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Backcountry Skiing in Mestia

Ski among the gigantic peaks of Eurasia soaked with snow and solitude

Overlapping the cultural blocks of Europe and Asia, the rugged country of Georgia features some of the highest and isolated mountains on the continent. The alpine townlet of Mestia is perfectly placed among the Caucasus Mountains as a springboard for thrilling backcountry skiing. Visit during the winter months between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Mestia

Mestia may be a tiny town but it’s a cultural capital of Georgia. For centuries is lay at the core of national culture, with a collection of medieval buildings, including ancient forts and churches that are listed and protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today it is a fundamental tourism spot where to spring into the wintry backcountry.


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Georgian lari

What’s the weather like?

The region is home in the Caucasus Mountains, receiving an alpine climate with year-round snow

Best time to visit

Visit during the winter months between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Mestia:

Located high up in the Caucasus Mountains is the alpine townlet of Mestia, resting at 1,500 meters above sea level. It is part of the Svaneti region of Georgia and has a population of approximately 14,000 people, most of whom are Svans, a subgroup of Georgians that mostly inhabit Svaneti. Although small in size, the townlet has been part of core Georgian culture for centuries

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