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Svaneti Freeride Powder Adventure Tour

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GUIDED FREERIDE ADVENTURE, CAT & HELI-SKIING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6+ Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on an 8-day tour with a group of 3 people.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
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USD 1,296
One week of high adventure chasing the best freeride lines & powder skiing across the Svaneti region of Georgia. Guided by a team of fun-loving locals that know all the secrets to having a great time in the region - both on & off the snow. Get your crew together & choose your best dates & duration.
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Svaneti Freeride Powder Adventure Tour

Hosted & Guided Ski & Snowboard Tour based in Mestia Georgia

Overview

One week of high adventure chasing the best freeride lines & powder skiing across the Svaneti region of Georgia with experienced and certified ski / snowboard guides. This private, fully customisable tour can include lift-accessed freeride, ski-touring, heliskiing and/or cat skiing. The tour is run by a team of fun-loving locals from Freeride Tours Georgia that know all the secrets to having a great time in the region - both on & off the snow! Get your crew together & choose your best dates & duration.

Highlights

The Svaneti Freeride Powder Adventure Tour has sooo many highlights, but we will only list a few ....

• Everything is organised for you, no need to worry.
• Riding tons of untouched powder with the best lines guaranteed.
• Stay at a comfortable family run hotel with breathtaking views of historic towers & huge snow-clad mountains.
• Discover Tetnuldi & Hatsvali ski resorts.
• Options to include heli-skiing and/or cat skiing.
• Ski Resorts with no queue lines and access to huge freeride slopes from ski lifts.
• Unbelievable, delicious Georgian cuisine, empty your stomachs before coming to Georgia!
• Fabulous wine - Georgia is one of the world's oldest wine regions.
• Amazing history and culture at your fingertips.
• Relax and go at your own pace - this is a private trip, you choose.
• Options to ski-tour into remote parts of the region, & visiting the “must see” places around the town - historic towers, museums, & breathtaking viewpoints .
• Professional drone shots that one should have of freeriding in the wild Caucasus Mountains

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Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia

Arrival & Itinerary

The tour starts and finishes at Kutaisi (KUT) airport (or a city location) where you will be greeted by your experienced driver, in a van, minibus or several SUVs (depending on group size) and will ensure luggage is safely loaded into the cars Whilst the the return transfer from/to Kutaisi is included in the tour price, anyone arriving at either Tbilisi or Batumi airport can still join a tour. A surcharge will be added for those transfers.

The adventure begins with the 5-6hr scenic drive from Kutaisi to Mestia in Svaneti. After a night of eating & drinking too much amazing food & wine in your Mestia guesthouse, your days will be all about finding great snow & terrain utilising the ski lifts at Tetnuldi & Hatsvali ski areas, ski-touring or getting around on a snowcat or helicopter. Daily transfers from the hotel to the ski resort in the morning and back to hotel after skiing are included in the price. Tetnuldi Ski Resort is 22km (40-50 min), Hatsvali Ski Resort is just 2km (10-15 min). Also transfers to ski-touring routes and pick-ups after heli-skiing and cat-skiing are also included.

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Skiing & Splitboarding

The mountains of Svaneti have vast areas of freeride terrain for every level of skier & snowboarder. Tetnuldi Ski Resort is main resort for freeriding but in case of very bad weather and low visibility, the forested Hatsvali Ski Resort will be utilised. All ski passes are included in the tour price. The ski lifts at Tetnuldi allow access to a whole lot of it without too much effort. The Greater Caucasus around Svaneti should have a deep snowpack by the start of February, allowing for some long routes that start in the high alpine and end deep in the valley over 1,400m vertical below, where transport will be waiting to pick you up. The cat-skiing is undertaken at either Mount Koruldi, with descents up to 1,200m possible, or from the base of Tetnuldi ski resort up to a quiet, untracked zone with terrain between 2,260m and 3,100m. Days can end with a long descent to Adishi village. Heli-skiing is undertaken throughout the region and can includes drops at places like Chalaadi Glacier.

Guides

The tour is led by experienced, Georgian mountain guides, and supported by a range of highly qualified support team members. Riding will at all times be with experienced GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guide Association) and IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Association) Certified Ski/Snowboard Mountain Guides. The best lines are guaranteed!

Ski Ability & Gear

The tour is able to cater for strong intermediate to expert skiers & snowboarders. There is terrain suitable for all abilities, but this tour is all about off-piste freeride, so experience & ability in variable snow conditions is an advantage. Ideally all guests in a group will be of a similar ski/board ability/standard. Freeride skis and boards, touring gear, two-way radios, and avalanche safety equipment is not included in the tariff but may be able to be rented. Ask prior to booking! Guests should endeavour to bring all of their own ski & snowboard gear.

