Kobi Gudari cable car has been opened for public since January 2019. I first discovered in it early April 2019, while having a road trip Tbilisi - Gudauri - Kazbegi (Stepatsminda).
Not far from the cable car station there is located Kobi mineral water plant.
Kobi cable station
According to agenda.ge the ropeway is 7.5km long and the total cost to build it was 81 million lari. The cable car connects Kobi with Gudauri in 15 minutes.
The cable car will serve to make both Kobi and Gudauri more functional winter resorts, offering easier transportation in the area.
Kobi - Gudauri cable cars
Kobi is a village in Stepantsminda, while Gudauri is a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.
The distance between Kobi and Gudauri is 15.2km and by car you can cover this distance in about 22 minutes – but since landslides and heavy snow can force the car route through Jvari pass to shut in the winter, the new cable car will help the commuters or skiers transport back and forth anyway.
Now, everything is good - the only concern, there should have been built a normal parking lot. On the other hand, seems that there is a good reason to invest in Kobi, hotels, hostels, ski rentals e.t.c