiskovy, Republic of Khakassia. Priiskovy is a tiny Siberian village, it used to be a gold mining village for a century. Since 1996 the gold mining has been suspended and the village looks ramshackle. A few buildings have been renovated and are nowadays used as a base for freeriders.

Pisten Bully snowcats bring us up to the mountain and pick us up at the bottom. We ride 6-10 runs a day. The highest mountain is Zaozernaya 1657 meter, Priiskovy is located at an altitude of 800 meters, we ride minimal 3000 vertical meters a day. The slopes are generally smooth, the vegetation on the mountains are rather sparse with birch, spruce and shrubs.

Due to safety reasons the group will be guided additionally to the local guide by Irian van Helfteren, Austrian Staatlich geprüfter Ski-Snowboard Führer.


PROGRAMM

Day 1 & 2
On the first day of our catski Siberia trip we fly via Moscow to Krasnoyarsk. On the second day our local guide will take us to Priiskovy, ride of about 7 hours. In the evening the local guide gives us an overview of the upcoming powder days.

Day 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
The next 5 days we fully enjoy a well-filled catski program in the beautiful Siberian wilderness. The days can be completed with a sauna or the furako (Japanese hot tub) and a drink in the bar. After dinner you can join the party in the „mini night club“.

Day 8
After 5 days of freeriding and a well-deserved farewell party, we drive back to Krasnoyarsk after breakfast. Here we go out for dinner in the city and spend our last night on Russian soil. The next day we fly back home.

Day 9
This last day we will be dropped off at the airport and we will fly back home with a cartload of memories of this unforgettable catski Siberia freeride adventure. Because of the time difference, we arrive back home the same afternoon.

LEVEL REQUIRED

This trip is for intermediate riders.
You should have some experience in freeriding and be able to ride in the forest. 

ACCOMODATION

The residence used to be a hospital, now it is a cozy hostel with double rooms, a common room heated with wood fire, it is equipped with a sauna and a Japanese outdoor tub. 

MATERIAL NEEDED

Backpack including beacon, shovel and probe. 
Functional clothing, gloves, beanie, sunglasses, goggles.
Material can be rented for this Camp. Let us know in the booking formular if you need any equipment and we will help you out.

PRICE

  • €1825 p. P. 

    Included:
  • 5 days catskiing
  • 5 days guiding
  • 8 days travel guidance from Airport
  • 7 local transfer from airport.. to accommodation and back
  • 7 days accommodation
  • 3 meals per day during the stay in Priiskovy