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USD 2,925

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 twin 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 2,925
The ultimate European women-only cat-skiing adventure in the snowiest parts of the Causcasus. Cat skiing in Bakhmaro Georgia includes all transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a new lodge, all meals plus 6 days of cat skiing in an all female group. Join the fixed date tour or form your own group for a custom tour
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,925
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 01 - Mar 05, 2022
Min Days: From 8
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Women's Tour

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, 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, 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 2,700m 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 1,900m and over 2,700m 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!

Getting There

For more information on how to get to Georgia & the gateway airport of Kutaisi (KUT), see our Bakhmaro & Adjara Location page. You will be met at the airport by the cat ski hosts for transport to Bakhmaro by minivan and snowcat.

Itinerary

The tour includes everything so there is no stress for guests. See the Itinerary tab for detail.

Accommodation & Food

All guests are accommodated in the newly built 'Pioneers' Lodge and will share either twin, or triple rooms with private bathrooms. All meals are included whilst at Bakhmaro. The women's group will get exclusive access to the sauna. See the Lodging tab for detail.

Snowcats

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro utilises 3 to 4 SnowCats, each with a maximum of 12 seats for guests, however the women's tour will be limited to 8 to 10 guests. All women's tour participants will have their own exclusive snowcat & 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. They have an in-depth knowledge of the region's snowpack and know when & where to ride safely, in any conditions.

The Women's Tour group is led by an experienced mountain guide from the Alps, with assistance from local guides from the professional Georgian Mountain Guides Association.

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 1½ 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 with  a group brunch & introductions. Safety briefing & start skiing around noon.

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

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Package
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Package
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Package

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 1½hr 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!

Things have moved on, and the Women's Tour will utilise the newest of Bakhmaro's accommodations in the newly built 'The Pioneers' lodge. The group will share twin, double & triple rooms, each with a modern ensuite bathroom, and balcony. Meals are taken in a shared lounge & dining room large enough for all guests to enjoy the fantastic cuisine and relax in comfort. Exclusive access to the lodge's sauna will be provided to the group.

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Accommodation
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Accommodations
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Lodging

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 , the supply of fresh goods is only partly possible, however, given the challenges, the quality of the meals is unparalleled. A local team of chefs and kitchen helpers prepare the food fresh every day.

Georgian cuisine is very well known for its quality and great taste across Eastern Europe. It is quite heavy with meat, fish, vegetables side dishes, bread and cheese. For breakfast, there is, next to the obligatory khachapuri "small chicken" - eggs as omelette or fried eggs, freshly baked bread, muesli, fresh fruit, and local specialties. At lunchtime, there will be a simple takeaway lunch box to maximize ski time during the day and on bad weather days it is always possible to come back to the lodge for hot soup. In the evening, Georgian cooking is at its best with lashings of delicious local delights, including lobio (traditional bean stew in a clay pot), khinkhali (meat dumplings), tolma (stuffed wine or cabbage leaves) and the famous khachapuri (cheese bread). And, of course, you can look forward to the famous BBQ in the snow ...

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

High season (Feb) - All transfers, accom, meals, guide & 6 days cat-skiing in an all women's group - €2,500

Inclusions
  • CAT-SKIING: 6 days of guided cat skiing in an all women's group
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights lodging in a double, twin or triple room with private bathroom
  • MEALS: full board (all meals) at Bakhmaro
  • SMALL GROUP: Max 8 to 10 guests in the group
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Return transfers from Kutaisi airport to Bakhmaro
  • SAUNA: 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

Corona Virus Update re Booking Conditions

The deposit has been reduced to 20% to limit the uncertainty for our freeriders. However, down-payments to confirm that the bookings are binding and urgently needed to pay for diesel, spare parts, firewood, etc.

It is also impossible for us to predict how politics will proceed with restrictions. Accordingly, all flight plans must be enjoyed with caution. This year it probably makes sense to book flights later.

In the case of general impossibility - no flights or entry restrictions that make the tour impossible (quarantine on entry or return trip; general travel bans, etc.) you will be issue vouchers for the next season.

A repayment of the deposit will not be possible in the event of a (partial) cancellation of the season. For travel cancellations for personal reasons (own illness, injury, etc.), please take out travel cancellation insurance. We can no longer make goodwill refunds in these difficult times.