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Enjoy Kamchatka

Freeride with drop-offs by helicopter and snowmobile
4 skiing days
2 heli-ski days
Lunch by the ocean

Is it possible to see the maximum in Kamchatka in just a week? It is – and it’s not difficult at all! The “Enjoy Kamchatka” tour is a combination of freeride with heli-ski and drop-offs by snowmobile.

We will explore the foothills and the slopes of several volcanoes at once. We will ski down to the Pacific Ocean coast, where we will have salmon and red caviar just to enhance the emotions from the breathtaking freeride. Après-ski we will swim in a hot thermal open-air pool.

Required level of skiing: confident skiing on and off piste, with experience in soft and hard snow.

Enjoy Kamchatka
reporting video from the program: February 27 - March 6, 2022
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Program
Day 1
Arrival in Kamchatka
Arrival at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky International Airport. Meeting the team at the airport and transfer to the Sputnik Hotel (alternative same-level accommodation also possible). Lunch. Meeting the guides. Mountain safety briefing, practical avalanche equipment exercises. Filling out necessary documents. Dinner and rest.
Day 2
Ski-tour / backcountry
Breakfast. Ski-tour / backcountry in the​​ Nachikinsky Pass area. Lunch en route. Après-ski on the way back - swimming a thermal pool. Return to the city. Dinner and rest.
Day 3
Freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile
Breakfast. Freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile in the Vilyuchinsky Pass area. Elevation difference is 300 to 500 m, the length of the slopes is 1 to 2 km (up to 8 descents). Swimming in a thermal pool. Return to the hotel. Dinner and rest.
Day 4-5
Heli-ski
After breakfast, departure for the heli-ski part of the tour. The skiing area is determined by the senior guide and pilot based on the actual weather and snow conditions. Lunch on the Pacific Ocean coast or at the volcano foothills (depending on the skiing area and the actual weather). Return to the hotel. Dinner and rest.
Day 6-7
Free day
Breakfast. Spare / free day. Additional activities: dog sledding, ski-tour / backcountry, freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile, heli-ski, surfing, etc. Dinner and rest.
Day 8
Airport transfer
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport with a stop at the fish market and souvenir shop.
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
  • photo and / or video (2-3 days)
  • a complete set of avalanche equipment: beeper, probe, shovel, walkie-talkie, avalanche backpack
  • Mi-8 helicopter charter (4/8 hours of flight time)
  • 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.)
  • if the weather is favourable for flying on the first day and the forecast for the following days is not promising, the first day of the tour – the day of arrival – may be a heli-ski day
Accommodation
Food
Breakfast
Porridge (millet, oatmeal, rice, corn) with dried apricots and raisins or fruit. Hot sandwiches (with crab meat or ham and cheese). Fried eggs with bacon and fresh salad. Omelette with crab and fresh vegetables. Toast with red fish. Cottage cheese casserole. Pancakes with red caviar.
Lunch
“Ukha” soup / chicken soup with noodles / soup with fish meatballs / creamy red fish soup + salad with crab / with scallop / Greek salad / squid salad + bread.
Supper
Halibut with rice / fish cake with pasta / red fish with couscous and teriyaki vegetables + sliced vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers) + sliced smoked fish + bread.
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 poles
  • Avalanche equipment
  • Avalanche backpack (available for rental)
  • Mask and helmet
Additional services
Freeride with snowmobile drop-offs: 1 day
from 20 000 rub/person / 1 day
Drop-off to the skiing area and transfer to the starting point of the descent by snowmobiles (w/ passenger sleds). It is a good opportunity not only to freeride, but also to admire the scenery. Ski areas: Vilyuchinsky Pass, Avachinsky Pass, Barkhatnaya Sopka.
Heli-ski: 1 day
from 80 000 rub/person / 1 day
Freeride with helicopter drop-off. Only with a full group.
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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>
How many guides accompany a group?
Groups up to 4 people – 1 guide; 5 – 9 people – 2 guides; 10 – 15 people – 3 guides; 16 – 19 people – 4 guides.
What to do on free days?
We have a variety of additional seasonal activities not included in your main tour. Please contact us for more details.
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.
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Freeride with drop-offs by helicopter and snowmobile
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