Heliskiing Caucasus

  • Adventure Factor
    courageous
  • Experience Value / Emotion
    thrilling
  • Fitness / Struggle
    enjoy
  • Risk
    feel free to tell your partner about it
  • Travel Comfort
    sophisticated

Runs of up to 2000 vertical meters from mountains that are up to 5000m high.

Runs of up to 2000 vertical meters from mountains that are up to 5000m high. Heli-skiing has long since been a tradition in the Georgian part of the Caucasus. The area is spectacular! Only a two and a half hour flight away from Central Europe you'll find yourself in Tbilisi, a modern, vibrant and prosperous city. A private shuttle takes us from Tbilisi to the best ski resort in Georgia - Gudauri. And here we are already right in the heart of it. The ski resort at an altitude of 2000m offers everything you may desire from a ski resort. That includes an attractive ski area that still offers plenty of powder snow delight even in sub-optimal weather. The hotel is directly at the lift station. And all around us - nothing. Simply nothing. Only remote, endless, perfectly sloping hillsides. The natural silence is broken only by the rattle of the rotor blades from our helicopter. Each time the reliable helicopter brings our participants to new heights, to the next run. The Inuits have God knows how many words for snow, we need only two: powder and firn. It is that simple! You don’t need more to be happy. Due to the particular climatic conditions on this side of the Caucasus, we can enjoy both in one day. Yes, even both in one run. And the best part, the helicopter is there only for us. If we want to fly more, we fly more. Just beware – heli-skiing in the Caucasus is addictive...

Highlights

Safety is our Nr. 1 topic
All guides know the spot since years
Small groups with 4 skiers for each guide
Hotel in the middle of the ski resort
Ski and safety euipment included

 

Price:
Classic package: € 7.850,-  (6 days Heliski, 30.000 vertical meters, 21.500 guaranteed, 7 nights) 
Holiday package: € 4.230,-  (3 days Heliski, 13.500 vertical meters, 9.000 guaranteed, 4 nights)

 

Dates:

 

Book your Package at the date you request in the period from JANUARY to MARCH!

Booking Code: GUD19

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What the price includes:
All transfers from/to Tbilisi
7 nights (4 in Holiday package) at the Hotel in Gudauri in a double room
breakfast, packed lunch in the snow
6 days (3 in Holiday package) of Heli-skiing in small groups with english speaking mountain guides (1 guide per 4 skiers); weather and snow conditions permitting 
Classic Package 30.000 vertical meters, 21.500 guaranteed, Holiday Package 13.500 vertical meters, 9.000 guaranteed, with a reimbursement of € 100 per participant per 1000m not flown due to bad weather (in case the conditions are epic and we want to fly more than in the program, see “Optional at extra charge” below) 
Safety equipment (Avalanche airbag, shovel, probe, avalannche transceiver)
Powder skies and poles

 
What the price does not include:
Flight to Tiflis (we can gladly make you an offer – currently a flight from Europe is around €350)
Activities that are not part of the program 
dinner
Personal insurance
Visa for Georgia (EU and CH citizens do NOT need a visa, only a passport valid for at least another 6 months) 
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the hotel
Tips
Single room supplement (€ 438 per person for Classic package)

No refund for vertical meters missed due to absence (late arrival, etc.) or if the participant decides to leave the program prematurely.

Optional at extra charge: 
The helicopter is at our disposal. If we desire a further flight, so be it. The costs are divided among the participants. Each additional 1000 vertical meters amount to € 150 per person.

 

Furtenbach Adventures GmbH acts exclusivly as an agent for this trip. We refer to the General Terms and Conditions of Heliksir Ltd, Tbilisi, whose travel-, cancellation- and liability conditions apply without restricition.

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1: Arrival to Tbilisi in the early morning, meet-up at the hotel in Tbilisi. 
Private shuttle bus transfer to Gudauri. As always, we get off to a relaxed start ... check in, get to know each other, briefing by the crew and the guide, a beer, joint dinner to end the day. 

Days 2 – 7 or 2 - 4: Heli-skiing! The exact runs are determined daily in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guides, depending on weather and snow conditions. 

Day 8 or 5: Drive back to Tbilisi. There is still some time to visit the city. A farewell dinner and then it’s off to the airport or hotel, for those who would like to spend another day in Tbilisi.

General 
Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.
If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per emaillukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Furtenbach Adventures GmbH act exclusivly as an agent for this trip. Tour operator: Heliksir Ltd., 28 Pekini Str., 0160 Tbilisi, Gerogia. Tel: +995 (32) 224 35 03, mail: info@heliksir.com.

Difficulty / Technique
Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

Equipment 
Unless specified otherwise in the detailled program you need to bring your own personal ski / ski touring and safety equipment. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

Health 
We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.


Entry Requirements
Passport and Visa Regulations
Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months
Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

 More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

Payment

Deposit Payment is a maximum of 30% of the price. The balance must be paid 60 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in the GTC of the tour operator.

 

Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of the tour operator (see here).


The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

 

until 61 days prior to departure............................... 30%
from the 60th day prior to departure....................... 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.

Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG” [European Travel inscurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

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Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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