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GUIDED HELISKIING DAY TOUR | ABKHAZIA, WESTERN CAUCASUS

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Abkhazia near Sochi is the best place for heliskiing in the Caucasus. A huge territory, varied terrain, great snow! From wide endless powder fields to excellent tree skiing or steep narrow couloirs. Explore the amazing Western Caucasus by helicopter. Join a small group day tour from mid-Dec to mid-April.
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Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day

Heliskiing Powder Tour in the Western Caucasus from Sochi

Overview

Located just east of Sochi, mountainous Abkhazia is one of the best places for heliskiing in Europe: a huge territory, varied terrain & great snow! Here you will find everything from wide, endless powder fields to excellent tree skiing or steep narrow couloirs. Are you ready to explore the amazing untouched mountains of the western Caucasus!

Ski Terrain & Vertical

The skiing area includes the Tele-Bashe ridge, Mt Ah-Ag & Mt Arabica. These ridges & peaks are nearest to the Black Sea so receive the greatest amount of precipitation (snow!) to provide the best powder ski opportunities. The Day Tour includes 4 descents, but additional descents (or refund for unused runs) can be included for an additional €135 per person (for a full group). Average vertical drop on the tour for a single descent is about 800m (approx. 3200m for the day). The helicopter usually lands at an altitude of 2200-2700m & picks up at 1300-1800m elevation.

Location & Transfers

The helipad is located in Abkhazia, a 10-minute drive from the Russian border. All ground transport from Krasnaya Polyana (Rosa Khutor) & Adler (Sochi) are included in the tour. Pick-ups will be from 7.30am. The drive to the launch pad in neighbouring Abkhazia is one hour (or 30min from Adler). All guests will need the appropriate visa documentation with them. Sochi Heliski will assist with the preparation of the appropriate documents prior to arrival.

Helicopter & Guides

The helicopter is a 6-seat Eurocopter which operates with groups of 4 guests & 1 guide. One helicopter can simultaneously serve two guided groups. All guides are certified RMGA ski guides with heliski experience since 2007 or UIFGM guides.

Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day
Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day
Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day

Ski Ability & Equipment

The Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day can be 'demanding' & is only suitable for fit, strong intermediate or better skiers with previous powder & mixed snow conditions experience.

Small Groups

The Abkhazia Classic Heliskiing Day is restricted to a maximum of 4 guests per group. Maximum guide/guest ration is 1:4. You can join a mixed group for the day or have your own group of 4 skiers or snowboarders.

Visas & Entry

Passing through the Abkhazia border usually takes 30-40 minutes. Foreigners, depending on their citizenship, may need a dual or multi-visa from the Russian Federation, as well as a visa to Abkhazia (issued upon entry). Please contact us in advance to prepare all the necessary documents.

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

1 Day Heliskiing (4 descents, guide, night at Hotel Abaata, breakfast, lunch & ground transfers) €990
Extra runs from €135

Inclusions
  • 4 Guided Heliski Descents - 3200m vertical
  • Experienced RMGA /UIFGM guides - 4 Guests per Group. (guide/guest ratio 1:4)
  • Return Ground Transport from Krasnaya Polyana (Rosa Khutor) or Adler to Abkhazia & Launch Pad
  • 1 Night Hotel Abaata in Abkhazia plus Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment (ABS backpack, transceiver, probe, shovel)
  • Visa Documentation Assistance
Add-ons
  • Extra heli-ski run - €135/group member
  • Ski Rental - price on application
Not Included

Terms & conditions are as per those outlined by Sochi Heliskiing at the time of booking.

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

ABS Backpack Activation

In the case of an ABS system activation outside the situation of an avalanche danger, the payment is €135.

Non-Departure & Refunds

The reason for non-departure can be: non-flying weather, high avalanche danger, administrative reasons that are not dependent on the organizing company (for example, a flight ban).

In cases of non-departure for the reasons, depending on the organizing company (shortage of customers in the group, helicopter unavailability, etc.), we guarantee, at the request of the customer, a 100% refund.

Refunds are NOT made due to the inability to ski for the following reasons:
– illness or injury received both before and during the program;
– the impossibility of skiing due to fatigue;
– unwillingness or impossibility for the client to ride due to bad weather conditions or severe snow conditions (in the condition that safe skiing is possible on this day).

According to the decision of the guide, the participant can be removed from skiing if the level of his/her technical or physical training does not match the other group members – i.e. the participant significantly “slows down” the group, creates a danger to themselves or other group members. In this case, the organizing company does not make any compensation.