Week 1: Bakuriani - Intro // 8-10 January

3 days
Duration
3/5
Difficulty
Bakuriani
Location
16+
Age
2+
Persons

Ski touring is the key to discovering all the secrets of the Caucasus mountains. With the right equipment and skills, no peak, hidden valley or remote mountain pass is out of reach!

Our intro course will provide a thorough grounding in the skills needed for ski touring in a high mountain environment. You will learn essential ski touring techniques such as:

+ Fix skins on skis and what to do when they malfunction
+ Efficiently travel uphill to save energy for the ride back down
+ Perform kick turns, which are essential in steep terrain
+ Quickly transition from uphill to downhill mode
+ Avalanche beacon search
+ Identifying avalanche terrain
+ Emergency preparedness
+ How to decide what to pack in your bag
+ How to dress for a ski tour
+ Freeride ski technique – the key to enjoying the downhill ride to its fullest

 

REQUIREMENTS


Prerequisites:
Comfortable skiing on all levels of pistes,
Off-piste experience preferred,
Comfortable hiking above 2000m

Required Equipment (included in all-inclusive packages):
+ Skis with touring bindings
+ Skins
+ Ski Touring boots that are comfortable to walk in
+ Telescoping poles
+ Helmet
+ Ski goggles or sunglasses
+ Avalanche beacon
+ Avalanche probe
+ Foldable shovel

Additional Required Equipment:
+ Backpack big enough to carry all of this (25-35 L)
+ Water bottle (thermos is best)
+ Snacks
+ Sunscreen
+ Smartphone or laptop for route mapping and weather forecasting

How to Dress:
+ Wool or synthetic clothing (No cotton!)
+ Thermal top and bottom layer
+ Thermal ski socks
+ Fleece, down, or pile jacket midlayer top
+ Waterproof-breathable outer layer jacket and pants 
+ Warm gloves or mittens
+ Warm hat
+ Sunglasses

 

PRICES:

Basic: 550 GEL
+ small groups (3-6 people) with professional English-speaking guide

All-inclusive: 1450 GEL
small groups (3-6 people) with professional English-speaking guide, 
+ transfer,
+ accommodation w/ full board,
+ 3 days rental of touring skis, boots, skins, poles, helmet, goggles, avalanche beacon, probe, shovel

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bakuriani
TOUR PRICE 550 GEL
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Day 1:

2

Day 2:

3

Day 3:

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TOUR DATES