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

Description

Svanetia is located in Georgia North and it is a really awesome 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 touring.

Besides, thanks to the influence of the Black Sea, Svanetia offers huge snowfalls, tree lines and a variety of alpine surfaces to overcome.

As the access to the best ski spots are rather long and complex, I came up with an idea: taking you to the highest alpine falls by helicopter. Yes, as you read! It will be a helicopter-assisted ski touring trip that you’ll enjoy a lot.

Do you want to know why I love heliskiing in Svanetia? Find below my reasons:
  • All the time lost hiking up to the ridge tops, will be won for skiing
  • The morning snow runs are the best ones, and we’ll be there before anyone
  • By the end of the day we’ll ski down to the valley bottom, adding extra vertical meters.
  • We’ll have the opportunity to be at high terrains quicky and enjoy the best snow quality
  • The views of Caucasus Range during the flight are really stunning

Moreover, I can also add the feature that Svanetia is an interesting cultural area full of museums, churches, monuments and delicious local food.

Then, you can read the program details:

DAY 1

You have to choose the meeting point between Batumi or Kutaisi. Kutaisi airport is nearer Mestia than Batumi, but Batumi has more flights frequencies. Other option is the arrival to Tbilisi but the ride to the hotel will take about 8 hours.

Once in the hotel in Mestia Village, you can rest and have free time till next day. Mestia will be our “base camp” and it is located on the foot of Mount Ushba at 1.500 meters.

DAY 2 TO 7

Here the funniest starts. During these 6 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. They, of course, 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.

The last day you will be taken back to Kutaisi or Batumi, arriving there at noon.

It will be a very exciting heli-assisted ski touring trip in Svanetia and it will be great to be your guide.

Please feel free to contact me and ask me any question you have. Next dates for 2017 are in March, so book your place quickly!

Price per person

1 Person2210.00EUR
Group of 22210.00EUR
Group of 32210.00EUR
Group of 42210.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Heliski drop(s)

Extras

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.

More info

Extra expenses:International and domestic airfares Personal insurance, covering helicopter evacuation (required). Extra helicopter drops (770 EUR per group