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AUD 3,409

CAT SKIING BAKHMARO
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board & 6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 3,409
The ultimate European cat-skiing adventure, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro in Georgia includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, all meals plus 6 days of cat skiing.
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 05 - Dec 12, 2020
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2020
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2020
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 26 - Jan 02, 2021
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 02 - Jan 09, 2021
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2021
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2021
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2021
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 27 - Mar 06, 2021
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Ski & Snowboard Packages

Overview

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro is one of Europe's newest & best ski adventures. Located in the Caucasus of southwestern Georgia at the remote village of Bakhmaro (deserted in winter!) the closest major Georgian cities are Kutaisi & Batumi. For more information on how to get to Georgia & the gateway airport of Kutaisi (KUT), see our Bakhmaro & Adjara Location page.

Packages includes return airport transfers, 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro , all meals at Bakhmaro plus the 6 days of fully guided cat skiing.

Snow & Terrain

The location of Bakhmaro in the "Lesser Caucasus" is relatively close to the Black Sea. The proximity of the sea to 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!

Snowcats

From season 20118/19 Cat Skiing Bakhmaro will be using 3 to 4 SnowCats, each with a maximum of 12 seats for guests.

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 (Saturday or Friday depending on flights to Kutaisi)

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.

Days 3 to 7 - Cat Skiing Full Days

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 with 10 runs per day with an average group in good weather.

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

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Day 8 - Departure (Saturday)

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

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.

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Bunkrooms
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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

Low Season (Dec & Mar) - All transfers, accom, meals, guide 6 days cat-skiing - €2,100

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

Inclusions
  • CAT SKIING: 6 days of guided cat skiing
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights lodging
  • MEALS: full board (all meals) at Bakhmaro
  • TRANSFERS: all ground transport & transfers between Kutaisi & Bakhmaro
  • 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

Non-binding advance bookings have been possible since the beginning of May. It is practically impossible for us to predict when travel restrictions will be lifted. Accordingly, there is still no winter flight program. Nevertheless, we are beginning to accept booking requests for both parties without obligation.

We are not currently creating any invoices. Down payments are only planned from mid-June.

Before booking, please note that a second Corona wave is expected in autumn. In autumn, however, we will no longer be able to reimburse payments made (since we are already buying goods for the winter). There will be no refunds out of goodwill. Please take out travel cancellation insurance.

If the trip cannot be carried out for legal reasons, we will only be able to issue travel vouchers for upcoming seasons.