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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro5/514
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro - Reviews

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro - Reviews

Bakhmaro-Gomismta

Andrew Buchan
23/08/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Admin Rating
    2

Bakhmaro-Gomismta

Andrew Buchan
23/08/2020
Great skiing. Loved the cha cha. Amazing hospitality. The toasts were the best part of the evening. Thank you.

What an Adventure!

Scott
26/01/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Strong Intermediate
  • Country
    United Arab Emirates
  • Admin Rating
    3

What an Adventure!

Scott
26/01/2020
We have just returned from an exceptional week in Powder Project's lodge in the high Alpine above Bakhmaro. Ingo Schlutius and his team were simply fantastic. It was clear that safety was at the forefront of Ingo's mind at all times but he consistently put us on the powder. On arrival, the mountains looked very windblown and scarred but this team clearly know the area very well and are able to sniff out the good lines on the powder. Every day seemed to get better and better: from amazing tree lines, to open runs from the peak; on our last day we skied chest deep powder and were reluctant to leave. The Georgian hospitality was fantastic with great food and good times. I can't recommend this trip highly enough. It really was an epic adventure and great fun.
Thanks to all at Powderproject.ch and I hope to ski with you again. Scotty

Bakhmaro January 2020

Ben
16/01/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Mixed Group
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    UK
  • Admin Rating
    4

Bakhmaro January 2020

Ben
16/01/2020
What a fantastic place! Powderproject Bakhmaro is a professionally run extremely hospitable operation. From start to finish everything is dealt with in a smooth and efficient manner.

Transfers are well organised especially given the terrain between Kutaisi and the town of Bakhmaro. Once you arrive at the lodge you are looked after by the amazing lodge staff who produce unbelievable amounts of high-quality local food and drink to keep you sustained during your visit.

The guides and cat drivers are of the highest quality and the cats themselves are of very high quality.

The terrain offers a great mixture of high alpine, coastal pine forest and gladed birch trees which is unique to any other area I had been in before. Therefore over the course of a week, there is plenty of variety to keep you entertained. There is certainly plenty of snow as well, even early season, despite a few days with no new snow the scale of the ski area ensures there are always new pockets to open up and explore fresh lines.

Overall Powderproject offers an amazing experience at a very reasonable price. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a ski/snowboard adventure into this beautiful part of Georgia.

Just Amazing

Ali
13/01/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Admin Rating
    3

Just Amazing

Ali
13/01/2020
What the team have built in Bakhmaro is exceptional. Yes the rooms are a little noisy and the power went of a couple of times (immediately fixed) but that's all just part of the experience. Georgia was a total surprise, we were aware the snow could be amazing and the terrain was going to be great but meeting the people and eating the food was an absolute delight!

Its quite far from Scotland but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys great skiing and is looking for an adventure.

The quality of the guiding by Bernd and his team is second to none. Perfect balance of safety and fun. Ingo and his team have pulled off the remarkable and I can't wait to see it grow (no too much!) over the next few years.

We will be back no questions

AN AWSOME WEEK IN BAKHMARO (JANUARY 2020)

Pili Royo
08/01/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Spain
  • Admin Rating
    4

AN AWSOME WEEK IN BAKHMARO (JANUARY 2020)

Pili Royo
08/01/2020
We’ve spent an awesome week in Bakhmaro. The atmosphere has been so warm… People from Georgia in the hut were so nice, the cook Bacho very kind and the food was excellent… Barbara was lovely, our guide Berndt… so nice. And our free-rider colleagues were… super nice. The different views from different hills in Backmaro… were unbelievable. We could see the Black Sea, Turkey, Russia, High Caucasus… And free-ride in open spaces or in the forest… amazinggggg. The last day we were skiing with Ingo and we didn’t repeat any line… all mountain for us… always looking for new lines until we got exhausted. Snow cat drivers were very good. An unforgettable week. So… thanks to all Ingo Team for this lovely week and… SEE YOU NEXT SEASON!!!
Jordi&Pili

Amazing and unique experience

Shabba
21/08/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Belgium
  • Admin Rating
    4

Amazing and unique experience

Shabba
21/08/2019
Visited mid Feb 2019. Felt like an adventure. Picked up from Kutaisi airport- transport by minibus until couldn't drive any further. Quick shimmy into skiwear and transfer to a waiting snowmobile. Another hour or so uphill via abandoned villages - not so many local people own tracked vehicles. Distant yellow light came into view, got larger, only occupied house in an otherwise empty village. Open the door, into the warmth with laughter, eating and drinking, accordion and singing. Mainly German and Austrian customers, some Brits - maybe around 30 guests in total. All male. friendly Georgian crew looking after us and operating the equipment. New Zealand and German guides.

