Heli-ski is a very special form of freeride that gives you almost unlimited freedom of movement, which means a possibility to ski down the wildest untouched snowy slopes.
We have carefully designed this one-week tour programme both in terms of events and safety. Start packing your gear, we’re ready!
Required level of skiing: confident skiing on and off piste with experience in soft and hard snow.
Report video from the program: February 28 — March 7, 2021
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.
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.
Breakfast. Spare / free day. Additional activities: dog sledding, ski-tour / backcountry, freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile, heli-ski, surfing, etc. Dinner and rest.
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 swimming in a hot thermal outdoor pool.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport with a stop at the fish market and souvenir shop.
We will help you choose a program and book a place
This (heli-ski) seemed like such a pipe dream. But the fate so decided and I am here. When jumping out of the helicopter, the guys support you, you jump, it’s all like in the movies, like in cool freeride videos. In short, a thrill.
Любая скатка здесь - это просто шикарно. Kamchatka freeride community собирает людей, которые любят кататься, которые любят фрирайд. Они всегда найдут общий язык, общие интересы. Другого такого не найти!
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.
List of things
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
A pair of t-shirts
Underwear, incl. thermal underwear
Socks (several pairs)
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Casual winter shoes
Gear and equipment
Alpine skis / snowboard
Ski / snowboard boots
Avalanche backpack (available for rental)
Mask and helmet
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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.
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.
Why is heli-ski so expensive?
The main cost of a heli-ski tour is the helicopter flight time, bearing in mind that Mi-8 helicopters fly in mountainous terrain and pilots must have a specific flying licence. The more there is flight time on a tour, the more expensive the tour is.<br>
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 is the time difference with Kamchatka?
With Moscow +9 hours (if it is 12:00 in Moscow, it is 21:00 in Kamchatka).<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.