You don’t have to be a ski movie superstar to heli-ski but you will sure feel like one when skiing with us. The amazing Caucasus mountains, perfect snow and our unbounded enthusiasm to turn your journey into an unforgettable experience will make your dream – i.e. awesome skiing while tracking pristine powder – come true – and possibly very soon. We care about each and every one of our guests and we are proud to provide a service that meets very high international standards.
The Heliksir team is not just a group of people who love what they do and put their hearts into it. They are first and foremost professionals of a very high caliber: guides, pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, technical and administrative personnel, cooks, as well as managers and affiliated operators. To assemble our team, we blended the high standards of the Canadian heli-ski system with the unique character of Georgian hospitality.
Our managers will be happy to answer each and every of your questions in order to help you determine which option is best for you regarding price, level of difficulty and duration of the program; we want to make sure your journey is clearly organized from the beginning to the end. Our guides will be with you at all times throughout the program. They will help you choose the gear, instruct you on the safety rules to follow and ensure your safety while skiing. They will always be available to help you.
We specialize in small-group heli-skiing – from three to four skiers per group with one guide, and up to eight skiers with two guides. When making the groups, we carefully consider the level of expertise of each guest and group people of similar ability; we also select safe terrain of corresponding difficulty to make your skiing experience as enjoyable as possible. Small groups allow us to provide a personalized experience. We will not waste your time, nor will we rush you; instead you will be skiing at a pace appropriately chosen for you, while enjoying the quiet solitude of the mountains, only rarely disrupted by the sounds of our air taxi. Enjoying yourself is all you will have to worry about! We will take care of everything else.
Only first-class equipment for your comfort and safety
We provide each guest with the latest and most reliable safety equipment, matching the professional gear used by our guides. We maintain continuous radio contact between the pilots, guides and the base, backed up by satellite phones and therefore ensuring reliable communication and quick response in the event of an emergency.
To make your travel more convenient and save you extra baggage fees, we will provide you with the following equipment: special powder skis and poles, avalanche transceiver, ‘Airbag’ backpack, avalanche probe and shovel.
Prior to their first day of heli-skiing / heli-boarding, all guests are required to attend our safety orientation which covers preventives measures to respect while skiing/boarding, procedures to follow in case of an accident, as well as the use of the avalanche safety equipment.
Guides and pilots hold morning and evening meetings every day; they thoroughly analyze weather forecast, flying conditions, snow and avalanche conditions, in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable program.
We operate powerful and comfortable Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopters, considered the best helicopters for business aviation and mountain flying. Your flights will be comfortable and will allow you to rest between runs.
There is even more entertainment available besides your day of skiing adventure.
In the evenings, or during the days of non-flying weather (bad weather happens in the mountains, this is why we have such great snow to ski), alternative activities are available to our guests:
- Gudauri ski resort offers fine piste-skiing. We provide our guests with a day pass to ski in the resort – ski lifts are located right outside the entrance of Marco Polo hotel where you will be staying.
- You can enjoy the many recreational facilities the hotel offers, including: a spa area with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and massage clinic*, as well as game rooms where you can play billiards*, tennis table or tennis*.
- We also offer excursions to nearby Kazbegi, with its magnificent landscapes and monasteries, or a trip to Tbilisi where you can take a walk in the Old City, visit museums or the famous sulphur baths, go to a casino or a night-club.*
- The Georgian feast! On the last day of your program, Heliksir will invite you to a traditional farewell dinner with all of the participants of your program and all the members of the Heliksir team. You will experience Georgia’s traditional feast – the “Supra” – where you will taste Georgia’s famous national cuisine and of course, Georgia’s renown wine (this is where you can impress everyone with your new dancing skills). This evening will guarantee many pleasant memories!
Our selection of events will give you a chance to learn more about Georgia’s history, culture, folklore, cuisine and wine without losing a single moment from your main heli-ski program.
Note: services marked with asterisk* are not included in the price of your heli-ski package.
Detailed information on services and prices can be obtained from our office personnel or agents.
In case of bad weather preventing us to complete your package, a refund will be issued for unused vertical meters (Classic package) or unused helicopter flight time (Private package) or cancelled day of skiing (Day package). Please, see Heliksir’s Booking Conditions for details.
We offer our guests twin rooms with full board at the best hotel in the Gudauri ski resort. Gudauri Marco Polo (http://marcopolo.ge/). You can order a single room at an additional cost. The hotel is located in the center of the resort in walking distance from the ski lifts and the helipad.
Your multi-day package includes: full breakfast and dinner at the hotel, as well as a mountain lunch right on the slopes.
Your one-day package includes a mountain lunch right on the slopes.
A traditional Georgian feast – Supra – will take place on the last day of the multi-day programs.
At an additional cost, we can arrange Georgian cooking lessons with subsequent tasting of jointly prepared meals.