Svaneti, one of the most authentic and beautiful corners of Georgia, is so different from the rest of the country, that it’s not surprising that it’s been a popular summertime holiday destination. Nowadays most tourists are looking to the mountains, not to the valleys… And the mountains are becoming more and more appealing also in wintertime.
The second biggest national winter resort (after Gudauri), Tetnuldi, is operation since February 2016. It is located at the same-name mountain. Three POMA lifts will deliver you to an altitude from 1600 m to 3165 m. The trails have different difficulty level; the total length is 25 km, and the longest one is 9.5 km. The ski lifts operate from 10:00 to 16:00 yet.
As the resort is very young, the accommodation and après-ski is still in process of development. But as Tetnuldi is close to Mestia, it is possible to go there with bus or taxi every day and stay in Mestia overnight.
When you’re not skiing, enjoy your time exploring Mestia, local cuisine and a great museum, a treasure trove of exquisite icons and artifacts gathered from Svaneti’s many remote churches and villages, preserved in this natural mountainous fortress during centuries.
Distance from Georgian International Airports to Mestia and Ski Resort Tetnuldi:
Train from Tbilisi Railway Station to Zugdidi Railway Station
Minibus from Zugdidi Railway Station to Mestia
Minibus from Tbilisi Railway Station to Mestia:
Small Plane from Natakhtari Airport to Mestia:
Flights are weather dependant! Book them at http://vanillasky.ge.
Private car hire – 800 GEL
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
7 Days a Season – MC – 90 Euro, Child 65 Euro (includes all ski resorts)
Season – MC – Adult 108 Euro, Child 65 Euro (only Tetnuldi)