• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Caucasus
  • Best period
    Mar

Description

Svanetia is located in North Georgia and it is a spectacular ski touring spot. The powerful mountain range of the Greater Caucasus surrounds the region with its high peaks, making Svanetia a real paradise for ski tourers.

I invite you to join me for a 7-day heli-assisted ski touring trip in this beautiful region of Georgia. Also, thanks to the influence of the Black Sea, Svanetia offers huge snowfalls, tree lines and a variety of alpine surfaces to overcome.

This trip is suitable for skiers of intermediate or higher level, able to ski in any snow conditions. Also, you need to be in good physical shape and have at least 15 days of ski-tour/backcountry skiing experience

As the access to the best ski spots is rather long and complex, I came up with an idea: taking you to the highest alpine falls by helicopter! It will be an unforgettable helicopter-assisted ski touring trip.

During these days, we will have the opportunity to ski around the best backcountry spots. Every day, you will have 3 helicopter drops in different locations.

Do you want to know why I love heli-assisted ski touring in Svanetia? First, much of the the time we would spend hiking up to the mountain top, we will just be skiing. This way we’ll have the opportunity to be at high terrain without spending much time and enjoy the best snow quality.

Morning snow runs are the best ones, and with the heli-drops we will be there before anyone. Also, at the end of the day we’ll ski down to the valley bottom, adding extra vertical meters.

And, of course, the views of the Caucasus Range during the flight are really stunning. Besides, Svanetia is an interesting cultural area full of museums, churches, monuments and delicious local food.

So, if this great tour in Svanetia sounds tempting, please contact me! Book your place and let’s start planning an incredible skiing adventure. And if the proposed date doesn’t suit you, custom dates are also available. You can also take a look at all the other exciting trips that I also offer.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Mestia

You can choose either Batumi or Kutaisi as a meeting point. Kutaisi airport is closer to Mestia than Batumi, but Batumi offers more flight frequencies. Another option is arriving to Tbilisi, but the ride to the hotel will take about 8 hours.
The village of Mestia will be our base. It’s located on the foot of Mount Ushba at 1.500 meters. Once in the hotel, you can rest and enjoy free time till next day.

Day 2 to 7

Heli-assisted ski touring

During these days we will ski around the best backcountry spots. You will have 3 helicopter drops (one per day) in different locations decided by me and my professional team. Please note the drops will depend on climate and snow conditions. If any of those heli-drops are not used I will refund 175 EUR per drop per person.
On the last day I will take you back to Kutaisi or Batumi, arriving there at noon. It will be a really exciting heli-assisted ski touring trip in Svanetia.

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
03/03/2018 to 10/03/2018

Price per person

Group of 42480EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
The transfers included are: group transfers from Kutaisi/Batumi to Mestia and back, transportation by 4WD van to the place of ski touring and back (in days without helicopter drops); transportation back to Mestia in days with helicopter use.Breakfast is included.3 helicopter drops are included for the week (one per day)Please note that flights, personal insurance (covering helicopter evacuation) and extra helicopter drops are not included.

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Mestia Village

Accommodation

Accommodation in Mestia – hotel Svaneti, located in the centre of the village. Twin rooms, half board included. Single room accommodation available.

Disclaimer

Please note the drops will depend on climate and snow conditions. If any of those heli-drops are not used we will refund 175 EUR per drop per person.