Friday 22nd: Arrive in either the capital of Tbilisi or in Kutaisi at least one day before. This is advisable in case of either flight delays or baggage arrival problems.
Saturday 23rd: Transfer to guesthouse. A private car transfer takes us from the hotel in Tbilisi (7 hour journey) or Kutaisi (4 hour journey) to a family owned guesthouse in Oni where we’ll eat some delicious Georgian food and sleep in this fabulous building for the night.
Sunday 24th: A morning transfer from the guesthouse to the camp approach point. From there, snowmobiles will transport our gear to the camp whilst we skin up to it – a short 530 m vertical gain, 3.8 km distance. We’ll settle in, have lunch and then make a short tour on the afternoon. An avalanche training session will also take place.
Monday 25th – Thursday 28th: Small group UIAGM led splitboard adventures.
Friday 30th We will split and ride until 3-4pm before returning to camp for a late lunch. Afterwards we pack our kit and make the descent from the camp to the jeeps which then take us back to the guesthouse in Oni for an epic end of trip
Saturday 30th: Private car transfers back to Tbilisi or Kutaisi in time for our flights home.
Fitness & Ability
We will look to make a vertical ascents of around 1100m per day so your fitness will be excellent. You will most likely also have been on a Rider Social trip before, if you haven’t we will need to talk with you to assess the general group fit and ability level.
- 6 days of UIAGM splitboard only guiding with Paul Verdier
- 7 nights’ accommodation (camp and guesthouse)
- Ground support vehicles – jeeps and snowmobiles
- Private return transfers from Tbilisi
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner (with wine etc) on 7 nights
What’s Not Included
- Flights to Tbilisi
- Personal Insurance
- Splitboard equipment
- Backcountry safety equipment
- Helicopter insurance. The nearest large hospital is in the town of Ambrolauri in 54 km or 1.5-hour drive from the camp. A heli-rescue costs 2,500€ per hour and their policy requires
payment on site either by bank transfer or in cash as they are not willing to work with insurance
companies. We strongly recommend your insurance covers helicopter emergency evacuation
Payment Policy: A deposit of €495 is required immediately upon booking your session with The Rider Social. The balance of your trip costs are due 8 weeks before the course start date. Failure to meet the payment deadline 8 weeks before the start date will forfeit your place on that session without refund.
Cancellation policy: For cancellations made up to 8 weeks before the course start date, 10% of the ‘deposit’ amount paid will be refunded. For cancellations occurring within 6 weeks of the course start date no refund payments will be made. If cancelling a course within 6 weeks of the course start date, payments made cannot be refunded, carried forward or moved to another course.
Refund policy: The Rider Social is not liable for refunds or compensation due to late arrival, failure to attend or complete a course due to injury or illness, travel restrictions, resort closure, adverse weather conditions, force majeure or any other causes or conditions outside the control of The Rider Social
Covid-19: In the event that you can’t attend your session due to Covid-19 associated travel and holiday disruptions including (but not exclusive to) resort closure, FCO imposed travel restrictions, airline train or ferry travel bans imposed by International or local governments, a total refund of the balance paid, minus the non refundable deposit amount, will be refunded to you (the client).
In the event that you can’t attend your course due to you, (the client) being personally affected by illness, inability to travel due to illness or any other personal restrictions affecting your travel The Rider Social will not be liable to refund any monies (as stated in the refund policy above). It is strongly recommended that you have adequate personal insurance for illness, personal cancellation and personal travel disruption.
Upon booking any advertised session of any duration with The Rider Social you are in agreement of the Payment & Cancellations policies listed above.