Heliski Lodging and Dining
While heliskiing in the North Pacific we understand the importance of having a comfortable place to lay your head at night after a long day of skiing or riding. We offer two different locations in Kamchatka to suit your group's needs. Timonovsky Lodge is our main base of operations and used for our Classic, Kamchatka Discovery and Steep Skiing programmes. It is reached within a 30 minute helicopter flight, in the heart of Ganalsky Range. Our other base, Wood & Thermal Lodge, is used for our Private Programs as well as other programs when the main lodge is busy. It is located in Paratunka valley, close to the roads and infrastructure, just 40 minutes by car from Petropavlovsk airport.
Each location has its own unique character, and in both lodges we take care of all the fine details to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Lodge is situated in the picturesque valley of Avacha river, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes of Eastern range.
This lodge is situated in the picturesque valley of the Avacha river, surrounded by the mountains and volcanoes of the eastern range. Timonovsky Lodge has a long history, and since the early 1990's it was a simple mountain hut. A few years ago the company who owned the place rebuilt it into a modern mountain lodge. The construction was carried out with the highest ecological standards, to make the place not just nice and cosy but also to minimize disturbing the wilderness of the area. The Lodge is run with modern ecological standards, such as solar energy, and waste-free production.
- Cosy rooms, spacious lounge and restaurant with a mountain view
- Two types of thermal outdoor pools, one right in front of the lodge and the other a few minutes walk away
- Yoga room
- Massage room
- Russian Banya
- Last but not least, internet is available
There are 11 rooms of three different styles, each with a personal micro-climate system.
A Standard or Superior room is included in your package.
The Wood&Thermal is located in Paratunka river valley, close to the roads and infrastructure, just in 40 minutes of minivan riding from Petropavlovsk airport.
There are 9 spacious rooms, each with a unique design and atmosphere. Three of them are double rooms and six are single. The lodge is very well equipped, offering a high standard of comfort to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Behind the log walls of the Wood & Thermal lies a spacious dining room, lounge, sauna, gym, billiard room and even a private cinema. There is a thermal pool and barbecue area outside, as well as a helipad just in front of the lodge.
What is most important after a long day of heliskiing? We believe it’s a delicious and nourishing meal. This important part of your heliskiing experience will be handled by our experienced chef and kitchen staff.
The focus is on high quality Kamchatka ingredients such as reindeer, fresh fish, Kamchatka king crab, seafood, local plants and berries and other treats provided by nature. Those with special dietary needs needn’t worry; our chef is well versed in the ways of various diets.
It is important to start the day right, and the first meal of the day should not be neglected. Breakfast includes a large variety of options from muesli, yogurt, fruit and berries to freshly baked breads, different kinds of eggs and traditional Russian bliny.
Lunch in the field
Lunch tastes better outside, and is typically eaten in a well-chosen picnic spot while out skiing. Our big lunch box includes delicious soups, sandwiches, smoked Kamchatka salmon, tea, coffee and plenty of snacks to keep you fuelled for skiing and snowboarding.
Once per week we may run a little barbecue party in a picturesque place like the Pacific Ocean coast.
At the end of the day we invite everyone to try aprés-ski snacks along with hot soups and cold drinks.
Our talented chef will take good care of you, serving 3-course dinners with the help of our kitchen staff. Evenings are spent in the dining area where we feast on local dishes focusing on fish, seafood, reindeer and local plants and vegetables, followed by traditional Russian desserts.
At our bar we have a good selection of locally brewed beer along with spirits and wine. The refrigerators throughout the property are always well stocked with a selection of mineral water, juice and beer.