Bakuriani

Located at 1,700 m in the Borjomi region of Georgia, Bakuriani is nestled in the shadows of the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains, only a three-hour drive from Tbilisi. Home to dozens of alpine slopes and cross-country trails, it offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in Europe. 

Originally developed as an Olympic training facility, unsurprisingly, Bakuriani is Georgia’s most popular winter sports and recreation destination. Enjoy the downhill ski runs, cross-country trails, horseback tours, sledding or simply take long walks through beautiful snowy forests.

There are several main trails in Bakuriani, one of which is Kokhta (2,255 m high) is a 4 km ski run with difficult and medium difficulty slopes. This is the oldest ski area in Bakuriani.

Didveli (1861 m) has one on the most amazing trails. From here you can catch a gondola to the slopes of Mt. Sakvelo, and ski a range of blue and red routes. The longest piste is around 4 km long. Advanced skiers can continue further up the mountain by catching a chairlift at the top of the gondola to almost the very top of Mt. Sakvelo itself. Here, you can enjoy stretching your ski-legs on very steep and difficult red and black runs. 

Totally renovated resort Mitarbi (1500m) was able to accept its first visitors after 30 years on December 25, 2016. Winter sport lovers are offered to try 3 new ski lifts, 9 km ski pistes suitable for intermediate, expert and advance skiers/snowboarders, joining ski piste for Kokhta and Mitarbi, modern infrastructure and new unforgettable experiences. 

Bakuriani’s cross-country trails attract experts as well as beginners. Two of the most challenging runs begin on Mt. Kokhta and Mt. Didveli. If skating is your winter pastime, Bakuriani offers plenty of opportunities, among them at Bakuriani Park and the rink at the Hotel Edem. The hills and valleys around Bakuriani are ideal for snowmobiling, but if you prefer to get around the old-fashioned way, horse- drawn sleighs are the traditional mode of winter transportation in Bakuriani, so for a romantic treat, take a romantic sleigh-ride around the picturesque village.

Guide services, including renting single and double-seat snowmobiles, are available through many hotels and shops.

Brief information about Bakuriani:

  • 8 Ski lifts
  • 27 km of ski runs 15% with artificial snow 
  • Levels of ski pistes - Intermediate, Advanced & Expert
  • Night Skiing
  • Toboggan
  • Kids Parks: Didveli and JoyLand
  • Ice Skating 
  • Horse riding
  • Snowmobile rental   
  • Cinema Didveli
  • Bike Park 


How to get there:

Distance from Georgian International Airports to Bakuriani Ski Resort:

  • Tbilisi International Airport – 205 km
  • Kutaisi International Airport – 180 km
  • Batumi International Airport – 302 km

Train from Tbilisi Railway Station to Borjomi Railway Station

  1. Tbilisi – Borjomi – 2 GEL
  2. 06:45 – 10:55
  3. 16:35 – 20:45
  4. Borjomi – Tbilisi – 2 GEL
  5. 07:05 – 11:55
  6. 16:45 – 21:15
  7. Borjomi – Bakuriani (“Kukushka”) – 1 GEL
  8. 07:15 – 09:35
  9. 10:55 – 13:15
  10. Bakuriani – Borjomi (“Kukushka”)– 1 GEL
  11. 10:00 – 12:20
  12. 14:15 – 16:35

Minibus from Kutaisi Bus Station to Bakuriani:

  1. Kutaisi – Bakuriani – 11 GEL
  2. 10:00 – 13:00 
  3. Bakuriani – Kutaisi – 11 GEL
  4. 14:00 – 17:00 

Price of ski passes 2017-2018:

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

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

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

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

Season – MC – Adult 110 Euro, Child 65 Euro (only Bakuriani)

Family - МУЛЬТИПАСС (2 Adult, 2 Child) – 40 Euro, (2 Adult, 3 Child) – 45 Euro

Useful links:

6-ski Ski School: https://www.facebook.com/pages/6-ski/177276608997650

Chveni Skola Ski School: