Join an amazing Gudauri ski touring and freeride skiing adventure in Georgia, led by a certified local IFMGA guide. Enjoy a full week of exploration and exhilarating intermediate/advanced runs while you discover the rich culture of the Caucasus.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Gudauri is a developing ski resort area in Georgia, just a 2-hour drive away from Tbilisi, the country’s capital. This fascinating mountainous area in the Caucasus range will be our base for this 1-week ski tour and freeride adventure.
We meet you and pick you up at the TBS airport to begin the road to Gudauri on the first day. After checking in to the hotel, you will need a good night’s rest for the following days. From the next morning, you will spend each day discovering the backcountry of the Caucasus mountains and following me or one of my team of local IFMGA/GMGA guides on exhilarating powder runs.
I am pleased to guide my guests through the cultural aspect of this ski tour and free ride week in Gudauri also – not only will you follow me through some of the best-kept secret spots, but you will also skin up through a local 9th century built monastery, where monks will greet us with hot tea to keep us warm during our descent.
Georgia is full of culturally rich experiences, even on the mountain while skiing. For me, it’s very rewarding to experience the happiness that comes from my guests when they discover the incredible and shocking aspects of Georgia’s backcountry.
I fully recommend that you have great off-piste and freeriding skills. You will also need to be efficient in different types of snow terrain including deep powder, heavy snow, crusty snow, and more. Having adequate knowledge of ski tour equipment and usage, along with a good fitness level is necessary. Keep in mind that every day we will spend around 7 hours on the mountain – with 700 to 1000m of vertical climbing per day.
I look forward to welcoming you to Gudauri, a place I consider home and one of the best ski areas in Europe – with magnificent landscapes and a culturally rich experience.
Please contact me so we can begin planning your adventure. If I am not available, one of my team of certified IFMGA/GMGA guides will be guiding you through this unforgettable tour in the Caucasus of Georgia.
6 days with IFMGA/GMGA certified local mountain guide (English and/or Russian speaking)
Ski lift passes
All vehicle transportation during the trip from arrival to departure.
Accommodation - Hotel Tbilisi (1 night)* Hotel Gudauri (6 nights)*
Breakfast and dinners in Guduari hotel
Breakfast in Tbilisi hotel
Price does not include:
Alcoholic beverages and snacks
Lunches during the trip
Dinners while staying in Tbilisi hotel (guide will provide local recommendations for best restaurants and Georgian cuisine)
Equipment rental fees
Personal clothing and gear
You will arrive at Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Gudauri. You will have dinner, and enjoy the town of Gudauri for the night.
-Accommodation in Gudauri
After breakfast, you will meet your IFMGA/GMGA guide (myself or my team members) and have a briefing about the day ahead. If you need any rental equipment, we will
assist you. On this day, we will go on a number of runs, primarily using lifts, and we will skin for somewhere between 30 and 90 minutes. We'll enjoy the north and west sides of Mounts Sadzele and Bidara, with thrilling lengthy runs off-piste down to a local road. At the end of the day, our driver will take us back to Gudauri.
Vertical ascent: 100m / vertical descent: 600m
The first full day of the ski tour will be today. We'll first drive to Mleta, a little village close to Gudauri. From here, we will begin the ascent to Mount Lomisa, where we will eventually come to an old monastery from the ninth century. While offering you hot tea, monks will be pleased to tell you the history of this significant location. We'll run an 800-meter drop before continuing on a similar tour through a magnificent pine forest.
Vertical ascent 1600m / vertical descent: 1600m
In the morning, we'll drive 20 minutes from Gudauri. As we begin our ascent, we will seethe breathtaking scenery of Mount Dedaena. We will pause to take in the stunning views of the Caucausian range and glimpse the majestic summit of Mt. Kazbegi in the distance once we get at the saddle at 3,200m. Our driver will meet us on the road after a thrilling 900-meter run, where he will take us back to Gudauri where we may rest for the night.
Vertical ascent: 850m / vertical descent: 900m
We will drive to the stunning Kazbegi region, which is about 45 minutes away from Gudauri. We will arrive in the little community of Sioni and begin the trek there at 2,000. On the Narvani ridge, we'll ascent to a height of 3,200 meters to take in the breathtaking Sno Valley below. On the exposed Northern slopes, where the snow conditions are typically good, we will ski down 1,000 meters. After skiing, we can visit Kazbegi and enjoy this amazing region. Transfer back to Gudauri
Vertical ascent: 1000m / vertical descent: 1000m
Check out of hotel. The driver will take us along the Aragvi River's riverside, and at 1650 meters, we'll start our ascent of Mount Miketi, which will take us to 2920 meters. We will be able to see the entire Gudauri region from here, as well as the nearby marshmallow peaks. It will be an exhilarating 1,300 m vertical drop on this ski, making it an unforgettable final day of ski touring in Georgia. We'll drive to the hotel to get our luggage before continuing on to Tbilisi. Hotel check-in for Tbilisi.
Vertical ascent: 1300m / vertical descent: 1300m
Check out of the hotel and you'll be transported to the airport.
Breakfast and transportation from Tbilisi hotel to Tbilisi International Airport included
Hotel Tbilisi (2 night)* Hotel Gudauri (6 nights)*
Tbilisi International Airport, you will be picked by our driver.
Other gear: Skis – with mounted ski touring bindings, correctly fitted Skins* Velcro ski tie – to carry skis on your backpack Ski touring boots* Ski crampons Crampons* – Crampons should be automatic or semi-automatic. Designed for ice climbing. 12 point steel with anti-balling, which prevents the snow from sticking. Harness* – Standard climbing lightweight harness with 2 screw karabiners. Ideally, a harness that can be worn with crampons on. Harness should be able to fit with your mountaineering jackets on. 1 Ice Axe* – General mountaineering ice axe, suitable to your size. Ski poles* – Telescopic (with large disks at the bottom) Helmet* Shovel* – With metal blade Probe* Transceiver*
I am a IFMGA/GMGA certified mountain guide, with more than 10 years of experience in the Caucasus mountain region.
Mountain Guiding and alpine sport is the most gratifying passion in my life. As an official team member of the United Federation of Georgian Mountaineers, I have led some of the most challenging ascents and expeditions in the Caucasus. In addition, I have completed successful ascents in Himalayas, Tian Shan, Pamir, Alps, and more. Aside from climbing, I have a big enthusiasm for ski mountaineering. I have completed many first ski descents in the region, such as Mt. Tetnuldi West Face descent, and more. In the winter and spring season, I enjoy guiding my guests on the backcountry of the Caucasus mountains, and sharing my experience and love for this region. In the summer season, I guide groups up iconic peaks such as Mt. Kazbek and more.
I am the founder of The Alpine Project, a full-scale mountaineering tour agency. My team and I are experts in the region, and we are deeply inspired by guiding our guests and welcoming them to Georgia. Please contact me if you have any further questions about my experience and my offers.
Russian | Georgian | English
IFMGA | GMGA
We fully enjoyed our trip to Mt. Kazbegi with professional guide Beka! And also thanks so much for Explore-Share online support, they are so kind to support us to book guide!
Had a great time with Beka on Tetnuldi. He's a very competent and credentialed guide. He genuinely wanted to make sure that I had a great experience. In addition to the climb, he provided a lot of extra knowledge and history about the local region, and introduced me to some great Georgian cuisine. I will be using him again for future climbs in beautiful Georgia.
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