Mount Elbrus heliskiing 7-day trip, Caucasus

Ski down mythical Mount Elbrus (5642 m) and explore the majestic Caucasus Mountains, with this 7-day heliskiing safari trip along with IFMGA certified guide Marco.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me on a unique 7-day heliskiing safari in the majestic Caucasus Montains and ski the slopes of mythical Mount Elbrus (5642 m), the highest mountain in Europe!

    I will take you on an unforgettable adventure! It will be a group of 6 people with 2 guides, with 18 hours of flight time in 6 days. The programme is designed as a ski-safari and therefore it’s organized day to day, depending on the conditions. Our aim is to find the best spots for skiing and enjoy exploration in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains.

    Mount Elbrus lies in the Southern Russian Federation, near the border with Georgia. The base camp of this trip will be in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia, located in North Caucasus.

    During these days we will explore a large area stretching from Arkhyz to the famous Dombai ski resort, one of the most popular ski bases in the Caucasus range.

    This unforgettable trip has everything a heliskier needs: amazing powder, verticality and altitude, all gathered at the heart of a wild and spectacular environment. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path heliskiing trip, this is it!

    Besides, we will fly into the mountains and to the summit of Elbrus in the B3, a myth among mountain helicopters.

    So are you in for this amazing heliskiing trip in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains? Send me a request and let’s start planning this amazing tour! I will be happy to be your guide in this unforgettable ski safari adventure. You can also check my heliskiing programme in the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    58200 EUR

    Group of 2
    29100 EUR

    Group of 3
    19400 EUR

    Group of 4
    14550 EUR

    Group of 5
    11640 EUR

    Group of 6
    9700 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes: 6 days of skiing 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.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival Mineralnye Vody Airport

      Arrival in the  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 7Heliskiing

      In the first morning we’ll have a safety procedure briefing.

    • Day 8Transfer to Mineralnye Vody Airport
     
     

    Other details

     
    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    Hotel or Lodge 3 or 4 *, offering basic comfort.

    The ski 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

    In contrast to other Heli-ski companies who base their flight time on the vertical meters skied, 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.

     
     

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