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CAT SKI & TOUR ADJARA
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowcat Supported Ski Touringouring

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7 nights in a 4 share room in a cosy mountain hut, full board, transfers, 6 days guided snowcat supported ski touring
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,048
The perfect backcountry mix of snowcat supported ski touring in the wilds of Adjara Georgia. Packages include airport transfers & ground transport, 7 nights accommodation,, all meals, guides & 6 days of cat-supported freetouring.
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 04 - Dec 11, 2021
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2021
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 05 - Mar 12, 2022
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
Days: 8
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Cat Skiing & Ski Touring Adjara

Snowcat Supported Freetouring in Georgia

Cat Skiing Adjara is Europe's newest & best ski adventure in the snow-laden mountains of Georgia in the Caucasus. The region is fabulous to explore early & late in the season utilising the combination of snow cats & ski-touring. Packages are for early December & March and include return airport transfers, 7 nights of accommodation in a rustic alpine hut, all meals whilst in Adjara & 6 days of fully guided cat-supported freetouring.

Throughout the main part of winter, full cat-ski only trips are available in Adjara for expert skiers & snowboarders. For more info & booking, see the Adjara Cat Ski page.

Freetouring

Conditions in the high alpine zone of Adjara are perfect for combined cat-skiing & touring.The ski touring explores areas beyond the reach of the snowcats & up to the highest peaks in the region. Each day can include around 3 hours of time in the snowcat to get to the most interesting backcountry locations. Each night you will return to the comfort of the base in the alpine hut high on an alpine ridge. for more info see the Itinerary tab.

Accommodation & Food

Adjara's mountain hut is located on an alpine ridge at 2,400m altitude. The alpine huts's location, food, living space & hospitality provide a wonderful start and end to an adventurous day. For more details, see the Lodging tab.

Getting There

Adjara is located in southwestern Georgia near the remote village of Bakhmaro. The closest major Georgian cities are Kutaisi & Batumi. For more information on how to get to Georgia & the preferred gateway airport of Kutaisi (KUT), see our Bakhmaro & Adjara Location page.

Snow & Terrain

The terrain includes amazing multi-aspect, high alpine terrain between 1,800m and over 2,755m elevation in the snowy 'Little' Caucasus of southern Georgia. Tree-skiing is excellent below 2,100m, but the closest runs are some distance from the Adjara hut (check out the Bakhmaro cat ski tours for more tree-skiing). Tree runs with names like "Big in Japan' indicate the quality of the ski experience here, and from the hut in Adjara you can ski right from the door into sensational above treeline terrain. High amounts of snowfall, provide generally excellent conditions. In December and March during the Cat Ski & Tour programs, snow conditions can vary from deep powder to early Spring corn. Regardless of the conditions, exploring the area by snowcat & ski is definitely worth the journey. The amount of skiing done is dictated by the weather & the fitness of the group.

Safety & Guiding

Cat Ski & Tour groups in Adjara are generally limited to a maximum of 8 to 10 guests. 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 a professional guide from the Alps.

Below is a short video of the Cat Skiing experience in the region courtesy of whitehearts.de......

For more information about Cat Skiing Bakhmaro, click here >>

Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Saturday or potentially Friday night)

Arrival Kutaisi (KUT) airport in Georgia. Pick up at the airport & transfer to Adjara via Bakhmaro (2 hours with the minibus and then 2.5 to 3 hours with the Snowcat). [There may be an overnight stay in the vicinity of the airport required depending on your flight arrival.]

Accommodation for duration of tour - Adjara Alpine Hut at 2,400m elevation with a maximum of 12 guests.

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 - Full Days Cat Skiing & Snowboarding

Snowcat supported cat skiing in the mountains of Adjara. The Alpine Hut is at 2,400m allowing skiing immediately from the door! Above 2,100m, the mountains are tree-free. New summits are able to be reached by ski touring after being transported by snowcat. Summits range from 2,500 to 2,755m. Number of runs & vertical will depend on the area, the weather, the length of the run & the condition of the participants.

Catski Adjara Ski Tour
Catski Adjara Package
Cat Skiing Adjara Tour Package

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.

Adjara Lodging & Food

Alpine Hut Accommodation

Catski Adjara is based in an alpine hut deep in the mountains & far away from the closest civilization (hence the 2.5 to 3hr transfer by snowcat from the nearest road). The isolated village of Bakhmaro is transited on the way to the hut.

The alpine hut is located spectacularly on a ridge at 2,400m elevation & unlike the valley village location of Bakhmaro, awesome skiing is available straight from the front door. The hut is simple, but warm & cosy and with glorious views. It has been fitted out with bunk rooms, toilets & showers, a common area, dining area & kitchen.

Catski & Tour Adjara Ski Lodgings
Catski & Tour Adjara Accommodation
Cat Skiing & Touring Adjara Alpine Hut

Food

Full board with an extensive breakfast, a simple lunch snack and a Georgian dinner is provided whilst at Adjara. Due to the remote location in the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, the supply of fresh goods is only partly possible. Meals will be delicious, but the difficult nature of logistics may limit variety throughout the week.

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 ...

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro & Adjara Food
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro & Adjara Food
Cat Skiing Bakhmaro & Adjara Food

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

All transfers, accom, full board, 6 days guided snowcat supported ski touring - €1750

Inclusions
  • SNOWCAT SUPPORTED SKI TOURING: 6 days of guided cat skiing & freetouring (3hr of snowcat/day)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in a comfortable alpine hut
  • MEALS: Full board (all meals) at Adjara
  • TRANSFERS & GROUND TRANSPORT: All transport from Kutaisi to Adjara & return
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 12 guests
Add-ons
  • SKI RENTAL: Freeride skis & poles €200 per week (subject to availability)
  • SINGLE ROOM: 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)
  • FULL CAT SKI DAY: Price on request
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.