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Catski & Tour

7 Nights, 5-6 Ski Days, December 2021 & March 2022

Ski-Tour - Splitboard

ski-tour, Catski&Tour, snowcat supported ski-touring
A nice round-tour down to the abandoned alp village of Zoti Keli.

In March Pioneers of Bakhmaro offers a combined week with snowcat supported ski-touring.

 

Spring is the best time to experience the silence and untouched nature of the remote mountains around Bakhmaro.

 

The mountains rise up to 2'755 meters. Bakhmaro is already at 1'900 meters. So from the lodge tours of up to 800 vertical meters at a time are possible. There are also some interesting round tours with 2 or 3 hikes and 1'500 and more vertical meters.

Snowcat

PB300WPolar, Catski, Freeride, Georgia
Our Snowcat with our first cabin in 2017.

Bakhmaro is located within the mountains so that the groups can start the tours directly from the house. However, it is also possible to go by snowcat to an interesting starting point or the cat-drivers can pick-up the group on a more remote location after the tour. This way the group can increase the range of the tours significantly.

 

Depending on the snow and weather conditions, the group can also use the cat in the morning for catskiing and go for a half-day tour in the afternoon. On powderdays it is possible to book extra catskidays to enjoy more runs in fresh powder.


Also the snowcats provide additional safety for the groups as a pick-up is possible when the weather changes, somebody got injured or tired.

Alignment

Bakhmaro is ideally located for direct access to a variety of different slopes. The distances are short and there are practically no downdays, as the nearest trees are always within reach.

In Bakhmaro we have up to 4 groups per appointment and meanwhile the abandoned mountain village is no longer as deserted as we found it a few years ago. For the December and March tours we use our new guest house:
"The Pioneers".

During our catsupported touring weeks, the focus is on the tours. The Snowcat is available for individual trips and full catski days are also possible for a surcharge.

March

March-Pow, Freeriding, No tracks
Fresh untracked powder in March 2019.

Spring is the best time to experience the silence and untouched nature of the remote mountains around Bakhmaro.

March is considered a good powder month in Georgia and there can always be heavy snowfalls. But of course the sun is already strong in March. With the combination of freeriding and ski tour we can make the best of the weather.

If we then leave Bakhmaro in mid-March, there is still so much snow that the transport is only possible with piste bullies. The access road to Bakhmaro is usually not cleared until May.

Itinerary

  • Saturday:
    Pick up at the airport Kutaisi (KUT) & transfer to Bakhmaro.
  • Sunday: Brunch, safety instructions, catskiing or ski-touring in the mountains around Bakhmaro.
  • Monday to Friday: Catskiing or ski-touring according to weather and snow conditions.
  • Departure: Transfer to the airport Kutaisi (KUT) according to the flight departures.

1'750,-€

December 2021 & March 2022


Download
Itinerary Cat&Tour 2021/22
Itinerary Cat&Tour 2021.1.pdf
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Services

  • Pick up at Kutaisi airport and Transfer to Bakhmaro and back.
  • 7 nights in a simple mountain lodge in Bakhmaro.
  • Full Board: rich breakfast, packed lunch and Georgian dinner in Bakhmaro.
  • Depending on the situation, up to 2 nights near the airport (arrival & departure).
  • 6 days snowcat supported ski-touring
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • English speaking contact person with local knowledge.

Download
Packing-list and information prior to arrival
Packing-List 2019.pdf
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