FIRE & ICE PACKAGE : DISCOVER A DRAMATIC NEW WORLD
1 group of 12 people per MI-8 helicopter – 6 days’ skiing with 8 hours’ flying time (approx. 25,000 metres). This trip is perfect for newcomers to heli-skiing in Kamchatka. We will ski different slopes every day, exploring an area of 15,000 km², and return then to the same hotel each evening.
Untracked slopes and endless powder… the essence of heli-skiing
Our Fire & Ice package is much more than an outstanding skiing experience. We take you on a veritable journey across the peninsula, an untamed landscape of volcanoes, beaches and abundant wildlife on the eastern edge of Siberia. Climb on board a legendary MI-8 helicopter and let us show you the delights of this exceptional destination.
An exceptional area that is quickly becoming THE heli-skiing destination. There’s no time to lose…
Ski in the heart of an untamed wilderness but with the comfort of returning to a 3-star hotel every evening
Skiing on the flanks of volcanoes, you will feel the power of the Earth below your skis – an indescribable experience.
From 15 to 22 March
From 22 March to 29 March
From 29 March to 5 April
From 5 to 12 April
From 12 to 19 April
From 19 to 26 April
From 26 April to 3 May
From 3 to 10 May
From 10 to 17 May
7 nights in a 3-star hotel based on two people sharing a double room (single room possible with a supplement)
Access to all the hotel’s facilities, sauna and heated (geothermal) swimming pool
Breakfasts, picnic lunches (local specialties) on days in the mountains and evening meals
Flights in a private helicopter, taking off from and landing at the hotel
Supervision by qualified mountain guides
Safety equipment (ABS airbag rucksack, avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel)
Return air travel from your home to Moscow and from Moscow to Petropavlovsk
Lunches on days we do not fly
Insurance (contact us for details)
Morning: Arrive at Petropavlovsk airport. One of our guides will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel in our private bus. Check-in to hotel, welcoming drink and lunch.
Afternoon: Safety and helicopter briefing
FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY
Transfer to Petropavlovsk airport. Homeward flight.
Possible changes to the itinerary
The programme outlined above will be followed whenever possible. However, it may be necessary to modify this programme before departure or during your holiday for reasons beyond our control, such as poor weather, dangerous snow conditions, the political situation, flying conditions, flight delays, etc.
A heli-skiing trip is an adventure in which not everything can be foreseen. Despite the care we take in preparing your trip and our extensive knowledge of the country and terrain, we can encounter difficulties. Heliski Russia will always do its best to make your trip unforgettable, but we must also ensure your safety. We will do everything we can to make sure you have a successful holiday and that you go home full of fantastic memories and the desire to ski with us again.
Unlike classic heli-ski companies, who bill flying time based on the vertical descent skied, we base our calculations on the actual amount of flying time. This method is not only more transparent and more in line with the true cost, it gives us the opportunity to adapt our programme to conditions and therefore explore the best areas in which to ski.
Hence, a good day will give us 7000 to 10,000 metres of vertical drop for around 2½ hours of flying time. The flying time indicated for each package is the average achieved on each trip. When the weather prevents us from flying all these hours, we will reimburse you the hours we do not fly.
Breakfast is taken at the hotel. On ski days we provide picnic lunches based round Kamchatka specialties. We also provide snacks (energy bars, etc.). Bottles of water will be available in the helicopter throughout the day. In the evening, you can either eat in the hotel or try some of the restaurants in Elizovo.
Meals are varied and based round mostly local products (sea food, salmon, soups, etc.), together with vegetables and dairy products. Reasonable quality wine (from South Africa or Chile) is available, but the most classic drinks are beer, champagne and vodka.
Les repas sont préparés principalement à base de produits locaux (fruits de mer, saumon, soupes…) et sont variés avec également des légumes, produits laitiers … Côté boissons : il est possible de boire du vin (de qualité correcte, en provenance d’Afrique du Sud ou Chili), les classiques restent la bière, le champagne et la vodka.