We are setting the base for this exceptional Heliski trip to the small, beautiful village of Arkhyz, situated in the heart of the Russian Caucasus. This region is known for its mild climate and its many mineral springs, which are widely used for their therapeutic purposes. But we are here for a very different reason: Powder!
Due to the perfect location of Akhyz, right in the center of the central Caucasus, surrounded by its highest peaks and the most northern subtropical area in the world, the snow conditions are usually more than excellent. And with the help of our certified UIAGM mountain guides and of course our own helicopter, our guests can enjoy these natural amenities as much as possible. Even if we would experience a day where the weather conditions should not be in our favor, Arkhyz still offers an alternate program that is not to be scoffed at. A few years ago, a small skiing area opened up which offers the perfect alternative at down days and our skis and legs won’t come to rest.
And the cherry on the top of this trip is probably the accommodation: We are going to stay at the former mountain residence of Michail Gorbatschow, the first president of the Soviet Republic. And besides that: we got the mansion completely for ourselves! All those who always wanted to sleep in chambers steeped with history, this is the perfect opportunity to experience how the prestigious life of Russia’s political elites must have looked like.
This is how we will indulge in reminiscence of the best runs of the day, while the shashlik kebabs sizzle on the fire in the backyard and maybe we will sleep in the very same bed where Michail Gorbatschow has put himself to rest…