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Gudauri

Practical information on Gudauri

  • Mountain
  • Ski resort
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours from Tbilisi by car or public transport
When to go
For skiing, between December and March
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Gudauri

Nicolas Landru Seasoned Traveller
106 written opinions

Gudauri is Georgia's biggest ski station. It's in the heart of the Greater Caucasus, easily accessible from the capital, with modern infrastructure and interesting slopes.

My suggestion:
If you're looking for more than just skiing then stay in Stepantsminda, Pasanauri or even in Tbilisi - the station has absolutely no vibe. Apart from the pistes there is very little of interest.
My review

I saw Gudauri in summer when I was going to Kazbegi in Khevi, on the other side of the Cross Pass. I wasn't very attracted by the charmless, anarchic modern constructions which make up the ski station.

But when I went back in the snow I was very quickly reconciled to the "setting" of the station! After the first chairlift I forgot about the station, which isn't really a town or a village, and was simply amazed by the spectacle before me.

Gudauri's slopes are steep and interesting, as good as Alpe Huez or Ischgl. And the constant panorama onto the highest summits of the Central Caucasus, especially Kazbek (5,047 metres), and over the whole of the mountain chain were jaw dropping.. The technical quality of the ski station, which was built by Austrian experts, is astonishing for this part of the world. So it's clear that you can have a really great time on a purely sporting level whilst being surrounded by the most sensational landscapes of the Caucasus.

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