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Personal Equipment - Winter
Adventure trips in Russia

Personal Equipment - Winter

Equipment required for dog-sledding and snowmobile trips in winter.
The following list is comprised of equipment and items which are either essential or beneficial for most travelers who visit our active holidays in Russia in winter - snowmobile and dog-sledding trips.

You may experience severe conditions with night temperatures around -20C. It is vital to bring the correct equipment as listed below. Your guide will check that everyone has proper equipment and clothing before a trip leaves.


  • Light weight underwear: 2 pairs.
  • Pile jacket and pants: 300 fleece with full side zips.
  • Down jacket: expedition weight with hood. Needs to fit over all insulation layers. Must be windproof. Gore-Tex shell top and bottom: full side zips and bibs recommended.
  • Pile gloves: 2 pairs, expedition weight.
  • Pile Mitts and Gore-Tex or Windstopper over mitts: 1 pair. Hand warmer (optional).
  • Neoprene face mask (optional).
  • Glacier glasses: 100% UV and IR, must have side covers.
  • Thermarest pad (optional).
  • Gore-Tex socks.
  • Swiss Army knife.
  • Thermos flask: 1 litre, metal.
  • Sunscreen: SPF 40 large tube.
  • Lipscreen: SPF 40, at least 2 sticks.
  • Personal first aid kit: Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Elastoplast, Band-Aid, etc.


We do not recommend taking large suitcases as it will be difficult to carry them on a snowmobile sled. Better take soft bags for your luggage.