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Discover the deep powder and majestic Caucasus Mountains in this remote European destination!

Boasting some of Europe’s highest and most remote peaks, Georgia is a heaven for backcountry skiers. Circumnavigate the highest peaks in the country while taking in all the unbound beauty of the backcountry. Enjoy unspoilt and high quality powder all throughout the season too. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Georgia. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Georgia

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Georgia?

Situated just south of Russia and north of Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is a small former Soviet Republic full of mountains. While most of the country’s backcountry skiing is found in the northern Caucasus Mountains, the country does have a few other, even more low-key spots as well.

On the county’s southern border with Turkey sit both Machakhela Planned National Park and Mtirala National Park. While neither one of these has mountains as talla s those in the Caucasus, they both boast astoundingly beautiful scenery and excellent backcountry skiing in the winter, perfect for beginners who are just getting used to the sport.

Why should I choose Georgia for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Georgia is full of stunning scenery. The mountainous north of the country is sparsely populated and full of Europe’s tallest mountains. With few people, there are plenty of pristine scenes out over evergreen forests, mountain glaciers and pristine lakes. Backcountry skiing is the best way to experience this beautiful place first hand.

Avoid the crowds

While it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, Georgia is still a pretty remote place and perfect for backcountry skiers seeking out unspoilt powder and sparsely populated slopes. Avoid crowded European destinations and opt for something a bit farther off the grid on your next ski holiday.

Come for the culture

You can’t spend your entire trip out skiing in the backcountry, so when you’re not out on the slopes, enjoy some of the country's unique culture. Combining both Asian and European influences, the country is renowned for its unique music and folk dancing and is also putting itself on the map for incredible cuisine and wine too. Sample as much as you can while you’re here.

What can I expect from the weather in Georgia?

Winters in Georgia are quite stable, with temperatures between 2 ºC and 4 ºC and excellent snow conditions. During the night, temperatures can drop below 0 degrees. In Svaneti, snowfall can begin as early as September, while on the rest of the country usually starts in November.

How can I get to Georgia?

Almost every backcountry skiing trip to Georgia begins with a flight into the country;s main international airport in Tbilisi (TBS). Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Georgia?

Georgian

What’s the country code of Georgia?

+995

What currency is accepted in Georgia?

Georgian Lari (GEL)

What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Georgia?

December to April

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Georgia

Raffaella

5.00

We loved the great professional work of our guide Tato, his smile, his big cooperation with the Italian guide and the group. Bravo!

Okke

4.00

A day before arrival Ilia appeared to be unavailable. He arranged national certified guide Tato Nadiradze for us. Ilia did not manage to arrange the trip well and much was not clear, also due to change of plans because of the weather after a few days. We were very lucky with Tato who arranged everything well and got the very best out of it for us. We used his Landcruiser to drive where ever we went. Tato is a bery good mountainguide with lots of experience, especially in the Gudauri and Kasbegi area. He is also a good and enthousiastic free-rider. Gudairi hut is a fine hotel.

Per

3.00

Bad communication with Explore-share. Did not get respons to my questions. Silence for two weeks even though i requested response. Terrific guide - Lasha.

Wolf

5.00

We spent a week organised by Illia and his team between Mestia, Ushguli, in Februar 2020. Our guide was Gogi. He was also driving us from Tbilisi to Mestia and in Mestia for the daily ski tours. We spent a fantastic week. Everything was very well organised. Gogi found very nice ski tours, that matched what we wanted, i.e. between 1000 and 2000m climbing per day in nice landscapes with good powder. Gogi was also always concerned with our security (avalanches) and we had always the impression to be in good hands. Thank you for this very nice week !

Jonas

5.00

Excellent week! Ilia and his local guide Bequ did a fantastic job.

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