5 days of heliskiing

Five days of heliskiing in Abkhazia

5 nights in a 4* hotel / 5 hours of flying time / 3350 EUR

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Accommodation

The 4* hotel is located in the the historical part of Old Gagra, just half an hour of driving from the Sochi airport and 15 minutes  away from our helipad. It offers accommodation in comfortable double or single rooms with sea or mountain views. The hotel has its own park, with tropical plants, a beach and a restaurant of national and European cuisine on the hotels territory.

Getting here

Our guide will meet you at the Sochi international airport. On our way to the hotel we will cross the Russian-Abkhazian border. Usually it takes about 30-40 minutes. Foreigners, depending on their citizenship, may need a dual or multi-visa of Russian Federation, as well as a visa to Abkhazia (issued upon entry). Please contact us in advance to prepare all the necessary documents.

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Skiing

Mountaineous Abkhazia is one of the best places for Heliskiing in the Caucasus: a huge territory, varied terrain, great snow! Here you will find everything – from wide endless fields to excellent tree skiing or steep narrow couloirs. Finally you will explore the amazing untouched nature of Western Caucasus!

During this program we will use SA-341 Gazelle helicopter (3 guests / 1 guide) or Aluette III SA-319 (4 guests / 1 guide) and we will have five hours of flying time. One helicopter can simultaneously work with two groups. The flying time is calculated from the start of rotation of the blades until they stop. Under normal conditions there are two – three full days of skiing and 15-18 unforgettable descents.

Ones the flight time (5 hours) is over, the group can continue skiing based on the price of 1 flight hour = 490 EUR per person (full group). If the group is not full, additional payment is made for the missing participants.

In the case of not usage of 5 hours due to bad weather we will return money at the rate of 380 EUR per 1 hour of flight time per person.

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In case of bad weather

Or after the exhaustion of the flight time (5 hours) we will offer you alternative programs:

– ski touring or split boarding in the mountains of Abkhasia

– freeride on one of the resorts of Krasnaya Polyana

– tracking and sightseeing programs in Abkhazia

– gastronomic tours

Program

(may vary depending on the weather)

Sunday – meeting in the Sochi airport, transfer to the hotel, meeting with the guides, welcome drink and discussing the program.

Monday – An avalanche training. Day of heliskiing.

Tuesday – Day of heliskiing.

Wednesday – Day of heliskiing.

Thursday – reserve day / alternative programs.

Friday – reserve day. The end of the program. Departure.

At the request of our guests accommodation at the hotel and heliskiing can be continued on weekends for an extra payment.

Included in the price:

– 5 hours of flight time

– five nights in 4* hotel

– transfers (airport, helipad, ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana, transfers to sporting or sightseeing programs in bad weather)

– ski guide on the programs of heliskiing, freeride or ski-tour

– rent of avalanche equipment (ABS backpack, shovel, transceiver, probe)

– lunch and water on Board during heliskiing

Additionally:

– lunches and dinners (café or restaurant)

– alternative activities (bad weather)

– ski-passes

– personal expenses

– russian double or multivisa