Heli-skiing Russia – from volcanic peaks to sea level in Kamchatka! Heli-skiing in Kamchatka is one of the biggest challenges for any experienced rider. You can leave your tracks on untouched runs at Russia’s most extreme tip.
The approximately 1,400 kilometre long and up to 450 kilometre wide Russian peninsula of Kamchatka is in the extreme north east, bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. The almost 480,000 square kilometre area is only joined to the Russian continent by a narrow tongue of land. The landscape is characterized by two mountain ranges that run in a northerly direction and are separated from each other by a longitudinal valley and the Kamchatka river. You can ski or board down from the spectacular volcanic cones to the sea, over untouched deep-snow slopes. 2,200 metres of altitude are not rare and, with on average 18 metres of snowfall per year, your tracks will certainly be the first.
Spend your Russian heli-skiing adventure in the 4-star Ben-Kam-Tor Hotel. The accommodation is situated in the small, peaceful resort of Paratunka. Paratunka is a village in the Kamchatka region, on the other side of Avacha bay, around 30 kilometres west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, as the crow flies. The Ben-Kam-Tor Hotel is very comfortable, with friendly and helpful staff. It has a highly praised restaurant, a cosy bar and a very appealing spa area. After a strength-sapping descent, you can relax in the Finnish or Turkish sauna and then let go of your worries and caries in one of three heated outdoor pools.
Swiss company Alpin Travel, which was founded in 1985, guarantees sustainable outdoor sport tourism. Their philosophy is based on understanding other cultures and respecting nature. Alpin Travel has been organizing heli-skiing of the very highest standard in Kamchatka since 2006 – safety and powder adventure in small groups or privately.
Landscape with 30 active and over 100 inactive volcanos
Longest domestic flight in the world, from Moscow to Petropavlovsk
Runs from volcanic peak to sea level