Distance: Tbilisi > Gudauri

120 km

Drive: Tbilisi > Gudauri

2 hours


Easy (4×4 Compatible)

We recommend

F150 Camper

About the trip

Georgia, located in the Caucasus region, is home to several popular ski destinations, each offering a unique skiing experience. Let’s take a look at some of the top destinations in Georgia.

Each one offers a unique and exciting skiing experience for skiers of all levels. Whether you’re looking for a challenging ski run or a family-friendly ski vacation, you’re sure to find it in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.


01. Gudauri

Located in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, Gudauri is one of the most popular ski destinations in Georgia. With its high-altitude slopes and stunning views, it offers a variety of runs for skiers of all levels. The resort is easily accessible by car located just 120 kilometers from the capital city of Tbilisi ( only 2 hr drive). With its breathtaking views, well-maintained slopes, and excellent facilities, it’s the perfect place to hit the slopes and enjoy the thrill of skiing in the Georgian Caucasus Mountains.

02. Svaneti

Svaneti is a historic region located in the northwestern part of Georgia, known for its stunning mountain landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unique architecture. In addition to its rich history, Svaneti has become a popular ski destination, offering a unique skiing experience for both novice and experienced skiers. Although a long drive (7+hours) the road trip to Mestia is a journey in itself. There is also a small airport in Mestia, the regional center of Svaneti, with regular flights from Tbilisi.

03. Goderdzi

Goderdzi is a beautiful region located in the Adjara region of southwestern Georgia, known for its rolling hills, dense forests, and stunning mountain landscapes. In recent years, Goderdzi has become a popular ski destination, offering a unique and scenic skiing experience for visitors. The ski area in Goderdzi is relatively small, with a limited number of slopes, but the scenery is breathtaking, and the slopes offer a good mix of challenges for skiers of all levels.

04. Bakhmaro

Bakhmaro is a hidden gem for backcountry skiers, located in the heart of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. With its unique microclimate, the area receives large amounts of snowfall, making it ideal for off-piste skiing. Bakhmaro offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, making it an unforgettable experience for adventurous skiers. Bakhmaro is an exciting destination for experienced backcountry skiers who are looking for an adrenaline rush and the beauty of untamed wilderness.

05. Bakuriani

Bakuriani is a popular ski resort located in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. It’s known for its well-groomed slopes, modern ski lifts, and stunning scenery. Getting to Bakuriani is relatively easy, as it is just a 2.5-hour drive from Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. From beginners to advanced, there is something for everyone in Bakuriani. With its well-maintained slopes and charming town, it’s an excellent choice for families, beginner skiers, and those looking for a relaxing ski vacation.

Where to eat

While you will find several restaurants and cafes on the slopes where you can grab a quick bite in between skiing, for a more substantial meal we suggest:
Gudauri: Gudauri Lodge Restaurant
Mestia: Cafe Laila 
Bakuriani: Rooms Kokhta Restaurant


Each destination offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences.
Gudauri: High-end hotel – Gudauri Lodge. Budget option – Gudauri Dacha.
Svaneti: High-end hotel – Hotel Posta. Budget option – Family Hotel Kala.
Goderdzi: High-end hotel – Hotel Ambasadori. Budget option – Guest house Goderdzi.
Bakhmaro – The PIONEERS of Bakhmaro.
Bakuriani: High-end hotel – Rooms Hotel Kokhta. Budget option – Orbi Palace.


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Gudauri Ski resort

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