Spend 8 days exploring the amazing Racha backcountry, and enjoy skiing or splitboarding in Georgia! This exciting program combines camping and skiing, with some local culture and rest in lovely Georgian villages, plus you will learn Avalanche safety and have exceptional IFMGA guides making sure you are at all times cared for in the mountains!
Jan, Feb, Mar
Join a unique ski or splitboard week in the amazing Racha backcountry! We will visit amazing ski spots and lovely local villages on this comprehensive winter tour in Georgia.
The fun begins with an airport pickup at Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport. From there, we will travel by 4×4 van to the city of Oni, in the Racha region. We will check into a local guesthouse where we will have dinner and a safety briefing and gear check. The next day, we will depart to our first campsite in the Racha backcountry.
Once we set off, we will enjoy eight days of amazing skiing or splitboarding in the beautiful Caucasus mountains. On your 8 day trip, you will visit 3 camping/skiing locations on overnight trips, and also visit 3 historic Georgian mountain villages for rest and recovery. You can find a day-by-day itinerary below.
Additionally, we will also spend a half-day on avalanche training. We will cover topics including why and where avalanches happen, how to approach risk management in the backcountry, and other important considerations. You will learn from highly qualified IFMGA guides. We will discuss theory and do practice drills. Burial and recovery, search patterns, multiple burials, and communication are all part of the training.
When the trip is over, we will deliver you to any airport or city in the country after a fun farewell party. If you would like to continue skiing somewhere else in Georgia, we can make arrangements for you, we have a great extended program with amazing options in the Racha backcountry. Finally, we will edit a short video from the footage we took during the trip and give it to you.
Are you ready for this exciting adventure in the Caucasus mountains? Then contact us today and let’s start planning your ski/splitboard week with us!
Approximately 800 m vertical
Approximately 800m vertical maximum, terrain varying from easy to very challenging.
After a full day of skiing, we plan to descend to the village for a rest.
Minimum 1000 m vertical, ending with a ski run to the basecamp. Climbing higher on the ridge above the camp during approach can add another 300m vertical for a longer run if you feel up to it.
Vertical from 500 — 1000 m possible, with terrain ranging from very easy tree runs above the camp to very challenging steep lines.
Approximately 500 m vertical.
Option for an extra 250 m vertical and a ride on the spine wall (challenging).
Very easy skiing down the ridge to the village.
Approximately 800 m vertical.
Vertical from 800 — 1200 m, terrain from easy to very challenging
This day can be placed anywhere in the schedule to have an extra day of rest with some more time to explore the villages or more time to ski in a particular area.
Local guesthouses and campsites, included in the price.
The team manages all the tents, food, and other logistics so you can avoid carrying a heavy backpack to the basecamps. We can choose terrain that suits any experience level without any problem.
Airport pickup at Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport.
We specialise in wild backcountry ski touring trips. We choose our guides based mainly on their proficiency in avalanche safety as we operate in remote areas without a regular avalanche forecast. Usually for each trip we try to have one IFMGA guide plus one avalanche forecaster with high levels of qualifications in that area.
Our clients are mainly two types: People who are learning to skitour but have not taken the step to try winter camping and overnight tours, and would like to have that kind of adventure, and very independent groups who would like the chance to ride big, unridden lines or who are just wanting to totally escape crowds.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
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Group of 4
|USD 2062 Each|
Group of 5
|USD 2062 Each|
Group of 6
|USD 1753 Each|
Group of 7
|USD 1547 Each|
Group of 8
|USD 1341 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Luggage transfer
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Transportation start and back
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