Tour operator Mountain Heaven, which specialises in catered and self-catered chalet holidays in the French and Swiss Alps, is running trips to ski in three less familiar destinations – Iran, Georgia and Uzbekistan – in February 2022.

Skiers can opt to join the holiday for any one of the individual countries all go for the full ‘Threesome Ski Adventure’ as Mountain Heaven are calling it spanning almost the entire month.

(Uzbekistan credit John Fry)

The company has previously operated several trips to ski in Iran, and more recently Georgia (pictured top), but Uzbekistan and the recently opened modern resort of Amirsoy is a new destination for them.

Managing Director of Mountain Heaven, Nick Williams, said: “Our ski trips to Iran have always been a huge success and we wanted to expand our offer to include other countries off the beaten track. Following a ski trip to Georgia in 2020, I immediately realised that this great destination was an absolute must to add to the ski bucket list. With a new ski resort opening in Uzbekistan, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to add another exotic country to the list. The traditional Uzbek culture and the hospitality of the Georgians are just two major plus points and although this is a ski adventure, we’ll be well fed and watered along the way and take in some of the cultural highlights in every country we visit.”

The trip, which takes in skiing in the UNESCO World Heritage valley of Svaneti, Georgia and exploring the city of Tehran after skiing in Iran’s beautiful mountains, is open for recreational skiers that can confidently handle blue and red runs, but don’t need to be experts. There will be opportunities for some off-piste skiing for those with more experience, conditions permitting.

Each section of the holiday lasts from 9-11 days and costs from £2,000 to €2,700 per country. What’s included in the price varies for each country but generally includes ground transportation, lift passes, accommodation and most meals but does not include flights to/from and between countries nor visa – required for most countries by most nationalities – or travel insurance.  The first leg of the holiday starts in Georgia on January 28th, 2022, continuing to Uzbekistan on February 7th and concluding with Iran from February 16th to 27th.

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