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Price p/p From price based on twin share on a 7-day package.
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Custom dates for groups of 6 or more only
USD 8,640

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY HELISKIING SVANETI
7 Days | 5.5 Heliski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin share on a 7-day package.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR incl taxes.
Custom dates for groups of 6 or more only
USD 8,640
Heliski the amazing terrain of the Svaneti in places that have never been touched by ski or snowboard. Limitless new powder lines in the Greater Caucasus of Georgia with wonderful local guides, lodging & hospitality in beautiful Mestia. Join a 'fixed date' tour or customise your own private heliskiing adventure ....
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Svaneti Georgia Heliskiing Adventure - 7 Day Package

Heliskiing Untouched Terrain in the Greater Caucasus from Mestia

Overview

Heliski the amazing terrain of the Svaneti in places that have never been touched by ski or snowboard. Limitless new powder lines in the Greater Caucasus of Georgia. Incredible terrain to suit all skier/riders needs and abilities. High Elevation skiing with spectacular scenery. Local guides, transfers, lodging & hospitality in beautiful Mestia. Small groups with a maximum of 8 guests will explore the amazing terrain with professional local GMGA guides and professional local pilots on a 'best-in-the-industry' A350S-B3 helicopter.

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Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package

Location

Georgia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is easily accessible by plane, generally a 3-4-hour flight from any European country to one of Georgia's international airports (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi) and then a comfortable transfer (of 5 to 8hr depending on the airport) right to the heart of the mesmerizing Svaneti. The views on the way to Mestia are so unbelievably picturesque that you’ll feel the spirit of adventure right away. The transfers from/to the airports & Mestia are included in the tariff.

The base of the trip is located in Mestia, the capital of Svaneti. The central part of the Greater Caucasus mountains will be your playground. Mestia’s infrastructure includes a basic hospital, small civil airport, two ski resorts, several museums and dozens of restaurants and cafes. The population of Mestia is 3,000 citizens plus a few hundred ski adventurers in the winter season.

Terrain & Program

Svaneti is the unique destination for freeride and for heliskiing. Almost untouched by civilization, the terrain is rich with steep challenging slopes, nice long cruisy runs, wide-open glaciers, & sub-alpine forests. Variety is the spice of life here! Over 1,500 square kilometers of big mountains with dots of ancient villages - this is massive terrain. Most of the runs are in the alpine zone, which starts from 2,300m altitude. The highest reachable points are at about 4,000 m.

After a day of travel to get to Mestia, over the following 5 full heli-ski days, and with the possibility of a sneaky ½day on the final morning, you will ski region's incomparable snow. With the helicopter you’ll get to absolutely uninhabited and un-skied areas. 100% guarantee you’ll be the one to make the first lines.

See what a week long tour looks like via the Itinerary Tab.

Accommodation & Meals

The tour package includes 6-nights accommodation in the 4-star hotel Post in Mestia, plus all meals. Anyone that has been to Georgia can attest to the local cuisine being an absolute highlight of any visit. For detailed information on accommodation & meals, see the Lodging Tab.

Weather & Snow

The climate of Svaneti combines mild winter temperatures with excellent snow conditions. Temperatures rarely drop below -10° Celsius (14° Fahrenheit) during the day. The snowfalls are short, but intense.

Month by month, the weather & snow are as follows:
• January - solid snow base at all elevations, including Mestia. We start the season in January
• February - peak ski season, expect big dumps of snow and a solid snow base.
• March - the most stable month in relation to snowfalls. The weather is sunny. A great combination of spring in the valleys and mild frosty powder in the mountains.
• April - longer daylight provides an opportunity to combine morning skiing in the mountains with walking and chilling and going out in the afternoon and in the evening.

Ski Ability & Equipment

A week with Svaneti Heliskiing can cater for abilities from strong intermediates to legends! In their words ...... Intermediate - for skiers and riders with wide off-piste experience; Expert - for strong skiers and riders; Legendary - for ambitious dinosaurs. Previous off-piste powder & mixed snow conditions experience is preferred, and in reality, necessary to make the most of this experience!

Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package

Standard Program

Day 1 Arrival & Briefing

Transfer from the airport (either Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi) or from a hotel in these cities. (8 hours from Tbilisi, 6 hours from Batumi, 5 hours from Kutaisi).
Check-in and free time (unpacking and having a rest).
Dinner at the hotel.
Welcome meeting and briefing with the guide.
Avalanche training (if everybody feels well after the transfer. Otherwise training is done the next morning).

Days 2 - 6 Skiing Days

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:45 – 10:00 Transfer to the helipad
10:00 – 13:00 Heli-ski
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Picnic in the mountains or lunch in the hotel)
14:00 – 16:00 Heli-ski
16:00 – 18:00 Après-ski and relaxation
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner in the hotel or out
19:00 – 22:00 Chill out in a bar or lounge

Day 7 Departure

Heli-ski in the morning if the weather allows.
Transfer to the city (Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi) or to the airport.

Bad Weather days may include skiing at the local ski resorts of Tetnuldi &/or Hatsvali

Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package

Accommodation & Meals

Hotel Posta

Lodgings on the heliski tour are at Hotel Posta - a modern, 4-star, contemporary hotel located in the very heart of Mestia. This hotel offers its guests stylish and cozy rooms with breathtaking views of the Caucasus mountains. A great restaurant and a bar are right at the hotel. A fantastic indoor pool & sauna are available in the hotel. 

Rooms included in the tour price are twin-share, but it possible to upgrade to a single (with double bed), deluxe or family rooms (upgrades require some supplement payment). Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. TVs with satellite channels are also available in all rooms.

Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package

Food & Drink

Breakfast and dinner will be served in hotel, lunch will be in the mountains as per the following:
• Morning. Wide variety of breakfast offerings are designed to match any of your desires.
• Lunch is a picnic out in the mountains on the skiing-days (with good weather). Pre-packed lunch boxes and special diet menus can be provided upon individual requests.
• Evening. Legendary traditional local food will provide an unforgettable culinary experiences in the hotel restaurant.
• Night. The bar will surely become your favorite place for evening chill out and sharing impressions of the day with companions. And tasting local drinks, of course!

Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package
Svaneti Heliskiing Package

Rates & Inclusions

Rates (2024)

7-Day Package (10hr flight time over 5.5 days, guide, 4-star hotel accom, all meals & all ground transfers/transport): €8000

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR€
  • Price based on twin-share
  • Extra heli time available if requested and time allows
  • Custom trips are available for a minimum 6 people in a group
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Inclusions
  • GUIDED HELISKIING: 10hr flight time over 5.5 days (extra flight time available)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights lodging at Hotel Posta (4-star), Mestia
  • ALL MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS & GROUND TRANSPORT: Return transfers from Tbilisi, Batumi or Kutaisi & all other ground transport during tour
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY EQUIPMENT: ABS backpack, transceiver, probe, shovel & training how to use it!
  • EXPERIENCED GMGA (part of IFMGA) GUIDES: Max guide/guest ratio 1:4
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 8 people on the tour.
  • DOWN DAY ACTIVITIES: Ski resort skiing, ski touring, snow-shoeing, horse-riding, local culinary & cultural experiences
Add-ons
  • ADDITIONAL HELI FLIGHT TIME: €2,800/hr/group (divided among people in group)
  • ROOM UPGRADE: Single, deluxe or family room - price on application
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Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Svaneti Heliskiing, 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.

Registration and Payment

A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Once we receive a deposit, we’ll reserve your seat until the full payment due date. The payment of the balance is due 60 days prior to the beginning of the heli-skiing package.

Cancellation

Our reservation and cancellation policies are standard in the helicopter skiing industry. The best practices show: significant financial commitments related to helicopters, employees, fuel, and supplies are made during season preparations, and it dictates strict rules.

Payment of the balance is due 60 days prior to the beginning of the heli-skiing package. From this point on all the amounts are non-refundable.
Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to beginning of the heli-skiing package are subject to cancellation fee of 150 Euro.
No cancellation fee has to be paid if the skier cancelling the package finds a suitable person at his substitute to take over the contractual obligations.

Additional Insurance

Medical insurance has to be done through your travel agent. We also recommend other types of travel insurance, like: Medical insurance for extreme activities (wilderness activities).
Personal insurance to cover loss of luggage, skis and personal belongings.
Liability insurance.
Make sure these insurances cover all parts of your vacation.