Where to go for a real winter atmosphere, entertainment and relaxation this winter? Of course, to Siberia – to the Tomsk region, where there is everything: ice rinks, skis, mischievous huskies, natural monuments and hot thermal springs. The most difficult thing for tourists is to have time to try everything in this hospitable region.
RIDE A HUSKY, BECOME A MUSTER AND TRY SKIJORING
An excellent option for outdoor activities for the whole family is communication with Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. Kind, smart, blue-eyed, funny, affectionate, simply magical and always welcome guests.
For a portion of positive mood, photos and rides in the company of these dogs, you can go to the Husky center in the village of Belousovo
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There is an option for extreme sports: you can try skijoring – skiing with dogs.
Husky riding is one of the favorite winter activities for tourists in the Tomsk region. Photo: provided by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region
GO SKIING AND SNOWBOARD TRADITIONAL AND MOUNTAIN SKIING
To ski in Tomsk, you do not need to travel outside the city. Depending on the level of training, you can choose one of four ski bases and enjoy skiing on pure Siberian snow.
For beginners, we recommend a cozy ski basenear Sosnovy Bor with a simple track and beautiful views for leisurely walks. For both beginners and more experienced athletes, resort Kedr , surrounded by pine forests.
Several runs of different lengths are prepared at the Polytechnic base, and those who are ready to ride “to victory” are waiting at the Metelitsa base . There are illuminated trails with different levels of difficulty and elevation changes.
There is “their own snow” for fans of skiing and snowboarding. On the territory of Tomsk there is a “Ski Sports and Leisure Park”, where you can ski both on your own and with an experienced instructor.
Everything for a great winter holiday – four slopes, equipment rental, a cafe, a warm gazebo for relaxation, evening lighting – offers Edelweiss Ski Park. Here, in the picturesque surroundings of the village of Kolarova, there is also a special slope (140 meters) for snow tubing.
WALk ALONG THE Scenic Trail to the Talovsky Bowl
One of Tomsk natural attractions – Talovskie bowls. The name is not accidental: these limestone formations up to a meter in height really resemble bowls in shape. The walls of the bowls also contain the rare mineral birnessite, which gives them an earthy color. By the way, the Talovsky bowls became the prototype for the appearance of the legends about the Grail.
Today, the Talovskie bowls are a state monument of nature, which invariably delights both adults and children. The local water is healing and does not freeze all year round. So you can take a walk along the picturesque path to this beautiful place even in winter.
Talovskie bowls in winter. Photo: provided by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region
GET HEALTH IN TOMSK HEALTH CENTERS AND RELAX AT RECREATION CENTERS
The sanatorium complex in the Tomsk region is one of the best in Siberia. Here you can strengthen your immune system, improve your health and simply “reboot” in the silence of the Tomsk taiga. In sanatoriums, proven health-improving methods are used in combination with natural ingredients.
Special love of residents and guests of the region – sanatorium “Chazhemto”in the Kolpashevsky region. Its main natural resources, along with pine forest, which fills the air with useful phytoncides, are mineral waters from the sanatorium's own sources, used both internally and for hydrotherapy procedures, sapropelic mud and brine of Karasevoye Lake.
In the sanatorium “Cosmonaut” in the Tomsk region. Photo: courtesy of the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region tastes: skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, soaring in a sauna, winter hunting and fishing.
RECHARGE ENERGY IN HOT SPRINGS
The Tomsk region is famous for its healing thermal springs – hot and warm underground waters, lying at a depth of 2-3 kilometers, which not only cure many diseases, but also fill the body with vitality. Unprecedented sensations in 30-degree frost being in hot water, looking at the starry sky and the Siberian beauty around.
One of these sources is “Chisty Yar”, located in the Parabelsky district, left bank of the Ob. The temperature of local water, enriched with silicic acid, bromine, iodine and biologically active microelements, does not fall below 50°C.
For health and beauty, you can also go to the geothermal resort in the village of Bely Yar: a multifunctional health complex operates there. It offers treatment procedures based on natural hydrogen sulfide water (showers, baths, sauna).
At the geothermal resorts of the Tomsk region in winter. Photo: Free Tourist Club, provided for publication by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region
VIEW THE RESIDENCES OF FATHER FROST
There are several beautiful places in the Tomsk Region in winter where you can meet Santa Claus. Traditionally, they are waiting for guests in the Okolitsa rural park in Father Frost's own residence, and the children are expanse here: skiing, talking with huskies and interactive programs.
In the Parabelsky district on the coast Oskino Lake in the immediate vicinity of The Chumel Chvech Museum of Selkup Culture has another residence of Father Frost.
You can also meet the winter wizard in the Siberian estate of Zemstvo doctor Nikolai Lampsakov in the Asinovsky district. Among the local amusements are birch bark weaving and sleigh and snowmobile rides.
In the City Garden of Tomsk, adults and children will be welcome in the “Yolkadom”– in the Tomsk residence of Father Frost. A magical atmosphere reigns here: festive mail, themed photo zones, a skating rink in the theme of the Umka cartoon, tubing, the Giant slide and the only attraction in the city, Bagel Cross.
Tomsk city garden , Elka-Dom. Photo: provided by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region
On the territory of the Yanov Khutor ethno-cultural complexin winter, the residence of Jõuluvan (Estonian Father Frost) traditionally opens. Visitors will be offered master classes, games, photo shoots, slides and tea drinking with sweets.
SKATE IN TOMSK AND TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH ICE SCULPTURES
Tomsk will also delight with its winter decoration. And how: with an ice accent! By tradition, the central square of the city – Novo-Sobornaya – will be decorated with fabulous ice sculptures, labyrinths and slides.
Ice sculptures in Tomsk on Novo-Sobornaya square. Photo: Administration of the Tomsk Region
Skating on the popular skating rink “Under the Starry Sky” will add a cheerful positive mood. A long ice path will pass through the territory of the city garden. There is enough space on the ice for everyone!
Skating rink “Under the Starry Sky” in Tomsk. Photo: Administration of the Tomsk Region
The Big Skating Rink on Lake Mavlyukeevskoye is once again being organized by Tomsk State University. Skating will also be possible on another popular ice rink – in the ice town next to the Palace of Spectacles and Sports. Visiting all the towns and skating rinks is free.
VISIT THE COSSACK OSTROG AND RUYAN-CITY
In the Tomsk region, many museums and interactive sites are open in winter. Take a look at the Semiluzhensky Cossack prison to get acquainted with the life of the Cossacks and learn more about the history of the Tomsk region.
Here is an interesting museum and a large selection of interactive activities: you can try on old armor, ring bells and even fire a squeaker or cannon.
In the Semiluzhensky Cossack jail. Photo: provided for publication by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region. strong>. On the high bank of the Ob, there is a real lighthouse 17 meters high, which you can climb up a spiral staircase and enjoy magnificent views of the river, sunrises and sunsets in any weather.
Slightly further away is the Ascension Church, cut down from Siberian cedar and larch in the best traditions of Russian wooden architecture. This is an exact copy of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Antarctica, the southernmost of all Orthodox churches.
In winter, you can spend time actively in Ruyan-gorod: rent cheesecakes, a snowmobile, rent a cozy house and take a steam bath .
View of the lighthouse in Ruyan-city. Photo: Andrey Kuznetsov, provided for publication by the Project Office for the Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Tomsk Region. Relevant information for tourists is updated daily in the telegram channel and VKontakte.