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Siberian fun: Mass ski run in swimsuits

Grelka Fest is annual largest event of Siberia taking place in the ski complex “Sheregesh” and attracting more than 10,000 spectators. Usually It happens on the first weekend of April, however, this year the festival will lasts three weekends of the month.


Grelka Fest gives participants a wonderful opportunity to experience and advance in alpine skiing and snowboarding enjoying Sheregesh’s breathtaking scenery, white snow, bright sun and music.

grelka fest sheregesh

The festival program:

April 3-5, 2015
The opening of the festival.
Carnival downhill ski and snowboard descent. Owners of the best outfits will receive cash prizes.
The most talented DJ’s of Moscow, St Petersburg and Novosibirsk will perform on the festival’s big stage.

April 10 – 15, 2015
Humor festival


April 17 – 19, 2015
The downhill ski and snowboard descent in swimwear. This year festival organizers expect more than 1000 participants. The descent is scheduled for April 18, 12.00.
The swimwear descent 2013 was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.
This year organizers have applied for a new record.

Among the events listed, Grelka Fest 2015 will host a traditional beauty contest, festival of colors Holi and music performances.

Grelka fest Sheregesh

Where: The ski resort Sheregesh in the Kemerovo Region
April 3-5, 2015
April 10 – 15, 2015
April 17 – 19, 2015
Event cost: Free
How to get to Sheregesh:
To get to Sheregeth you have to get to Tashtagol settlement first. It’s located 17 km far from Sheregesh:
From Novokuznetsk: journey by local bus takes about 3 hours
From Novosibirsk: journey by local bus takes about 6-8 hours (depends on route). Bus departs every Wednesday and Saturday at 12:00 pm.
There are frequent buses (#101) in Tashtagol that leave for Sheregesh.


grelka fest sheregesh

grelka fest sheregesh

2 thoughts on “Siberian fun: Mass ski run in swimsuits

    1. admin

      Hello Tim!

      The best way to get to Sheregesh is via Novosibirsk. There are regular flights from London to Novosibirsk.
      There is another route that goes through Novokuznetsk, but this options isn’t popular. Read more

      Besides, you can book a tour to the festival.
      The exact dates of the festival in 2017 aren’t announced yet.


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