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AUD 2,844

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, 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.
AUD 2,844
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 snowcat supported ski touring.
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 27 - Mar 06, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 2,844
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 06 - Mar 13, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 2,844
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 13 - Mar 20, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 2,844
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Cat-Skiing & Ski-Touring Adjara Packages

Overview

Cat Skiing Adjara is Europe's newest & best ski adventure. 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 gateway airport of Kutaisi (KUT), see our Bakhmaro & Adjara Location page.

During the last winter season, conditions in the high alpine zone are perfect for combined cat-skiing & touring.The ski touring explore 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. The huts's food, living space & hospitality provide a wonderful end to an adventurous day. Packages includes return airport transfers, 7 nights of accommodation in a rustic alpine hut, all meals whilst in Adjara & 6 days of fully guided cat skiing.

Snow & Terrain

The terrain includes great tree skiing and high alpine terrain between 1,800m and over 2,700m elevation in the snow laden Little Caucasus of southern Georgia. High amounts 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. In 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

Cat Ski & Tour groups in Bakhmaro are generally limited to a maximum of 12 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. 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 & ski touring (3hr of snowcat/day)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in basic 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
  • 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)
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Booking Conditions

  • 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.