Gudauri Ski Resort

Gudauri ski resort, Georgia.
Ski powder at Gudauri. (Photo - Gudauri.Travel)
Gudauri Georgia.
Pewking at Gudauri ski resort.
Gudauri ski resort.
Gudauri ski resort.
Gudauri Hotel Loft, ski-in ski-out accommodation
Gudauri Hotel Loft standard room
Gudauri Hotel Loft swimming pool
Gudauri Hotel Loft

Gudauri Ski Resort

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Gudauri

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    Gudauri Ski Trail Map
  • Gudauri Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1993 m - 3276 m (1283 m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (15)
    3 Gondolas 
    7 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    December to April
    10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 35km
    Longest run – 7km
    Advanced - 30%
    Intermediate - 60%
    Beginner - 10%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – (approx.) €15
    Child – (approx.) €8
    Child u/6yr - Free

Gudauri Ski Resort

Gudauri is the largest ski resort in Georgia. Located near Europe's highest peaks in the Greater Caucasus mountains, Gudauri provides superb skiing on a serious mountain.

Georgian culture and food add to what is already a fascinating ski destination. We will check it all out…….

Pros & Cons for Gudauri Ski Resort

Pros

  • High elevation ski area in a very snowy part of the Caucasus;
  • Long skiable vertical (over 1200m);
  • Lifted access to some sensational backcountry freeride powder lines;
  • Incredibly cheap ski lift tickets;
  • Minimal lift lines;
  • Fabulous food & wine (& cheap!);
  • Ski-in ski-out accommodation available or low-cost alternatives;
  • Culturally, Georgia is an intriguing country to visit – more than just skiing;

Cons

  • Only a few days’ worth of interest for anyone stuck on the groomed piste trails;
  • The off-piste powder is increasingly sought by skiers from Western Europe;
  • Most of the modern accommodation is high priced compared to the Georgian cost of living.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • It is possible to eat & drink far too much here;
  • Avalanche danger on the backcountry (or even inbounds) can be high – take care.

Lifts & Terrain

Gudauri has a modern lift system and ridiculously cheap lift passes. A serious lift malfunction in season 2017/18 resulting in injuries to skiers should ensure that the safety of future patrons is paramount to the resort!

The upper ski lifts provide unparalleled access to endless freeride powder. With some boot packing & skinning, the terrain is even more vast.

See the most recent Gudauri ski trail map here.

Where is Gudauri, Georgia?

The Gudauri ski resort is around 120km north of the capital Tbilisi. The closest major international airport is Tbilisi, 140km or 2.5hr drive to the ski resort. Use our flight search engine to book flights from major European centres.

Search & book a seamless private transfer direct from the Tbilisi airport to Gudauri here.

Gudauri Accommodation

Gudauri has no shortage of choice & availability when it comes to accommodation. A recent building boom has seen a host of new boutique hotels & low rise, ski-in apartment complexes added to the ski resort; many of which are available for rent. Further down the hill in the original part of the ski resort, more hotels dot the landscape. Many of these newer hotels do come at a cost, albeit for a lot less than in western Europe.

Of the newer stock, in a prime location near the base of the lifts is the 4-star Marco Polo Gudauri Hotel. Otherwise try the Gudauri Inn, the good value, slopeside & ski-in/ski-out Gudauri Hotel Loft. A little further along the road is the visually intriguing Quadrum Hotel.

Older hotels & apartments plus traditional guesthouses tend to be as cheap as chips (i.e. good value).

Search & book all Gudauri ski accommodation here.

Review

The Powderhounds will review Gudauri in March 2020. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Gudauri

Single-Base, Single-Ski-Area Tours

Georgia Ski & Ride
GUIDED SKI ADVENTURE
11 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | Gudauri & Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Explore the resort of Gudauri & the many backcountry options in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia. A fully hosted 12-day program, with 9 nights staying at ski in, ski out accommodation in Gudauri, working with experienced guides.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room, min 4 guests on tour (per person)
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USD 3,765
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Cat Ski & Tour Bakhmaro
CAT SKI & TOUR BAKHMARO
8 Days | 7 Nights | 3 Days Cat-skiing | 3 Days Ski-touring
Ability: Advanced to Expert
The perfect backcountry mix of cat skiing & ski touring in Bakhmaro Georgia includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation,, all meals, guides, 3 days cat skiing & 3 days ski touring.
Price p/p From price based on 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board, transfers, 3 days guided cat skiing & 3 days guided ski touring
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
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USD 1,832
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Cat Skiing Tours

Cat Skiing Bakhmaro
CAT SKIING BAKHMARO
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ultimate European cat skiing adventure, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro in Georgia includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, all meals plus 6 days of cat skiing.
Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board & 6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
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USD 2,331
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Cat Skiing Bakhmaro Women's Tour
CAT SKIING BAKHMARO WOMENS TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ultimate European women-only cat-skiing adventure, Cat Skiing Bakhmaro in Georgia includes all transfers, 7 nights accommodation in the traditional village of Bakhmaro, all meals plus 6 days of cat skiing in an all female group.
Price p/p From price based on all transfers, 7 nights in a 4 share room, full board & 5-6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
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USD 2,553
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