Baikalsk

The central Siberian ski base

Байкальск

The name of this small city can be translated as «city of Baikal.» The town is famous as a ski resort, maybe the best in Siberia. Thanks to the mild climate, ski season long for five months.
The average temperature in winter in these places is 10-15 degrees below zero, and summer is famous for its constant, comfortable temperature of 25 degrees throughout the summer period.

Popularity — 70%
Complexity — 5%
Availability — 90%

Baikalsk

The central Siberian ski base

Байкальск

The name of this small city can be translated as «city of Baikal.» The town is famous as a ski resort, maybe the best in Siberia. Thanks to the mild climate, ski season long for five months.
The average temperature in winter in these places is 10-15 degrees below zero, and summer is famous for its constant, comfortable temperature of 25 degrees throughout the summer period.

Карта Байкала
Baikalsk on the map
Popularity — 70%
Complexity — 5%
Availability — 90%
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What’s interesting here?

  • Baikal main ski resort
  • Unique nature of Southern Baikal
  • Relict forest
  • Warm lakes
  • Sobolinaya Mountain
  • Strawberry festival

What’s interesting here?

  • Baikal main ski resort
  • Unique nature of Southern Baikal
  • Relict forest
  • Warm lakes
  • Sobolinaya Mountain
  • Strawberry festival

Baikalsk attractions

The main sight of the whole city is Sobolinaya Mountain. In Baikal area, it is the perfect place for skiing. Thousands of skiers visit the mountain every winter.
But there are many activities in Baikalsk if you visit the city in the summertime. Some famous tourist routes as Khamar-Daban ridge, relict forest, or Tankhoy resort have a start not far from Baikalsk.

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Baikal in Baikalsk city

Ski Resort “Sobolinaya Mountain”

The mountain has a developed infrastructure and good tracks of varying complexity. Sobolinaya’s highest point is 1004 meters above sea level. There are stunning panoramic views of Baikal on the top!
Because of the mild winter, sunny weather, and high service level, the ski center is trendy among the Irkutsk region and Buryatiya republic residents. The ski season begins in November and ends in May.

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Sobolinaya mountain in summer

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Sobolinaya ski resort in summer

The Strawberry Festival

Every summer in July, the citizens of Baikalsk provide the Strawberry festival. Residents cook cakes, pancakes, pies, and many other different desserts of this berry. They also decorate their houses in a strawberry style!

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Ear of Baikal

Warm Lakes

The three picturesque lakes are located 38 from Baikalsk. In the wintertime, all lakes are frozen, but the water warms up to 30 degrees in summer. Yes, for Siberia, it is hot enough to call these lakes «warm.»
The lakes are the first part of the long tourist route. Further, you’ll see a relict forest, Monomakh Hat mountain, Talcinskiy Peak, and waterfalls.

Read more about the Warm lakes in our text:
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Local pier

Tankhoy Reserve

Tankhoy village is 70 km from Baikalsk. Most of all, the town attracts tourists who like nature and silence. On the territory of the reserve, you can see many picturesque places. Tankhoy Reserve’s nature helps to forget about the city’s noise.

Baikalsk attractions

The main sight of the whole city is Sobolinaya Mountain. In Baikal area, it is the perfect place for skiing. Thousands of skiers visit the mountain every winter.
But there are many activities in Baikalsk if you visit the city in the summertime. Some famous tourist routes as Khamar-Daban ridge, relict forest, or Tankhoy resort have a start not far from Baikalsk.

Байкальск

Baikal in Baikalsk city

Ski Resort “Sobolinaya Mountain”

The mountain has a developed infrastructure and good tracks of varying complexity. Sobolinaya’s highest point is 1004 meters above sea level. There are stunning panoramic views of Baikal on the top!
Because of the mild winter, sunny weather, and high service level, the ski center is trendy among the Irkutsk region and Buryatiya republic residents. The ski season begins in November and ends in May.

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Sobolinaya mountain in summer

Baikalsk

Sobolinaya ski resort in summer

The Strawberry Festival

Every summer in July, the citizens of Baikalsk provide the Strawberry festival. Residents cook cakes, pancakes, pies, and many other different desserts of this berry. They also decorate their houses in a strawberry style!

Байкальск

Ear of Baikal

Warm Lakes

The three picturesque lakes are located 38 from Baikalsk. In the wintertime, all lakes are frozen, but the water warms up to 30 degrees in summer. Yes, for Siberia, it is hot enough to call these lakes «warm.»
The lakes are the first part of the long tourist route. Further, you’ll see a relict forest, Monomakh Hat mountain, Talcinskiy Peak, and waterfalls.

Baikalsk

Local pier

Tankhoy Reserve

Tankhoy village is 70 km from Baikalsk. Most of all, the town attracts tourists who like nature and silence. On the territory of the reserve, you can see many picturesque places. Tankhoy Reserve’s nature helps to forget about the city’s noise.

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How to get to Baikalsk

It’s not so difficult, look:

142 kilometres of distance can be covered in two hours.
A taxi price is about 2800 roubles.
You can reach Baikalsk by bus paying about 500 roubles. The road takes 3 hours. Minibusses take off from Irkutsk Bus Station.
The other option is to get to Baikalsk by train. It will cost 400, 600 or 800 roubles. The price depends on the type of wagon.

How to get to Baikalsk

It’s not so difficult, look: