RestartSeason

Champagne-Powder and just a few riders in the area. December is a perfect powder month in Bakhmaro, 12/2018.
Champagne-Powder and just a few riders in the area. December is a perfect powder month in Bakhmaro, 12/2018.

Lodge

Third season - third accommodation. We moved again. Every year it is more work to move but every year we search for a better place.

 

Our base for the RestartSeason was a newly build house in the old part of Bakhmaro - acctually the landlord was just been able to continue construction because we payed the rent in September.

 

Again we had to move our bathroom-containers next to the house as the entire house has got just one toilet and one shower. The isolation could be improved and any requests for a single room because someone is snoring have been pointless...

The "Hexenhaus" - you guys know what I am talking about... © unknown.
The "Hexenhaus" - you guys know what I am talking about... © unknown.

Of course, we had a lot of fun and parties...
Of course, we had a lot of fun and parties...
... including local dances, 03/2019.
... including local dances, 03/2019.
Snow up to the window and inside it was - half warm...
Snow up to the window and inside it was - half warm...
The rooms - as always - have been lets say functional (and warm)...
The rooms - as always - have been lets say functional (and warm)...
Continental breakfast in the morning.
Continental breakfast in the morning.
Traditional, home made dishes for dinner.
Traditional, home made dishes for dinner.

Freeriding

It was again a difficult season with a low snow base and rare snowfalls. However, we managed it to find for every group untacked slopes and fresh lines. In the 11th week we had to track all the way to Meria Keli to find fresh lines. However, it was worth it. This high valley does get not a lot of wind and even after weeks without snowfall we found fluffy powder in this high altitude north-facing slopes...

 

We had the best snow in December and March. Reason enough to promote these months more. It is worth coming so early or so late.

Freeride, Treeline, Champage-Powder
Champage-Powder end of December. Right after Christmas we got the best snow of the season, 12/2018.
Bakhmaro, Snowstorm
The first and only real snowstorm hit Bakhmaro beginning of March, 03/2019.
Exploring new lines in Meria Keli, 02/2019.
Exploring new lines in Meria Keli, 02/2019.

Japanese Trees, Freeride, Bakhmaro, powderproject.ch
Fresh Lines into the Japanese Trees... © Charlie Thomson, 02/2019.
Pillows, Bakhmaro
...over strumps...
...for myself...
...for myself...
...with speed...
...with speed...
...over rocks...
...over rocks...

Pillow Hunters

Bakhmaro is a perfect location for pillow-hunters.

 

In the woods are hundrets of stumps, overthrown trees and rocks. All coverd by of loads of snow and the landings are nice and soft - you just need to try all of them...

...and not always successfull...
...and not always successfull...
Pillows
...on a board...
Pillow hunters all styles...
Pillow hunters all styles...
but not allways with style...
but not allways with style...

The Team

Our team is continuesly growing. We have now around 15 locals working for us. A lot of the first seaon are still on board like Aslan, Shota, Bacho,  Eto and Geno. And of course we have some new team members like Meri and Aslan.

 

We hope to reinforce our team with more English speakers and skiers. Ilia joined us and our groups for some freeride runs. With enough time we will be able to develop a number of skiers who can support uns as tail guides and local embassadors.

At the end of the seaon we had once again a great party - this time the team in traditional cloths... 03/2019.
At the end of the seaon we had once again a great party - this time the team in traditional cloths... 03/2019.

Kurorti Bakhmaro, © Alexey Tovchigrechko, 03/2019.
Kurorti Bakhmaro, © Alexey Tovchigrechko, 03/2019.
The views are incredible, 03/2019, © Alexey Tovchigrechko, 03/2019.
The views are incredible, 03/2019, © Alexey Tovchigrechko, 03/2019.

The one and only Japanese trees, © Charlie Thomson, 02/2019.
The one and only Japanese trees, © Charlie Thomson, 02/2019.

Bakhmaro

Eine Woche CatSkiing mit oder ohne Guiding in Bakhmaro im Winter 2017/18.
Eine Woche CatSkiing mit oder ohne Guiding in Bakhmaro im Winter 2017/18.

Crowdunding

Eine kleine Gruppe von Partnern reicht, um dieses Projekt zu realisieren. Werde Partner und erlebe mit uns das Abenteuer ein Freeride-Gebiet zu entwickeln.
Eine kleine Gruppe von Partnern reicht, um dieses Projekt zu realisieren. Werde Partner und erlebe mit uns das Abenteuer ein Freeride-Gebiet zu entwickeln.

Milestones

Nach etlichen Scouting Touren haben wir mit Bakhmaro unsere Powder-Locations gefunden. Die Pioniersaison war ein umwerfender Erfolg. Jetzt geht es weiter mit unserer eigenen Lodge...
Nach etlichen Scouting Touren haben wir mit Bakhmaro unsere Powder-Locations gefunden. Die Pioniersaison war ein umwerfender Erfolg. Jetzt geht es weiter mit unserer eigenen Lodge...

BlindBird

Impressionen unserer BlindBirdSeason 2017/18.
Impressionen unserer BlindBirdSeason 2017/18.

Impact

Lokale Familien können mit unserem Projekt ein Einkommen erzielen. Für die Umwelt ist dieser nachhaltige Tourismus-Ansatz wenig belastend.
Lokale Familien können mit unserem Projekt ein Einkommen erzielen. Für die Umwelt ist dieser nachhaltige Tourismus-Ansatz wenig belastend.