Completed 29th winter season at ski resort Gudauri, Georgia - Articles about vacation in Gudauri
Completed 29th winter season at ski resort Gudauri, Georgia - Articles about vacation in Gudauri
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Completed 29th winter season at ski resort Gudauri, Georgia

Brief resume of the season 2015/2016 and photo report from the extreme working days of the season.

For 135 working days of resort (12.12.2015 - 24.04.2016) snow fall was more than 6 meters, the total working hours of the cable cars worked 810, this winter Gudauri visited more than 30 thousand tourists…

Winter never ends entirely in high mountains – it temporary “steps back” on high altitudes, good snow and skiing will be able till the second half of the May at 2700 m height from sea level (ski lifts does not works – delivery is available only with skitouring)

This year Gudauri visited most tourists from Russia and European countries – Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland and Asia – India and UAE. Flow of tourists from Ukraine decreased.

Also in this season indicated the important inflow of tourists from Italy – Gudauri visited nearly 1000 Italians, who knew about Gudauri from the article of Jones Snowboards. After the visit of Luca Pandolfi, the prorider of Jones Snowboards, organization and financing was provided by the Gudauri Travel LTD.

www.gudauri.travel as before is still the best recourse to book the accommodation in Gudauri for best price. In addition for the traditional discounts for permanent clients, discounts for prior booking and long term accommodation we have offered to our visitors 50% discount for all apartments of the resort during the booking at the last minute (for 5 days before settlement).

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Further:
The future of Gudauri in nearest years?
Gudauri - "Mecca of Freeride"?
In Gudauri fall more than 6 meters of snow
Avalanche conditions in Gudauri and in mountains near the resort this winter
Gudauri during May Holidays
- In Georgia with GUDAURI.TRAVEL during summer

Photo report of last working days of resort Gudauri, 23-24 April 2016

Condition of slopes in Gudauri in late April

Condition of the alpine skiing tracks at the end of April.

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Gudauri ski resort in April. Spring skiing
Ski resort Gudauri in April. Skiing in spring.

Descent from ski slopes with mountain Sadzele - the highest point of the ski resort of Gudauri in Georgia.
Slope on skiing track from the mountain Sadzele – the highest point of the resort Gudauri in Georgia.

The ski lift to the highest point of the resort Gudauri - Mount Sadzele.
Ski lift on the highest point of the resort Gudauri – mountain Sadzele (3297 m.).

Skier on top of the Sadzele mountain in Gudauri
Skier on the top of the mountain Sadzele in Gudauri; 

The view from the highest point of the Gudauri resort to Mount Kazbek (5047m).
 The view from the highest point of the Gudauri resort of mountain Kazbek (5047 м.) 

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A skier descends from the highest point of the resort Gudauri - Sadzele.

Steep descent from Sadzele Mt. in Gudauri.
Skier descends from the highest point of the resort Gudauri – Sadzele Mountain. 

Skier in Gudauri on the background of Mount Kazbek
The view of the five thousand meters Kazbek from the highest point of the ski resort Gudauri.

 

Snowboarder coming down from Sadzele on a background Lomisi. Gudauri, Georgia.
Snowborder  descends from the mountain Sadzele on the background of the range Lomisi. Gudauri, Georgia.

Skiers in Gudauri

Mountain Ski Area in Gudauri

Kudebi Mountain, 3030 meters above sea level.
Mountain Kudebi, 3030 meters height from the seal level.

Snow and piste condition on 4 th cable car in Gudauri April 23, 2016 (Snow Park, 2750 meters above sea level).
Snow condition and tracks on 4th  cable car in Gudauri April 23, 2016 (Snow Park Lift, 2750 meters above the sea level).

Gudauri in April

Ski resort Gudauri in April - the snow on top and green meadows at the bottom.
Alpine skiing resort Gudauri in April – snow above, below- green valleys.

Spring in the mountains of Gudauri, Georgia.

View of the ski resort Gudauri. Green valleys, snow-capped peaks.

Spring in the mountains of Georgia

What is the future of Gudauri in nearest years?

