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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 (56)

Beautiful Russian women who don’t cover themselves in ugly tattoos like 18 century sailors , long may it continue
Alan offer, Labastide murat France
28/11/2021 18:25
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if this really is russian propaganda enticing me to move to siberia, then it's working
your mom, deez nuts
31/08/2021 12:31
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Now that looks like a good time. Screw covid I'm going to Siberia.
Mark Grinstead, Annandale,VA
08/08/2021 10:56
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We know Siberians can handle the cold but I hope they are competent at managing the 88 degree F heat.
ken, Sacramento, California, US
02/07/2021 20:08
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Congratulations, Siberia is a beautiful place for fun
Renato, Guatemala
03/06/2021 23:53
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PURE RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA
miva, california , USA
20/04/2021 01:01
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Wow very impressive. I have been to Novokuznetsk and it is a lovely place. Don't think I would want to ski quite like that though. I am curious, how are events like these happening during Covid restrictions?
Beth, King City, Ontario Canada
09/03/2021 00:55
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Russia has some beautiful women!!!
Bilko Glasier , Calgary Canada
29/01/2021 01:04
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LOL!
Just another warm day in Siberia.
barry, usa
23/01/2021 21:02
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Beautiful ski zaichiks (bunnies).
Frank Kolton, Chicago Illinois
13/01/2021 10:56
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If with that cold those wonderful Russian women are this happy and smiling, I can't imagine how they would be on a Caribbean island at 30º, in any case I would like to be around to see it and enjoy it.;)
Juan, Basque Country
27/12/2020 01:51
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There are Russian women in the photos. The inhabitants of Sibria look similar to the Eskimos ...
Bogdan, Polska
11/12/2020 05:39
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newsflash
siberians are russians that live in siberia
russians are a multi-ethnic cultural group with a large proportion of slavic people northern groups, central and east asians and yes groups indigenous to siberia (and they look nothing like blondes on the photo) constituting the people of russia.
saying 'siberians are good looking' like saying texans are good looking.
x, y
13/10/2020 01:07
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My GOD Siberian are beautiful people!! The women are incredible and the guys too. Wow!! I’m putting Siberia and this event on my bucket list! For so many years National Geographic portrayed these areas as destitute and with only old overweight toothless people. No offense to toothless overweight people. Fake news I guess. Who knew!
Primrose, USA
02/09/2020 06:07
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A few years ago you could move there, marry a Russian, and get 2.5 acres free if you stayed. (Might have been Kamchatka, tho... lol)
Randall Vance, Maryland USA
09/08/2020 09:57
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