Baikalsk-Sobolinaya resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Great location on the shore of Siberian Baikal lake (the deepest and biggest lake in the world) and just a few minutes walk from the Trans-Siberian railway make it a very interesting spot if you are also after sightseeing, winter fishing, or trekking. However, if your goal is to snowboard only, the resort may seem a bit small.”

Mountain stats

Top lift:1000
Vertical drop:500
Bottom lift:500

LiftsLift count : 0 x Cable-cars   0 x Gondolas   4 x Chairlifts   5 x Drag-lifts   Baby lift

9 km of pistes

Total Pistes:6
Longest Piste:2 km

Baikalsk is the town at the bottom of Sobolinaya mountain, located on the shore of Baikal lake along the Trans-Siberian railway between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. The main attraction is the lake Baikal, which is the deepest and largest lake in the world. During the winter it's a very beautiful place where you can trek, do some winter fishing, and ride snowmobiles. The riding area is relatively small, but most of the runs are quite long (1 - 2 km) and are cut through the picturesque forest terrain. Besides, the local snowboarders are quite active looking for freeride opportunities at the nearby mountains, so if you can speak a bit of Russian, check out their community website at The snow conditions are quite good from December to April, and most of the runs are well looked after. Another interesting feature is that Baikalsk resort gives you a real chance to feel like a snob: you can rent a whole run (1 out of 6 that are there) for yourself only for the whole day for about 4000 - 6000 R ($140-$210), cheaper on weekdays. The town is nothing special, but the local people are friendly and you'll find a lot of cheap accommodation and eateries.

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