BAKHMARO

Cat Skiing

For our trips to Georgia in 2024 we will be based in the small hamlet of Bakhmaro.  A perfect powder location with accommodation sitting at 1950 metres surrounded by fabulous evergreen forests.  The slopes sit between 2100 metres and 2755 metres.  No ski lifts, no commercialism, no night clubs, noisy bars or skiers trashing your tracks.  Just pure off piste skiing with access each day using a snowcat.  Expect to have between 10 – 15 pick ups each day – it is a vast area with a massive amount of skiing.

Skiing here will be above and amongst the treeline, perfect if the weather changes.  The routes here are not steep but the snow is very deep. Opening this trip up to level 5 skiers and above with a high level of fitness and stamina.  Those confident to ski for a week in deep snow and are able to skin to some routes using touring equipment.

Note: There may be times when snowstorms make it impossible to access the slopes.  Be prepared for all conditions, from deep powder to spring snow conditions (March).

Unspoilt valleys and beautiful forests fantastic for true off piste skiing

ACCOMMODATION

For the week of 10 February we will be based in the new ‘Rider’s Lodge’ in Bakhmaro that we will be sharing with one other group.  All rooms have central heating, most have bathrooms.  There is also a lounge with wood burner.  Shared rooms are a mix of twins, triples/quads; these will be allocated depending on the breakdown of the group.  There is a sauna and ice tub.

For the week of 17 February we will be staying in a fabulous modern guest house that we will be sharing with one other group.  Rooms are  twins, doubles or triples (allocated by the accommodation so be prepared to share), all have ensuite bathrooms and balconies.  There is a lounge for guests with an open fireplace, a sauna and a heated boot room.

All meals are included  during our stay and are based around eastern European dishes.  The plentiful and varied food is prepared freshly each day, with trunks of food taken out each day for lunch.

Due to the location the power is generator based and there is a daily restriction of 6 hours.  Central heating is fuelled by local wood and nutshell briquettes.