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Backcountry Skiing in Kazbegi: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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In northeastern Georgia, Kazbegi is the main settlement in the area, located on the shores of the Terek River, at an altitude of 1,740 meters.

The landscape of Kazbegi is dominated by large mountains, among which Mount Kazbek stands out to the west. Nearby you will find the Gudauri ski resort, where you will enjoy picturesque views of the Caucasus and good free terrain for skiing.

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Kazbegi

Why should I choose Kazbegi for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Its surrounding valleys

If the sky is clear, a view of the Gergeti Church with Mount Kazbeg as backdrop is a valid reason to visit this location. However, its imposing smaller valleys nearby, such as the Truso Valley or the Chaucha Massif, will make your visit really worth it.

Proximity with Russia

There is a border crossing "Larsi" towards the Russian Federation, about 12 kilometers north. During winter (November - February), it is open every day, and in the summer (March - October) from 6 am to 10 pm. The cross-border road is in a mountain tunnel and it is not possible to cross it on foot.

** Good access**

Kazbegi is the most tourist area of ​​Georgia, with a wide range of accommodation, cuisine and transportation. Thanks to the Georgian military road you can easily access one of the most impressive views of the Caucasus: a sunrise on Mount Kazbeg that is always magical.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Kazbegi?

The climate is moderately humid with dry and cold winters and long and fresh summers. The average annual temperature is 4.9 ºC. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -5.2 ºC, and July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 14.4 ºC.

How can I get to Kazbegi?

The easiest way to travel to Kazbegi is by public transportation from Didube, the Tbilisi bus station.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Kazbegi region?

Georgian and Russian. As in the rest of Georgia, locals will make superhuman efforts to understand you. With the youngest, you won't have problems since they speak basic English.

What currency is accepted around Kazbegi?

Georgian Lari

What's the country code for the Kazbegi region?


What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Kazbegi



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



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



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.



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



Extremely professional! Only the best equipment, best helicopters, best avalanche gear, very experienced guides - everything perfect! though this winter was the toughest since ages (too much wind, not enough snow) they found good runs for us for every day!! I can highly recommend it!

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