Speaking of classic winter vacation, the first thing that comes to our mind is skiing on the white mountain slopes, playing snowballs, drinking mulled wine and gathering around the bonfire after an active day outdoors. Where to get it all in Georgia? In the season 2017-2018 there will be five options: Gudauri, Bakuriani, Hatsvali, Tetnuldi and Goderdzi.
Georgian Mountain Resorts Development Company provides the most up-to-date information about them. We will also give you a short review.
Bakuriani ski resort is situated 1700 m above sea level on the northern slope of Trialeti Range, at footsteps of the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains and 180 km to the north of the capital Tbilisi. Due to its long winters (3-4 months), the resort is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike. It is also a superb venue for children to engage in winter sports and activities.
Goderdzi Ski resort situated on a north-facing plateau at a top elevation of 2290 m from sea level, 120 km from Batumi capital of Ajara is ideal four-season mountain resort by its location and infrastructure. Here, mountains are snow-covered (6-7 m of snow) from November till April, while the gently rolling topography of the valley floor offers plentiful zones.
Alpine resort Gudauri with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun is situated 2200 m above sea level on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and 120 km to the north of the capital Tbilisi. It is a perfect mountain ski resort certificated by FIS, for all levels of skiers and snowboarders to discover new passion and share perfect moments with friends or family members. Gudauri has high altitude powder, offering virtually unrestricted access to an altitude of 4,200 meters. Season usually lasts for 4 months and snow on the slopes gets up to 3-4 m. Valleys and untouched foothills offer exceptional cross-country skiing and freeriding opportunities.
Mestia is a highland townlet in northwest Georgia situated at an elevation of 1,500 meters in Caucasus Mountains. It is a perfect start of a way to two ski resorts, Hatsvali and Tetnuldi, for freeriding and off-piste lovers, as mountains are snow-covered for early December till early April.