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USD 2,138

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 2,138
Are you prepared to be a part of the world's newest guided cat skiing adventure? Project X is in the snowiest part of the Georgian Caucasus, in a new, untouched area, devoid of humans & full of deep powder snow. Join a fixed date tour from December to March ....
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 03 - Dec 10, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Dec 17 - Dec 24, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Dec 31 - Jan 07, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Jan 07 - Jan 14, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 14 - Jan 21, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 04 - Feb 11, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 11 - Feb 18, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,235
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 25 - Mar 04, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Mar 04 - Mar 11, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2023
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,138
Availability: Available
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Project X Cat Skiing Adventure

Overview

Are you prepared to be a part 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! Information is scant (to keep the location a secret), but one thing is for sure, Project X will be a ski adventure of the highest order!

The Project X area is in the broad vicinity of the remote village of Bakhmaro. 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 there are no guides who know their way around. Surprises are possible, even probable!

Project X Tour Packages

Packages includes return airport transfers, 7 nights of lodging in simple shared 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. See details on how the week will run via 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 are Kutaisi & Batumi. A pick up and return transfer to the cat-skiing area from Kutaisi (KUT) airport is included in the tariff. For more information on how to get to Georgia & the gateway airport of Kutaisi (KUT), 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.

The terrain includes great tree skiing & high alpine terrain between 1,800m and over 2,700m elevation. High levels of snowfall, especially at the beginning of the season provide generally excellent conditions. Tree runs with names like 'Big in Japan' amongst the trees toward Bakhmaro, indicate the potential quality of the ski experience here. The numbers of return clientele are another indicator! Cat skiing here in the main part of the season at Bakhmaro & the Adjara hut can get booked out quickly - another reason to give project X a go!

Lodging & Food

Accommodation is expected to be similar to the early seasons of cat-skiing in Bakhmaro, simple but comfortable. It will likely utilise a series of converted containers used in the 2017/18 season. Expect basic and somewhat improvised lodgings! Despite the simple accommodation, the operator will take care of comfort. Some of the rooms for 2 to 5 people will be equipped with bunk beds. Bathroom containers with 3 full, tiled bathrooms will be deployed and, of course, there will be a hot water supply and electricity.

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 the experienced and professional powderproject.ch, guaranteeing that quality and safety management is paramount, but so is freeride adventure & fun!

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Typical Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Saturday or potentially Friday night)

Arrival 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.

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Rates & Inclusions

Rates

Low Season (Dec, March) - €2,200
Shoulder & High Season (Jan, Feb) - €2,300

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) & all ground transport during the tour
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 8 to 10 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.