Gudauri Backcountry Ski and Splitboarding Week in Georgia

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Join a certified local guide on an unforgettable Gudauri backcountry skiing week and discover some of the best ski touring routes in Georgia. Plan an unparalleled winter adventure and enjoy the dry powder-white wonders of the Caucasus mountains!

Caucasus

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Open to everyone

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Plan an amazing ski touring week in Gudauri.
  • Join a certified local guide and discover the best of Georgia's backcountry.
  • Spend seven days in the mountains with optional resort skiing too.
  • Enjoy the amazing dry snow of the region.

Description

Join me on this Gudauri backcountry ski and splitboarding week, in which I will take you to the best ski touring spots in Georgia. Spend 7 days exploring the amazing Caucasus mountains and enjoy some optional runs in the Gudauri ski resort too.

Located at 2100 meters a.s.l., Gudauri is a great spot for quick and easy access to the best mountains for ski touring in Georgia. On this 1-week adventure, we will transfer you from Tbilisi or Kutaisi to this majestic Caucasus area, and each day I will take you on an amazing ski touring journey. I have been guiding for 6 years in this area, and so I always know where to find the best ski spots. You will love the dry snow in the region and the well-developed Gudauri ski resort too.

The day-by-day program will depend on the weather and snow conditions. The guide will decide on the best mountains to visit each day to prioritize the group’s safety and enjoyment.

Some options include:

  • Mt. Chrdili

  • Miliona

  • Kobi-pass

  • Bidara

  • Lomisa

  • Dedaena

  • Sioni

  • Arakhveti

  • Miketi

  • Gogebashvili

  • Khada

  • Chaukhi

  • Gergeti viewpoint

  • And more.

You will need to be able to walk between 30 minutes to 4 hours, and you will experience a minimum vertical ascent of 100m, a maximum of 1500m, and a minimum vertical descent of 700m, and a maximum of 1700m.

Total vertical ascent 4700m / Total vertical drop 5000m+

To get an idea of what your Gudauri backcountry ski week will look like, you can find a tentative itinerary below. 

This trip is suitable for off-piste intermediate, advanced, and expert-level riders!

If you think you have the experience listed below, then you can join this trip:

  • A few months of experience off-piste skiing. Possibly with guides/instructors.

  • Can link several turns in light powder snow on a uniform base

  • Can handle a variety of conditions, including lightly crusted and wind-affected snow.

  • Can put turns in through heavier snow on 35dg slopes.

Please inquire with us if you have any doubts about your level or any preferences regarding your itinerary.

So, are you ready to explore the gorgeous Georgia winter landscapes on this wild Caucasus adventure? Then contact me today and let’s start planning your trip together!

Or, if you’re staying for only a few days, then you can join a shorter program.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Gudauri

Driving 2 hours from Tbilisi, 5 hours from Kutaisi. (we will drive you to Gudauri from airports or from any point of Tbilisi and Kutaisi)

Introduction with guides, check the personal equipment, rent the equipment in case you miss something.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Mt. Bidara

Ski tour up to Mt. Bidara (3100m), descent 900 vertical m.

Drive back to Gudauri. *Optional – you can spend the rest of the day on ski resort.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mt. Dedaena

4X4 drive to Cross Pass(20 minutes) 2350m, here the road is crossing Main Caucasus range which is the geographical border of Europe and Asia. Leave vehicles, ski tour to Mt. Dedaena 3250m, descent 1000 vertical m. Back to the vehicles and drive to Gudauri. *Optional – you can spend the rest of the day at the ski resort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Mt. Lomisa

4X4 drive to Mleta village (30 minutes) 1450m. Leave vehicles, ski tour to Lomisa monastery 2200m. descent 750 vertical m. Back to the vehicles and drive to Gudauri. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Sioni

4X4 drive to Sioni village (40 minutes). Leave vehicles, ski tour to Mt. Narvani (3120m), 1160 vertical m descent. Back to the vehicles and drive to Gudauri. *Optional – you can spend the rest of the day at the ski resort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Miliona

We’ll take the chair lift to Sadzele (2300m), ski tour to Miliona (3200m), 1200 vertical descent. Meet with the driver and drive back to the Gudauri. *Optional – you can spend the rest of the time at the ski resort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to agreed location

We will drive you back to airports or any point in Tbilisi and Kutaisi.

 

Details

Accommodation

House of the sun / Hotel Gudauri inn / Hotel Freerider

Meeting point

Tbilisi international airport (or anywere in tbilisi) / Kutaisi international airport

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Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment

Other gear: Sun protection cream (50+). You can rent all necessary equipment in Gudauri rentals, the price list for the equipment (prices are in georgian lari): shovel - 15 GEL probe - 15 GEL avalanche transceiver - 35 GEL ski tour boots - 30 GEL ski with ski tour bindings and skins - 110 GEL snow shoes - 25 GEL splitboard - 60 GEL ski poles - 15 GEL


About the guide

I am Mikheil Nadiradze Professional Mountain Guide. I am 30 years old and live in Tbilisi, Georgia. I started mountaineering from an early age and have not stopped since then. From 2011, I was studying in ATS (Adventure Tourism School) and at the same time working as a mountain-Helliski-ski tour guide and ski teacher in Caucasus Mountains-Resorts. I was a member of the Georgian Climbing National Federation for many years and have a lot of achievements in competitions. After 2020 I'm fully certified GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) mountain guide and have worked with IFMGA guides from different countries.

I have been on top of Mount Kazbek 59 times and I hope the next summit will be with you! I and my friends GMGA/IFMGA certified guides promise you an unforgettable and most safe trip on the most popular "Mount Kazbek"!

I also manage other expedition tours like Mt.Ushba, Tetnuldi, Chaukhi region, Mt. Ortsveri and many more...

For more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss your wishes and organize suitable tour options for you. I would be glad to be your guide and share great and unforgettable moments with you! I am always happy to help groups to climb summits in safe ways and an enjoyable atmosphere.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2186 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1383 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1137 Each

Group of 4

EUR 972 Each

Group of 5

EUR 924 Each

Group of 6

EUR 845 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1039 Each

Group of 8

EUR 824 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Lifts tickets

- Breakfast

- Luggage transfer

- Accommodation included

- Mountain guide expenses

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Price also includes lunch at the restaurant after every ski tour.

Other charges:

In case you would like to transfer from Kutaisi/international airport, you will be charged for additional 260 EUR.


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

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