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Guided ski tours in Tetnuldi Georgia
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USD 2,700

GUIDED CAT SKIING ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights lodgings, all meals & 6 days guided cat skiing in low season.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,700
Project X is in the snowiest part of the Georgian Caucasus, in a new location between Batumi & Goderdzi, devoid of humans & full of deep powder snow. Are you prepared to be a part of the world's newest guided cat skiing adventure? Join a fixed date tour from December to March ....
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Fixed Date(s): Nov 30 - Dec 07, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 07 - Dec 14, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 14 - Dec 21, 2024
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 21 - Dec 28, 2024
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Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 28 - Jan 04, 2025
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 04 - Jan 11, 2025
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Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 11 - Jan 18, 2025
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2025
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Price: USD 2,916
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 25 - Feb 01, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 01 - Feb 08, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 08 - Feb 15, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2025
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 22 - Mar 01, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 01 - Mar 08, 2025
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,700
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 08 - Mar 15, 2025
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 15 - Mar 22, 2025
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Project X Cat Skiing Adventure

Overview

Are you prepared to be a part of one of the world's newest guided cat skiing adventure? Project X is in the snowiest part of the Caucasus in an untouched area, devoid of humans & full of deep powder snow. Come and be a part of history! In just its second season, Project X is still a ski adventure of the highest order!

The Project X area is located in the remote mountains midway between the large city of Batumi & the ski resort of Goderdzi. The new area was scouted years ago but is the last to be opened up to cat-skiing. There are tree runs, open slopes and lots of snow! A new area means a lot of adventure and uncertainties. Therefore, the freeriders involved need to be able to draw on sufficient experience. It will also make sense to carry skins in your backpack. Since the area is undeveloped, and even though the guides are highly experienced, no one has ever skied this region and the guides who know their way around have only spent one season here! Surprises are possible, even probable!

Project X Tour Packages

Packages includes return airport transfers, 7-nights of lodging in simple shared, lodge-style accommodation, all meals whilst on the tour & 6 days of fully guided cat skiing. Whilst dependent on weather & the fitness of the group, during a normal cat ski day at least 10 runs can be completed for a skiable vertical of between 3,000 & 5,000m. Of course, with the unknowns of Project X, the vertical may be less ......... or more!

The main cat-ski season runs from early December to mid-March. Basic Itinerary is: Saturday - Arrival Georgia, airport pickup & transfer; Sunday - Brunch, safety meeting, start skiing at midday; Monday-Friday - Cat skiing & ski touring Saturday - After breakfast transfer to the airport & departure. For detailed sample itinerary see the Itinerary tab.

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Project X Cat Skiing Adventure
Project X Cat Skiing Adventure
Project X Cat Skiing Adventure

Location

Located in southwestern Georgia, the closest major Georgian cities to Project X is Batumi. The Project X lodge is off the road (northside) to the Goderdzi ski resort from Batumi. A pick up and return transfer to the cat-skiing area from Batumi (BUS) (or Kutaisi (KUT)) airport is included in the tariff. For more information on how to get to Georgia & the gateway airports, see our Bakhmaro & Adjara Location page.

Snow & Terrain

The location of Project X is in the 'Little' Caucasus of Southern Georgia, relatively close to the Black Sea. The region has Georgia's best combination of awesome terrain, plus deep, consistent snow-pack. The proximity of the sea to the high peaks of around 2,700m provides abundant moisture, and when combined with cold temperatures, deep powder from December to early March.

During the first winter season (22/23) a large part of the new area was explored, but there are still areas that not yet skied. There are tree runs and open slopes and, above all, lots of snow! On bad weather days the skiing can start directly from the hut. On days with nice weather the snowcats can go up to 2,600 m. The view of the Black Sea is included.

High levels of snowfall, especially at the beginning of the season provide generally excellent conditions. Tree runs at nearby Bakhmaro with names like 'Big in Japan' , indicate the potential quality of the ski experience here. The numbers of return clientele are another indicator! Cat skiing in the main part of the season at Bakhmaro & the Adjara Wolfsbed Hut can get booked out quickly - another reason to give Project X a go!

Lodging & Food

Accommodation at Project X was built in 2022 and is a simple alpine lodge consisting of two large double-storey cabins situated in an open meadow below the tree line. The area is protected from wind and avalanches. The two cabins are connected by a living and dining area. Below the dining area there are 3 bathrooms, each with a toilet, sink and shower. There is talk of building a sauna, but no promises have been made!

The cabins have a total of 8 rooms for 2 groups. The rooms have bunk beds and are designed for 2, 3 or 4 riders. Despite the simple accommodation, a certain basic level of comfort is guarnateed. Whilst this is 'back to the roots' of the Powderproject operation, and despite the remote location, there is heating, wifi, ample hot water supply and electricity. And anyway, it's all about powder...

For sustenance, a local team of cooks and kitchen helpers prepare the food fresh every day. In the morning there is a rich breakfast with muesli, fresh fruit, egg dishes, homemade jam, homemade bread and local specialties. The group will take a packed lunch for eating 'in the field', so there is no time lost during the day. On bad weather days, we can always come back to the accommodation and warm up with a hot soup or Burano (a warm cheese dish). In the evening, typically Georgian cooking is served, including classics such as lobio (traditional bean stew in a clay pot), khinkhali (filled dumplings), tolma (stuffed wine or cabbage leaves) and the famous khachapuri (cheese bread). Georgian cuisine is hearty and versatile. The meals are served in bowls and on plates, so that everyone can take what they like. Various special diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose) can also be catered for.

Ski Ability

The Project X tour is only for advanced & expert skiers & snowboarders with resilience & backcountry experience. Please be honest about your skills & experience!

Safety

The operation is run by experienced professionals, guaranteeing that quality and safety management is paramount, but so is freeride adventure & fun! There is at least one back-up snowcat in the zone at all times, with an option for others nearby if required.

5 GOOD REASONS TO BE THERE

  1. Reliability - high amounts of snowfall, especially at the beginning of the season.
  2. Professionalism - German/Swiss organization, quality and safety management, & Back-Up Snowcat.
  3. Experience - a new freeride location in a remote place in the Caucasus.
  4. Ease - no visa required, good flight connections with direct flights from Basel, Berlin, Dortmund, Memmingen and Vienna.
  5. Adventure - the project X offers real adventure, far away from a normal freeride trip.

Check out the Whiteharts video below, from the first season at Project X in February 2023.

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Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Saturday or potentially Friday night)

Arrival Batumi (BUS) [or Kutaisi (KUT)] airport in Georgia. Pick up at the airport & transfer to the Project X area (up to 5hr). [There may be an overnight stay in the vicinity of the airport required depending on your flight arrival.] 

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 Project X mountains. Exploration of new terrain will be a major feature 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.

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.

Project X Cat Skiing Adventure
Project X Cat Skiing Adventure
Project X Cat Skiing Adventure

Rates & Inclusions

Rates (season 2024/25)

Low Season - €2,500
High Season - €2,700

Inclusions
  • CATSKIING: 6 days of guided cat skiing
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights lodging (twin or quad share)
  • MEALS: All meals whilst on the tour
  • TRANSFERS: Return airport transfers (Kutaisi or Batumi) & all ground transport during the tour
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 8 to 12 guests
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Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, powderproject.ch, at the time of booking, and including, but not limited to the T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

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.