We were virtually the only people in the mountain range and there was a LOT of powder, refilled daily. Lots of trees, pillows and jumps everywhere (some massive). Sometimes skiied along roads and through back gardens. Mixture of boarders and skiers. Most would be advanced or expert. Nice views out to the black sea and to mount Elbrus.

Powerful Cats with good drivers properly trained in Austria. Ingo and his guys scouted the area, widened the forest tracks and basically created an enormous private playground.

Rode hard every day, on the last day we did over 5700 metres of vertical. Downsides - accommodation basic and walls thin so bring earplugs/noise cancelling headphones. Traditional food hearty rather than gourmet. Quid pro pro of having the mountain to yourself is there are no bars or restaurants in the evenings - so you make your own entertainment. Kutaisi is definitely worth a couple of days - plenty to see, good restaurants and SO cheap.

Contender for my best winter trip so far and I'm looking to return in 2020.

Awesome Cat-ski Trip

Kristina & Peter
29/06/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Austria
  • Admin Rating
    3

Awesome Cat-ski Trip

Kristina & Peter
29/06/2019
We were in Bakhmaro in December 2018 and had an amazing week with a lot of powder days. Tree runs, open bowls, pillow lines, skiing between through the houses of Bakhmaro - so many different possibilities to ski! But it was not only skiing and the fresh powder what made our week so amazing - Ingo and his team made this week unforgetable. Especially New Years Eve was an unique experience with fantastic georgian food, chacha, dancing and celebrating the begining of 2019.

We can highly reccomend a trip to Bakhmaro for everyone wanting an authentic experience in an amazing country and location surrounded by an amazing Team!

Nice freeride at Bakhmaro with a perfect team

Mélanie Renaud
19/06/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Admin Rating
    5

Nice freeride at Bakhmaro with a perfect team

Mélanie Renaud
19/06/2019
We were at Bakhmaro the last week of December 2018. We were looking for a place where there is already snow at this time. We were very happy with our snowboarding trip, the forecast was good, deep snow.

The guide is very professional and super nice. The lodge team (Georgian staff) is really cool, the lodge is comfortable and we eat really well.

My boyfriend broke his bindings the second day. The staff repair temporarily his bindings and order a new bindings in a shop in town and deliver it the next day morning. When we know the place (Bakhmaro is lost in the mountain), we can say that Georgians are incredible!

Everything was perfect, this experience is unforgettable!
We hope to come back soon

Catski Paradise Bakhmaro

Lutz Weigel
18/06/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Germany
  • Admin Rating
    4

Catski Paradise Bakhmaro

Lutz Weigel
18/06/2019
Last February I went to Bakhmaro with big expectations ... and they definitely were exceeded!
"Japanese" treeskiing, pillows, wide area - the weather doesn't matter because there are so many possibilities. Our catdriver Tengo and our guide Bernd Wingert know the area like they had never done anything else before.
We had awesome snow conditions, lots of fresh powder but also sunny days with views to the greater caucasus and the black sea.
The very hospitable and caring team makes sure that you feel welcome and you're having everything you need.
Delicious traditional Georgian food, a simple but comfortable lodge and the Georgian culture create a special atmosphere where you can spend a good time with skiing powder, eating, relaxing and making new experiences.
Last but not least a perfect organisation by Ingo Schlutius and his team: Once you have arrived at the airport there is nothing to worry about anymore because the transfer (by minibus and cat) and your stay in Bakhmaro are arranged very well.
It was an incredible week with many great memories and I'm looking forward to come back next season!

Magic Bakhmaro

Michiel
17/06/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Georgia
  • Admin Rating
    4

Magic Bakhmaro

Michiel
17/06/2019
We were quite sure that Bakhmaro would be a gem but would lie if I would not commit that there also were some doubts about the venture.
After one week with Ingo and his team it was clear that al doubts were unjustified!

This is not only because we had great skiing conditions for the largest part of the trip or because everything has been perfectly organized. It is much more the case because of the obvious love and passion with which Ingo and his team run their business in Bakhmaro. The hospitality has been overwhelming and the food always amazing. Bakhmaro is one of these view magic places on earth and it is clear why powderproject.ch choose it as his new winter home and base.

We would like to thank the entire team for the great experience!

We will be back!
Some pictures from our week in Bakhmaro.
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