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Price p/p From price based on all transfers, 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board & 5-6 days guided cat skiing.
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USD 2,530

WOMEN ONLY GUIDED CAT SKIING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Cat Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on all transfers, 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board & 5-6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,530
The ultimate European women-only cat-skiing adventure, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro in Georgia includes all transfers, 7 nights accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, all meals plus 6 days of cat skiing in an all female group.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,530
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,530
Availability: Available
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Women's Ski & Snowboard Packages

Overview

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro is one of Europe's newest & best ski adventure & the Women's Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to ski this magical destination in an all-female group. Packages includes return airport transfers, 5- 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro (up to 2 nights accommodation near the airport), all meals at Bakhmaro plus 6 days of fully guided cat skiing in an all-female group.

Snow & Terrain

The location of Bakhmaro in the '"Lesser Caucasus" is relatively close to the Black Sea. The proximity of the sea to the the high peaks of around 2700m provides abundant moisture, and when combined with cold temperatures, deep powder from December to early March.

The terrain includes great tree skiing & high alpine terrain between 1900m and over 2700m elevation in the snow laden Little Caucasus of Southern Georgia. High levels of snowfall, especially at the beginning of the season provide generally excellent conditions. Tree runs with names like "Big in Japan' indicate the quality of the ski experience here. The numbers of return clientele are another indicator!

Snowcats

From season 20118/19 Cat Skiing Bakhmaro will be using 3 to 4 SnowCats, each with a maximum of 12 seats for guests. All women's tour participants will have their own exclusive cat & ski with an all-female group.

Safety

The operation is run by a reliable and professionalism German-Swiss organization, where quality and safety management is paramount.

Tour groups are led by a local guide from the professional Georgian Mountain Guides Association, overseen by professional mountain guides from the Alps

Here is a little video of the Cat Skiing Bakhmaro experience courtesy of whitehearts,de......

Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival Kutaisi (KUT) airport in Georgia. Pick up at the airport & transfer to Bakhmaro (2 hours with the minibus and then 1.5 hours with the Snowcat). [There may be an overnight stay in the vicinity of the airport required depending on your flight arrival.]

Day 2 - Induction & Skiing/Snowboarding

An easy start in the morning & a group brunch & introductions. Safety briefing & start skiing around noon.

Each day will end with an opportunity for the group to have exclusive access access to the sauna

Days 3 to 7 - Cat Skiing FULL

Cat Skiing in the mountains around Bakhmaro. Bakhmaro valley is at over 1,900m. Above 2,100m, the mountains are tree-free. The summits able to be reached are 2,500 to 2,755m. However, the higher elevations are often wind-blown. The skiing is usually between 1,800 and 2,300 meters. The individual runs are between 300 & 500m vertical in altitude.

Depending on the area, the length of the run & the condition of the participants, you can do about 10 runs per day.

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Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast transfer to the airport. If due to the weather situation, the transfer has already been carried out the previous evening, overnight is then near the airport.] Departure Kutaisi (KUT).

Options

Option to spent the last night in Kutaisi and/or to extend the stay and visit Tbilisi or the Great Caucasus. Ask for more information.

Bakhmaro Lodging & Food

Lodging & Accommodations

Bakhmaro is a totally isolated village in winter (hence the 1.5hr transfer by snowcat from the nearest road). In its first season, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro was based in two rather spartan local village huts. Whilst it added to the adventure, the challenges were great & the comfort was ....... not!

From season 2017/18, a heavily modified cabin and a purpose built ablutions block was successfully utilised. Comfortable bedrooms sleeping 4 people, bathrooms with hot running water plus a sauna made living in isolated Bakhmaro comfortable & warm. Improvements are made every season.

The Women's Tour will share all the lodge facilities with other guests, but will share bunkrooms only with women from the group.

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Sitting room
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Bakhmaro Lodge

Unfortunately, the Georgian government cannot be convinced that it would be necessary for a professional operation to build and operate a proper lodge in Bakhmaro. Therefore basic cottages for single seasons will be rented & fitted out comfortably for each season. Accordingly we can just offer low quality for a quite high price!

Food

Full board with an extensive breakfast, a simple lunch snack and a Georgian dinner is provided whilst at Bakhmaro. Due to the remote location in the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, the supply of fresh goods is only partly possible.

For breakfast, there is, next to the obligatory khachapuri "small chicken" - eggs as omelette or fried eggs, freshly baked bread and honey from local beekeepers. At lunchtime, there will be a simple takeaway snack to maximize ski time during the day. In the evening, Georgian cooking at its best. And, of course, you can look forward to the famous BBQ in the snow ...

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Dining room
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Typical dinner at Bakhmaro
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BBQ picnic

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

High season (Jan & Feb) - All transfers, accom, meals, guide & 5-6 days cat-skiing - €2,300

Inclusions
  • 6 days of guided cat skiing
  • 7 nights lodging (up to 2 nights near airport)
  • 5 -7 nights full board (all meals) at Bakhmaro (depending on incoming flight times!)
  • Max 12 guests in cat ski group
  • Kutaisi airport pickup and transfer to Bakhmaro & return
  • Exclusive access to sauna
Add-ons
  • Freeride skis & poles €200 per week (subject to availability)
  • Single room supplement - €280 per week (subject to availability)
  • Avalanche safety gear - ABS pack, beacon, probe, shovel for duration of trip - €90 (subject to availability)
Not Included

Booking Conditions

All terms & conditions are as per those set out by powderproject.ch at the time of booking

Note:

  • All Rates are in EUR funds.
  • Travel, medical and trip cancellation / interruption insurance is highly recommended and can be purchased here