Heli-Skiing in Russia / The North Caucasus

Krasnaya Polyana –  Sochi, is one of the most unique places on our planet for Heli-Skiing. Due to proximity of the Black Sea, snow quality can be compared with Valdez, Alaska. Incredibly dry and deep powder throughout the winter.
  • Located in the Western Caucasus, is the urban settlement of the City of Sochi in Krasnodar Region
  • The home of the new Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort

 

  • The elevation of the settlement is 560 m. along the Mzymta river

 

  • The summit climbs up to 2500 m., giving a vertical drop at 2000 m.

 

  • The resort hosted the Alpine and Nordic events of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
  • The proximity of the Black Sea and right direction of the wind create a unique environment, helping the snow keep it’s best qualities

 

  • Huge variety of alpine and forest zones

 

  • Helicopter elevates at 2200 – 2500 m.

 

  • Vertical drops are from 800 to 1100 m.

 

  • Heliski zone expands for more than 200 kilometers

 

  • Accommodations take place in the new 4 star level Rosa Khutor hotels: Park Inn by Radisson, Tulip Inn or Mercure Hotel are subject to availability
  • After heli-skiing you will have a great opportunity to visit sights of Sochi, connected with Olympic Games 2014:

 

  • All the Olympic constructions

 

  • Olympic Village

 

  • Ski Centres

 

  • Extreme park

 

  • And many others!
1893

NUMBER OF RUNS

4937

CLIENTS

101

SUPER DEEP POWDER DAYS

4937

HAPPY SMILES

Arkhyz Resort / Mount Elbrus Region

Arkhyz – is a small, cozy village situated in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains Range. This is a new, young resort with fabulous opportunities for heli-skiing. Here you will feel the full flavor of the Caucasus and will enjoy the incredible off-piste skiing with the most experienced guides and legendary pilots.
LOCATION
  • Elevation of the surrounding peaks is more than 3000 m.
  • The highest peaks are Sofiyskiy (3640 m.) and Psyshskiy (3790 m.) glaciers
  • Mountain village, situated between the branches of the Great Caucasus Range in Karachay-Cherkessia republic
  • An incredibly beautiful and scenic environment
  • 1400 – 1500 m. above the sea level
SPECIFICATIONS
  • The skiing zone is about 1100 square kilometers
  • Drops are from 800 till 2000 meters
  • No restrictions on landings
  • Huge variety of terrains
  • Landings in the most difficult to reach places
ACCOMMODATION
  • The accommodations are taking place in the newly built 4 star level “Romantic” hotel
  • It is situated in the middle of Arkhyz village at the altitude of 1642 m. above the sea level
  • Comfortable rooms designed in classical style
  • Authentic restaurant located on hotel grounds
  • Sauna and hammam
WHAT YOU CAN DO
After Heli-Skiing you will have a great opportunity
to discover rich history of the region and visit:

 

  • Byzantine temples of the Xth Century
  • The image of Jesus Christ of VIII-IX centuries on
    the rocky terrace at the altitude of 150 m.
  • Astronomical observatory with one of the biggest telescopes in Europe
  • Ruins of ancient Alanian Empire and gravestones made of unbroken stone blocks

Helicopters

Our fleet consists of the world known mountain helicopters.

 

– Eurocopter AS350B3e

– Aerospatiale SA315B Lama

We run up to 3 groups of 4 people per helicopter.

In Russian Mountain Holidays we use these helicopters for heliskiing in Russia in Northern Caucasus

International Certified Mountain Guides

Russian Mountain Holidays Heliski Guides

Pilots

Our pilots are highly experienced first class professionals, who thoroughly know Caucasus Mountains and heli-ski zones.

 

Perfect safety record.

Continually operate as rescue pilots.

Able to land in the most difficult to reach places – e.g. on the top of Mt. Elbrus (5642 m.).

1 Week Trip Itinerary


Sunday: individual arrival at the airport, private transfer to the hotel. Welcome briefing with guides and presentation of the program for the next days. Equipment check after dinner.

Monday – Friday: Heli-skiing depending on snow-, avalanche- and weather- conditions. In case of bad weather we offer an alternative program in the ski area, which offers a variety of skiing.

Saturday: after breakfast individual transfer to the Minaralnye Vody airport.


  • SAFARI PACKAGE

  • EURO97007 DAYS - ALL INCLUSIVE
  • INCLUDES:

    • 2 Mountain Guides for a group of 6 skiers (6 skiers in 2 loads)
    • 18 Heli-Skiing hours included & guaranteed
    • 7 nights at the hotels and mountain lodges (DBL rooms)
    • 2 helicopters: Eurocopter AS 350 B3 & Lama
    • All meals during the entire trip
    • Private airport transfers
    • Picnic in the mountains during flying days
    • Safety equipment (ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)

     

    Additional costs:

    • helicopter flights, ski passes, beverage, ski equipment, single room supplement

    Additional helicopter hours: 2000 EURO / hour

    Refund heli-ski hours:

    • In case of bad weather or avalanche risk we refund 1500 EURO per hour

  • PRIVATE PACKAGE

  • EURO79006 DAYS - ALL INCLUSIVE
  • INCLUDES:

    • 2 Mountain Guides for a group of 6 skiers (6 skiers in 2 loads)
    • 11 Heli-Skiing hours included & guaranteed
    • 7 nights at the president Gorbachev Residence (DBL rooms)
    • Private helicopter: Eurocopter AS 350 B3
    • All meals during the entire trip
    • Private airport transfers
    • Picnic in the mountains during flying days
    • Safety equipment (ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)

     

    Additional costs:

    • helicopter flights, ski passes, beverage, ski equipment, single room supplement

    Additional helicopter hours: 2200 EURO / hour

    Refund heli-ski runs:

    • in case of bad weather or avalanche risk we refund 1700 EURO per hour