Zakhariy Dudauri - Project's founder and source of inspiration
Born in Georgia and trained as a geologist, Zakhariy has always dreamed of enabling everybody to enjoy the boundless snowy expanses of the Caucasus.
The idea of buildingin Gudauri a helicopter mountain ski base for heliboardingand heliski came to him when he was in the French Alps visiting his friends – top-notch professional skiers.
Fascinated by the idea, he made every effort and applied his organisational skills to implement it at the highest possible level and to become part of this entrancing adventure.
Mike Smith - Project's founder and PR director
Having travelled the whole world, this Canadian fell in love with the French Alps where he settled 25 years ago.
A professional hockey player, an accomplished mountain skier, paraglider, yachtsman and caratist, Mike is a true lover of adventure and extreme sports such as heliski and powder riding.
He currently manages three companies engaged in ecotourism and sports.
Levan Ananiashvili - CEO of HELIKSIR LTD
Levan was born in Georgia where he has lived all his life surrounded by imposing mountains and the astoundingnature of the Caucasus. Not surprisingly, Levan chose to study the world around him, achieving a high scientific distinction by becoming a Doctor of Geology.
Being an aficionado of downhill skiing, mountain tourism and rafting, Levan knows what sportsmen want and is the right person to head the heliski project.
Levan's dream is to receive more and more guests who will, no doubt, enjoy Georgian hospitality and European standards of service. To achieve this ambition he is prepared to resolve numerous logistical problems, which he has been doing tirelessly as the company's CEO since its creation.