Heliski in Kamchatka is for adventurous connoisseurs. You may have already tried heliskiing at more conventional destinations, but are now looking for something more extraordinary.
The 1,000 km long peninsula off the Bering Sea is arguably one of Russia’s, if not the most beautiful places in the world. If you then add a helicopter, the skier and boarder have a playground in a unique landscape. Where in the world can you start on top of a volcano and end down by the water on the same trip. The answer is heliski in Kamchatka.
Kamchatka is one of the largest helicopter areas in the world. Gigantic volcanoes, unspoilt mountainsides with depths and an average snowfall of 18 meters annually offer an unforgettable experience in the wild and untouched nature of the experienced skier and snowboarder. Skiing in Russia is a skiing experience out of the ordinary. You will never forget Heliski in Kamchatka!
See the full process, from when you give us a call and until you will be skiing down the beautiful snow-covered mountains in Kamchatka, right here.
Below you will find information about our trip on heliski in KAMCHATKA.
Copenhagen or Stockholm (CPH/ STO) or any international airport via Moscow (SVO) to Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky (PKC). Total flight time from Northern Europe is approx. 11 hours. Note fees for bringing your own ski equipment.
Transfer from the airport to the lodge via helicopter. About 45 min. (included in the price). Eastern Snow will gladly help with info about and logistically tips to Kamchatka for your trip.
We live at the foot of the helicopter area in the completely newly built exclusive St. Timon’s Mountain Lodge. In bad weather conditions, sightseeing can be arranged for Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky. The lodge has great common areas, own restaurant with a gourmet cook and a fully equipped spa-area including massage. The hotel has snowmobiles so that freeriding in forest terrain can be arranged on bad weather days. The price is based on a double room. If you want a single room, this can be ordered at a small supplement in the price.
Here you will get a great local food experience, which is a part of the total experience in Kamchatka. The meals will be made by a Russian gourmet cook and is a part of the culture that you will experience in the Russian mountains. Our guests love it. Breakfast, lunch in the terrain and dinner are included in the price. Alcohol can be purchased in addition. If you have any special dietary requirements, we can of course accommodate this.
The terrain in Kamchatka includes large vertical drops; typically, 1,500-2,000 m. It is not necessarily difficult terrain, but often long runs. A certain degree of basic fit is therefore assumed and that you have some experience in off-piste terrain from earlier. There are two UIAGM guides attached to the helicopter. Safety is of course always first priority when heliski in Kamchatka
Below you will find information about KAMCHATKA & the hotel
We live at St. Timon’s Mountain Lodge, which is a brand-new exclusive hotel lodge reserved for Heliski guests only. There is a private bathroom and toilet in the rooms.
The terrain is very varied. It has Japanese-like forests to volcanoes that easily compete with the mountains in the northwest of the North American continent, to deep couloirs as we know them in the Alps.
There are often large vertical drops and it can be up to +2,000 m, as you typically have runs from the top of a volcano and down to the sea, which also gives a great variety in a single run.
The ski season typically starts in Kamchatka mid-February running into May. The skiing/boarding typically takes place from 0 to 2,300 meters above sea level. The skiing is both above and below the tree line. We plan for weather and wind conditions, where we get the best snow and visibility, always with safety as first priority.
Remember to make sure that the name in the passport is the same as your flight ticket. Visa: It requires a visa to enter Russia. We will make a total visa application for the entire group for a additional cost. One should expect to be without passport for about one week, while the application is being made.
TRAVEL IN RUSSIA
Stable secure conditions to travel in Russia.
The power plugs are 220v and of the same type as in most Northern European countries (not UK).
Below you will find information on trips to KAMCHATKA
* 1 project leader – planning of the trip
* 1 English speaking interpreter during the trip
* 1 guide in 7 days
* 2 ski/board instructors in 6 days
* Helicopter skiing 6 days (8 effective hours in air)
* Opportunity for borrowing avalanche pipe, probe and avalanche spade
* In case of bad weather we will arrange snowmobile skiing in lower areas
* Logistics and safety
* Helicopter transfer from the airport to the lodge and back
* 1 x stay at St. Tmon’s Mountain lodge
* All meals included all days
* Wellness area
Furthermore, you can order:
* Drinks according to needs
* The opportunity of renting equipment
* The opportunity of purchasing massage in wellness area
* The opportunity of purchasing more helicopter hours if the weather is great all week
* The prices are without flight, drinks, transportation of equipment and ski rent