Winter Activities

Russia is often associated with a country covered in snow from east to west, from south to north.


Why not experience a diverse range of cold weather activities by yourself?

Lake Baikal

  • the heart of Siberia;
  • the deepest lake in the world;
  • covers 7.8 mln acres.

The transparent ice imparts a different beauty to the scenery and ice-skating, ice-fishing and dog-sledding are possible. In March winter activities are still available and are complemented by some sunshine.

Siberia and Far East

  • the pine forests of Eastern Russia are home to the biggest of all the big cats, the Siberian (or Amur) Tiger;
  • these areas also facilitate responsible wildlife tourism and welcome visitors seeking a glimpse of the elusive creatures.


  • the most unique peninsula in Russia;
  • geysers well out of the ground near the volcanoes, visitors are welcome to experience hot bath in these geysers;
  • rare expeditions as driving with the help of dogs’ teams around the volcanos.


  • southern part of Siberia, forest reserve;
  • climb the highest Siberian summit – The Belukha Mountain;
  • visit ancient burial mound;
  • go kayaking.


  • mountain range that divides European and Asian Russia, Russian «precious stones belt»;
  • find treasure at the bottom of the Azov Mountain;
  • climb the «Bear Stone»;
  • find the Mistress of the Copper Mountain (the Malachite Lady).

Russian Arctic

  • region of northern lights, winter cruises on the ice breakers, deer- and dog-sledging;
  • meet Arctic bears see a sea-unicorn;
  • go ice-fishing.


  • legendary mountain, pearl of the skiing sport;
  • enjoy water from clean mineral sources;
  • see and climb the highest Russian summit and an active volcan.

MEET RUSSIA recommends:

  • gain corporate spirit while skiing and ice fishing on Baikal, Sakhalin and Kuril Islands;
  • try extreme team building in Yakutia, the place known as «Pole of Cold» with -128.5 F (-89.2 C);
  • take part in corporate competitions in reindeer or dog sledding.