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USD 2,394

CAT SKIING BAKHMARO
7 Nights Lodging, Meals + 5-6 days cat skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on tranfers, 7 nights 4 share room, full board & 5-6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,394
The ultimate European cat skiing adventure, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro includes airport transfers, 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, all meals at Bakhmaro plus 5 - 6 days of cat skiing.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2019
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 26 - Feb 02, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 02 - Feb 09, 2019
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 09 - Feb 16, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 23 - Mar 02, 2019
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Ski & Snowboard Packages

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro is Europe's newest ski adventure. Packages includes return airport transfers, 5 to 7 nights of accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro (up to 2 nights accommodation near the airport), all meals at Bakhmaro plus 5 to 6 days of guided cat skiing.

The terrain includes great tree skiing and high alpine terrain between 1900m and over 2700m elevation in the snow laden Little Caucasus of Southern Georgia. High levels of snowfall, especially at the beginning of the season provide generally excellent conditions. Tree runs with names like "Big in Japan' indicate the quality of the ski experience here. The numbers of return clientele are another indicator!

From season 20118/19 Cat Skiing Bakhmaro will be using 3 to 4 SnowCats, each with a maximum of 12 seats for guests. The operation is run by a reliable and professionalism German-Swiss organization, where quality and safety management is paramount.

Tour groups are led by a local guide from the professional Georgian Mountain Guides Association,

Here is a little video of the Cat Skiing Bakhmaro experience courtesy of whitehearts,de......



Typical Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday or Sunday 
Arrival Kutaisi (KUT). Pick up at the airport & transfer to Bakhmaro (2 hours with the minibus and then 1.5 hours with the Snowcat). [There may be an overnight stay in the vicinity of the airport depending on flight arrival.]

Day 2 
Brunch, introduction, start skiing around noon.

Days 3 to 7 
Cat Skiing in the mountains around Bakhmaro. Bakhmaro valley is at over 1,900m. Above 2,100m, the mountains are tree-free. The summits able to reached are 2,500 to 2,755m. However, the higher elevations are often wind-blown. We usually move between 1,800 and 2,300 meters. The individual runs are between 300 & 500m vertical in altitude. Depending on the area, the length of the run & the condition of the participants, we can do about 10 runs per day.





Day 8
After breakfast transfer to the airport. If due to the weather situation, the transfer has already been carried out the previous evening, overnight is then near the airport.] Departure Kutaisi (KUT).

Option to spent the last night in Kutaisi.

Option to extend the stay and visit Tbilisi or the Great Caucasus. Ask for more information.

Bakhmaro Lodging & Food

Lodging & Accommodations

In its first season, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro was based in two rather spartan local village huts. Whilst it added to the adventure, the challenges were great & the comfort was ....... not! 

In season 2017/18, a heavily modified cabin and a purpose built ablutions block was successfully utilised. Comfortable bedrooms sleeping 4 people, bathrooms with hot running water plus a sauna made living in isolated Bakhmaro comfortable & warm.


                Bunkrooms

               Sitting room

               Bakhmaro Lodge

Unfortunately, the Georgian government cannot be convinced that it would be necessary for a professional operation to build and operate a proper lodge in Bakhmaro. Therefore basic cottages for single seasons will be rented & fitted out comfortably for each season. Accordingly we can just offer low quality for a quite high price!

Food

Full board with an extensive breakfast, a simple lunch snack and a Georgian dinner is provided whilst at Bakhmaro. Due to the remote location in the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, the supply of fresh goods is only partly possible.

For breakfast, there is, next to the obligatory khachapuri "small chicken" - eggs as omelette or fried eggs, freshly baked bread and honey from local beekeepers. At lunchtime, there will be a simple takeaway snack to maximize ski time during the day. In the evening, Georgian cooking at its best. And, of course, you can look forward to our BBQ in the snow ...


               Dining room
 
  Typical dinner at Bakhmaro

               BBQ picnic

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

With Guide - €2,100
Without Guide - €1,670 (experienced skiers & riders only)
Guiding can be added for €300 per person per week on non guided trips

Inclusions
  • 5 -6 days of guided cat skiing
  • 7 nights lodging (up to 2 nights near airport)
  • 5 -7 nights full board (all meals) at Bakhmaro
  • Max 12 guests
  • Kutaisi airport pickup and transfer to Bakhmaro & return
Add-ons
  • Freeride skis & poles €200 per week (subject to availability)
  • Single room supplement - €280 per week (subject to availability)
  • Avalanche safety gear - ABS pack, beacon, probe, shovel for duration of trip - €90 (subject to availability)
Not Included

Booking Conditions

  • All Rates are in EUR funds.
  • Travel, medical and trip cancellation / interruption insurance is highly recommended and can be purchased here