Winter sport and adventure holidays in Georgia






 

...Georgia is becoming more and more

 

attractive in terms of winter sport adventure holidays. Skiers and snow- boarders of all levels can have a great time at the winter resorts in our country

Those who are iust learning to ski can go to Bakuriani, where the slopes are considered gentler. It has welldeveloped infrastructure for a vacation with family and children and while you improve your skills or taste the whole variety of culinary delicacies and famous Georgian wine, your children can enioy the attention of professional skiing instructors or experienced carers

 

Gudauri is a cool place for fans of steep slopes, freeriding and heli-skiing. Those who look for thrilling experiences and want to enjoy mountain views from the highest points can go paragliding and speedriding. Gudauri also offers a place for those who just want to get out of town, get some fresh air, take a steam bath, drink mulled wine or taste Georgian brandies and chacha

 

The Adiara region, traditionally famous for sea, sun, nightlife and its boat-like Khachapuri, now also boasts a new snow resort: Goderdzi. That said, Khachapuri is perfect year-round as is dancing the night away in a trendy place or trying your luck in a casino. But skiing so close to the coast is possible only in the wintertime 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 12-13th century house-towers which line the valleys and once served as lookout posts against the threat of invasion. Those towers now belong on the UNESCO World Heritage List

This corner of Georgia is so authentic and beautiful that it’s no surprise it’s a popular summertime holiday destination. And in winter more than ever, the tourists are looking to the mountains, not to the valleys. Svaneti’s ski infrastructure has been developed and in winter this mountainous region becomes home for two ski resorts: Hatsvali and Tetnuldi

 

The first one started operating several Years ago located 8km from the central town of Svaneti, Mestia, the upper cable car station is located on Mount Zuruldi (2347 m), an altitude difference of 482 m. Currently, there are three runs: red (1 900m), blue (2600 m) and a trail for begin-ners (300 m). Skiers of every level can enioy one of the world’s most picturesque resorts. As the resort grows and develops,it is also possible to find tailor-made ski~toursz one or two-day trips to take you to places never skied before

The second biggest winter resort (after Gudaun], Tetnuldi, opened in December 2015 on a mountain of the same name.Three POMA lifts will deliver you to an altitude from 1600 m to 3165 m. The trails have different difficulty level and the longest is 9.5 km. As the resort is very young, the ' I accommodation and apr‘es-ski infrastructure is still in a process of development. .But as Tetnuldi is close to Mestia, it is possrble to go there by bus or taxi every day and stay in Mestia overnight

When you’re not skiing, enjoy your time exploring Mestia, local cuisine and its great museum: a treasure trove of exquisite icons and artifacts gathered from Svaneti’s many remote churches and villages, preserved in this natural mountain fortress from centuries of pillogers

Svanetian resorts Hatsvali and Tetnuldi, are relatively young compared to Bakuriani and Gudauri. Head there from Mestia and enioy the new lifts, steep slopes and crozily beautiful views, These mountains are higher than the Alps! Totally worth going

So whatever you want out of your winter holiday, rest assured you can find it in Georgia. You are always welcome