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Siberians mark end of the snow season with swimsuit skiing day

By The Siberian Times reporter
06 May 2016

Locals undress to impress at resorts across four time zones.

From Kemerovo region to Pacific Siberians took part in swimsuit skiing day. Picture: Georgy Shishkin

The largest bikini snow show was at Sheregesh, which already holds the world record of 1,835 downhill skiers and boarders wearing swimwear. The Kemerevo region resort probably had more participants this year - an estimated 2,000 - but this was not an official record attempt. 

An end to the ski reason was also marked the same way at Sobolinaya Gora resort in in Irktusk region, close to Lake Baikal. Here hundreds took part but on the Pacific Island of Sakhalin there was a variation on the theme. 

Sheregesh


Sheregesh


Baikalsk


Baikalsk


Baikalsk

An end to the ski reason was marked at worls famous Sheregesh resort in Kemerovo region and at Sobolinaya Gora resort in in Irktusk region. Pictures: Georgy ShishkinAlexey Shmidt

Here skiers came downhill banya-style, wearing towels or white sheets as if just out of the sauna. Many carried bundles of birch-twigs, traditionally used by Russians to thwack the skin, so improving circulation. 

Experienced skier Sergey Klimov, 54, said: 'I and my friends began to try such downhill runs about 15 years ago. We even skied naked some years.' 

On Sakhalin skiers came downhill banya-style, wearing towels or white sheets as if just out of the sauna. Pictures: Sakhalin-Info

Sakhalin skiing


Sakhalin skiing


Sakhalin skiing


Sakhalin skiing


Sakhalin skiing

Comments (21)

Looks like all chosen from the Bolshoi ballet school
Vuki, Canada
21/11/2017 03:54
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so beautiful
David Eckert, Indiana USA
06/10/2017 05:35
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Une jolie selection de belles jeunes filles qui cache la realite de la population feminine de cette contree qui est au standard "bouteille de gaz" , des bonbonnes quoi ! . Ce qui est vrai aussi pour notre voisin bresilien ....... La verite ne se montre pas en photo !!!! ------For translate see Google .....
Bernard, Kourou /Guyane française
30/05/2017 19:01
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Looks to me like girls are girls everywhere and boy will be boys. Everywhere, too.
Kevin Perry, Sacramento, California USA
14/04/2017 07:30
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WOW !!! Russian women are hot hot hot awesome. When I thought of Siberia. I thought of super cold shitty weather freeze your ass off not a place I would like to go, but now, WOW. Thank you , Now I wish I was born there. When you got women like that. who cares about the cold aye. Love from Canada P. S. .Cant wait to see what they do they do for Summer.
paul, canada london
10/04/2017 15:28
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Russian chicks are smokin' hot
baba booey, santa cruz
04/04/2017 08:31
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Excellent!
N7, Tallinn/Estonia
30/03/2017 02:47
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Excellente idée !!!
Robert IDIER, NICE FRANCE
05/03/2017 00:41
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Russian women, while quite beautiful, are b*tsh*t crazy.
LogicallyFlawed, Bradenton, FL
21/01/2017 04:21
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Russian girls are pretty in any type of weather!
Doc, US
16/01/2017 21:46
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how beautiful they all are the land the people and the spirit
,
29/12/2016 21:24
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As a resident of Florida, living in 80 F degree temperatures at Christmas I can only envy you and the fun you are having. I love seeing all the photos of people enjoying the snow.
Terry Lunsford, Bradenton Florida USA
20/12/2016 20:24
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The women look gorgeous Well Done!!
Leo Boogie, USA
20/11/2016 19:14
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Why is this the "end" of the snow season? Surely even in Siberia November is the beginning of Winter.

-Paul-
Paul, Weymouth, UK
15/11/2016 15:30
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Yuuuuhoooooo
Yuliya, Russia / Australia
11/11/2016 04:16
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