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HELI SKI TRIP TO GEORGIA

James Orr Heliski is the first British operator to offer heliskiing in the area. Trips start in February 2021 but you’d better get saving. NEW

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James Orr Heliski is offering an exclusive package to the Svaneti region of Georgia and its UNESCO World Heritage valley of Mestia.

There are 8 nights and 6 days of heliskiing in one of Europe’s most remote mountain regions, high up in the Caucuses Mountains.

The valley is also home to the ski areas of Hatsvali and Tetnuldi.

They offer good piste and off-piste options and can be used as alternatives to heliskiing in the event of bad weather.

The Mestia region is one of the last truly untapped ski areas of Europe, with peaks reaching over 4,000 metres and the highest at over 5,000m

Forested valleys give way to vast glaciers and seemingly endless mountains offer heliskiers infinite possibilities.

Mestia region of Georgia

Mestia region of Georgia

“I’ve been looking at Mestia for a few years now but when a brand new heliski operation started up recently we wanted to be in there quickly,” said James Orr.

“Demand is very high, but we have secured a week during the peak heliskiing season in 2021.

“Right now the region is still developing but because Mestia is so remote, it still retains its unique feel and creates a sense that you are somewhere very special.

“The mountains are similar to the highest parts of the Alps, but with far fewer people – the food is great, the wine is excellent and powder snow is virtually guaranteed”.

Heliskiing in Georgia

Heliskiing in Georgia

Heliskiing in Georgia

Heliskiing in Georgia

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Departing on February 27, 2021 with flights (Turkish Airlines), into the Black Sea resort city of Batumi, via a night in Istanbul.

Skiers will be transferred to the town of Mestia where they will spend 7 nights and experience 6 days heliskiing with fully qualified guides, with 14 hours heliskiing flight time included.

Cost: £7,985 per person based on twin/double occupancy.

This includes:

  • Return flights to Georgia via Istanbul.
  • One night in Istanbul.
  • 7 nights full board accommodation in Mestia.
  • 6 days heliskiing with a minimum of 14 hours heli-flight time.
  • Group leader + ski guiding.
  • All transport within Georgia.

The maximum group size for the trip is 12 persons, all sharing one A Star helicopter split into three groups of four people.

Heliskiing in Georgia

Heliskiing in Georgia

About James Orr Heliski

James Orr Heliski has been arranging adventure trips to different parts of the world for over 15 years – specialising in heli, cat and off-piste skiing holidays in destinations such as Canada, Japan, Italy, Nepal and Alaska.

Offering both bespoke luxury trips to more affordable heli/cat ski combination adventures for skiers in search of powder snow, guests are assured of benefiting from the highest levels of service and seamless organisation.

Every location chosen has been personally approved and accommodation includes super high-end luxury lodges like Bighorn in Canada or the unique and special Hotel Cristallo in Alagna, Italy.

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