Kamchatka Heli Skiing Adventure

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Just imagine it. You’re flying high above the untamed peaks of the Kamchatka Peninsula in a Russian chopper. Suited up. Skis or board at the ready.
Kamchatka heli skiing adventure take takes you to soaring ridges blanketed in untouched deep powder snow, and the majestic volcanoes of the Pacific Ring of Fire in all their white winter splendour. Your helicopter touches down in the middle of nowhere – the summit of a towering and very-much-alive volcano. The Mi-8 helicopter is the ultimate chairlift, and the volcanic slopes of Kamchatka are the ultimate free ride. As the chopper disappears from view, the sense of isolation and the sheer silence of the mountains is profound. Take a moment to meditate on exactly where you are – one of the wildest, most remote places on Earth – then take a deep breath and away you go. This Kamchatka skiing tour is a winter wonderland!

 

This incredible tour includes 4 full days (weather permitting) of heli-skiing with a total drop of approximately 15,000 vertical feet. Depending on conditions, possible locations include Viluchinsky (2,173 m), Avachinsky (2,741m), Mutnovsky (2,322 m) and Zhupanovsky (2,923 m). The program also includes a wide choice of optional experiences such as husky dog sledding, snowmobiling, hiking and hot spring bathing.

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Arrival

Departure

Accomodation

Trip style

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Wooden lodge

Skiing

Duration

Action rating

Group size

Type of tour

8 days / 7 nights

     

12 people

Private

Itinerary View map

Day 1:Welcome to Kamchatka

Arrive at Elizovo Airport, 30km from Kamchatka’s capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Meet your tour leader and transfer to Snow Valley lodge, where you’ll spend the rest of the day relaxing and preparing for the adventurous days ahead.

Go for a dip in the outdoor thermal spring pool, or get acquainted with the delights of the Banya (Russian sauna).

Day 2-5:Heli skiing from active volcanoes

The next four days are dedicated to off-piste skiing and snowboarding on some of Russia’s most spectacular virgin slopes.

After breakfast each morning, our group will be picked up by helicopter and transferred to some of the most exciting heli-skiing locations Kamchatka has to offer, taking in incredible views of the mountains, the Taiga and the Pacific coast along the way.

Conditions permitting, we should get a total of about 8 hours helicopter time and a total drop of roughly 15,000 vertical feet.

We divide into groups of 5 to 6 people, with no less than 2 highly experienced guides to accompany each group. You’ll be given a comprehensive briefing on helicopter safety before takeoff, and a detailed overview of each site and the current snow conditions.

On some volcanoes, such as Mutnovsky (2,923m), it’s possible to ski into the crater, with active steam vents smoking and seething all around you!

Depending on conditions, our options include skiing to the Bolshe-Bannie hot spring valley, or all the way down to the Pacific Ocean shore.

Day 6-7:Free days

The next two days are spare days for weather fluctuations.

Relax and unwind or discover a little more of what Kamchatka has to offer.

From our base at Snow Valley, you’ll be able to choose from a fantastic selection of guided winter adventure and adrenaline experiences, ranging from a few hours in length to full day excursions.

Optional activities include day treks to the volcanoes around Petropavlovsk, snowmobiling or husky dog sled rides, cross country skiing or visit to the ethnic village.

Day 8:Farewell hugs

Our last day in Kamchatka. After breakfast, check out of Snow Valley and transfer to the airport.

Inclusions

Accommodation

7 nights accommodation at the Snow Valley lodge in Paratunka

Meals

Full board (B,L,D)

Transportation

Group arrival and departure transfers, transportation on tour (bus, snowmobiles, helicopter)

Guides

Professional guide services on all routes, avalanche safety equipment (beeper (sensors), probes, shovels)

Activities and sights

8 hours of helicopter time (about 4-5 full days of heliskiing with a total drop of about 25,000 vertical feet)

Other

Visa support documents
*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips.

Ski and snowboard rental equipment

 

Dates & Prices

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8 days
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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5,650
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