Winter entertainment in Novosibirsk

Winter entertainment in Novosibirsk

Many people are frantically waiting for summer alone. And we Siberians are also looking forward to winter. This year, Siberia could hardly be called Siberia until December. The timid snow that had barely fallen instantly washed away the indomitable rain, and a light frost polished the streets with a skating rink, alas, not the one you want to slide along with inspiration to the music. And finally, December gave us our Siberian frost and our Siberian shimmering and blinding snowdrifts, and with them all the long-awaited winter fun.

The beauty of the winter forest

Which ones? For example: ice skating, cross-country and downhill skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowbikes, snowkiting classes. 

Skiing in the winter forest

Novosibirsk residents do not need to travel far to have fun and get high in winter: ice rinks, ski and ski trails, places where you can ride dog sleds, snowmobiles and snowbikes, where to do snowkiting are located within the city.

Dog sledding

My husband and I spent a lot of fun in winter, going cross-country, downhill skiing or ice skating. And this year I suddenly wanted to learn the basics of kiting. The winter variation of kiting is snowkiting. This is skiing or snowboarding on snow or ice with the help of a huge kite. 
The most attractive site for Novosibirsk kiters is the Ob Sea.

Photo of Kiters on the Ob Sea


Siberia and the sea are incomparable concepts for most nonresidents. Therefore, I will tell you a little about him. The Ob Sea is an artificially created reservoir. It appeared on the map of Russia in the late 1950s. It was created during the construction of the Novosibirsk hydroelectric dam. The length of the Novosibirsk reservoir is 200 kilometers - its surface splashed not only across the territory of the Novosibirsk region, it also touched a corner of the Altai Territory. I told you about it so that you understand the scale of our natural ice playground for winter entertainment. By the way, in the boundless Ob, Siberians also skate in winter, and even on bicycles.

Ob Sea in winter


Now I am looking forward to the New Year holidays in order to practice slowly and with pleasure and discover a new kind of winter entertainment - snowkiting. 
And in your list of the coolest winter hobbies, which one is in the first place?

Варвара Рукачева - 09 december 2023, 12:09
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