Tetnuldi Ski Resort

Tetnuldi ski resort Mestia Georgia (photo - The Adventure Project)
Freeride powder at Tetnuldi ski resort Mestia Georgia (photo - The Adventure Project)
Mestia Georgia (photo - The Adventure Project)
Tetnuldi ski resort off-piste powder (photo - The Adventure Project)
Tetnuldi skiing (photo - The Adventure Project)
Ski Tetnuldi Georgia (photo - The Adventure Project)

Tetnuldi Ski Resort

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  • Tetnuldi Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    2,265m – 3,160m (895m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (5)
    4 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to Mid-April
    9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 15km
    Longest run – 3+ km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 35%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – approx. €15

Tetnuldi Ski Resort Georgia

Tetnuldi ski resort is the newest skiing area in Europe. Located in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia near the beautiful town of Mestia, Tetnuldi has 4 new chairlifts & a surface tow serving a tasty 900m of skiable vertical & abundant freeride powder ski terrain. With a top elevation of 3160m, snow quality & quantity is guaranteed to deep, dry & delicious. Ski lift passes are in the ridiculously cheap realm of the world's lift pass pricing structure! 

See the Tetnuldi ski trail map here.

Where is Tetnuldi Georgia?

Tetnuldi ski resort is in the Caucasus of northern Georgia, 15km (1hr) by road east of Mestia. Unless you are with an organised tour or drive oneself in a rental, getting to Mestia & Tetnuldi is not the easiest trip. The nearest major city & airport are at Kutaisi, 250km by road south of the ski area. The road journey from Kutaisi is a tortuous 6hr. The Kutaisi Airport (KUT) has a limited number of flights daily from several major & secondary airports throughout Europe. Alternatively, flying into Tbilisi (TBS) is an option, but the journey to Mestia is several hours longer.

From the Kutaisi airport the quickest way to Mestia (& Tetnuldi) is via a private transfer. Mainstream public transport services direct to Tetnuldi from the airport do not exist (that we are aware of any!), so a bus or taxi into the city, then a mini bus (marshrutki) from the main Kutaisi bus station is required. This is a cheap alternative (25-30GEL) to a private transfer, but comes with the relative discomfort of a lengthy transfer in a cramped bus plus a big question mark over where one puts your skis!

Once in Mestia, the final part of the journey is along an ice & snow-covered road with a reputation bordering on the notoriously bad! Local accommodation providers can organise a taxi or shuttle up to the mountain, but it is recommended to only use 4x4 or truck/bus transport during winter. Rental cars should similarly only be driven up by experienced drivers with vehicles equipped for winter driving. The term used to best describe how to drive in the Georgian mountains is with ‘caution’.

Tetnuldi Accommodation

The closest main centre to Tetnuldi is the historic town of Mestia. There is very limited accommodation at the Tetnuldi ski lifts & very little infrastructure, so Mestia is the easiest alternative (at least until we have scoped it out more!). Mestia is a town full of character, with fortified tower houses & mountains filling most views from its vibrant centre plus a wide range of superb hotels & guesthouses to choose from. If relying on buses or taxis to get up to the ski lifts, stay in Mestia & make daily forays up to Tetnuldi. Guesthouses & hotels will assist with organising transport up to the resort.

Search & book all Mestia accommodation here.

If one has a rental car, an intriguing alternative to Mestia is the little village of Chvabiani to the east. Several magnificent guesthouses, some with their own stone towers, dot the quiet village. In good snow it is even allegedly possible to ski all the way down the village from the resort.

Search & book Chvabiani accommodation here.

Review

The Powderhounds will review Tetnuldi in 2020 if we can get there! Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Tetnuldi

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 11 night, 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 1,815
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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 2,310
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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 2,530
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Catski Adjara
GUIDED CATSKI ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Expert
The newest European cat skiing adventure, Catski Adjara in Georgia is run by the great crew from Bakhmaro & includes airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a rustic alpine hut, all meals plus 6 days of guided cat skiing.
Price p/p From price based on transfers, 7 nights in a rustic alpine hut, all meals & 6 days guided cat skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in Euro ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,310
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