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At the peak of adrenaline
At the peak of adrenaline

Backcountry, snowmobiling and heli-ski in Kamchatka

New
At the peak of adrenaline
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 13 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
21 February 2021
  • 21 February 2021
  • 4 April 2021
End date:
28 February 2021
3 060 EUR

Unspoilt snow slopes and the smooth surface of the Pacific ocean – this is what you will see when flying a helicopter over the Kamchatka mountain peaks. Freedom, flight and pure adrenaline – and this is what you will feel while going down on a snowboard or skiing directly from the volcano.

New
At the peak of adrenaline
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 13 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
21 February 2021
  • 21 February 2021
  • 4 April 2021
End date:
28 February 2021
3 060 EUR

Experiences you'll have

Freeride with snowmobile and helicopter transfer

You will enjoy 2 days of heli-skiing as well as 2 days of freeride program with snowmobile transfer. During the day, you can enjoy lunch with Kamchatka delicacies on the Pacific coast or at the foot of volcanoes, and in the evening, relax in the open-air thermal pool.

To participate in this tour, you need to be in an excellent physical shape and have freeride experience. You will visit the foothills and slopes of several volcanoes and will make mind-blowing downhill to the coast of the Pacific ocean.

 

The program includes two days for rest in case of bad weather. These days, you can try surfing in the Pacific ocean, dog sledding or snowmobile tours along the coast for an additional fee.

 

See also the route where we offer 4 days of heli-skiing, as well as ski tour to Kamchatka on New Year holidays.

 

Photos by a photographer Elena Safonova

Itinerary

The journey begins in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where you should travel to on your own. We are ready to help with the purchase of tickets, if necessary, leave a comment on the application.

 

When purchasing tickets, please take into account the time difference (+9 hours to Moscow time) and the flight duration (8.5 hours). To be in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the first day of the program, you need to fly from Moscow the day before. On the return flight, you will be in Moscow on the day of departure.

Day 1 Arrival to Kamchatka

You will be met at the airport and taken to the guest house in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Here you will meet the guides, discuss the program and have lunch.Then you will be get all necessary instructions according the safe behaviour in the mountains and will practice with avalanche equipment. In the evening you will have dinner and rest in comfortable rooms.

Day 2 Freeride program

Today after breakfast freeride program with snowmobile transfer (in a sledges or holding the rope) will start. You are going to perform 6-8 descents with a break for lunch. 

 

In the evening you will return to the hotel, have dinner and rest. 

Day 3 Heli-ski

After dreakfast, you will be taken to the the heliport in Nikolayevka settlement. From there, you will depart for the heli-ski program by Mi-8 helicopter. The plan for the freeride areas is determined by the senior guide and pilots depending on the weather, snow conditions and avalanche danger.

 

In the middle of the day, you will have lunch at the foot of the volcano or on the Pacific ocean, then you will continue riding. You will be back in town for dinner.

Day 4 Free day in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

This day is intended for rest, but in case of bad weather in the previous days, it can be used as a spare day for skiing.

 

Today you can enjoy a snowmobile trip to Cape Mayachny or dog sledding in the mountains. Also you can try surfing in the Pacific ocean or have some additional program of heli-skiing, backcountry or freeride with snowmobiling. All these options are paid additionally.

Day 5 Freeride program

After breakfast you will move to a country lodge with a thermal pool, situated in the Paratunka resort area. Then you will go to the mountains for freeride program with snowmobile transfer (in a sledges or holding the rope). You will  stop for lunch on the coast of the Pacific ocean or at the foot of the volcano.

 

After a busy day we invite you to dinner and hot springs under the open sky.

Day 6 Heli-skiing

After breakfast and morning yoga practice the helicopter will take you to the next start point for heli-skiing. The plan for the freeride areas is determined both by a senior guide and a pilot, according to the weather, snow conditions and avalanche danger.

 

Lunch will ve served right on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean or at the foot of the volcanoes. In the evening you will come back to the hotel for dinner and relaxation in the thermal pool.

Day 7 Free day

Today you will have a free day and can spend your time as you wish. After breakfast you can do morning exercises or practice yoga.

 

If you still want to ski in the mountains, you can order an additional program of heli-skiing, ski tour or backcountry (extra charge).

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast you will go to the airport. On the way you will stop at the fish market and the souvenir shop.

New
At the peak of adrenaline
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 13 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
21 February 2021
  • 21 February 2021
  • 4 April 2021
End date:
28 February 2021
3 060 EUR

Accommodation during the trip

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky you will stay for 4 nights in "Bay House" guest house or "Three skis" hostel:

 

Rooms at "Bay House" guest house offer scenic views of Avacha Bay or the mountains. There are comfortable beds, a wardrobe, a desk and a fridge with free mineral water, a bathroom in each room. Also guests can use a terrace, a lounge with free Wi-Fi, as well as visit a restaurant and a sauna with panoramic views.

 

"Three skis" hostel is located in the heart of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The rooms have a private bathroom, separate beds, a working area with free Wi-Fi, a mini-refrigerator, a wardrobe, bedside tables with individual lamps.


