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There are 5 ski resorts in Georgia, including the most famous Gudauri and Bakuriani. Tetnuldi ski resort is planned to open by the end of 2015 in Svaneti at Tetnuldi summit which is announced to have the highest vertical: 1.5km with a ski season lasting more than half of the year. Ski resorts are places for relaxation not just for ski lovers but for anyone who wants to go outdoor in the winter, relax, play, party or just enjoy beautiful snowed landscapes.

Gudauri

Gudauri

 

Gudauri is located 120km from Tbilisi on the way to Kazbegi on the altitude of 2196m (ultimate point: 3270m). Its summit Sadzele -ultimate place where you can make it in Georgia without hiking (around 3300m altitude) has great views over Mt.Kazbeg, Chiukhi, Kuro and Shino summits and the other summits of Greater Caucasus range. According to skiresort.info, Gudauri offers its visitors wealth of opportunities for an active holiday in the mountains, unparalleled views, amazing colors, festive atmosphere, and the warm welcome which awaits its guests. The ski season in Gudauri runs from December to mid-April. The snow on the slopes gets up to 1.5m . The weather is always warm and sunny, even though the resort is located high up in the mountains. Gudauri has around 60 km of tracks with different levels of difficulty, marked and prepared using snowcats.

For more info ( including prices of daily pass) about Gudauri please visit its official site.

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Gudauri sitemap

Bakuriani is one of the most important popular ski resorts in Georgia. It’s located on the altitude of 1700m (highest point 2750m) Tens of thousands come annually to ski, snowboard, enjoy breathtaking views of Caucasus gorge, walk around places covered with coniferous forests, hike trails of nearby villages, horse ride, cycle. Bakuriani is suitable not only for recreation for families, but also for young people who love sports and enjoy being close to nature.  The distance between Tbilisi and Bakuriani is 180km and between Borjomi and Bakuriani it is just 30km.

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Bakuriani

For more information about the resort please visit its official site.

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View to Ushba summit (Restaurant Zuruldi, Svaneti)

Mestia ski resort is located in Hatsvali, Svaneti, just above Mestia 430km from Tbilisi. It offers total 4.4km of ski trials, 650 vertical (1800 m – 2450 m), the hotel, nice pine forests and  the highest restaurant in Svaneti at 2340 with breaktaking views to Ushba, Tetnuldi and other sites of Greater Caucasus range.

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Goderdzi Resort

Goderdzi ski resort located two hours drive from the popular seaside resort town of Batumi in Georgia, is ideally situated for the creation of a four-season mountain resort. At an elevation of 2000m, the mountains are snow-covered from November to April, while the gently rolling topography of the valley floor offers plentiful development zones. Sitting at around 1700m eleveation, the resort base is below the treeline, offering an attractive and welcoming character throughout the seasons. Highest point is in the altitude of 2390 m (Difference 690 m).

There is also Betania ski resort which is not really a place for real skiing, its more for fun. It’s located near Tbilisi (around 20km).Vertical is only 100m and length is 300m.

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