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(Daily Program)
DAY 1

Arrival in Tbilisi Transfer Tbilisi-Gudauri

Freeride/Backcountry day (lift accessed)

DAY 2

Gudauri Freeride and Backcountry day with skins

DAY 3

Gudauri
Morning – Freeride/Backcountry with skins Afternoon/evening – Transfer to Tbilisi, city tour and visit to ancient spa

DAY 4

Transfer Tbilisi – Mestia (Svaneti) – Town tour in the evening visiting one of the ancient towers

DAY 5

Svaneti
Morning – Transfer to a small village Afternoon – Freeride/Backcountry with skins

DAY 6

Svaneti Freeride/Backcountry with skins

DAY 7

Svaneti Freeride/Backcountry with skins

DAY 8

Svaneti Freeride/Backcountry with skins

DAY 9

Transfer Svaneti – Tbilisi


DAY 10 -

Fly HOME



ABILITY & CONDITIONING:
Please consider the following notes before you book your trip to come ride with us.

VISTAS TOURS require that guests have at least intermediate level powder skills. If you have any concerns or doubts about your ability give us a call and we can give you a better idea of what level we expect from guests.

- Guests will need to be in good physical condition. Consider following a conditioning program to prepare for your trip.
- If you are unable to keep up with the group you may be asked to sit out and will not be reimbursed for any missed time riding or skiing.
- Weather and snow conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ski or ride anything.
- If you have never skied powder or shy away from it at you local resort, this is not the place to learn.
- If you have any questions or concerns about your ability please call us to discuss prior to booking.
- In order to prepare your body for maximum performance during your trip with VISTAS TOURS and reduce your chances of fatigue or injury, we recommend you undertake a stretch and strengthening program 4 to 6 weeks prior to your trip.

All guests are required to read and sign a standard insurance waiver. The backcountry is exciting, exhilarating and can be unpredictable. We strongly urge our guests to listen carefully to their trained guides.

Reservations & Payment
Reservations are considered tentative until we receive a 50% deposit of the total trip cost. Full payment is required 90 days before your arrival at trip destination. Payment is due in full if your reservation is made within 90 days of your arrival at trip destination.

Cancellation
If you must cancel your reservation, we require written notice. If we receive cancellation notice more than two months before the trip date, your balance will be refunded less a EUR 500 administration fee per person. Additionally, you will be responsible for any non-refundable travel insurance fees. If we receive cancellation notice less than two months before your trip date, the entire balance is non-refundable unless you can fill your spot.

Insurance
We recommend that our guests carry trip cancellation/interruption insurance and emergency evacuation insurance as a precaution against unforeseen events including but not limited to adverse weather, flight delays/cancellation, injuries, illnesses, and other factors that may disrupt their adventures. Depending on the carrier, trip insurance is typically a fraction of the cost of your trip. Some homeowner insurance policies include travel or trip insurance.



(Included)

8 days Guided splitboarding
2 nights in Gudauri, Hotel ***, double room with half board
5 nights in the Svaneti Park: typical guesthouses, doublroom, half board
2 nights in Tbilisi, Hotel ***, breakfast.
2 hours in private room in the ancient spa of Tbilisi
All transfers during the entire trip to Georgia, with 4x4,
Beacon Search clinic and basic backcountry skills training








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GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

PASSPORT: must have a remaining validity of at least 6 months
VISA NEEDED


Your guides speak Italian, English, German, French, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

You will be in the mountains all day. So layer up. Bring a facemask!

Beacon, Shovel & Probe is a must have on all our trips and a minimum knowledge of use is good to have. But we will run a few beacon clinics during your trip. If you don't own this you can rent from us. Book in advance!

You will receive an equipment packing list shortly after your deposit has arrived in our account.

All of the above program is subject to change and weather conditions


Not Included:
Flights
Personal insurance
Off piste insurance/ Mountain Rescue insurance
Yoga Classes
Massages
Equipment hire

Possibility to rent Splitboards and ABS bags through us.

Ask for prices and equipment

TRIP: SPLITBOARD IN GEORGIA WITH LUCA PANDOLFI

LOCATION: GUDAURI & SVANETI, GEORGIA

DATE: SESSION 1: 1 - 10 FEB 2019  SESSION 2: 15 - 24 FEB 2019

PRICE: € 2.499

GROUP SIZE: 5 PERSONS

Getting there:
By Plane
Fly to Tblisi. Most international flights arrive at around 5-6 am meaning you must book your flight to leave on the 1st of Feb to arrive with the early flight. Or you can plan to arrive the day before and spend a night in hotel in Tblisi. Let us know in advance.

Get ready to ride lots of powder!

We will use lifts to access some lines (especially in the Gudauri area), but we will mainly skin up to explore the most remote places.


The daily altitude difference that we will hike and ride is between 900 and 1300 vertical metres: the terrain consists mainly of long rolling ridges of around 35°- 38°, perfect for big and fast turns in the dry Caucasian powder


(Location)

GUDAURI is located in the heart of the Caucasus and surrounded by some of Georgia’s most spectacular mountains, Gudauri is an ideal place for every season. During the winter (December to April) Gudauri offers 57 kilometres of groomed pistes served by modern lifts that bring you up to the 3000-meters summit of the Kudebi Mountain, with breathtaking views of Mount Kazbek (5047 metres).


Svaneti surrounded by mountains that rise to between 3000 and 5000 metres, Svaneti is Europe’s highest inhabited area. The climate is humid all year round, strongly influenced by the warm and wet winds blowing from the nearby Black Sea. The average rainfall varies from 1000 to 2500 mm per year according to altitude; it is most concentrated in the Greater Caucasus where the snowfall is abundant during winter.

What is striking at first sight to visitors to the Svaneti area are the characteristic towers used by families to protect themselves in time of war. With their own language, related to but distinct from Georgian, their own ancient traditions and crafts and their immense sense of honour, the Svans have always been a proudly independent people. Although loyal to the Georgian kings of ancient times and always placed at the vanguard of their armies, the Svans paid no tribute and Svaneti was never conquered by foreign forces. Reflecting their proud independence, many Svans today still live in medieval towers, of which thousands still survive. Some of them date back a millennium and the Svaneti Park is today a UNESCO world heritage site






(Intro)

An adventure dream trip with Jones Snowboard's Luca Pandolfi. This is a 10-day trip, visiting the resort of Gudauri first (a two-hour drive north of the capital Tbilisi) and the wild and hidden kingdom of the Svaneti Park in the west.

Travelling in the Svaneti Park is an adventure and access to the remote villages is not easy, but it does give you the feel of being lost in time.

Most of these villages are cut off from the world in winter and are completely self-sufficient.

We will ride in wild places near the border with Russia where no one has ridden before, living in family houses and enjoying great homemade food.