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Svaneti, Georgian Caucasus, 8 Day Guided Ski Tour

Svaneti
Svaneti
Svaneti
Svaneti
Svaneti

Come and enjoy 8 days of wonderful ski touring in the historical Georgian province of Svaneti in the Caucasus mountains with Peter, an ACMG certified guide.

Group

Caucasus

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy 8 days of great ski touring Svaneti, Georgia.
  • Ski on some of the highest peaks in Europe, including Tetnuldi.
  • Immerse yourself in the wonderful local, Svaneti culture.

Description

An absolute getaway, that is probably the best way to describe this amazing 8 day ski touring trip in Svaneti Georgia.

The province of Svaneti is a special place. It is remote and full of wonder and, of course, mountains, a lot of mountains. And as a result of those mountains, which happen to be some of the highest in all of Europe, there are a lot of fantastic descents. And for 8 wonderful days, I would like to guide you on some of the best descents on some of the best mountains in the region.

Just a few examples of the peaks you can see, admire and ski on include Ushba (4,710m), Shkhara (5,193m) and Tetnuldi (4,856m). You will also get to ski tour on the sensational Chaaladi glacier, a personal favorite of mine.

Along with the great peaks in Svaneti, during this trip you will also get to visit and spend nights in some amazing villages. They include Becho, Ushguli and Mestia. Each one of these places offers some great ski touring terrain. They also offer a fantastic cultural experience as well. Hence giving this trip an additional level of excitement.

The itinerary of this trip is very flexible. That means each day will depend on several factors, from your desires and skill level to the snow, weather and avalanche conditions. Thus making your experience a unique one.

If you would like to enjoy ski touring in one of Europe’s least known, but arguably most beautiful spots, just send me a request. The snow, the people, the atmosphere, the scenery in Svaneti is fantastic. And I know after 8 days there, you will already be planning a return visit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kutaisi airport and take 5 hour transfer to guesthouse in Mestia

Day 2: Ski tour around the Tetnuldi resort

Day 3 to 5: Enjoy ski tours around Mestia depending on snow and avalanche conditions

Day 4 to 7: Enjoy ski tours around Becho and Ushguli

Day 8: Transfer to Kutaisi or Tbilisi

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouse in Mestia and guesthouses in either Ushguli or Becho.

Meeting point

Kutaisi

About the guide

Originally from Germany, I have been living and skiing in many places in the world. Austria, Canada, Japan, Armenia to name a few. Currently, I divide his home between mountains of Norway and Georgia. He have been a professional/sponsored ski-alpinist, with several first ski descents on 5000-6000m summits in the Caucasus, Andes, Tien Shan and Pamirs.
Nowadays I prefer to ski guide people into more gentle, but nevertheless stunning mountain areas, and I enjoy to see and rediscover the beauty of the mountains with my guests.

I have been working for many years as avalanche technician (avalanche safety consulting and forecasting), avalanche courses instructor and ski guide in Norway and Georgia.

ACMG Ski Guide, CAA Avalanche Operations Level 3 diploma, CAA professional member. Wilderness First responder.

Languages

Norwegian | German | English

Residence

Narvik, Norway


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Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes ground transportation, accommodation, meals and lift tickets. However the price does not include airfare and ski equipment.




 

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