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Vision

On one of the rare powder days at Mt. Dobson, New Zealand in 2003 we spoke about having our own small ski-area and closing it at powder days to shred for ourselves ...

Bakhmaro, Lesser Caucasus
Bakhmaro by night. In the back the lights of Batumi and Kobuleti at the Black Sea. Feb. 2018. ©whitehearts.de

... after a long night in a catski lodge in Sibiria in 2014, it was time to realise this project ...

... in the summer 2015 we started our scouting tours in Georgia and in February 2016 we found the remote and abandoned village of Bakhmaro in the Lesser Caucasus...


...we were able to finance a used snowcat through a successful crowdfunding and in December 2016 we went up with a group of Austrian idealists and local villagers to build up our own freeride base in the Lesser Caucasus...

We believe that the real freeride experience can be found in the freedom away from the masses, that it becomes real in sharing it with friends and that it requires a sense of adventure to be obtained.


depending on local authorities...

Powder Project

We still have not found what we are looking for (or we lost it pretty fast again). So we are back in our scouting mode and want to discover the next remote powder paradise...

 

Everything is depending on the goodwil of the local athorities.

if we can find a solution

Bakhmaro

We discovered on one of our scouting tours Bakhmaro in 2015/16 and realised imidiately the potential as powder destination.

We deveoped Bakhmaro as catski destination, made the summer resort accessible in the winter and established a network of snowcat-tracks to ride the best tree-lines and open slopes.

 

Our team will continue this unique program in 2019/2020 ...

date not defined

on Tour

Our plan is to do one week on tour. We think about a combination of catskiing and helisking in Kirgistan.

 

Kirgistan is one of the upcoming powder destinations and a few of our partners have got a program in this country in the Tian Shan mountain range.


We hope that we will pull through our commitment not only unforgettable lines in deep powder. We are also convinced that the project will contribute to the development of the country. We will create jobs and income for families in the remote mountain region. At the same time we will keep our footprint in nature as low as possible.

Bakhmaro, Catski, Freeride Georgia
One of our freeriders above Bakhmaro. Feb. 2018. ©whitehearts.de

Our Motivation

  • Adventure - back to the roots - freeriding in remote mountainous regions.
  • Freedom - no crowding, no stress, no prohibitions - only untracked lines.
  • Friendship - friends on powder days - share this unique experience with a community of freeriders.