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Monday, December 9, 2013

Ultimate Winter Experiences in Kamchatka

555721The Ultimate Winter in Kamchatka encompasses the best elements of one of the most pristine and untouched spots in Siberia. A mix of barren mountains, windswept coasts and lush forests and meadows, Kamchatka is a unique Siberian backdrop brimming with new discoveries at every turn.

Known for its incredible natural landscape, brown bears and hot springs, Winter is an ideal time to visit this snowy peninsula in the far east of Russia. Whether it’s wildlife watching, skiing down Kamchatka’s signature Siberian slopes or taking a helicopter ride over the peninsula, Kamchatka proves to be the ultimate winter adventure for travellers.
One of the most remote and pristine locations on the earth, Kamchatka has slopes for skiers of every level, each uncrowded and with breathtaking views of the region's incredible vastness. Seeing the Kamchatka peninsula is best done from every possible angle: whether it's taking a helicopter ride over snowy peaks, or looking out from the comfort of a luxury resort nestled at the base of Kamchatka's rugged landscape.

Looking for luxury?
555718Soak in the resort’s geothermal outdoor pool, surrounded in mist, snow and crisp alpine air.
Enjoy the facilities at Russo-Balt North Adventures or Bel-Kam Tour Hotel, both equipped with outdoor pools filled with thermal spring water.

Seeking adventure?
Take a scenic helicopter ride over part of the peninsula towards the Geyzers Valley and take a dip in one of the valley’s natural hot springs
Go dashing through the snow on a dog-sled, led by a team of  Siberian huskies with the help of an experienced guide.

Want to play winter sports on nature's playing fields?
555715Make a day of mountain skiing at Gora Moroznaya, Kamchatka’s premier ski resort, boasting excellent facilities and slopes for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers.
Take a snowcat across the Avacha volcano and partake in wilderness skiing around the base of the mountain.

Hoping to see more of Siberia?
Snowmobile on a scenic route towards the foot of waterfalls which flow down the mountainous face of the Viluchinsky volcano.
Take a stroll at the foot of the Pacific Ocean and walk along the shore of the world’s largest oceanic division.

Want to discover Russia's ancient cultures and contemporary city lifestyle?
555712Meet the nomadic camp of the Koryaks, an ethnic group native to Kamchatka. Listen to folk songs and sample traditional Koryak dishes.
Take a city tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, including a visit to the fish markets and many native gift and handcraft stalls along the way.
Combining the luxurious comforts of a four-star spa resort, adventure and winter sports across Kamchatka’s mountainous landscape, sightseeing in the jagged and raw surroundings of the peninsula and an encounter with an ancient nomadic culture, 56th Parallel’s Ultimate Winter in Kamchatka tour allows you to unlock the secrets of the Kamchatka peninsula and access the untouched parts of its rugged, natural scenery.

For bookings and enquiries, and to find out how to have the Ultimate Winter in Kamchatka or elsewhere in Russia or Siberia,

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