All Georgian ski resorts deserve special attention. Now we want to tell you about one of the most prominent representatives of the Caucasus resorts – Gudauri. The resort is located at a distance of 120 km from the capital at a height of 2196 meters above sea level. Very near are the Cross Pass and Mount Kazbegi, the second highest peak in Georgia, reaching 5033 meters.
Getting in Gudauri, you realize that, although it is relatively young resort, it is still very promising. Every year here are open new private hotels, small houses, created new tracks. For active mountain recreation there is an incredible amount of resources. It should be noted that in Gudauri you will find trails for all tastes, both for professionals and for beginners.
And if you are fond of freeride or backcountry, for these types of skiing Gudauri has full expanse. And of course, this place has the unforgettable scenery! Glittering splendor and grandeur of mountain peaks takes your breath away!
Weather in Gudauri for a year
An important fact for a comfortable stay is the weather. The typical climate in this area is warm, calm, a lot of sun, and this despite the fact that you are in the mountains. This is not surprising, because Great Caucasus Range blocks Georgia, including Gudauri, from northern cold air.
In winter, the average temperature is -10 ° C, in summer + 20 ° C. The opening of the ski season starts in December and lasts until April. During this time here is a lot of snow and depth of it is up to 2 m.
The ski slopes of Gudauri
Condition for accomodation in Gudauri are various. Here works several dozen hotels and hostels. There is a four-star hotels, including the comfortable hotel of the popular «Marco Polo» network. This hotel and some others are so close to the ski lifts, which can be reached just on skis.
It offers tennis courts, indoor pool, sauna and bowling. Other hotels are also located nearby, on average, 10 minutes to the ski lifts and provides a free shuttle, pool, parking and so on. There is also a selection of private cottages, which will cost a bit cheaper.
In Gudauri main route prepared by special trucks — cnowcats. The total length of tracks is 57 km and they are served regularly. All of them are located above the level of the forest and are FIS-certified. Here you will find the track for real pros such as runs for downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super giant. The longest descent is 7km.
Skiing area is combined by five-line triple and quadruple the Doppelmayr lifts, which appeared here in 1982, and were built by Austrians. The highest point reached by the lifts on the mountain Sazdeli is at an altitude of 3200 m. A lower station is located around 1990 m. above the sea level.
Plus, Gudauri is a dream come true for freeriders, as here are unimaginable number of wide pristine slopes, covered by snow-white and fluffy snow. The options for the slopes are plenty! There are no stones and low probability of avalanches — all this will allow you to ride for fun, not thinking about anything. Also here works very convenient and popular service — a helicopter rent, which will take you wherever you wish, for any, even the most distant summit.
Approximate prising in Gudauri is next
Ski pass (skipass ) price is 18 USD (1 day). To have dinner for 2 in the restaurant, including wine, you will need to pay around 20 USD.
Order a taxi around Gudauri is about 9 USD. The average price for accommodation for one person, including two meals a day, is 50 USD per night. If you want to rent a snowboard or skis, it will cost 10-15 USD per day.
To use services of a snowboard or ski instructor can be for 20-30 USD per hour. A free ride with a guide will cost 70-90 USD.
Summer holidays in Gudauri
Summer in Gudauri also have many excellent options for relaxation! Especially if you live in a big city with a lot of hustle and bustle, then summer holiday in Gudauri — this is what you need. One of the exciting ways to spend time in the mountains is trekking (hiking) and photo-tourism. By the way it is not only interesting, but also very good for health.
Horseback riding will allow you to experience unity with nature and relax completely. Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the spectacular scenery and feel the healing effect of mountain air.
Fans of extreme and unforgettable emotions will be offered kind of recreation like paragliding (paragliding). Those who want to challenge their strength will like rafting and kayaking (on the mountain river rafting).
Transfer Tbilisi - Gudauri
To get to Gudauri, first you will need to fly to the capital of Georgia. And from Tbilisi to Gudauri road will pass through the Georgian Military Highway.
It is also called "The Road in Heaven gorges" because it passes among the beautiful mountains and gorges. This road will take you about two hours. And our company would be glad to provide you with transfers.
You will be met at the airport and brought in a comfortable car to the specified hotel. On request, we can also provide the return transfer.