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Nikolay Veselovskiy

State approved ski instructor and heli-ski guide, Nikolay was the first to pioneer freeriding and heli-skiing in Russia. Educated to be an aviation engineer, Nikolay switched over to the travel and tourism industry over 20 years ago. With his vast experience in organizing ski holidays around the World, advising the Russian School of Ski Instructors, and organizing a number of freeirde competitions in Russia (including the Nissan Freeride World Tour) Nikolay is certainly one of the leading specialists in his field.

Marco Gaiani

UIAGM Mountain guide, member of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix and Ski Instructor, Marco spent several years as a trainer for the French National School of Ski and Alpinism (ENSA) before turning his attention to organizing heli-ski trips in the Russian mountains. An expert skier and mountaineer, Marco loves the high mountains and likes to share his passion and experience with his clients.

Vitaly Ilinykh

Vitaly has been working as a ski instructor and heliski guide for the last 20 years. He is one of the most passionate freeskiers one could ever meet. His love for mountains and adventures has taken him and his clients to the most fantastic places on the Planet, including Russia, Alaska, Canada, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand

Stephane Dan

Stephane has 20 years experience asa UIAGM mountain guide and professional skier. Based in Chamonix, Stephanes love of mountaineering and skiing has taken him all over the world traveling extensively in Nepal (with the Himalayan Heliski Guides), South America, Alaska, and throughout Europe. Kamchatka is one of his favourite places. Stephane loves Kamchatka because here he can find the best of everything that skiing has to offer: exceptional snow conditions, wild and undiscovered terrain, slopes dropping down to the ocean, long descents on the many active volcanoes, and most of all the freedom to choose the best lines.

Ralf Tenbrink

UIAGM Mountain Guide, Ralf was born in southern Germany in 1966. A climber and skier since he can remember, Ralf has been guiding full time since 1990. Based in Chamonix since 1994, Ralf has worked all over the Alps and for the past 11 years worked as a trainer and assessor for the German Guide Scheme. (UIAGM Guides). Ralfs interest in freeriding/skiing and snowboarding started 15 years ago and since then his passion and enthusiasm for the sport has taken him as far afield as South America, North Africa, Greece, India, Eastern Europe and Russia. Over the last 5 years Ralfs time spent in Kamchatka has increased year on year. Its easy to explain, Ralf says. The snow conditions, the amazing mountains and the unlimited terrain, not to mention the wonderful hospitality of its people.

Nikolay Polyakov

Ski Instructor and Heli-ski guide, Nikolay is passionate about the mountains and mountain sports. His favourite pastimes include freeskiing, rock climbing, mountaineering, and caving. Now living and working in Krasnaya Polyana, Nikolay owns and runs an Adventure Travel Company whilst also working for the Rescue, Ski patrol and Avalanche service. Nikolay is taking part in a safety program for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.

Alain Payot

An excellent skier and climber, Alain took part in both climbing and skiing competitions in his youth and has skied and snowboarded some of the most prestigious corridors of the Massif du Mont Blanc. Now with 23 years experience of being a UIAGM mountain guide, Alain follows in the footsteps of his father and his grandfathers before him. A heli-ski guide for the last 10 years, Alain has traveled all over the world heli-skiing (Canada, Alaska, Himalaya, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Turkey, Uzbekistan) but says Chile, Turkey and Kamchatka have become his favourite spots for heli-skiing. All these 3 destinations, says Alain are different, each one is unique and deserves to be ranked as one of the best heli-skiing spots in the world!

Jossi Lindblom

A UIAGM mountain guide, Jossi Lindblom grew up in the small village of Vittangi, above the Arctic Circle in northern Scandinavia. For the last 10 years, Jossi has been living and working out of the Chamonix valley. Jossis passion for the mountains and adventures started at an early age and since then his career as a guide has taken him to many fantastic, and often remote parts of the world. Jossi has extensive experience as a heli-ski guide.

Maxim Anufrikov

Maxim lives and works in Krasnaya Polyana spending most of his time working as a ski/snowboard instructor and heli-ski guide in two of the worlds best ski areas: Krasnaya Polyana and Kamchatka. In the summer Maxim organizes white water rafting and kayaking competitions and expeditions.

Urs Lerjen

Internationally certified Ski and Mountain Guide, Urs was born and raised in Zermatt (Switzerland). A guide for Turkey Heli-ski, Urs has vast experience of guiding in the backcountry of Europe, especially the areas around Zermatt and Val dAosta in Italy. Urs also has extensive experience of guiding in Canada, Greenland and Himachal.