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Price p/p From price based on 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board, transfers, 3 days guided cat skiing & 3 days guided ski touring
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USD 1,815

CAT SKI & TOUR BAKHMARO
8 Days | 7 Nights | 3 Days Cat-skiing | 3 Days Ski-touring

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board, transfers, 3 days guided cat skiing & 3 days guided ski touring
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,815
The perfect backcountry mix of cat skiing & ski touring in Bakhmaro Georgia includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation,, all meals, guides, 3 days cat skiing & 3 days ski touring.
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 07 - Mar 14, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 1,815
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 1,815
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Cat-Skiing & Ski-Touring Bakhmaro Packages

Overview

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro is Europe's newest ski adventure. Packages includes return airport transfers, 5 to 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro (up to 2 nights accommodation near airport depending on flight times), all meals at Bakhmaro plus 3 days of guided cat skiing & 3 days of guided backcountry ski touring. The ski touring days explore areas beyond the reach of the snowcats & up to the highest peaks in the region. Each night you will return to the comfort of the base in the deserted village of Bakhmaro. The lodges food, sauna & hospitality provide a wonderful end to an adventurous day.

Snow & Terrain

The terrain includes great tree skiing and high alpine terrain between 1900m and over 2700m 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. Whilst the amount of skiing done is dictated by the weather & the fitness of the group, generally on a good day up to 10 runs can be completed by snowcat.

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.

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Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday

Arrival Kutaisi (KUT) airport, 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 depending on flight arrival.]

Day 2- - Sunday

Brunch, introduction, start skiing around noon.
Every evening, sauna available for use.

Days 3 to 7 - Monday to Friday

Cat Skiing and ski touring in the mountains around Bakhmaro.

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Day 8 - 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).

Option to spent the last night in Kutaisi. Option 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 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

All transfers, accom, full board, 3 days guided cat skiing, 3 days guided ski touring - €1650

Inclusions
  • 3 days guided cat skiing & 3 days guided ski touring
  • 7 nights lodging (up to 2 nights near airport)
  • 5 -7 nights full board (all meals) at Bakhmaro (dependent on flight arrival /departure times)
  • Max 12 guests
  • Kutaisi airport pickup and transfer to Bakhmaro & return
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 Rates are in EUR funds.
  • Travel, medical and trip cancellation / interruption insurance is highly recommended and can be purchased here