Surrounded by mighty 5000 m peaks, Svaneti is one of Georgia’s most historic and unique areas and a real skiers’ dream. Until recently, Svaneti was best known for its superb house-towers, most of them dating back to the 12-13th centuries, which line the valleys and served as look-out posts against the threat of invasion. Those towers belong to UNESCO World Heritage List.

In Svaneti, there are two modern white resorts: Hatsvali and Tetnuldi. The first one started operating several years ago. It is located in 8 km from the central village of Svaneti, Mestia. The upper cable car station is located on Mount Zuruldi (2347 m). The difference in altitude is 482 m.

Currently, there are three runs: red (1900 m), blue (2600 m) and the trail for beginners (300 m). Basically, skiers of every level can enjoy one of the world’s most picturesque resorts. Freeride and ski tour lovers will also find good slopes and new challenges for themselves. As the resort grows and develops, it is also possible to find tailor-made ski-tours, one or two-day trips to take you to places never skied before.

How to get to Hatsvali:

Distance from Georgian International Airports to Mestia and Ski Resort Hatsvali:

  • Tbilisi International Airport – 430 km
  • Kutaisi International Airport – 240 km
  • Batumi International Airport – 256 km

Train from Tbilisi Railway Station to Zugdidi Railway Station

  1. Tbilisi – Zugdidi
  2. 08:00 – 13:20 – 13 GEL
  3. 21:10 – 06:25 (+1) – 7.50 GEL, 18 GEL, 25 GEL
  4. Zugdidi – Tbilisi
  5. 17:50 – 23:15 – 13 GEL
  6. 22:15 – 06:30 – 7.50 GEL, 18 GEL, 25 GEL

Minibus from Zugdidi Railway Station to Mestia

  1. Zugdidi – Mestia – 15 GEL
  2. 08:00 – 12:00
  3. 10:00 – 14:00
  4. 12:00 – 16:00
  5. 14:00 – 18:00
  6. Mestia – Zugdidi – 15 GEL
  7. 08:00 – 12:00
  8. 10:00 – 14:00
  9. 12:00 – 16:00
  10. 14:00 – 18:00


Minibus from Tbilisi Railway Station to Mestia:

  1. Tbilisi – Mestia – 30 GEL
  2. 06:00 – 18:00
  3. Mestia – Tbilisi – 30 GEL
  4. 06:00 – 18:00

Small Plane from Tbilisi International Airport Station to Mestia:

  1. Tbilisi – Mestia – 75 GEL
  2. 10:00 – 12:00
  3. Mestia – Tbilisi – 75 GEL
  4. 10:00 – 12:00

Flights are weather dependant! Book them at vanillasky.ge

Private car hire – 800 GEL

1 Day – MP– Adult 11 Euro, Child 8 Euro

5 Days a week - MC – Adult 52 Euro, Child 35 Euro

Night Skiing – MP – Adult 6 Euro, Child 6 Euro

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

Season – MC – Adult 108 Euro, Child 65 Euro (only Hatsvali)

Price of ski passes 2017-2018:

1 Day – MP – Adult 11 Euro, Child 8 Euro

5 Days a week - MC – Adult 52 Euro, Child 35 Euro

Night Skiing – MP – Adult 6 Euro, Child 6 Euro

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

Whole Season – MC – Adult 108 Euro, Child 65 Euro (only Hatsvali)

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

Useful links: 

http://svanetibackcountry.com/wp/tours/winter/svaneti/guided-ski-splitboardtours/



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