Kamchatka is a peninsula at the Far East of Russia close to Alaska. Apart from volcanoes and geysers the region is famous for great heliriding opportunities. Advanced riders from all over the world come to Kamchatka during December - March to experience the untouched snow-fields.
Helicopters took off from Elizovo, a small village in 30 km from the local city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky. You can live either in Elizovo or in the city. There are several hotels in Elizovo, the most popular - "Golubaya Laguna", they have small aqua park and natural hot springs in it (double costs $50).
There are restaurants and cafes in the city. A meal costs $5-$10 per person.
These hotels cost about $70-$90 per night, located in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Usually occupied by American hunters and Japanese tourists. Petropavlovsk hotel is the most western style hotel in the city. Recently renovated, all the staff speak English. There is a bowling and a bar in the building. ATM machine can be found in the lobby (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). TV-sets and phones in every room. Double- $88, single- $78, breakfast included. Cash is only acceptable. Website in English, Japanese, and Russian. Address: Karla Marksa str., 31., Tel.: +7 4152 5-03-74, Web: www.petropavlovsk-hotel.ru Avacha Hotel Double- 76$, Single- 60$. Nice, clean, recently renovated, full of Japanese tourists. The only casino “Collisem” in the city is in the same building. This hotel located in the middle of the city – not far from ocean, there are daily shops near and many restaurants, market is in front of it. There are TV-sets, fridges and phones in the rooms. They have a travel agency and a DHL courier office. English-speaking staff. Address: Leningradskaya str., 61
Virtually nothing, but if you manage to hang out with local skateboarders and snowboarders (of which there are many), you're guaranteed to have good time Russian style.