Lodging & Meals

Seven nights' accommodation are included in the 8-day tour price. Guesthouse accommodation in Mestia will be used for all nights unless other arrangements have been made when customising the tour. Stay all nights at a nice hotel, located in the very centre of Mestia with amazing views of historic towers and snow-covered mountains. Double and triple rooms are available for accommodation. Upon request a single room may be available also with an extra charge of €100 per person for one week. Guesthouse hotels in Mestia are family-run and provide guests with a comfortable environment & provide a fantastic insight into Georgian culture, hospitality & cuisine.

Breakfast and dinner are had every day at the hotel, and are included in the tariff. Unbelievably delicious Georgian cuisine will be served, so make sure you arrive in Georgia feeling hungry. Lunch is not included in the price, and the guides will decide with group members on the mountain whether to make lunch break or ride without break.

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Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia

Sample Itinerary for 8-Day Svaneti Freeride Powder Adventure Tour

DAY 1: Arrival & Transfer

The guides will meet you at Kutaisi International Airport (KUT) (or Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) or Batumi (BUS) for extra tariff) and transfer you to the town of Mestia in the Svaneti. At the guesthouse there will be time for a gear check, then drinks & dinner with the guides. Spend the evening discovering the fantastic town of Mestia.
Overnight in Guesthouse
Meals included - dinner

DAYS 2 to 7: Ski Tetnuldi/Hatsvali, Backcountry, Cat or Heli-Skiing

Depending on the weather and plans made, the guides will either take you to the ski resorts of Tetnuldi or Hatsvali for lift-accessed sidecountry & ski touring, take you to the helipad for a day of heliskiing, or take you the base for a day of catskiing. At the ski resorts, most days will be spend in the high alpine terrain riding powder off the ski lifts at Tetnuldi. The scope there is vast and can include full freeride descents all the way to the valley & then transport back to Mestia. On bad weather days the forested, sheltered slopes of Hatsvali provide ample scope for ski & board adventures. In the event both ski areas are closed, and helicopter or cat skiing is not planned, Mestia & the surrounding valley has incredible sightseeing opportunities, the most obvious of which are the fortified tower houses common the region. There are a multitude of options to undertake backcountry ski touring in the region if the group is suitable willing & equipped. Evenings will be spent taking in the views, drinking local wine and eating too much delicious Georgian cuisine!
Overnight in Mestia Guesthouse
Meals included each day - breakfast & dinner

DAY 8: Departure

After a final breakfast there might be time for a sneaky morning skiing at Hatsvali before being transported back to the airport or hotel of your choice.
Meals included - breakfast

The above is a sample itinerary. As the tour is fully customisable it be longer or shorter, and include a broader range of ski/board activities and locations. You choose!

Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia
Svaneti Powder Adventure Tour, Freeride Tours Georgia

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

Base Tour from €1,200/person

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR€
  • Base price/person based on an 8-day tour in group of 3 people
  • Private custom tours for your best dates & duration only
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Heli Skiing - Additional Tariffs

Heli Day - 8 persons 2½hr helicopter flight time €8,800 total
Heli Day - 12 persons 3½hr helicopter flight time €12,000 total
Heli Drops - 15- or 20-minutes helicopter flight time €50 / 1 minute
One week Heli Skiing – €8,000 / person all-inclusive

Cat Skiing - Additional Tariffs

Cat Skiing Mount Koruldi
Whole Day - €1,000 total with max 12 persons
One lift to Koruldi Lakes, plus 2-3 hours ski-touring to the glacier - €300 total with max 12 persons

Cat Skiing from Tetnuldi Ski Resort
Option 1: €50 / person, one lift and ski all the way down to the village Adishi
Option 2: €20 / person per lift to reach the ski lift.

Inclusions
  • HOSTED: Fully hosted for duration of tour
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights hotel guesthouse lodgings (twin-share)
  • MEALS: All breakfasts & dinners
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport & airport transfers (from Kutaisi) during the tour
  • GUIDED SKIING/BOARDING: 6+ days fully guided freeride skiing & splitboarding
  • INSTRUCTION: Ski & snowboard instruction and safe use of avalanche gear (if you want/need it!)
  • SIGHTSEEING: Guiding to the “must see” places around Mestia, historic towers, museums & places with breathtaking views
  • SWEET MEMORIES: Photos & professional drone footage!
Add-ons
  • CAT SKIING: Add a single drop or full days (see Rates & Inclusions tab for prices)
  • HELI SKIING: Add one heli drop or full days (see Rates & Inclusions tab for prices)
  • SKI/SNOWBOARD RENTAL: Price on request
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY EQT: Beacon, shovel, probe, backpack - price on request
  • RADIOS: Two-Way Communication Radio (Walkie-talkie) - price on request
  • ADDITIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER: From Tbilisi (TBS) or Batumi (BUS) - price on application.
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: €100/week
  • ADDITIONAL DAYS: Price on request
  • ENTRY FEES: To any museums, saunas etc
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Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Freeride Tours Georgia, 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.