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). 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
GENEVA (GVA) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Friday
Leave Geneva 13.10 – arrive in Moscow at 18.45
MOSCOW (SVO) – PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC)
Saturday
Leave Moscow 17.00 – arrive in Petropavlovsk 10.45 on Sunday

RETURN
PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Sunday
Leave Petropavlovsk 13.25 – arrive in Moscow 13.30
MOSCOW (SVO) – GENEVA (GVA)
Sunday
Leave Moscow 18.10 – arrive in Geneva 20.50

VOYAGE DEPUIS PARIS

FROM PARIS
OUTWARD
PARIS (CDG) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Saturday
Leave Paris 09.45 – arrive in Moscow 15.25
MOSCOW (SVO) – PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC)
Saturday
Leave Moscow 17.00 – arrive in Petropavlovsk 10.45 on Sunday

RETURN
PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC) – MOSCOW (SVO)
Sunday
Leave Petropavlovsk 13.25 – arrive in Moscow 13.30
MOSCOW (SVO) – PARIS (CDG)
Sunday
Leave Moscow 16.15 – arrive in Paris 18.10

NB : If you decide to do the entire journey on the Saturday, make sure you have enough time to make your connection (you may have to change terminal for the flight to Petropavlovsk, etc.).
It is often easier to start the journey on Friday and spend the night in Moscow before heading to Petropavlovsk on Saturday.
Currently, Aeroflot do not charge extra for ski bags, but you must register your skis at least 36 hours before you leave and confirm you will be taking skis 24 hours before your flight time.

FLYING TIME :
Geneva – Moscow: approx. 3 hrs 40 min
Moscow – Petropavlosk: approx. 9 hrs
Paris – Moscow: approx. 3 hrs 40 min

GEAR

Before setting off for Kamchatka, you will have to sharpen your edges, wax your bases and get ready to ski “wide and long”. In addition to this bit of advice from Marco, we have drawn up a detailed list of things you will need to bring.

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Arriving at the Antarius Hotel in Paratunka is a bit like arriving at the end of the world. 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 bring what you need.

CLIMATE & TIME DIFFERENCES

Kamchatka’s climate is a mixture of continental and oceanic influences. The peninsula is subjected to winds from the Arctic, Pacific influences and warm air from the Sea of Okhotsk. Winter temperatures range between -5°C and -30°C, depending on where you are. The north has a Siberian climate, whereas the south, where we ski, is much more temperate. Mean winter temperatures at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are around -10°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, but some activities require a supplement.