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8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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USD 1,666
Pri Freeride offers 8 day cat ski packages in Russia with 7 full days of powder cat skiing & snowboarding inclusive of accommodation, transfers & all meals from Oct to May. Start your Siberian cat skiing adventure here...
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Pri Freeride Cat Skiing Packages


If you are on the hunt for a seriously fun & different ski adventure, the Pri Freeride Company has been running a major cat ski operation for over 11 years in the remote heart of Siberia in the tiny village of Priiskovy (or Priiskovoye or Priiskovoy!). Located near the Kuznetskiy Alatau mountains (& nature reserve) Priiskovy is a paltry 3,200km east of Moscow & 2,600km northwest of Beijing! From humble roots they are now a proven, well established freeride powder ski destination in a location that evokes all kinds of emotions & intrigue. As a bonus, Pri Freeride is located in one of the few places in the world that enjoys freeride powder before, during & after the northern winter. Operations can be in full swing by mid to late October & don't finish until June in some seasons (like season 8/19).

Despite the remote location; the food, lodgings & services at Pri Freeride are exceptional and include a restaurant, bar, micro-club, hot tub, sauna & massage therapist! The Pri Freeride crew have wide-ranging experiences across the globe & understand what guests are after. Their ethos is 'we love the same as you do!' Mountains, fresh snow, good freeriding, great company, food, warmth, fun and coziness. This is one location where you will definitely meet an international mix of like-minded people.

Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing

Getting to Priiskovy

If you think travel to Siberia & Priiskovy is daunting, think again. A single internal flight from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk (or Yemelyanovo) Airport (KJA) is all it takes. Pri Freeride will assist with any required travel support documentation & will pick up & drop you off at the Krasnoyarsk airport. For more information on how to get there, click on the location tab & map here or read our Travel to Russia page.

Snow & Weather

One image that everyone conjures in their mind at the mention of 'Siberia' is a cold wintry landscape. The ancient mountains of the Kuznetsk Alatau near Priiskovy is no exception. Snow accumulates in the region from early October & is often skiable well into May or June (like in the 2018/19 season). Operations usually start in early November. Powder snow conditions in November & early December can be superb. January is the coldest month & from mid-February to the end of March is called the 'velvet season' for its silky smooth consistent snow. April can have great powder days interspersed with early springlike conditions.

Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing

Daily Vertical & Terrain

On average a group will achieve at least 6-10 runs a day for a usual daily vertical of about 3000m. The current record vertical for a group is 6094m, Daily vertical (as always) is dependent on season, weather, snow conditions, riders experience & distance to the chosen mountains. The Kuznetsk Alatau mountains used by Pri Freeride Company are not high, but they don't need to be! Peaks utilised are Semeynaja (1293m), Stolovaya (1320m), Transvaalskaya (1386m), Ivanovskaya (1391m), Zaozernaya (1657m), Gus (1460m) & Panfilovskaya (1335m). Priiskovy village is located at an altitude of 800m above sea level, so a typical vertical drop on a run is 300-400m; or more depending on location. Steepness can vary between 15–51º - you choose! The length of any single run is typically from 700m to 1.5km. The slopes are amongst a varied range of inter-mountain cirques, chutes & glades. The vegetation on the mountains is rather sparse (birch, spruce, shrubs), which allows safe & fun riding at medium to high speeds (yee-har!).


There are 4 Pisten Bully snowcats, each with a comfortable 14-seat cabin. Freeriding is available during daytime from 9 am to 7 pm (later in the season).

Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing
Pri Freeride Cat Skiing

Typical 8 Day Cat Ski Package Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday

Arrival at Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA) before 10am. Met by local host & driver. Transfer to Priiskovy, arriving at 5 or 6pm (5 to 6hr driving + several rest & recreation stops!).

Days 2 to 8 - Monday to Sunday

7 full days of freeride skiing/snowboarding from the snowcat.

Evening of Day 8 – Sunday

After a full day of skiing or snowboarding, opportunity to pack up, have a meal & prepare for departure. Embark on the bus after 6pm for an overnight journey to Krasnoyarsk airport, arriving at 3-4am on the Monday morning.

*Depending on your flight itinerary; accommodation & activities in Krasnoyarsk can be organised at additional cost upon request. If you wish to book your own accommodation in Krasnoyarsk, click here.

Priiskovy airport transfer
Priiskovy cat skiing
Priiskovoye airport transfer

6 Day Cat Ski Package Itinerary

6-day midweek packages start the same as above, beginning on a Sunday morning in Krasnoyarsk, but then having 5 full days cat skiing/boarding & departing on the Friday evening for the transfer back to Krasnoyarsk.

Pri Freeride Lodging, Facilities & Dining

The moment you arrive at Priiskovy, the sense of local hospitality is immediate with guests presented with a shot of local brandy. The lodge is full of history & character. Whilst not a luxury 5-star hotel, it is cozy, warm, comfortable & welcoming - perfect for a week in the wilds of Russia.

Accommodation & Facilities

Ah the delights of staying in a converted Siberian hospital. Yes the Pri Freeride lodge is an ex-hospital which still carries (in a playful way) much of its past signage & character into the present. Who inhabits the 'Chief Medical Officer's' Room? Bedrooms are comfortable twins & doubles with shared bathroom facilities on each floor. Additional features of the lodge include a bar, lounge with open fire place, a Japanese hot tub, sauna, games room, micro-club plus an extensive drying room to ensure all your gear is toasty warm in the morning. A strict noise curfew is in the lodge from 11pm to 7am guaranteeing everyone a blissful nights slumber. Party animals can move out into the micro-club 'Makhorka', where one can drink, smoke and dance the night away!

Priiskovy Freeride cat skiing
Pri Freeride cat skiing lodge
Pri Freeride cat skiing bedroom

Dining Experience

Experience a sensational array of local cuisine  plus local & imported beer, wine & spirits. The food & drink quality is excellent. A nourishing breakfast, you will head out to your chosen mountain for the day. Snacks & lunch will be in the field during the day & include hot tea, mulled wine, soups, sandwiches, nuts, sweet treats & other picnic items. In the evening a steady procession of local cuisine will excite your taste buds, washed down with local & imported tap & bottled beers, wine & spirits (or water & tea!).

Pri Freeride cat skiing food
Pri Freeride cat skiing drink
Pri Freeride cat skiing food

Extra Nights in Krasnoyarsk

The nearest major city to Priiskovy is Krasnoyarsk. If you want to spend some time checking it out or your flight times dictate another nights stay, there is a variety of good hotel accommodation in the city. Pri Freeride can assist with organising extra nights or alternatively book your own Krasnoyarsk hotel accommodation here.

Rates & Inclusions


8 Day Package (7 full ski days, 7 nights accom, all meals & transfers) - €1400
6 Day Package (5 full ski days, 5 nights accom, all meals & transfers) - €1000

Extra days (all inclusive) - €200

  • 7 days fully guided cat skiing
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin-share)
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Return transfers from Krasnoyarsk airport
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment
  • Use of sauna & Japanese hot tub
  • Welcome gift & set of souvenirs
  • Visa support - assistance with preparation of travel documents
  • Extra Days - €200 /day all inclusive
  • Massage - price on application
  • Accommodation &/or activities in Krasnoyarsk - price on application
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Booking & Cancellation Policy

The operator will inform you of the current terms and conditions related to bookings and cancellations upon enquiry.