Gudauri is the largest and most developed winter resort in Georgia. It is located on the picturesque Georgian Military Highway 120 km away from Tbilisi and 310 km from Kutaisi. It is the highest settlement around the highway and close to fascinating Cross Pass (2379 meters above sea level). Other villages in the area are located at lower altitude. Gudauri is gaining popularity among those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding on extreme slopes and freeriding lovers. You can ski from the slopes which are relatively close to the ski lifts, from the northern slopes of mountain Sadzele with no official trails, and from the mountains Bidara and Chrdili, which are not far from Gudauri. Extreme lovers can also enjoy the thrill of heli-skiing tour or paragliding.
The best time to spend ski tour vacation in Gudauri is from late December till mid April.
Small town of Mestia, located in Upper Svaneti in the Greater Caucasus mountains, has been named World Heritage by UNESCO . Mestia and the surrounding villages with their medieval towers are very unique and beautiful. There are two ski resorts in the area, Hatsvali and Tetlundi.
Hatsvali is for beginners and intermediate skiers. Short but well groomed slopes are easy to ride. The area is covered by a pine forest among white pillows. This is the best place for the fans of Glade Skiing. The restaurant on top of the lift station has panoramic views of mt. Ushba (4,700 m), known for its steep rock massifs, is the epitome of beauty of the Caucasian mountains, like Matterhorn in the Alps.
Tetnuldi ski area is for skiers of any level . It’s around 30 minute drive from Mestia. Based on the bottom of Mt. Tetlundi it has slopes ranging from easy to extremely hard, is surrounded by tall mountains and the Alpine zone with great snow condition into late spring. Opened in 2015, Tetnuldi ski area is serviced by the French POMA ski lifts.
Svaneti is a very unique corner and culture hotspot in Georgia . The nature there is still mostly untouched and the food is undoubtedly great. Svaneti food, from the melted cheese with mashed potatoes to cheesebread with special herbs (Khachapuri) with Cha-Cha (local grappa) is ideal for après-ski
Goderdzi Ski Resort is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters, 252 km away from Tbilisi and 109 km away from Batumi, in the highlands of Adjara on the Goderdze Pass. The resort is distinguished with its nature, fresh air, beautiful scenery and well-equipped skiing tracks.
This winter, Goderdze Pass offers two cable lines to its guests, total length of the tracks of which amounts to 8 kilometers.
Goderdzi Ski Resort hosts its guests all year round. Alpine mountains and forest hiking, bicycle and horseback riding is offered in summer, as well as the paragliding. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the local curative mineral spring waters and visit Goderdzi fossil forest, which is one of the most unique in the world.
Bakuriani is located 180 km from Tbilisi and just 30 km from Borjomi. Bakuriani has been famous since Soviet times, when it was one of the main USSR camps for winter sports, such as slalom, bobsleigh, biathlon, and springboard diving. Bakuriani was also a candidate to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2014. Bakuriani is perfect for a family holiday, since there are many slopes for beginners and children, as well as plenty of scenic places for walks and hikes. The resort itself is surrounded by woods and fresh mountain air, perfect for a relaxing vacation.