FREERIDE / HELI TOURING GEORGIA: 2021-01-17 - 2021-01-30

FREERIDE HELI TOURING GEORGIA

17.01.2021 - 30.01.2021

Due to the Covid-19 situation, in the following ski season 2020/21 we guarantee full refund in case of cancelation caused by the restriction or ban. Please do book the flights with cancelation insurance to protect your money fully. Lets' hope for the best but be ready for worse! 

Ten years ago, skiing in Georgia was a well-kept secret known by only a handful of locals and the most adventurous ski vagabonds. This is rapidly changing as the Georgian ski hype spreads throughout Europe and the rest of the world, so it seems about time to write a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about skiing in Georgia!

 

Until very recently Georgia wasn't thought of as a top ski destination in Europe and the extensive area was shared by just a few locals and the occasional daring ski tourist. This slowly started to change over the last decade though and in the last few years interest has rapidly grown.  Now the word has spread and people are coming in from Europe and the rest of the world to see the amazing skiing Georgia has on offer.

 

This 2 week trip is a powder lovers dream. Expect to have to put in some leg work – after all the best lines are rarely free. In the area you can ride everything from cruisy powder bowls to steep couloirs and tree runs to cliff drops, ultimately if you like it steep and deep (or just deep!) this place will have frothing at the mouth with excitement.

 

As with any Snowbusters adventure, we won’t just guide you to the best lines, we also teach you the skills you need to stay safe and ride with more style. We’ll cover avalanche safety, practice rescue situations and address deficiencies in your technique.

 

The final itinerary depends on the conditions and weather. However, we’ll fit in some ski touring or splitboarding, cat-skiing, lift accessible off-piste both in- and out-bounds and, of course, squeeze in the time to down a few jars.

Safety & Avalanches

 

During the week or two will spend a lot of time learning about safety in the mountains. Specifically, how to avoid an avalanche through understanding conditions, reading snow profiles and simple snow stability tests. You’ll learn how to perform an avalanche rescue if things go wrong along with some useful first aid.

 

Although there is some theory, most of it is taught in real life situations on the mountain. Snowbusters will demonstrate how to organize a group avalanche rescue and you’ll take part in plenty of simulations. This includes multiple backfilling, digging victims and hypothermic treatment.

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Georgia

 

What you need to know

  1. Designed as a poor and only freeride / freeride touring experience without any compromises.
  2. Make sure you are fit, confident steep runs skier with previous free ride / ski touring experience. Get in touch with us if you have any doubts.
  3. This is a skiing trip and our number one goal is to maximize your time spent on the slope learning. Of course there is always time for après-ski beer.
  4. We want you to worry as less as possible so we are fully available to assist you in searching proper accommodation, local transportation, ski rental, ...

Typical day

8 - 8.30 am

6 - 8 am
Heli pick up and drop off on the first mountain.

9 am - 4 pm

5 pm

Time to ride it deep and steep.
Après-ski beer / vine. We sort out the plan for next day.

6 pm

7 - 8 pm

Planning the next day (avalanche forecast, route planning, ...)
Possibly meeting for communal dinner.

8 - 10 pm

Drinks, bit of party, sleep. But it is only a suggestion ;)

What’s included

  • 12 days ski & snowboard guiding and coaching
  • Shared accommodation in self catering apartment or similar

EXCLUDED

  • Ski / snowboard rentals
  • Travel expanses 
  • Skiing/snowboarding insurance
  • Food and drinks

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You should bring your personal ski or snowboard freeride touring equipment (skis with touring bindings, splitboard, skins, telescopic poles, ...), avalanche set and ski or snowboard clothing. 

FOOD

Breakfast and dinners will be organized in the accommodation place. Expect some Georgian cousine.

Accommodation

Shared accommodation in hotel / hostel or similar will be organized. Of course feel free to organize something you prefer on your own.

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