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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
1 Day Fully Guided Skiing/Snowboarding

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Based on a 1-day tour with full group of 4 people
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USD 88
Be guided to the best backcountry snow & terrain near Gudauri & Kazbegi with a professional local guide on this fully customised private backcountry day ski tour. Includes hotel pick-up & drop-off, plus transport to/from the destination. Go solo or get a group together & book in for your best dates & duration....
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Gudauri Backcountry Ski Tour

DISCOVER GUDAURI: YOUR GATEWAY TO UNFORGETTABLE BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURS IN GEORGIA'S MOST ACCESSIBLE ALPINE PARADISE!

Discover the allure of Gudauri’s backcountry skiing scene with our expert guides, and you’ll quickly realize why this destination is gaining global recognition. The possibilities in the mountains near Gudauri ski resort & Kazbegi are boundless, offering an unforgettable ski tour for every snow condition, rider skill level, and hiking preference. From the serene, rolling landscapes of Sioni Valley to the thrilling, narrow couloirs of Narvani Mountain, the team of IFMGA and BASI Level 4 ski guides ensures that you’ll savor the absolute best of the Caucasus.

Book a tour for an unmatched backcountry skiing experience in Gudauri, where adventure knows no limits. Go solo or get a group of up to 4 people together and book in for your best dates & duration. What are you waiting for? Make a booking enquiry ->

More interested in on-piste ski lessons or learning off-piste technique? Then perhaps a half-day ski or snowboard lesson is more appropriate with one of our partner's English-speaking instructors. Make a ski/snowboard lesson inquiry ->

Terrain

Gudauri offers an array of backcountry terrain that caters to skiers and snowboarders of various skill levels. Here’s a breakdown of the terrain you can explore.

  • The mountains around Gudauri are renowned for its vast alpine bowls, providing open and expansive areas for backcountry enthusiasts. These bowls offer opportunities for both powder-filled descents and wide-open turns.
  • Thrill-seekers will appreciate the steep chutes and couloirs that terrain near Gudauri has to offer. These challenging descents are ideal for advanced skiers and snowboarders looking for an adrenaline rush.
  • If you’re looking for solitude and untouched snow, venture into the region's remote zones. These areas require careful planning and are best explored with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Snow & Timing

    Gudauri typically enjoys abundant snowfall, making it a backcountry skiing paradise. Gudauri experiences snowfall from December to the end of March, with an average annual snowfall of over 5 meters (16 feet). This consistent snowpack ensures excellent conditions for backcountry skiing throughout the season. From light, dry powder to spring corn snow, Gudauri offers a wide range of snow conditions to suit every skier’s preference.

    The ideal time to plan your backcountry ski tour in Gudauri depends on your preferences and skill level. Mid-February to March often provides the best balance between abundant snowfall and milder temperatures. The sunnier days make for great backcountry adventures. As spring approaches, in late March to April you can still enjoy great skiing, especially in higher elevations, with the added bonus of longer daylight hours and that spring corn snow!

    Daily Program & Meeting Point

    The full day program of exploring Gudauri's best backcountry terrain starts at 0930hr with a pick up from your accommodation and ends about 8 hours later with a drop off at 1730hr. Your guide will customise the day's tour based on where the conditions are best and depending on the group's ability & wishes!

    See a full program for the tour on the Itinerary tab.

    Guides

    Explore with deeply knowledgeable guides. The tour's experienced guides are not only fluent in English but also intimately familiar with the Gudauri/Kazbegi region. They possess an in-depth knowledge of the terrain, ensuring a safe and exhilarating adventure into Gudauri’s expansive backcountry. With countless options to explore, you’re guaranteed to have a blast while soaking in breathtaking mountain vistas. All guides on the tour are full time professionals with the highest qualifications as ski instructors & off-piste guides. All are fluent in English but there are also multilingual options including Georgian, German, Czech & French. Maximum group size per guide is 4 guests.

    Ski Ability & Customising Your Tour

    This tour can be fully customised to meet any of your skiing (or snowboarding) needs and match your group’s ability, however a baseline ability to ski comfortable on intermediate slopes is required. If skiing off-piste freeride powder is not your strength, but you want to learn, the guide can slowly introduce you to it, providing advice & skills development whilst showing you the best ski areas the resort has to offer. All guides are qualified instructors that can easily spend some time on technical improvement if you wish. If you are more into ski-touring away from the ski lifts, the resort has an incredible range of areas to explore, and all are well-known to the guides! Just ask and the guides will try to deliver.

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    Getting to Gudauri

    Travel to Gudauri from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi (or its airport) is straightforward. The resort is around 2½hr drive north of Tbilisi (TBS) airport. For detailed information, see our Travel to Georgia page.

    Accommodation & Meals

    Overnight accommodation and meals are not included in the tour price, however we recommend booking your stay at the resort via our Gudauri Accommodation page.

    Gudauri Backcountry Ski Tour Itinerary

    Hotel Pick-up

    Pickup Time: 0930hr. Begin your day of backcountry ski touring with convenience and ease. The tour's professional driver will pick you up from your Gudauri hotel at 09:30am, ensuring a punctual start to your adventure.

    Briefing & Gear Check

    Upon arriving at the tour starting point, meet your experienced guide who will assess the snow conditions and your skiing level. You’ll receive a thorough briefing on the day’s plan, safety protocols, and the chosen route based on conditions and your preferences. Ensure all your gear is properly checked and adjusted for maximum comfort and safety.

    Ski Tour

    At around 1030hr, set out on your exhilarating backcountry ski tour in the Gudauri-Kazbegi region. Your guide will lead you through pristine snowscapes, exploring some of the most breathtaking terrain in the Caucasus. Enjoy the thrill of untracked powder, stunning mountain views, and the freedom of untouched backcountry skiing. During the tour, you’ll also receive expert guidance on avalanche safety and ski technique, tailored to your skill level and preferences.

    Scenic Lunch

    Around midday, take a break along the route in a picturesque spot amidst the wilderness. Enjoy a hearty, prepared lunch to refuel your energy for the afternoon adventure. Revel in the natural beauty surrounding you, and perhaps engage in some discussion with your guide about your morning’s experiences and goals for the afternoon.

    Afternoon Exploration

    From 1330hr to 1630hr, continue your backcountry skiing journey, exploring new trails and relishing the fresh, powdery descents. Your guide will provide further instruction and refinement of your skiing technique if desired. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, this afternoon session is designed to enhance your skills and confidence in the backcountry.

    Hotel Drop-off

    As the day draws to a close, the driver will transport you safely back to your Gudauri hotel, ensuring you’re comfortably settled in by 1730hr. Take the time to relax, rejuvenate, and relive the memories of your incredible backcountry ski touring experience in Gudauri.

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    Rates & Inclusions

    Rates Information (23/24)

    1-day tour price/person based on group size of 1 to 4 people:
    $352/group (1 to 4 people)($88/person if  full group of 4)

    Inclusions
    • GUIDING: Full day guided skiing with qualified professional guide/instructor
    • TRANSPORT: Gudauri hotel pick-up & return, plus all transport throughout the day
    • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Ski technique (if you want it!) & in use of avalanche safety eqt
    • LUNCH
    • SMALL GROUP: Private groups of up to 4 people per guide only
    Add-ons
    • GEAR RENTALS: Freeride Skis or Snowboard Equipment (prices on request)
    • AVI SAFETY EQUIPMENT: ABS Backpack, Beacon, Shovel, Probe (prices on request)
    • ADDITIONAL DAYS: Price on request
    Not Included

    Terms & Conditions

    As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Vagabond Adventures, at the time of booking. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.