The final three nights of the tour you will spend in "Ideal cube" country hotel, located in the Paratunka recreation area. You will be accommodated in comfortable guest house built in Scandinavian style on the bank of a mountain lake Mikizha. The house has 4 double rooms, a spacious living room with panoramic windows and a kitchen. The rooms have one double or two single beds, as well as a bathroom with a shower. On the spacious terrace there is a small pool with hot thermal water.

 

The cost of the trip includes accommodation in twin/double rooms in the guest house/hostel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and in the country hotel of the Paratunka recreation area. If desired and for an additional fee you can choose single accommodation in a room (+430 EURO per person).

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Who will be my guide +

During the program, you will be accompanied by professional guides and instructors who will instruct you about avalanche safety, coordinate the process and help if necessary. 

 

A professional photographer will also join you for 3 days of the tour. After the trip you will receive a report with quality photos or videos.

Meals +

The program includes breakfast and dinner at the guest house in the city and in the country hotel, as well as a light snack on the routes and one lunch on the day of arrival. For the rest of the days you will need to pay extra for lunch.

Insurance +

Insurance is mandatory. It is not included in the price of the tour, but we can help you with registration, if necessary, leave a comment on the application.

Extra flight hours +

Extra flight time is calculated de facto – 450 EURO per hour (pricing is per minute).

The group makes a common decision about prolonging the heli-ski activity. The refund for the unused flight time is 375 EURO per hour (pricing is per minute).

Additional activities +
  • skiing or snowboarding training session (3 hours) – 50 EURO per person (including transfer to the slope and instructor services)
  • freeride with snowmobiling to Avachinsky and Vilyuchinsky mountain pass – 175 EURO per person (including rent of snowmobiles and avalanche equipment, guides' service)
  • freeride with snowmobiling to Aiphone Mount – 175 EURO per person (including rent of snowmobiles and avalanche equipment, guides' service)
  • winter surfing with a certified instructor on the Khalaktyrsky beach – from 40 EURO per person
  • tour to the sled dogs' kennel – from 65 EURO per person
  • helicopter tour (over the volcano Gorely and Mutnovsky/Caldera of Ksudach volcano/Khodutkinsky hot springs) – from 355 EURO per person
What to bring with me +
  • skiing equipment (snowboard /skis+poles) + boots
  • comfortable modern backpack with a capacity of up to 40 liters, with the possibility of attaching skis and snowboards to it
  • trekking boots or sneakers
    trekking and cotton socks, 3 pairs
  • wind and moisture proof jacket and trousers
  • a warm jacket (preferably a down jacket)
  • t-shirts and shorts, 3 PCs
  • 2 sets of thermal underwear (warm and for active work) or 1 universal set
  • second layer of clothing (fleece jacket, jumper)
  • shoes for moving around the city
  • swimsuits, slippers (for the pool)
  • hats, gloves, mittens, buffs (preferably 2 sets)
  • helmet and mask (it is better to have a spare one)
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • thermos (preferably)
  • a headlamp (preferably)
  • penknife (multitool)
  • ski protection (armor, knee pads, shorts, etc.), optional
  • personal hygiene items
  • personal first aid kit
  • repair kit for your equipment (screwdrivers, tweezers, scissors, thread and needle, small pliers)

Booking

New

At the peak of adrenaline

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 13 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
3 060 EUR
What's included in the price:
  • twin/double accommodation in the guesthouse and hotel 

  • breakfasts and dinners, lunches on routes, lunch on the arrival day

  • freight of the helicopter Mi-8 (8 hours of flight)

  • rent of the avalanche equipment (beeper, probe, shovel, avalanche backpack)

  • English-speaking guide's service

  • professional photographer or videographer services on the route (3 days)

  • meeting at the airport and all transfers as per program

  • 2 yoga practices/gymnastics

Extra charge:
  • airfare to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (starting at 275 EURO for a round-trip ticket)

  • lunches in the town (except at the day of arrival)

  • insurance

  • rent of individual equipment (skis, snowboards, boots, trekking poles), optional

  • extra charge for single accommodation (+430 EURO per person)

  • extra flight time (+450 EURO per hour)

  • extra charge for for additional descents within snowmobiling (more than 8 descents): +10 EURO per person per descent

  • ski lift and thermal pool tickets outside the program

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • twin/double accommodation in the guesthouse and hotel 

  • breakfasts and dinners, lunches on routes, lunch on the arrival day

  • freight of the helicopter Mi-8 (8 hours of flight)

  • rent of the avalanche equipment (beeper, probe, shovel, avalanche backpack)

  • English-speaking guide's service

  • professional photographer or videographer services on the route (3 days)

  • meeting at the airport and all transfers as per program

  • 2 yoga practices/gymnastics

  • airfare to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (starting at 275 EURO for a round-trip ticket)

  • lunches in the town (except at the day of arrival)

  • insurance

  • rent of individual equipment (skis, snowboards, boots, trekking poles), optional

  • extra charge for single accommodation (+430 EURO per person)

  • extra flight time (+450 EURO per hour)

  • extra charge for for additional descents within snowmobiling (more than 8 descents): +10 EURO per person per descent

  • ski lift and thermal pool tickets outside the program

21 Feb 2021, Sun — 28 Feb 2021, Sun
3 060 EUR
4 Apr 2021, Sun — 11 Apr 2021, Sun
3 060 EUR
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