- Base elevation: 1,450 m
- Highest landing: 3,500 m
- Av. runs per day: 8
- Av. length of run: 700 vertical meters
- Longest run: 1,500 vertical meters
- Group size: 3
- Groups per helicopter: 1 - 2
- Season: January - March
- Terrain: Alpine, glacial and some trees
- International flight: Moscow
- Domestic flight: Mineralnye Vody
- Warm up resorts: Arkhyz
World Class Heliski Terrain
The terrain around Arkhyz was made for heli-skiing. With runs starting at over 3,000 metres and finishing in the treed valleys far below there are some monster-long descents.
Abundance of Powder
When moist air coming from the Balck Sea to the south hits the cold dry air of the Caucasus, the perfect conditions are formed that result in epic quantities of the finest powder snow imaginable.
The lodge is a former mountain residence of Mikhail Gorbachev, the first president of USSR. The Lodge and the rooms are spacious and show traditional standards of the Soviet political elite. The huge garden surrounded by old pine trees makes the perfect place for a “shashlyk” BBQ after a long day of skiing.