NEW YEAR Backcountry

Winter backcountry with base camp
Tour: 7 days
4 skiing days
Suitable for beginners
New Year / Christmas

Spend active New Year holidays in Kamchatka! Skiing on puffy snow, meeting like-minded people, enjoying incredible views of Kamchatka and delicious seafood.

Besides skiing, the tour will also be educational and will be useful for those with none or minimal backcountry experience, as well as those who would like to learn how to comfortably relax in the mountains and explore the unique region of the Russian Far East – Kamchatka.

NEW YEAR Backcountry
Report video from the program: December 28, 2021 – January 3, 2022
Day 1
Arrival in Kamchatka
Arrival at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky International Airport. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the guest house in the city. Check-in, lunch. Introduction to guides and tour briefing. A trip to the Pacific Ocean coast. Avalanche safety briefing, distribution of equipment. Dinner. Free time to rest.
Day 2
Skiing on and off piste
After breakfast we will ski on and off piste at the Krasnaya Sopka or Moroznaya ski resorts. Avalanche equipment training. Dinner. Free time to rest.
Day 3
Breakfast. Ski-tour / backcountry in the Nachikinsky Pass, putting the information and skills learnt the day before into practice. On the way back, we will stop by the thermal pool. Return to the city. Dinner. Free time to rest.
Day 4
Freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile
Breakfast. Freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile in the Vilyuchinsky Pass area (up to 8 descents). Swimming in a thermal pool. Return to the city. Dinner. Free time to rest. New Year celebration (for arrivals 28.12 – 03.01).
Day 5
Excursion by helicopter to a volcano crater
Breakfast. Excursion by helicopter to a volcano crater, landing on the Pacific Ocean coast. Free time. Dinner. Rest. Russian Christmas celebration (for arrivals 03.01 – 09.01).
Day 6
Breakfast. Ski-tour / backcountry in the Vilyuchinsky Pass area. Lunch at the foothills of the volcano. Return to the city. End-of-tour party. Dinner.
Day 7
Airport transfer
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport with a stop at the fish market and souvenir shop.
NEW YEAR Backcountry
Winter backcountry with base camp
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What is included in the price?
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • all transfers according to the tour programme
  • manager support
  • accommodation
  • breakfast and dinner
  • snacks during trips, lunch on the day of arrival
  • guides
  • photo and / or video (2-3 days)
  • avalanche equipment rental (beeper, probe, shovel)
  • transportation by snowmobiles and helicopter
What is not included in the price?
  • return flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • equipment rental
  • lunch
  • additional services
  • ski pass and thermal pool entrance tickets
  • medical insurance
Please note:
  • the order of tour days may change
  • health insurance is compulsory for everyone
  • skiing area plan is approximate
  • foreign citizens are required to pay an additional fee of ₽25,000 (for permits, documents, English-speaking guide, etc.)
Reviews of our program participants

Полина, большое спасибо за Камчатку! Поверь, Камчатка, ваш уютный прием и дом мне дали гораздо больше, чем я могла ожидать. Тебе, всем администраторам в Bay House и гидам большое спасибо! Вы уникальные люди с уникальной земли!

Юлия Кириченко (Москва), 2023 г.

The journey has come to an end, but the year that began with this journey is just beginning! And, judging by the beginning, it will be simply unrealistic! It was one of the most emotionally vivid trips - amazing and unimaginable views of Kamchatka, a great group of guys I met on the trip, a wonderful well-coordinated @kamchatka_freeride_community team, a copter sacrificed to the ocean, cannon freeride, cool evenings and much more!

Alexey (Moscow), 2020 year

What all the guys in the group experienced here has exceeded all our expectations. I travel with this gang quite often and we have for many years been celebrating New Year together in different parts of the world, but they said that this adventure was the most memorable and fun that we have had.

Anastasia (Omsk), 2020

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Additional services
Visit the Vulcanarium Museum
Visit the museum of volcanoes to see and learn about volcanic eruptions, visit a lava cave and touch centuries-old stones.

from 900 rubles \1 hour
List of things
Personal items
  • Wind- and waterproof membrane jacket (preferably with insulation)
  • Comfortable lightweight and quick-dry sports pants that can keep you warm in low temperatures
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Warm vest
  • A pair of t-shirts
  • Underwear, incl. thermal underwear
  • A hat
  • Socks (several pairs)
  • Gloves
  • Swimming suit
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Casual winter shoes
Gear and equipment
  • Alpine skis / snowboard
  • Ski / snowboard boots
  • Ski skins / snowshoes
  • Ski poles
  • Regular backpack
  • Mask and helmet
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Answers to frequently asked questions
Is it possible to arrive before the start of the tour?
Yes, you can arrive earlier if you wish. Please let us know when booking a tour, that you are planning to arrive earlier, and we will help you find accommodation and plan your stay.
What kind of medical insurance is required?
The insurance must be valid throughout the entire duration of the tour and cover the following: “freeride / off-piste skiing or snowboarding / skiing or snowboarding in non-marked areas”. Merely stating “Mountain skiing” will not suffice! Medical insurance is mandatory for all tour participants.
What is the time difference with Kamchatka?
With Moscow +9 hours (if it is 12:00 in Moscow, it is 21:00 in Kamchatka).<br>
How is the level of skiing determined in advance?
In the combined group, we can never guarantee a certain level of skiing. We base our judgement on the answers provided by our guests to the following questions: How long have you been skiing? How often? Where do you ski? How can you define your level of skiing? But the answers are always subjective and everyone can interpret the questions differently.<br> <br>
What is the best way to buy airplane tickets to join a tour?
When buying airplane tickets, it is important to consider the time difference between the point of departure and Kamchatka. For example, if your tour starts on 01 April, it means that you need to be in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on 01 April. And it means that you need to depart from Moscow, Novosibirsk or Irkutsk on 31 March. From Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Sakhalin or Blagoveshchensk, you can depart on the same date, provided there is a convenient flight. You can arrive at any hour of the day or night of your tour start date, or earlier. Next-day (after the start date) arrival is not permitted, irrespective of the tour programme. Depending on the weather, the tour schedule may change and you risk missing the start of the tour, which is not refundable. The last date of the tour is the return flight date. You may fly back on this date or any time after. If returning to Moscow, you will land on the same date you departed from Kamchatka. The same applies to other cities in Russia, with a difference of one hour.
What are my additional expenses when in Kamchatka?
Your additional expenses may be alcohol, lunch on a free day, caviar, fish you may buy on the market for yourself or as a souvenir. You will also most likely want to buy presents for yourself and family and friends.
I would like to travel with a partner, but he (she) does not ski. What can you suggest?
We custom-design tours for guests who do not ski or snowboard in accordance with their interests so that they still spend a lot of time with those who do: in the evenings or on certain trips. Many our guests have availed of this option!
Что делать в плохую погоду зимой?
Все зависит от того, насколько погода плохая. Иногда можно взять дополнительную программу с активностями, не включающими катание или заменить хели-ски снегоходными забросками. Если катание невозможно, тогда есть варианты экскурсионных маршрутов на снегоходе или на машине. Для тех, кто готов испытать совершенно незабываемые впечатления, мы предложим серфинг. Когда остается возможным передвижение по городу, то мы можем предложить городскую экскурсию и посещение интерактивной площадки «Вулканариум». Если же на улицу будет не выйти, то у нас в запасе мастер-классы по приготовлению камчатских деликатесов, проведение интересных встреч на тему Камчатских путешествий, истории и др.
NEW YEAR Backcountry
Winter backcountry with base camp
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