A trans-Siberian winter adventure: skiing the shores of Lake Baikal

The valley of Bolshoy Mamay, near the shores of Lake Baikal, is a remote Russian region that’s garnering a loyal following of backcountry skiers. Travel there by Trans-Siberian Railway and the adventure begins before you even clip in.

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