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Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights in a rustic alpine hut, all meals & 6 days guided cat skiing.
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USD 2,352

GUIDED CAT SKIING FOR EXPERTS
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Expert
Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights in a rustic alpine hut, all meals & 6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,352
The newest European cat skiing adventure, Catski Adjara in Georgia is run by the great crew from Bakhmaro & includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a rustic alpine hut, all meals plus 6 days of guided cat skiing.
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Catski Adjara Ski & Snowboard Packages

Overview

Catski Adjara is Europe's newest cat skiing adventure. 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 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 2700m 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 1900m and over 2700m 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!

Ski Ability

 The Catski Adjara tour is in its 'project' stage, so only expert skiers & snowboarders with resilience & backcountry experience will be accepted.

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

See the short video of the Cat Skiing Bakhmaro experience courtesy of whitehearts,de. You can expect a similar, but more high alpine ski experience at Adjara.

Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Saturday)

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 2400m 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

Cat Skiing in the mountains of Adjara. The Alpine Hut is at 2400m allowing skiing immediately from the door! Above 2,100m, the mountains are tree-free. The summits able to be reached are 2,500 to 2,755m. For season 2019/20, exploration of new terrain will be a big part of the tour.

Depending on the area, the length of the run & the condition of the participants, about 10 runs per day is possible - between 3,000 to 5,000m vertical.

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Day 8 - Departure

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

Alpnine 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.

For season 2019/20, an alpine hut located spectacularly on a ridge at 2400m elevation will provide the accommodation. The hut is simple, but warm & cosy. It has been fitted out with bunk rooms, toilets & showers, a common area & kitchen. 

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 ...

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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
  • 6 Days of Guided Cat Skiing
  • 7 Nights Lodging in an Alpine Hut
  • All Meals whilst in Adjara
  • Return Airport Transfers (Kutaisi) & All Ground Transport During Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum 12 guests
Add-ons
  • Freeride skis & poles €200 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 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