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Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Type of Trip
Join me on this 11-day ski tour and enjoy a unique experience in the snowy peaks of Svaneti, a beautiful destination in Georgia.
Svaneti (also called Svanetia) is an ancient region in the northwestern part of Georgia. Located in the heart of the Caucasus, it is surrounded by the highest peaks of this mountain range, between 3000 and 5000 meters. In fact, the highest mountain in Georgia lies there: Mount Shkhara (5201 m).
Huge mountains, coniferous forests, eternal snows and glaciers are part of the dreamy landscape of Svaneti, which is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country. Besides the natural attractions, the region is also known for its historical stone villages.
Above all that, in the past few years Svaneti has become a very attractive spot for winter sport lovers.
During this trip, we will visit the small village of Becho, the town of Mestia and a community of villages called Ushguli. Each day, we will travel to different mountains in the region, up to 3000m. Therefore, I can assure you there will be a lot of skiing and fun!
If you want more information about this trip, you can find the complete itinerary for this Svaneti skiing tour below:
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this Svaneti skiing tour next winter. I’m a local GMGA certified guide who will be glad to show you the best spots of this outstanding region of Georgia.
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.
You can also check another great tour that I offer in Georgia: Gudauri freeride and ski touring trip.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Arrive to the airport of Tbilisi (Georgia’s capital city) and departure to Svaneti. There’s a chance of taking a flight from Natakhtari (near Tbilisi) or Kutaisi airport to Mestia airport. We spend the night in a guesthouse at Becho village.
This is our first ski tour. We go from Village Mazeri to Mount Decil (at 2578 m). Then, we descend to village Etseri (1500 m). Finally, we spend the night in Becho.
We go from Village Mazeri to Guli Valley (there’s a viewpoint at 3200m). Then, we descent on Guli glacier to village Bagvdanari (at 1600 m). Night in Becho.
We go from village Etseri to Mount Simzagari (3311 m). Then, we descend to village Ipari (1300 m). Spend the night in Becho.
We drive to Mestia and then go to Tskhkvzagari (2353 m). We descend on Chaladi glacier. Spend the night at a hotel in Mestia.
A transfer takes us from Mestia to Tetnuldi resort (2000 m). We use lifts to 3300 m. After that, we descend to village Zabeshi (1600 m). Night in Mestia.
Transfer takes us from Mestia again to Tetnuldi resort. We use lifts to 3300m. We descend to village Adishi (2000m). Finally, we drive to Ushguli, where we spend the night at a guesthouse.
We go from Ushguli to Enguri Valley, and from there to Mount Kareta (3524 m). Then we descend on Shkara glacier to Ushguli. Finally, we spend the night at a guesthouse in Ushguli.
We go from Ushguli to Mount Kuruldashi (3014 m). Once there, we have a beautiful view of Mount Ushba, TeTnuldi and Shkara. After that, we descend to Ushguli and be transferred to Mestia. We spend the night in a hotel in Mestia.
Hatsvali ski resort
We go to Hatsvali ski resort (2400 m). After a short hike we descend to village Kala (1400 m). We spend night in Mestia.
We return to Tbilisi. Then, a transfer takes you to the airport for departure.
Guesthouse and hotels.
About the 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.
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