In December 2015 a new ski resort Goderdzi has been opened in the mountainous Ajara. First of all it is attractive to those, who want to combine a trip to the sea and skiing in the winter vacation.
If you drive or ride a bus from Batumi, the central town of Ajara region, you reach Goderdzi in 2 hours. The resort is not big yet. Two gondola lifts are operating there. The highest point is 2390 m above the sea level, the altitude difference is around 690 m. The whole day ski pass will cost you 25 lari (approximately 12 USD).
Goderdzi is good as for skiing and boarding at the prepared pistes, as well as for freeride. Winters are usually snowy there, so you won’t have problems with finding fresh powder at the slopes.
How to get to Goderdzi:
If you drive from Batumi, the central town of Adjara region, you reach Goderdzi in 2 hours. The 4x4 car is needed, as the road is not paved. The direct public transport is not available in winter, but you can take a bus to Danisparauli village (they run daily at 11:15 and 15:10) for 7 lari and take a cab in Danisparauli for approximately 25 lari/car. Another option is to take a minibus to Khulo from Batumi old bus station (they run every hour from 9 AM to 6 PM) and again, take a free shuttle up there (the schedule can be specified in Khulo information center).
Distance from Georgian International Airports to Goderdzi Ski Resort:
Train from Tbilisi Railway Station to Batumi Railway Station
Route Taxi from Batumi Bus Station to Goderdzi:
Route Taxi from Tbilisi Okriba Station to Goderdzi:
Price of ski passes 2017-2018:
1 Day – MP – Adult 9 Euro, Child 6 Euro
5 Days a week - MC – Adult 44 Euro, Child 27 Euro
7 Days a Season – MC – 90 Euro, Child 65 Euro (includes all ski resorts)
Season – MC – Adult 72 Euro, Child 36 Euro (only Goderdzi)
Accommodation: guesthouses and hotels can be found at www.places.georgia.travel as well at international websites such as Booking.com and AirBnb.com. Directly at the resort you can stay in the hotel or in cottages – but as we said, as the resort is still developing, they are not many, so better take care of your accommodation in advance. The villages nearby have a lot of homestays.
Freeride in Goderdzi: www.flory-kern.de
Goderdzi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Goderdzi.ski/
Webpage of Goderdzi: www.goderdzi.ski