Gudauri is a popular winter resort located in the Republic of Georgia, Caucasus some 120 km from Tbilisi. I first visited Gudauri back in the Spring of 2011, and since then I have come here at least once a season.
The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line and are best for free-riders and are generally considered to be avalanche-safe. The ski season lasts from December to April. Heliskiing is also available throughout the season.
In the last years, seems the global melting has been hitting Georgia by a storm, as the snow is actually decreasing every year.
Browse till the end of the article and you will learn about skiing, ski lifts, paragliding, and even heli-skiing options in Gudauri.
Besides Georgians, many Russians, Ukrainians, Israeli, Turkish and visitors from the Gulf states love to come here.
There are plenty of hotels in Gudauri, a New Gudauri is built just next to the ski-lifts at the height of about 2600 meters
Gudauri skiing slopes
Skiing instructor Vaso
Friend of us hired a skiing instructor to learn basic skiing techniques for 50 GEL/H
Waiting in a line for a Gudauri mountain lift
Ticket price here as on 07.02.2015 - single ride 5GEL, multi-pass (all day) - 30 GEL
Updade: In January 2023, single ride price was GEL 14
Open cabin ski lifts at Gudauri
Cafeteria Time Out at Gudauri
Gudauri skiing resort
Little skier at Gudauri
Para-glider just landed
Paragliding at Gudauri
Author of this blog captured in action
Grilled sausages at Gudauri
Rest area at Gudauri skiing slopes
View to Gudauri
Gudauri ski lifts
Map of Gudauri skiing slopes
Snow bikes at Gudauri
Heliskiing provides skiers with access to some of the finest powder-snow in the Caucasus. With helicopters granted almost unrestricted access to local mountains, skiers can experience some of the most sublime runs in Europe - at altitudes between 1,500 and 4,200 meters above sea level.
The helicopters drop clients off on mountain tops, glaciers, fabulous ridges, and in the hands of highly experienced guides.
Speed riding and paragliding
Gudauri is one of the best places in Georgia for speedriding and paragliding.
Here you can learn how to Speed Riding they have had only the experience of freeriding. Increase their level of speedriding by experienced instructors. Your friends and acquaintances can ride on a glider with experienced instructors.
Routes and lifts
Gudauri contains several routes and lifts. The first, lower lift station is at 1,990 m above sea level and the last, top station is at 3,306 m, called Sadzele. The lifts are by Doppelmayr. The first lift is 1,010 m long (three chairs), the second is 2,310 m long (four chairs) and the third is 1,060 m long (three chairs). Over the past few years the resort has consistently been adding new chair lifts, the most recent construction includes a speed Gondola. The lifts usually work from 10:00 to 16:00-17:00.