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7-day heliboarding trip in Mount Elbrus, Caucasus

Mt Elbrus-Caucasus
Heliboarding in Mount Elbrus
Heliboarding in Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus

Join Marco, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, in this great 7-day heliboarding adventure in Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus range. This trip is perfectly designed for snowboarding lovers and altitude fans seeking new challenges.

Not specified

Caucasus

7 Days

Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, is the highest mountain in Europe. Would you like to reach this mythical summit on a helicopter and snowboard down its slopes? 

During this 7-day trip you will be able to experience unforgettable drops from 5.642 meters tall while you enjoy the spectacular views of the Caucasus mountains.

We will only care about finding great spots for snowboarding and exploring the mountains! Two expert guides will accompany 6 people and you will count with 18 hours of flying time during 6 days. The base camp of the trip lies in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia, located in North Caucasus.

This trip is perfect for those who love daring height and the adrenaline of doing an activity they love in an imposing landscape. You will be able to travel over a large terrain that goes from Arkhyz to the well-known Dombai ski resort, one of the ski bases in the Caucasus range that tourists choose the most.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to conquer the tenth most renowned peak in the world. Get ready to experience downhill snowboarding as you haven’t done before…request to book this trip!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Mineralnye Vody Airport

We’ll be waiting for you and transfer on a private bus to the hotel (3 hours). Welcome at the hotel with a drink and lunch.

Day 2 to 7: Heliboarding

We will have a safety procedure briefing on the first heliboarding morning.

Day 8: Transfer to Mineralnye Vody Airport

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel or Lodge 3 or 4 *, offering basic comfort. The snowboard safari programme is organized day-to-day, depending on the conditions. As a result, accommodation will be determined in relation to this program. We can not guarantee a type of accommodation in advance.

More info

We take a group of 6 people (2 guides) in each trip.

HELICOPTER The helicopters are Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil and AérospatialeSA 315B Lama, single-turbine. It can carry 4 people plus a guide. The helicopters are of recent construction and offer all the necessary security guarantees. They are revised and maintained strictly according to international maintenance procedures.

FLIGHT TIME We prefer to base our calculations on actual flight time. Not only is this method better for you, closer to the reality of the costs, but it also allows us freedom to adapt our program depending on conditions, giving us the possibility to explore the best sites. So a good day will give you 7000 to 10000 meters of vertical descent for around 2h30 of flight time! The flight time allocated for each trip is based on the average number of hours used throughout each trip during the season. If the weather conditions do not allow you to use all these hours, we will reimburse them to you.


About the guide

I have been a mountain guide for almost 20 years. But I'm not only a guide...
The mountain is the thread of my life. I am a member of the Chamonix Guides Company, ski instructor and teacher for many years at ENSA (National School of Ski and Alpinism), I am very experienced in the mountains. My experience is multifaceted since I partake in varied projects, as a trainer and first aider at the Chamoniarde de Secours (an association that contributes to the development of mountain safety and to promote alpine environment knowledge), technical supervisor of the freeride competitions organization, or safety advisor and rider in several freeride videos.
My favorite?... The Kamchatka, heliski's promised land. In 2005 I created a heliski agency in Russia, to share my passion organizing exceptional ski journeys.

Languages

Russian | French | English

Certificates

SNGM

Residence

Argentière


What people are saying about Marco Gaiani

Dimitri Charriere

5.00

November, 2016

The dream of all freeskiers !!!

Udo Weigelt

5.00

August, 2016

See you in May!

Stoyan Atanassov

5.00

May, 2016

You guys are great. Thank you for incredible moments. I will be back!

David

5.00

October, 2015

Le meilleur trip ski de ma vie dans un endroit sur lequel je fantasmais depuis des années. Un voyage complet, exotique à souhait dans une ambiance top! De vrais mordus de ski, passionnés de grands espaces qui partagent une semaine de passion commune. Des guides pros, internationaux et qui connaissent l'endroit comme leur poche. Ils sauront s'adapter au profil du groupe et à ses envies. Toujours à la recherche de la meilleure neige, de la plus belle trace et du spot le plus photogénique... Un service irréprochable, une vraie découverte de la Russie et une ambiance détendue. L'hôtel qui sert de Camp de base est parfaitement équipé et les débriefings au sauna en fin de journée valent le coup! Une note sur 10? 9,5!

Matthieu Bataille

5.00

August, 2015

Marco is a pro. Seriously amazing experience in Kamchatka.

Denis Danny

5.00

June, 2015

Leave your tasks at home and go to mounts with Heliski Russia. This guys know how to prepare and cook your gourmet vacation!

Anne des Alpes

5.00

December, 2014

Inoubliable ! Magique... Exceptionnel

Fabrice Le Bigot

5.00

September, 2013

It will be a travel not to forget I have to come back. Thank for all.

Kktc Resul Ünal

5.00

September, 2013

Kışın kayak yapmayı, donmus nehir üzerinde gezmeyi çok seviyorum. Sizlere tavsiye ederim.

Karel de Mooij

5.00

May, 2013

It's not a holiday, it's a true adventure. Breathtaking views, bears, hot springs and amazing descents from volcanoes. Nice people @ heliski also!

Gleb Skrypin

5.00

April, 2012

True professionals and totally amazing experience providers. Tested on myself. Recommend.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 60000 Each

Group of 2

EUR 30000 Each

Group of 3

EUR 20000 Each

Group of 4

EUR 15000 Each

Group of 5

EUR 12000 Each

Group of 6

EUR 10000 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

6 days of snowboarding with private helicopter flights departing from the hotel (18 hours flight); airport-hotel transfers; access to all services of the hotel; breakfast, picnic with local specialties during the day in the mountains and evening meal; snacks are also provided (energy bars) and bottles of water are available during the day at the helicopter; safety equipment (ABS Airbag Backpack, Avalanche Victim Detector, Excavator, Probe).

The price does not include drinks and midday meals on days when we don't fly.




 

 

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