Heliski in Abkhazia, Russia
One day heliski trip to Abkhazia during the Sochi stay*
Abkhazia in the Caucasus mountains is probably on of the most exotic and best places for heliskiing. It’s a very large area, which offers a very diverse terrain, both challenging and exciting for any freerider. Abkhazia gets a lot of snow dumps due to the large amounts of rainfall which are pulled in from the Black Sea. Here you’ll find it all – everything from huge endless expanses to challenging forest skiing and deep couloirs. If you ask Russia, Abkhazia is an independent country, and if you ask Georgia and most of the world, it’s part of Georgia. If you ask Eastern Snow, Abkhazia is an awesome freeride area!
The heliport is localized in Abkhazia, about 15 minutes of driving from the Russian border. The transport from Krasna Polyana (Sochi) is about 1 hour. From Sochi airport, it takes about half an hour. On this 1 day trip we’ll be staying at the Abaata Hotel in Abkhazia the evening before we go heliskiing. By doing it this way, we’ll be ready to fly early in the morning, and beat the clouds coming in the afternoon. The hotel has a heated pool, beach and a restaurant with european and locally inspired cuisine.
- Transport from Krasna Polyana to the heliport in Abkhazia T/F
- A certified UAGM Bjergguide for every 4th person
- A stay at Abaata Hotel inc. full board accommodation, though without drinks
- Borrowing of ABS airbags as well as avalanche equipment
- A day’s heliskiing with 4 ascends
- An extra ascent for €170.
*The trip conditions that you get a double tourist entrance visa to Russia. The visa to Abkhazia can be made at the border and costs ca. €10.
The price conditions that there are at least 4 participants. Otherwise there’ll be a service charge of ca. 15%.