SKIING SUPER BAIKAL MARATHON, 90 KM
One Day, held on the second Sunday of March.
The Super Baikal Ski Marathon is been holding since 2000 as
official ski competition, although ski fans run this piste for more then 25 years
already. In spring days get longer and temperature is -4-10 oC, there are plenty
of snow, all together it makes skiing conditions favorable. One March 8-th Russia
celebrates the International Women's day, and sportsman devote the
super race to their beloved. The piste starts from Sludyanka town which is
situated at the South part of Baikal, at Trans-Siberian Railway (105 km from
Path goes through Khamar-Daban mountains, along Sludyanka and Utulik
rivers. The super marathon starts at 4-00 am; and the skiers run from Baikal
shore (480 meters above sea level) up Sludyanka river about 28 km to the highest
spot of the route (1950 meters above sea level, in alpine zone), the watershed
between Sludyanka and Utulik rivers. Then the skiers run down along small stream
"Spuskovaya"about 10 km to Utulik river and downstream towards Lake Baikal.
This area is rather wild and during this super marathon you may see wild birds
and animals (sable, musk deer, goats etc). Price of the Tour with additional
service will be sent at your request.