7-day splitboarding and heliboarding in Kamchatka

Marco, IFMGA certified mountain guide, organized a fantastic 7-day splitboarding and heliboarding program to explore the Avacha Bay, in Kamchatka. Amazing slopes, beautiful nature and wildlife!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Kamchatka

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Discover the beauty of Kamchatka during this 1-week splitboarding and heliboarding program! 

    The Kamchatka peninsula is located in Siberia, in eastern Russia, and it has a volcanic origin. In particular, we will go to the Avacha Bay, in the southeast of the peninsula, at the Pacific Ocean. Not only is it one of the largest bays in the world, but its beauty is remarkable, with outstanding landscapes.

    We will meet in Petropavlovsk, where we will start the tour. A very special highlight of this trip is the wildlife you will get to see. In Cape Morzhovy you will spot otters and sea lions.

    Besides, we will ascend the Mutnovsky volcano (2322m), one of the most active volcanoes in the region, and we will enjoy its amazing descent.

    We will make the best of the 2 heliboarding days, which will allow us to reach incredible spots. We will sleep 4 nights on the ship and 3 nights in a hotel. For more information on the program, have a look at the detailed itinerary below.

    This trip is for skiers and snowboarders who are in very good physical shape and have experience, as it is quite demanding.

    Is Kamchatka on your wish list? If it wasn’t, I am sure it is now! Send me a request and let’s discover the best slopes of the Avacha Bay together. And for another unique destination, have a look at this amazing ski touring trip in Antarctica.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    7400 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Helicopter drops as described
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Not included: Flights, personal equipment, extra expenses, insurance.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      We meet at the Petropavlovsk airport and transfer to the port to board the ship. From the Avacha Bay, we will go to the Shipunski Peninsula where we will spend the night.

    • Day 2 Morzhovy Cape

      We will leave the Mokhovaya Bay and start the ascent with the splitboard. We will visit a Japanese ship in the shore and go to the Morzhovy Cape by kayak or zodiac. There you will admire the sea otters and sea lions, and have the chance to enjoy diving. We will return to the ship and go through the Shipunski Cape until the Bechevinskaya Bay.

    • Day 3Snezhnaya

      We will start the ascent to the Snezhnaya summit and admire the Bechevinskaya Bay. We will visit Bechevinka, a ghost town, and have dinner. Then we will go to the Russkaya Bay.

    • Day 4Russkaya Bay - Heliboarding

      We will spend the morning snowboarding at the Russkaya Bay. At noon, we will take the MI-8 helicopter and fly to the Vilyuchinsky volcano (2173m). We will ascend the Mutnovsky volcano (2322m).

    • Day 5Rest day in the bay

      You will enjoy a walk in one of the beautiful bays in the area. We will drive to Hotel Antarius, where you will spend the night.

    • Day 6Heliboarding

      After breakfast, we will fly to the Avachinsky volcano (2741m) and enjoy a ski descent to the south. We will return to the hotel at night.

    • Day 7Sherelshink

      We will enjoy a last day snowboarding at the Sherelshink slopes, before departing on day 8.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    At Petropavlovsk.

    Accommodation

    At the Hotel Antarius.

    More info

    If you want, you can choose to spend 6 nights on the ship and 1 in the Hotel. This option includes 4 hours of flight instead of 2.30.

    Prices per person

    Group of 5: 12900 €

    Group of 6: 11400 €

    Group of 7: 10300 €

    Group of 8: 9500 €

    Group of 9: 8800 €

    Group of 10: 8200 €

     

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Marco Gaiani

     

    The dream of all freeskiers !!!
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    See you in May!
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    Udo Weigelt
    You guys are great. Thank you for incredible moments. I will be back!
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    Marco is a pro. Seriously amazing experience in Kamchatka.
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