GUDAURI is the best ski resort in Georgia with well-developed infrastructure, the greatest difference in altitude, and unlimited possibilities for freeride, back country (ski touring). The resort is the highest settlement on the Georgian Military Road (the old name "Heavenly Gorge") at the altitude of 2000 m. The season in Gudauri begins in early December and lasts till the end of April. From Tbilisi Gudauri can be reached in approximately 2 hours.

The highest point of the resort is Mount Sadzele - 3307 m above the sea level. The summit Kudebi (3007) is another popular destination, because one can ski basically from any side of the mount, 360 degrees.

Chair lifts (Doppelmayr, Austria) and a gondola line (POMA, France) make available skiing and snowboarding along the southern slopes (70 km certified trails of various difficulty levels) at the altitude from 3275 m to 2000 m, with altitude difference of 1275 meters.

Ski rental are located in several places: in the village of Lower Gudauri, and in the Upper Gudauri, near the gondola station.

Freeride is possible both along the trails near the ski lifts and in the neighboring area along the western and eastern slopes of the mountains Chrdili, Bidara and the northern slopes of Mt. Sadzele (Kobi Gorge). Adrenaline seekers also have the chance to try paragliding, speedriding (an extreme mix of skiing and paragliding) and heli-skiing.

Brief information about Gudauri:

  • 11 Ski lifts & 3 Moving carpets
  • 70 km of ski runs; 15% with artificial snow 
  • Levels of ski pistes - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Expert
  • Unlimited off-piste 
  • Night Skiing
  • Tubing zone 
  • Heli-ski 
  • Snow Park 
  • Paragliding 
  • Ski tours
  • Bike Park 

How to get there:

Distance from Georgian International Airports to Gudauri Ski Resort:

  • Tbilisi International Airport – 120 km
  • Kutaisi International Airport – 320 km
  • Batumi International Airport – 445 km

Minibus from Tbilisi Didube Station to Gudauri:

  1. Tbilisi – Gudauri – 7 GEL
  2. From 08:00 till 18:00 (every hour)
  3. Gudauri – Tbilisi – 7 GEL
  4. From 08:00 till 18:00 (every hour)

 

Price of ski passes 2017-2018:

1 Day – MP – Adult 15 Euro, Child 9 Euro

5 Days a week MC – Adult 68 Euro, Child 44 Euro

Night Skiing – MP – Adult 4 Euro, Child 4 Euro

7 Days a Season – MC – 90 Euro, Child 65 Euro (includes all ski resorts)

Season – MC – Adult 180 Euro, Child 100 Euro (includes all ski resorts)

Things to do: Apres-ski activities were available for different categories of travelers: both hostels and higher class hotels organized musical evenings, parties, barbeques with DJs; some hotels have swimming pools, yoga classes, billiard and bowling.  

Accommodation: guesthouses and hotels can be found at http://places.georgia.travel as well at international websites such as Booking.com and AirBnb.com 

Useful links:

Ski School Abu Gudauri: http://facebook.com/abu.gudauri

Ski School Snow House:  https://www.facebook.com/snowhouse.ge; http://www.snowhouse.ge/ 

Ski school for adults and children: http://www.freeride.ge, http://skigudauri.ge

Freeride school: http://snow-lab.com/

Paragliding: http://www.flycaucasus.com, https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianParaglidingFederation/

Snow bikes, snowmobile tours: http://west-east-travel.com/en

School of speedriding: http://www.speedride-school.com

School of freeride, backcountry and paragliding: http://wildguru.com/en 

Paragliding:

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