Gudauri Ski Resort - Information about the Ski Resort
Least you should know before coming to the Ski Resort Gudauri
Highest point of the resort – 3300 meters above the sea level; Level drop is 1300 meters; 9 ski lifts; Total length of ski tracks 70 km; Accommodation: 53 hotels, hostels and 9 apartment buildings; Winter season of 2016-2017: from December 10 to April 23.
Gudauri is the best ski resort in Georgia
Gudauri is the largest and the most modern ski resort in Georgia with developed infrastructure, the biggest level drop and unlimited opportunities for freeriding and backcountry (ski-touring). Resort is the most alpine settlement along the Georgian Military Road (ancient name “Sky Ravine Road”) and is one of five most alpine permanent settlements in Europe – housing here is situated at 2000-2750 meters above the sea level. Gudauri attracts the mountain lovers from around the world…
6 chair-lifts (Doppelmayer, Austria) and one basket (POMA, France) make available skiing tracks upon Southern slopes (57 km of certified tracks of different complexity) al levels 2000-3300 m with level drop 1300 m.
Off piste skiing (freeriding) is possible both along the tracks under lifts and upon the neighbor Western and Eastern slopes of mountains Chrdili, Bidara and Northern slopes of mountain Sadzele in Kobi Ravine. Cost of a daily ski-pass is USD 20, weekly passes at discount.
Specifics of Gudauri: high-mountain location of the resort and dry climate allow the longtime preservation of snow upon the slopes; vast opportunities for freeriding; no queues to lifts (except for holidays and weekends), accommodation within the resort belt. It is almost impossible to find a hotel room or an apartment “on arrival” – housing of the resort is limited especially during the “high season” (December 25 to January 14 and February 10 to March 10). Proximity of one of the highest European peaks – Kazbek mountain (5033 m).
Distance from airports: Tbilisi airport — 135 km (2.5 hours by car); Kutaisi airport — 310 km (5 hours by car); Nalchik airport (Beslan) — 170 km. (3 hours and more depending on the road condition across the Cross Pass).
Accommodation in Gudauri
Average price of one person accommodation with two meals a day is USD 30-40 per night. Many hotels have descents to the track just from the hotel door; others are located within walking distance to lifts (5-15 min on foot). You can reserve a hotel room or rent an apartment in Gudauri online (with advance payment by VISA&MasterCard) or on request (you need to contact the owner using the specified contact details and agree price and payment method with him)
Après-ski and entertainments in Gudauri
Several café-bars work on slopes. After skiing (Après-ski) ten restaurants (including hotel restaurants) offer a wide choice of traditional Georgian dishes. Two night clubs are working. Possible excursions to Kazbegi region and city-tours to Tbilisi. Resort has two SPA-centers: one in hotel Marco Polo, another in apart-hotel New Gudauri. There’s a genuine Russian bath heated with firewood and with the bath oak twigs. Nights can be spent in one of the night clubs or bars of Gudauri.
Mountain resort Gudauri in summer
There is no doubt that Gudauri has the best panoramic views from resort to surrounding mountains and ravines in all Georgia. Other Georgian mountain resorts are situated in valleys and cannot offer such things; but Gudauri is situated at the large mountain plateau above 2000 meters over the sea level.
This highland situation of the resort allows long-term preservation of the snow mantle and enjoyment of incredible dawns and sunsets. Gudauri in summertime is the paradise for scenery photographers.
In summer in Gudauri work some hotels and restaurants and you can also accommodate in comfortable apartments. Accommodation costs in summer in Gudauri hotels of medium price bracket are GEL 50 (about USD 22) with two meals a day, costs in apartments start from 10 USD per night for a comfortable modern apartment at the resort (details about apartment rental in Gudauri in summer…).
In summer three cableways work in Gudauri daily: Gudaura (basket), Snow Park and Sadzele. Price of one rise is 5 GEL (one cableway), rise to Sadzele mountain (3300 m above the sea level) is 12 GEL (three cableways: Gudaura, Snow Park and Sadzele).
Cableways working time: daily from 10:00 to 16:00.
Recreation in Gudauri in summer:
Other ski resorts in Georgia
Popular Georgian ski resort closest to Gudauri is Bakuriani (250 km from Gudauri, 5 hours by car). In 2016 two new ski resorts in Georgia were opened – Goderdzi in Adzharia, the South-Western region of the country (580 km from Gudauri, 11 hours by car) and Tetnuldi in Swanetia, the North-Western region of Georgia (550 km from Gudauri, 10 hours by car). In Svanetia there’s also one small ski resort Khatsvali with one cableway and three skiing tracks.
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