"This helisking was ceartinly one of the most exciting adventures for me, so far. We had an excellent snow-conditions in great ambience of Caucasus, which together with great guides and pilots made it an unforgetable experience!"

  • ''Great mountains, great people, great service!''
    ROK ZAKOTNIK, Slovenia.

  • In the past I have been skiing in all the best resorts in Europe, like Tree Vallez (France), Verbier (Switzerland), St. Anton (Austria), and others, but the skiing experience in the Kavkaz-mountains outraged all the previously mentioned resorts.
    The lanscape is really beautiful, the snow conditions are perfect, the helicopters in good condition and the guides really know where to go to pick the best and safest tracks.
    Tina Skerlj, Slovenia,

  • Wir zwei Osterreicher, Alfred und Bernhard haben von 14. bis 22. Februar im Kaukasus einen Heliskiurlaub gemacht. (Vladimir Kopylov Heliskiing program). Das ganze Programm war gut organisiert, wobei es mit dem Abholen und Transfer vom Flughafen Min. Vody begonnen hat und wir mit einem Taxibus zu einem wunderschonen Hotel in den Bergen des Kaukasus gebracht wurden. Der Hotelaufenthalt samt allen Hotelaktivitaten, das Heliprogramm und naturlich der Rucktransport zum Flughafen waren in der guten Organisation auch miteinbezogen.
    Das Hotel verfugte uber einige Extras, beispielsweise ein eigenes Schwimmbad, Sauna, Fitnessgerate, ein modernster Tischtennistisch, Karaokee-Bar, etc. Daruber hinaus gab es beim Abendessen immer eine Auswahl zwischen 3 Menus Leider hatten wir mit dem Wetter zu dieser Zeit nicht so viel Gluck und so konnten wir nicht so viel Heliabfahrten machen als wir erwarteten.
    Finanziell wurden wir jedoch fur jede nicht gemachte Abfahrt, wie zu vor abgemacht, exakt entschadigt. Die Tage an denen wir geflogen sind waren ein unvergessliches, wunderbares Erlebnis, das wir immer in unserer besten Erinnerung behalten werden und wir wirklich weiterempfehlen konnen. Die Berge dort sind einfach gigantisch und enorm und wir konnten wunderbare Fotos mit nach Hause nehmen. Es war uns sogar moglich vom offenen Fenster des Hubschraubers aus zu fotographieren.
    Im Hubschrauber haben wir uns wirklich sicher gefuhlt, weil auch ein sehr erfahrener Pilot den Heli auf uber 4000m Seehohe gesteuert hat. Zwei nette Skiguides haben uns bei den Abfahrten begleitet, uns besondere Schmankerl gezeigt und zusatzlich fur unsere Sicherheit gesorgt. Wir waren wirklich begeistert vom ganzen Urlaub und konnen dieses Erlebnis nur weiterempfehlen.
    Alfred und Bernhard.

    English version.
    We have made a nice holiday from 14th of Feb 2004 until the 22nd of Feb in Caucasus (Vladimir Kopylov's Heliskiing program). The whole programm is well organized, this includes the transfer from airport Min. Vody to a beautiful hotel in the mountains, where we got our own chauffeur, the hotel, the heliprogram, and also the transfer back to the airport.
    The hotel had a lot of extras like swimmingpool, sauna, billard, an excelent table for playing table tennis, different choices for dinner, a wonderful breakfast buffet a nice caraokeebar etc.
    Unfortunately we had not so good weather, so we could fly less than we wanted to. But we got back the money for not flying exactly as we made the deal before.
    The days we could fly were just excellent and wonderfull. The mountains there are just enormous and unbelieveable nice. We have made a lot of great pictures also out of the open window during getting up with the helicopter to an altitude of about 4000 meters. In this helicopter we always felt very save and comfortable and also the pilot seemed to us very experienced.
    We had two nice guides taking care of our group very well and they showed us some nice virgin slopes, where we could leave back our traces.
    It was a great experience in the whole and everybody was very friendly.

    Alfred Schwarzkogler and Bernhard Gruber

  • For all those who want to have an incredible offpiste experience in the most safe and professional circumstances: there is only one adress: Go heliskiing or heliboarding in the Elbrus region. And do with Vladimir Kopylov.
    Everything, transportation from the airport, the hotelaccomodation, and the skiing is perfectly organised . If you still are prejudiced about Russian accomodation and safety, don't be : this is a safe adress!!!!

    Gunther De Praeter, MD
    one week program, 25 rides...

    Antonin Lieutaghi

  • "Dear Vladimir,
    Let me thank you again for your personal help and a very friendly service during our last week heli-skiing trip to Caucasus.
    It is not easy for Daniela and me to start working again. We are sitting in front of computers … but we see only the mountains, Snowboards, snow , sunshine … it was really very emotional !
    We really appreciated all the people we met there.
    When I showed the pictures to my family – everybody was really interested and the people say they would like to join us next year."
    Jan Pavlicek. (Check Republic) Heli-skiing program.

  • " Thanks a lot for this nice expirience, it was nice to work with you. I have to say that we should thank your large expiriences on Elbrus in the past, that so many people from our group reached the top of Mt. Elbrus (15 from 18)."

  • "We want to say thank you for this wonderful days and also thank you to you and your friends for the perfect organization. O.K. You was an excellent mountain guide.
    You know, we live between Munich and the border to Austria. We spend a lot of time in Swizerland and Austria for climbing and skiing - the scenery is impressive - but the KAUKASUS is much more, it's unique.
    I want to come back as soon as possible. If I had a group, I would like to come back in my next holidays.
    See you in this life....
    Sincerely yours,
    „the Lady" who loves chocolate and didn't climbed the ELBRUS" 2003. (Germany)

  • "My dear Vladimir,
    This has been a wonderful experience. You have delivered everything we could have hoped for and more. Getting 7 of us (from totally 8) to the Summit (of Mt. Elbrus) was fantastic. Thank you so much.""
    Phill Royal. (UK)

  • ""This trip become a great introduction of Caucasus and Russia for me. Thank you for showing the great views!"
    Keiko Okawa, (Japan).

  • "To climb Elbrus is one of the great achievements of my life! Walking the mountains, on the Bezengi glacier is an unforgetable moment. Thank you."
    Alan Haworth, (UK)

  • "Thank you for getting me up Mt. Elbrus. The Garabashi refuge has the most beautiful view - especially from the Toilet!!" Sheila Rae, (UK)

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