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.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT :

  • Ski boots
  • Freeride skis suitable for powder (with touring bindings and skins, if you wish)
  • Ski poles
  • Ski helmet (recommended)
  • All-weather ski goggles
  • Sunglasses, sun cream, lick salve

CLOTHING :

  • Hat
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Mittens
  • Gore-Tex trousers and jacket
  • Light fleece and thicker fleece (or down jacket)
  • Technical base layers
  • Ski socks

SAFETY EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE :

ABS airbag rucksack (large enough to contain spare clothing so you can adjust what you are wearing if the weather changes). You can also leave clothing in the helicopter during the day.

Avalanche transceiver

Probe & shovel

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.

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).