Quality & Safety
Catskiing is often seen as a "little brother" of heliskiing - especially as a cheaper one. But Catskiing has a handful of real advantages over heliskiing. The most important is the independence from the weather. catski│caucasus drives every day. Downdays due to bad weather just do not exist. On supposed bad days catski│caucasus drives the famous tree runs - the tree line reaches in Bakhmaro up to unbelievable 2'200 meters! During a whiteout, the drivers follow GPS-tracks and for the riders trees provide enough contours for unforgettable downhill runs.
Another advantage is the relaxed atmosphere, compared to the stressful entry into helicopters. You have the whole day, depending on the weather and group the cats operate from 9:00 clock to 17:00 clock. So you will get to a stately number of vertical meters.
In Bakhmaro catski│caucasus operate three PB300W Polar for groups and there is always one back-up machine ready to go. Each snowcat has got a heated cabin for up to 12 freeriders. The cabins have been custom made according to plans to match high quality and safety standards.
The local drivers are professional tractor drivers with years of experience with working in snow. They know the area, the mountains and all the tracks from summer. They grew up in these mountains. For driving the Pistenbullys they have been trained by Austrian experts.
In addition catski│caucasus can use the "Japanese Express" - Alpina Sherpas for up to 12 freeriders - to reduce waiting time and increase the experience.
For the season 2019/2020 catski│caucasus will adjust the guiding concept. The quality and safety of guiding are simply too important and continuity during the season is a cornerstone for this.
For the reason 2019/2020, catski│caucasus will cooperate with an experienced German certified mountain guide who already knows Bakhmaro well and will look after the entire alpine safety management.
catski│caucasus will complete individual tours with well-known local guides, such as Nika, who speaks very good English and has been guiding groups in Bakhmaro for the past two years, following a very "European" approach.
catski│caucasus will also continue to prepare its own daily Avalanche Report with LoLa®.