Online booking of hotels, chalets and apartments in Gudauri and Mestia ski resorts (Georgia, Caucasus)
Gudauri – the best ski resort of Georgia with developed infrastructure, with the highest difference in altitude and unlimited possibilities for free ride and backcountry (ski-tour). It is located on the wide plateau on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Range. The Resort is the highest highland settlement on the Georgian Military Road – on the 2000 meters above the sea level.
Season: December 25 – April 27.
Location from the Airport: Tbilisi Airport – 135 km; Kutaisi Airport – 310 km; Nalchik (Beslan) Airport – 170 km; transfer to Gudauri (Link...)
Skiing: 5 chairlifts (Doppelmayer, Austria) and one gondola (POMA, France) make slot skiing accessible on the southern slopes (57 km of certified runs of different levels) with the complexity on the heights 3250 m – 2000 m, with height difference of 1275 meters. Off-piste skiing (free ride) is possible as along the runs under the lifts, so – on the adjacent western and eastern slopes of the mountains Chrdili, Bidara and northern slopes of Sadzile mount in Kobi gorge.
Price for the ski-pass per day is USD 20, weekly discounts.
Accommodation: thirty private hotels, cottages and guesthouses are operating there. Average price for accommodation of a single person with two-meals a day is USD 55 a day. Skiing down to the runs is available directly from many Hotels, others are located close to the skiing lifts (5-15 minutes on foot)
Apres-ski and entertainment: several café-bars are operating on the slopes. After skiing tens of restaurants (including those in the Hotels) offer wide choice of dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine.
Two night-clubs. Possible excursions to Kasbegi District and city-tours to Tbilisi.
Special aspects: Huge opportunities for free-riding, no-queue state at the skiing lifts (except holidays and day-offs). It is impossible to find room “at arrival” – room fund of the Resort is limited, there is no private sector. Closeness to one of the highest peaks of Europe – Mountain Kazbek (5033 m).
Gudauri CENTER – Located on the level of the first row of the ropeway; represents center of Gudauri, where basic hotels, a market and restaurants are accumulated
Lower Gudauri – located in several hundred meters below Gudauri Center on along Georgian Military road, geographically in the village Kumlistsikhe.
UPPER Gudauri – accommodation in the Hotels of this area allows skiing down directly to the second row of the ropeway and unlimited access to the free-riding valleys.
New (Akhali) Gudauri – right at the beginning of a new skiing lift of gondola type, constructed in 2012. Since the year 2012, construction of hotels, bars and apartment houses is actively provided in Gudauri.