AIR TRAVEL

The following information is provided as a guide only.
Flight details are taken from the current schedule of daily flights with Aeroflot (http://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en) and Air France.

It is up to you to choose the airline with which you would like to fly and the flights you would like to take.
We would like to remind you that you must send us your flight details (for insurance purposes).

 

FROM GENEVA
OUTWARD
Saturday
Leave Geneva 13.10 – arrive in Moscow at 18.45
Night in Moscow

MOSCOW (SVO) – MYNERLANYE VODY (MRV)
Sunday
Leave Moscow 07.35 – arrive in Myneralnye Vody 10.45 on Sunday

RETURN
MYNERLANYE VODY (MRV) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Saturday
Leave Myneralnye Vody 17.15 – arrive in Moscow 19.45
Night in Moscow

MOSCOW (SVO) – GENEVA (GVA)
Sunday
Leave Moscow 13.10 – arrive in Geneva 14.55

If you don’t want to spend the night in Moscow, it is also possible to do
MYNERLANYE VODY (MRV) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Saturday
Leave Myneralnye Vody 13.10 – arrive in Moscow 15.35

MOSCOW (SVO) – AMSTERDAM (AMS)
Leave Moscow 18.00 – arrive Amsterdam 19.35

AMSTERDAM (AMS) – GENEVA (GVA)
Leave Amsterdam 21.10 – arrive in Geneva 22.40

FROM PARIS

OUTWARD
PARIS (CDG) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Sunday
Leave Paris 09.20 – arrive in Moscow 15.00

MOSCOW (SVO) – MYNERLANYE VODY (MRV)
Sunday
Leave Moscow 17.10 – arrive in Myneralnye Vody 19.25

RETURN

MYNERLANYE VODY (MRV) – MOSCOW (SVO)
SaturdayLeave Myneralnye Vody 10.50 – arrive in Moscow 13.30

MOSCOW (SVO) – PARIS (CDG)
Saturday
Leave Moscow 14.50 – arrive in Paris 16.45

NB : If you decide to do the entire journey on the Sunday, make sure you have enough time to make your connection (you may have to change terminal for the flight to Myneralnye Vody, etc.).

FLYING TIME :

Geneva – Moscow: approx. 3 hrs 40 min
Moscow – Myneralnye Vody: approx. 2 hrs 20 min
Paris – Moscow: approx. 3 hrs 40 min

GEAR

Suitable skis (fat or freeride skis) that have been properly prepared (edges sharpened, freshly waxed, bindings correctly adjusted, etc.) will ensure you get the best from your trip. In addition to this obvious advice, we have drawn up a list of things you will need to pack.

PRACTICAL TIPS

Depending on where we are, it won’t always be easy to find a pharmacy. Here are a few things you might like to pack in order to avoid minor irritations. We can help you out if you forget something, but it is better if you yourself have what you need.

CLIMATE & TIME DIFFERENCE

According to the Köppen-Geiger classification, the Arkhyz region has a humid continental climate (type Dfb), whose defining characteristic is the conflict between polar and tropical air masses. As a result, the area receives abundant precipitation and has relatively mild temperatures. The contrast between the quantities of snow that fall and the mildness of the climate is a great surprise for skiers. Between January and March, temperatures vary between -5°C and +5°C.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND VISAS

How to obtain a visa for Russia.
Foreigners wishing to visit Russsia must first obtain a visa. In order to obtain a tourist visa for Russia, you must fulfil a number of administrative requirements. Visa applicants must: Hold a valid passport that will be valid for at least six months after the end of their stay. The passport must have two adjacent empty pages to which the Russian visa will be affixed. If your passport does not meet these criteria, you will have to apply for a new passport (in this case, don’t forget to allow for the time needed to receive your new passport).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other activities are available if the weather is not good enough for the helicopters to fly; however, some of these activities will involve extra cost.