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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 ...

Our Alp-Hütte in Adjara, Feb. 2020. © whitehearts.de.
Our Alp-Hütte in Adjara, Feb. 2020. © 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.


Swiss Catski, Catskiing Switzerland

our own mountain hut...

Adjara

In the summer of 2019 we renovated an alp hut in a remote alp village on 2'400 Meters. We use this hut as base for just one group to ride the mountains of Adjara.

 

For this tour you should bring an attitude of adventure and mountain life.

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where it began...

Pioneers of Bakhmaro

We discovered Bakhmaro in 2015/16 and realised immidiately the potential as powder destination.

We developed 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 2020/21 ...

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on Tour

For 2021 we plan a small program of tours to well developed places. In the moment we think about Sweden, Norway and Chile & Argentina.
For these onTour programs we will book own groups with external operators. There is always a guide our representative of us on the tour.

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 region. We want to create jobs and income for families in the remote mountains. 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.