Gudauri is a ski resort, popular among local fans of snow holiday and guests from neighboring countries.
The village is located 120 km away from Tbilisi in the Kazbegi region, at an altitude of 2196 m.
Ski season opens here early: if the weather is favorable, you can go out on pistes in November. The snow cover is steady, keeps until May.
The main routes of the resort, where skiers are delivered by lifts, are processed daily by snowcat. Feature of Gudauri is vast expanses of freeride, descent on virgin snow. Due to the depth of the snow cover, which reaches 2 meters, as well as avalanche, freeride descents here are confident, without rocky obstacles. Outside the areas served by lifts, there are plenty of off-piste descents for backcountry and heli-skiing.
It is popular also the rise of the mountain by helicopter: air delivery allows you to get to the slopes of the near and distant peaks, including the snowy slopes of the Cross Pass.
Pistes and lifts
The total length of pistes is 50 km. Number of pistes - 22.
There are pistes for beginners, blue, red and black. About a fifth part of pistes are for professional skiers.
The resort features Snow-park.
The lower lift station: 1990 m, upper station: 3307 m.
The resort is set lifting equipment of Doppelmayer and Poma companies.
The service area of the first stage of lifts ("Pirveli") has snow cannons.
Length of lifts:
"Pirveli" - 1053 m (3-chair cableway, the evening light)
"Soliko" - 2295 m (high-speed 4-chair cableway)
"Kudebi" - 1063 m (3-chair cableway to the top of Kudebi)
"Snow-park" - 1104 m (3-chair cableway)
"Sadzele" - 1504 m (4-chair cableway to the top of Sadzele)
"Gudauri" - 2800 m (gondola lift, 10-seater gondola)
"Zuma" - 600 m length (training slope with the lift Poma)
Lifts work for any number of skiers, their work can only be limited by weather conditions (poor visibility, gusty wind)
Lifts operating time:
High season (winter): from 10 to 17
Low season (spring): Mon - Fri from 9 am to 15 am, Sat. - Sun. from 9 to 16.
Night skiing are available on the track "Pirveli": on Sat, from 20 to 22 hours.
Rental of equipment
Ski equipment rental office work before an exit to the ski lifts. Hotels can also provide rental services.
At the resort offers a one-time (1-3 lift) and reusable (1-10 days, 5 days a week, for the whole season) ski passes. For children from 6 years and teenagers ski pass is offered at a discount.
Apres-ski at the resort
After skiing in Gudauri you can visit the SPA-center (indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna), bowling, billiards. Evening life in Gudauri is calm and measured; you can relax after skiing in restaurants for tasting excellent dishes of Georgian cuisine and wines.
Other resort opportunities
It is proposed a paragliding with an instructor, ski tours. In the village of Gudauri there are restaurants, cafes, currency exchange offices; there is a small playground and a church.