Skiing in Siberia is an independent guiding company built with family and friends, specialising in customised exploration of the best skiing spots in the Siberian region. We also operate in the Kamchatka peninsula, with skitouring/ski-mountaineering programmes and customised ski expeditions.

Established in 2012 by Grigory Mintsev, the first internationally certified Ski Guide in Russia (ACMG qualified), Skiing In Siberia was the very first company to offer guided backcountry skiing and splitboarding trips in the Siberian region for Russian and international markets.

These days, we are proud to be the most experienced and reliable guiding company in Siberia. And it is easy to prove - take a look at our guest’s testimonials, check our guiding team, and look around to see that there are no other companies offering the same programmes, with the same level of safety, quality and sense of adventure. We are committed to operating at the highest possible guiding standards in the industry.

Skiing in Siberia operates in Western and Eastern Siberia. Our portfolio includes skitouring programmes in two different Siberian ranges, snowcat skiing and heliskiing - so you can be sure to find the program that suits you best. We also offer custom trips in all the mountain ranges of the region, from the Yakutia to Altai mountains.

Besides our skiing programmes, we offer assistance in filming and photography production, outdoor and ski events organization, avalanche safety consulting and educational courses.

Half of our team members are from Siberia, and most fell in love with this land many years ago. Now we are happy to share our passion for this severe but wonderful land with all our guests. We'll do our best to make your visit not just “another cool trip” but unforgettable #skiinginsiberia adventure which will be with you forever. And it's very likely that you'll want to return.

Grigory Mintsev

He was born and raised in Kamchatka, and since childhood spent all his free time in Kamchatka wilderness. Besides guiding education, Grigory also got a university degree in Economics and Law, as well as some other useful education and skills as car mechanic, constructor and few others. Long time ago he has spent several years in Siberia, and fell in love in this wild and beautiful country. Since 2011 he is in Siberia every winter season, skiing powder and sharing the beauty of this place with our guests.

He is one of few Rus­si­ans who par­ti­cip­ated in the Ca­na­dian Moun­tain & Ski Guide Pro­gram, and he is the first and only Ski Guide in Rus­sia to be cer­ti­fied through the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG Ski Guide).

After several years of travels and guiding all over the world, now he is focused on developing of guided backcountry skiing programs in Siberia and Kamchatka and helping these regions to become popular and well know places through skiing enthusiasts all over the world.

Mariya Mintseva

Originally from Siberia, Mariya has spent many years exploring Siberian mountains and forests. A passionate backcountry skier, she also enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, mountaineering and a bit of surfing.

With a team of friends, she has explored the mountains of the Kuznetsky Alatau range in the Western Siberia, one of our special powder skiing destinations. In her short breaks between powder skiing, Mariya has climbed Belukha, the highest mountain of the mythical Altai range; skied one of the most amazing Kamchatka ski-mountaineering objectives - Koryaksky volcano; and travelled extensively throughout Russia, Europe and South America. Mariya has also been on the podium few times when competing in several local freeride contests.

As well as having a degree in Psychology, Mariya has worked widely in the skiing industry, including five years in European ski resorts as a coordinator of Alpine ski programs. She joined our office crew in 2011, bringing a huge amount of knowledge and experience.

Mariya is in charge of all communications and office duties. She will be the first person you talk with on your way to our destinations

Dmitry Fedorchenko

Dmitry was born in a small Siberian village and having grown up there, the local woods and mountains were literally his playground. He started cross-country skiing at the age of three, then soon progressed to both snowboarding and Alpine skiing. He continued until he started studying Economy in Saint-Petersburg which forced him to put mountain sports on hold. However, before long he learnt that an office job was not for him.

We found Dmitry a couple of years ago in British Columbia, studying the Adventure Guide Diploma in Thompson River University – alongside shredding Canadian powder. Throughout these studies he spent some time as an apprentice guide in Snowy Mountain Skitour Lodge (Cariboo Mountains, BC). Dmitry has been part of our team since 2014, and is an absolutely indispensable member of the Siberian crew.

He is not only a guide for many of our Siberian destinations, but also an Operations Manager at Luzhba Skitouring Lodge. Once you arrive there, be sure that everything will work as well as a Swiss watch, if not more precisely. And yes, Dmitry is a Banya Master, as well as a specialist in local Samogon (home-distilled vodka with herbs and berries).

Alena Eckhardt

Raised in Kamchatka, Alena fell in love with cross-country skiing, which lead her way to becoming a top-ranked Kamchatka athlete. After a successful professional career, she found another passion - snowboarding. She has become a specialist in adventure travel organization, running an adventure travel company in Kamchatka.

Nowadays, she lives in a tiny mountain village in the South of Germany. She has returned to cross country skiing as a coach of the local junior team, but is also head of our German sales office. You can also meet Alena in the mountains where we operate, where she enjoys snowboarding and helps us to organize the best ever adventures.

Whether we can take you early season powder skiing in Siberia, or enable you to achieve any other goal in the mountains, we take huge satisfaction in seeing your happy faces at the end of a great day.

We look forward to seeing you in our mountains.