all-inclusive guided heliskiing trip to the volcanoes of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia

It is difficult to discover this wild region without the mechanical help of an MI-8 helicopter. This vast peninsula, cut off from the world until 1992, has little infrastructure. Whether flying over the peninsula or skiing, you will discover spectacular landscapes, rich fauna and long descents from the tops of the volcanoes to the beaches of the Siberian fjords. A journey rich in discovery.

Level 2 / 5

Level 2 / 5

5900€

Price: 5600€

Valid until: 31/10/2021

5900€

Price: 5600€

Valid until: 31/10/2021

Valid until: 31/10/2021

Ski the wild volcanoes of the Kamchatka Peninsula

Bathed by the Pacific Ocean, the Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the extreme northeast of Russia, just across from Alaska. This region, one of the wildest on the planet, is renowned for its active volcanoes, geysers and numerous brown bears. The quality and quantity of snow as well as the spectacular scenery make it a unique destination.

On sunny days, the helicopter drops us off on the summits of active volcanoes such as Mutnoskiy 2322 mts high or Vilyushinskiy 2180 mts high for long descents to the ocean shore. As the days go by, craters, active volcanoes, impressive geysers, long descents to the beach and brown bears will no longer hold any secrets for you!

When the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather, we will be able to ski all day thanks to the base snowcat and snowmobiles which will easily hoist us to the top of beautiful slopes sheltered from the wind by the birch forests.

 

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What you will do during your trip

You will draw huge curves along the 2000 mts vertical descents from the tops of the active volcanoes all the way to the beach.

While enjoying in the evening the beneficial effects of natural hot water to recover from a big freeride day.

Enjoying a pantagruelic meal made of Kamchatka king crab.

Before leaving with your souvenir video of a memorable heliskiing trip.

Frequently asked questions

Program

DAY 1 : Saturday morning - Meet at Yelizovo airport in Petropavlovsk Kamtchatsky.
Meeting with your guides and transfer by 6-wheel drive truck to the lodge. After installation in the rooms a meal will be served. Meet the Russian guides, check everyone's equipment and distribute the safety equipment provided. Training with avalanche beacon. Relaxation at the swimming pool, then evening meal and night at the hotel. If the weather is favorable, it is possible to start skiing on this first day.

DAY 2 - DAY 5 : Each morning, the guides decide on which zone the group will ski according to the weather conditions of the day. Of course the objective is to discover as many different volcanoes as possible from north to south of the region. According to our experience and when the weather conditions allow it, we ski between 6,000 and 9,000 vertical meters per day, achieved in around 5 to 7 drops.

DAY 6 - DAY 7 : Reserve days which will compensate for days without heliskiing due to bad weather.

DAY 8: Saturday morning - End of the trip.
Last breakfast on board and transfer to the airport.

Le programme est susceptible d’être modifié en fonction des conditions sur le terrain et de la forme des participants.

Hotels and Huts

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Hotels and Huts

80 km from Petropavlovsk, our lodge is ideally located at the foot of the volcanoes of the Verkne – Paratunskaya Valley.

The lodge is a recently built complex located in the middle of nature. It is made up of several comfortable chalets. It offers several rooms with wifi, several outdoor swimming pools fed by natural hot springs and a “Banya”, a russian typical sauna ideal for relaxing after a good day of skiing. A gym is available. Breakfasts and evening meals are taken in the lodge restaurant with local specialties on the menu such as borscht, salmon and the famous king crab. Lunch is taken during a break directly on the snow between the volcanoes or by the ocean …

In case of bad weather, we can ski in the birch forests that surround the lodge. Thanks to the assistance of the base’s snowmobile and snowcat, it is possible to make up to 3000 meters vertical per day.

Everything is organized so that you can enjoy 100% of your trip.

Not included Included

HELICOPTERE

8 hours of flight per person, approximately 3/4 days of heliskiing or approximately 25,000 meters of vertical drop. No reimbursement for flights not carried out by a participant, whatever the cause, (fatigue, illness, injury, premature departure) … since any empty place in the helicopter must be paid. You can take out individual coverage with an insurance company which, if the interruption of your stay is justified, can reimburse the part of the stay that you missed.

9V GUIDE + RUSSIAN GUIDE

Supervision by a French guide and 2 full-time Russian guides for a group of 12 participants.

ACCOMODATION

7 nights full board in a comfortable lodge, base double room and free access to the natural hotspring swimming pool.

VIDEO

A professional cameraman will be with us every day to create a souvenir video of the trip that will compile all the good times, the big curves in the powder and the spectacular landscapes that characterize Kamchatka.

NATURAL HOT SPRING

The natural hot springs which are captured at the lodge allow to heat all the buildings, but also to supply the stone pools as well as the large swimming pool and the waterfall where it is good to relax after the day of skiing.

TRANSPORTATION

Round trip airport transfer.

SAFETY GEAR

An airbag avalanche rucksack and a safety triptych including transceiver, shovel, probe are provided to each participant.

RESCUE EQUIPMENT

Each guide will have all that is necessary for the safety of his group in his rucksack.

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RESCUE INSURANCE

Compulsory for all trips. A good contract covers mountain rescue, transport to the nearest hospital and repatriation. Check your personal insurance contract which may include this risk.
TRIP INSURANCE

Considering the costs incurred, this insurance is strongly recommended. A personal contract can be subscribed individually. The cancellation to be covered may be the cancellation of the stay or the refund of the remainder of the stay in the event of an interruption. Check your credit card policy. Payment by credit card, Visa Premier or Gold MasterCard, may provide cancellation insurance.
ADDITIONAL FLIGHT HOURS

Each additional flight hour costs around € 420 for each participant (Price calculated on the basis of 12 participants).

SINGLE ROOM

For snorers or just to be more comfortable.
FAT SKIS

For this heliskiing trip the 9V guides recommend and use skis with a minimum width of 110mm of waist.
VISA

Check your passport before applying for a Russian visa.
PLAN TICKETS

All flights are at your expense.

Meeting point

Petropavlovsk Kamtchatsky AIRPORT -

All flights from Europe to Petropavlovsk Yelizovo international airport (PKC) make a stopover in Moscow, with obligation to re-register luggage! It is imperative to take a ticket with at least 3 hours of stopover in Moscow.

 

Information

CIVIL LIABILITY AND COVERAGE OF THIS TRIP

Our A.P.R.I.A.M. approved tourism association insurance no longer allowing us to cover heliskiing trips, we have entered into a partnership with the agency CHIC PLANETE VOYAGES registered under the number IM031170006 in the register of travel operators. It is therefore CHIC PLANETE VOYAGES which is the organizer of this trip. All the information concerning the insurance coverage of this trip will be communicated to you with the registration form.

VISA FOR RUSSIA

a visa is required to travel to Russia, we will provide you with a personal invitation and a tourist voucher in order to obtain this visa from the Russian consulate nearest to you. It takes about 4 weeks to obtain a visa. Click on this link to access the visa form

MONEY: There is no bank or cash machine in the Verkne – Paratunskaya valley. If you want cash, you have to remember to withdraw it on the first day in Petropavlosk.

Contact us

+33(0)4 79 24 30 94

organisation@9vallees.com

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