HELISKIING KAMTCHATKA

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

"I prefer to leave tracks where no other tracks lead. I can look back and assess them, which I would not be able to do otherwise, because they would be lost among many others. I want to have control over my life. That's why I go my own way, a way not everyone follows." Heini Holzer (Extreme skiing legend from south Tirol, died 1977 during first ski descent of Piz Roseg north-east face) 

Those who have experienced the pounding of a Mi-8 helicopter up close, not with an AK-47 in hand, but rather with a pair of awesome powder skis, will gladly recall their quickened heart beat and the butterflies in their stomach. That’s the sensation you get when being picked up directly from the hotel and flown by this impressive airship to the next run in one of the most fascinating parts of the world. That’s when the group presents an odd sight. Everyone has a grin on their face. This is a result of the endorphins constantly being released by the body. In your thoughts, you are already on the next run. From the rim of an active volcano down to the Pacific coast and through valleys and fjords where the legendary Kamchatka bears roam. After a day's work, it’s off to the sauna or the natural hot springs. Afterall, one must relax and unwind from this state of natural intoxication. And all this in one of the remotest areas of the world. This is a pure skiing adventure. Heli-skiing Kamchatka style.

Kamchatka epic heli-ski movie!

Dates:

 

March 10 - 17, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM119

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March 17 - 24, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM219

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March 24 - 31, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM319

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March 31 - April 07, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM419

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April 07 - 14, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM519

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April 14 - 21, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM619

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April 21 - 28, 2019 (8 days from/to Kamtschatka)

Booking Code: KAM719

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Price: € 6.750,00
Minimum participants: 12 (one guide per 4 participants)


What the price includes:
7 nights at the 3 star hotel in a double room with breakfast, dinner and packed lunch in the snow
WIFI, access to sauna and natural hot pool
6 days (weather and snow conditions permitting) of Heli-skiing with local mountain guide (1 guide per 4 participants, maximum of 12 participants per helicopter) 
8 helicopter hours are included; in good conditions 2,5 hours can be skied per day, which is roughly 7.000-10.000 vertical meters.
Reimbursement of € 400 per participant per hour 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, avalanche transceiver)
Governmental permits and heliskiing fees
All transfers
Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator 


What the price does not include:
Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski via Moskau (we can gladly make you an offer – currently a flight from Europe is around €700)
Ski equipment
Activities that are not part of the program
Personal insurance
Visa for Russia (must be obtained by members at Russian embassy in their home country at least 4 weeks before departure, we will provide necessary invitation letter from Russia after booking) 
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the hotel
Tips
Single room supplement (€ 350 per person)

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 hour of flight amounts to € 450 per person (in case of 12 members).

 

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com

 

 

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1: Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski airport (IATA Code: PKC) in Kamchatka, pick up from the airport and 30 minute transfer to the lodge, which will be our base for the next few days. If weather permits we can fly / ski on the same day.

Days 2 – 7: Heli-skiing! The exact runs are determined daily in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guides, depending on weather and snow conditions. Depending on flight destination helicopter picks us up directly from our lodge or short transfer to heliport. After skiing it’s time to chill out and relax at the hot springs or the sauna.

Day 8: Transfer back to Airport.

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.

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.

Physical fitness 
A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. Train in the months before the trip! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

Equipment 
Unless specified otherwise in the detailled program you need to bring your own personal ski / skki 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 and a visa that has to be obtained by members in their homecountry at the Russian Embassy at least 4 weeks before departure. We will provide russian invitation letter. 
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 made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

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 Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

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

 until 30 days prior to departure............................... 30%
29 - 20 days prior to departure.......................... 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure.......................... 70%
9 - 4 days prior to departure.............................. 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours).........100%
on the day of 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.

 

 

 

Furtenbach Adventures is the most innovative organizer of expeditions and exclusive adventure travel.

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Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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