Backcountry Basecamp

Backcountry Basecamp is set up in the mountains of the Greater Caucasus at 1,820 meters above sea level in a 40–60 min drive from the nearest town of Oni (Racha region). It is located in the north valley at the edge of a forest area and has the most stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks. The location is accessible from an auto-road by both skitour and snowmobile.

Basecamp has direct access to skitour routes in both forest and alpine terrains. The diversity of runs is the key feature of the location. There are options for different weather and avalanche conditions, and wishes and fitness of a group: from shallow and relaxed fields to steep and technical slopes.

The highest elevation accessible by skitour is around 3,100 meters. Average vertical drops are 200–400 meters in the forest area and 400–1100 meters in the alpine area. Predominant expositions are North, West, and East.


We strive to provide the most comfortable environment for the winter backcountry experience. Backcountry Basecamp features twin bed modules for guests, a spacious module for dining and après-ski activities, an expedition banya (steam room) module with a hot shower, and a modern bio-toilet. It also has electricity (socket outlets in the dining module) and a Wi-Fi spot.

Basecamp is managed by dedicated staff who are present at the location all the time and can help with any issues.

All modules we use are two-layer winter tents with a sturdy aluminium alloy framework (16 mm D) and insulated three layers floors (rubber water-resistant layer, insulation, and carpet). They are heated individually with piping hot wood-burning stoves that can run on a single batch of wood for 3 to 6 hours. For better fire protection, the tents are made of self-extinguishing fabric. All tents are fully furnished to be fit for the purpose and have everything that one would need for a backcountry experience.

The guest tents have beds and bedding, including bed linen, pillows and duvets, a bedside table, storage containers for clothes and other belongings, and an area to air-dry apparel and gear.

The shared module is fully equipped for dining and leisure activities, with tables, chairs, and dinnerware. It also has socket outlets to charge gadgets, mobile phones, and walkies-talkies.

The sauna module is a traditional expedition steam room (inside temperature is up to 95°C (203°F)) with benches and a wooden floor. A hot shower is settled inside the module.

Please see the modules we use in Backcountry Basecamp:


We organize full board catering with meals cooked by a dedicated chef (Georgian and European cuisine). We do not use dehydrated or expedition sets—only warm homemade food! The meals are served in the dining tent in three formats: breakfast—buffet, lunch—starters and warm soups, dinner—starters and warm meals. Traditional Georgian red and white wines and chacha (Georgian brandy) are served every evening. We can also stock up with other alcoholic drinks upon request made in advance.

Note. If you have any specific food preferences or allergies, kindly ask to inform us in advance.

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