Despite that the alpine skiing resort works since 1987, it often call young and rapidly developing resort, also “Mecca of freeride” – often thoughtless copying these definitions one from another. At the end of the 29th season  it’s time avoid the Gudauri activities from cliches. Gudauri is not young and rapidly developing resort, but the dynamics of its development is still noticeable – this winter opened five new restaurants, new convenience  food store, summer will begin construction of a new ski lift in Upper Gudauri and beginning of work on the design of the new ski lifts on the northern faces of the resort in Kobe gorge.

A schematic map of the new ski lifts in the Kobi valley near Gudauri
Map-scheme of the new ski lifts in the gorge  Kobi from Gudauri.

Gudauri - "Mecca of Freeride"?

We, team of Gudauri Travel have called Gudauri as "Mecca of Freeride" 11 years ago, at that period - in 2005 - snow valleys was possible to make slippery roll out for week after the last snowfall, now it remains couple of hours. For the last decade in Gudauri tripled the new hotels and tourists increased ten times. Have increased the popularity of the resort and the freeride, as the style of skiing. Practically each skier and boarder, who more or less adapted on the preparatory track, try to skiing on the fresh snow, but from year to year it is too difficult to find under the cableways.

Фрирайд в Гудаури на склонах Кудеби.
Freeride in Gudauri on the slopes of the mountain Kudebi; 

Instead of free ride now we have skitour and back country styles in Wild Mountain in surroundings of Gudauri. Possibilities for this method are unlimited  - Gudauri is surrounded by the big untouched mountains, extended for hundred kilometers on East. But here impossible to dispense without mountain guide -  to reach various routs and safety adventure it is necessary to know well the surrounding area and specificity of the snow cover on the slopes of different aspects.

The mountain ranges to the east of the resort Gudauri
The mountain ranges to the East from the resort Gudauri; 

During the winter in Gudauri snow fall reached 6 meters

From the November of the last year till the end of the April in Gudauri was two decade of snow fall, totally snow fall supersedes 6 meters. Officially season opened in 12 December and closed 24 April. Snow cannons were not necessary – snow was enough on  tracks.

Снегопад в Гудаури

Avalanche conditions in Gudauri in mountains near the resort during this winter

On the resort Gudauri are several places which are the probable descent from avalanche – East and West slopes of the mountain Sadzele, South slopes of the mountains Kudebi and Sadzele. This winter on these slopes were descent of “traditional” avalanche. During  the increased avalanche danger on these tracks, arrangement on those tops is closed, cable cars does not work.

The avalanche condition in mountains nearby the Gudauri resort had 2-3 degree during the whole winter (Moderate/Considerable) according the five grade scale of the European system of the avalanche danger assessment. It is connected with the formation of the weak layer on the soil after the frosts in December (till – 250C). The avalanche danger increased till 4-5 after the snowfall, hard wind and rapid increase of the average daily temperature.

Лавина в Гудаури

This winter one person died in the mountains of Georgia due to avalanche (Nugzar Diakonashvili), this happened 4 January in another alpine skiing resort of Georgia – Bakuriani.

Gudauri during May holidays 

Taking into account the observations of the spring Gudauri last 10 years, it can be concluded about the possibility of working resort for holidays in May.

Dry and moderate continental climate in Gudauri allows the snow cover to remain till the end of May and it creates the ideal conditions for park skiing and fan spring skiing on the tracks of the slopes Sadzele and Kudebi. Resorts of Elbrus are traditionally loaded with visitors during this period. In the coming years the Georgian Gudauri resort can become a very popular destination for the closing of the winter season on May holidays. In the meantime we invite to close the winter season in our backcountry camp…

In case of request for the large groups it is possible to switch the cableway under the individual schedule. The requests and proposals on the resort during the May Holidays for coming years please send on e-mail info@gudauri.travel

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More than 500 persons participated in out summer adventures – more than half of them assessed the trip as the best in their life. Join with the fans of mountains and Georgia, have a rest at a height:

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