Week 2: AltiHut - Intermediate // 15-17 January

3 days
Duration
4/5
Difficulty
Altihut, Mt. Kazbek
Location
16+
Age
2+
Persons

If the idea of spending a couple nights nestled in a cozy mountain hut, skiing fresh powder in a stunning alpine setting, and not having to share it with anyone but your new friends sounds like a good time to you, then this is the course for you. We will spend two nights at 3014 meters on Mt. Kazbek in Altihut, a brand new mountain hut built to a standard rivaling the Swiss Alps but right here on our doorstep. 

This course will cover intermediate ski touring techniques, including:
+ Applying the skills from week 1
+ Route planning
+ Navigational skills
+ Avalanche search & rescue practice
+ Mountain weather
+ Advanced freeride technique

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Prerequisites;
+ Previous ski tour experience or have completed week 1,
+ Comfortable hiking above 3000m,
+ Experience using avalanche safety equipment

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:
+ Sleeping bag or sheets (Alti Hut has blankets but no way to wash sheets in winter, so bring your own)
+ Backpack big enough to carry all equipment (35-55 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: 1500 GEL
+ small groups (3-5 people) with professional English-speaking guide, 
+ transfer,
+ accommodation in world-class Alti Hut w/ full board

All-inclusive: 1950 GEL
+ basic package & 3 day rental of touring skis, boots, skins, poles, helmet, goggles, avalanche beacon, probe, shovel

Week 1 + 2 packages:

+ Basic: 1950 GEL
+ All-inclusive: 3000 GEL

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
TOUR PRICE 1500 GEL
1

Day 1:

2

Day 2:

3

Day 3:

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TOUR DATES