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Gudauri freeride and ski touring with IFMGA guide

Gudauri freeride and ski touring with IFMGA guide
Gudauri freeride and ski touring with IFMGA guide
Gudauri freeride and ski touring with IFMGA guide
Gudauri freeride and ski touring with IFMGA guide

Take the opportunity to ski off the beaten tracks during your stay in Georgia. Hire Ilia, a local certified mountain guide, for one or several days of backcountry ski in and around Gudauri.



+1 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec


All levels


Enjoy one or several days of freeride ski and/or ski touring in Gudauri or the nearby wild ski spots of the Caucasus Mountain Range.

Skiing for one or several days in Gudauri is an ideal option if you are traveling to Georgia for a short amount of time.

I will take you to the best skiing spots in Gudauri and surroundings, like  Mt. Sadzele (3300 m), Mt. Chrdilebi (2800 m) and Mt. Kudebi. 

The ski area of Gudauri is famous for its high slopes and also for being free of avalanches, which makes it a place safe for freeriding!

Furthermore, it has many chair lifts and a gondola so you'll get easy access to the top of the best ski runs. We can then use the skins and go further where very few people go.

If you come for several days, you can stay at one of the several well-equipped hotels and lodges in the area.

Please send me a request if this program sounds interesting to you. I will be glad to take you for an amazing ski trip in Georgia!

When sending me the request, please specify the number of days during which you would like to be guided. Please specify also if you are looking for more freeride skiing or ski touring.

If I'm not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so.

I also propose a 7-day ski touring program that may be a great option in case you stay a little longer. I can also arrange some heliskiing!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include transfers, accommodation and meals.


More info

  • You can rent part of the equipment here if you need.
  • Ski lifts and transfers are not included in the price.
  • If you are more than 6, I will be supported by one of my colleagues, mountain guide as well.
  • If you look for a place to stay in Gudauri, I recommend the following hotel: Hotel Gudauri Hut.

Meeting point



What experience and how fit do I need to be for this ski tour in Gudauri?

While this ski touring program caters various experience levels, a baseline level of fitness is essential for participation.

Where can I find accommodation in Gudauri?

If you look for a place to stay in Gudauri, I suggest considering Hotel Gudauri Hut.

Where will we meet at the start of our trip?

Our meeting point will be in the Gudauri ski resort, nestled amidst the majestic peaks of Georgia's Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.

What's included in the price?

The guiding fee is included in the price.

What is not included?

The price does not include ski lifts, transfers, accommodation and meals.

What is the best time of the year to ski in Gudauri?

The optimal time for ideal snow conditions for ski touring in Georgia is between the December and April

What is the guide-to-client ratio?

If the number of participants exceeds 6, one of my colleagues, who is also a mountain guide, will provide additional support.

What are the notable skiing spots in Gudauri?

The best ski spots include Mt. Sadzele (3300 m), Mt. Chrdilebi (2800 m), and Mt. Kudebi.

What facilities are available in Gudauri for access to ski runs?

Gudauri offers many chair lifts and a gondola, providing easy access to the top of the best ski runs. Additionally, skins can be used to venture further into less frequented areas.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Prestige Tbilisi Georgia
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Astoria Tbilisi Georgia
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Citadines City Centre Tbilisi Georgia
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.

I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.

The programs I guide more often are:
- Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
- Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.

Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.

I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.


Russian | Georgian | English



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What people are saying about this trip



Ilia is a very calm, considerate and helpful guide who goes the extra mile to provide his clients with exceptional and unique experiences in his stunning Georgian mountains. His calm authority is exactly what's needed when the going gets tough or plans need to change unexpectedly. Humble yet more than competent I strongly recommend Ilia for any Georgian adventure.



Very poor english is reason to poor guide rating. Not showing up at meeting location in the morning is reason to poor guide rating. ( lost 2h of guiding, with still full price charged) 2 start for trip rating also connected with poor english and late arrival. 2 start for trip rating also connected to additional cost for taxi when being brought back to resort. That was expected to be included. In general very slow responses from the guide during booking procedure, and also when being on the resort. All in all; did not meet our expectations. You can't sell guide services with guides not being even a little bit fluent in English, Best regards OIa



Communication was easy with Explore share And I particularly thank the agent Lupe. She was able to give me extra details and information when needed. As for the Georgian team, it was a real pleasure to meet them and spend time with them. It was a great experience to enjoy fresh powder and virgin slopes. A big thank to this team.



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.



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

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