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USD 1,399

GUIDED FREERIDE POWDER & CAT SKIING TOUR
7 Days | 6 Night s | 5 Days Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p Based on twin-share, 7-day fixed date tour
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*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,399
Discover the best of Georgia on a 7-day ski safari combining two world-class ski resorts, cat-skiing & stunning landscapes, with local cuisine, culture, & history. Join a fixed date tour or get a group together & book for your best dates & duration....
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 23 - Jan 29, 2022
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Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour

Overview

Discover the best of Georgia on a 7-day ski safari combining two world-class ski resorts, cat-skiing & stunning landscapes, with local cuisine, culture, & history. Experience world-class skiing, Georgian mountain culture, and stunning landscapes in the Caucasus Mountains You’ll never have a dull moment in Georgia. Whether you are cat skiing between snow-covered village huts or celebrating over a few glasses of Georgia’s famous wine and food, this is not your average European ski holiday tour. With your guides local expertise and your enthusiasm for traveling off the beaten path, this Georgian ski trip is set to be an unforgettable adventure.

Highlights

The highlights of this 7-day skiing journey include:
• Experience Gudauri and enjoy the modern ski lifts, long pistes, extensive off-piste and sweeping views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains
• Cat ski in Goderdzi – Ski among scenic mountain villages and old growth pine forests in Georgia’s snowiest region
• Perfect your technique – The guides will give you the tips and tricks to help you blaze through the powder
• Enjoy Georgian culture & cuisine including its famous welcoming hospitality, fresh food, and wine
• Explore Uplistsikhe & uncover the mysteries of Georgia’s oldest cave city
• Stay in ski-in ski-out accommodation
• Everything is organised for you, so relax and enjoy.
• The tour will provide ski memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary

The tour starts and finishes in Tbilisi. You will spend 3 nights at Gudauri and get to ski with your guide in & around the resort for the afternoon of the first day and the next two full days. On the fourth day the group travels by road to Goderdzi via the amazing cultural site of Uplistsikhe. At Goderdzi the group stays in a hotel that once served as the region's meteorological station, hence its name, Hotel Meteo! Skiing is from the door for the next two days as the group explores the region on the snowcat. On day seven, you return to Tbilisi but no before sampling some more of the local culture by dabbling in a little cheese making as part of your lunch at a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

To full program of the ski safari tour, see the Itinerary tab.

Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation, plus all breakfasts and dinners are included in the tour price. In Gudauri you will stay at the 4-star Hotel Loft for 3 nights. In Goderdzi, you will be in the quirky Hotel Meteo, high in the mountain pass for the next 3 ngihts. For lunches during the tour, the guides know all the best hang-outs so stay close to them! Affordable interesting food will not be far away.

For more detailed information on food & accommodation, see the Lodging tab.

Guides

All guides on the tour are full time professionals with the highest qualifications as ski instructors & off-piste ski guides. All are fluent in English (or native English speakers), and may be fluent in several other languages including Georgian, German & Czech. The maximum guide to guest ratio during the tour will be 1:5.

Ski Ability & Customising Your Tour

This ski safari requires some experience & ability to ski/ride off-piste powder on mellow terrain. If you do not feel up to joining one of the fixed date tours, this tour can be fully customised on another date to meet any of your skiing (or snowboarding/splitboarding) needs and match your group’s ski ability. If skiing off-piste, freeride powder is not your thing, but you want to learn, a guide can slowly introduce you to it, providing advice & skills development, whilst showing you the best ski areas the region has to offer. If you wish to be guided through the local resorts by staying on the groomed pistes, it can done too. 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, Georgia has an incredible range of quiet valleys to explore, and all are well-known to the guides! Just ask and they will try to deliver.

Getting to Tbilisi

Travel to Tbilisi (TBS) is simple via most of Europe's main airports or the Middle East. Skiers & Snowboarders from other continents are probably best to come via Dubai, London, Munich, or Paris.

For accommodation before or after the tour, see our Tbilisi Accommodation page.

Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia

Gudauri-Goderdzi Ski Safari 7-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Gudauri in the morning, ski Gudauri in the afternoon

Begin your Georgian ski adventure by driving from Tbilisi to Gudauri Ski Resort, ending in a scenic stretch of the famed Georgian Military Highway, a winding road surrounded by craggy peaks. We’ll spend the afternoon skiing in Gudauri, where our experienced guides will lead you to the best conditions and offer professional freeride coaching so you can make the most of your experience on the mountain.
Overnight: Hotel Loft
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Ski Gudauri

Equipped with warmed-up legs and a lay of the land, the group will make the most of this full day to explore all of the great freeride terrain Gudauri has to offer. On clear days, you will be able to see Mt. Kazbek, Georgia’s most iconic 5,000 metre volcano. Finish the day with a well-deserved après ski drink and enjoy Georgia’s world-renowned cuisine for dinner before heading in to relax in the toasty sauna and rest up.
Overnight: Hotel Loft
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Ski Gudauri

Enjoy one last epic day in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Get a few more laps in at your favorite spot or muster up the courage to hit those remaining lines on your bucket list. Between runs, you’ll hit the best slopeside hang-out spot to sit by the toasty fire with a warm beverage. After you’ve had our fill, head back down for one more evening out on the town.
Overnight: Hotel Loft
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Drive from Gudauri to Goderdzi, stop in Uplistsikhe

After a few solid days of skiing, it’s time to rest your legs and move on to the next destination - Goderdzi. With the highest snowfall in Georgia thanks to some epic storms coming in from the Black Sea, the Lesser Caucasus Mountains of the Adjara region will become your home for the next three days. To get there, the group will leave early from Gudauri on a private 4×4 minibus. It’s a long journey, but in the comfortable van, you can relax and stop as desired or required! Along the way, there will be a worthwhile stop to explore Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave city carved into a cliff face with beautiful views overlooking the river. We’ll then make the final push up to Goderdzi on a dirt road which will likely require transferring from our minibus into a snowcat to reach our cozy guesthouse.
Overnight: Hotel Meteo
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Cat ski Goderdzi

To begin your magical Goderdzi adventure, you will ride up the mountain on the back of an open snowcat. As we ride up, we’ll enjoy the crisp mountain air and unhindered views of the rolling mountains extending across the Turkish border. After the driver drops the group off, laps in old growth pine forest and empty villages studded with rustic wooden huts are the order of the day. Make sure to breathe deeply because on the way down you may wish you had brought a snorkel!
Overnight: Hotel Meteo
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Cat ski Goderdzi

On your second day of cat skiing in Goderdzi, there will be choice of continuing to lap your favorite area or go hunting for more untracked pow. Whether it’s dumping snow or a bright and sunny day, you’ll enjoy the mystical charm that only remote mountain villages possess. After this last epic day out, you’ll be glad to have the comforts of the guesthouse and the local Adjarian cuisine to warm you up. If there’s remaining energy, we’ll head out for a last night out.
Overnight: Hotel Meteo
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Back to Tbilisi by evening, stop in Samtskhe-Javakheti

After saying goodbye to our 'snowglobe' home, the group will be driven back to Tbilisi. Along the way, there will be a stop in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region for a Georgian cooking workshop and to enjoy tenili, a rare and delicious cheese that was awarded “cultural heritage status” by UNESCO. Satisfied and full from your own handmade meal, the trip will come to a bittersweet close in Tbilisi. Until next time!
Meals included: Breakfast

Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia
Gudauri & Goderdzi Ski Safari Tour, Georgia

Please note this itinerary is an example of the Ski Safari ski tour of Gudauri & Goderdzi. The guide may adjust the tour according to weather & snow conditions as well as participants' abilities & wishes. You are kindly asked to respect such decisions.

Lodgings & Food

Gudauri Hotel Loft

Equipped with top-tier facilities and a mountain-chic interior, this 4-star ski-in/ski-out hotel is the place to relax during the tour’s 3 days of skiing in Gudauri. After a day on the slopes, enjoy panoramic views as you take a dip in the pool. Wind down in the hot tub, sauna, and steam room before heading back to the comfort of your room. Breakfast and dinner are included, so start your day with a full hot breakfast buffet with a view and end it with a Georgian feast.

Gudauri Hotel Loft, Georgia
Gudauri Hotel Loft, Georgia
Gudauri Hotel Loft, Georgia

Hotel Meteo Goderdzi

Sitting atop Goderdzi Pass, Hotel Meteo is the highest accommodation in Goderdzi, making it the perfect jumping-off point for the 2-day cat skiing adventure. Converted from a historic weather station, the hotel has a cosy lodge-feel and views across the mountains. The Meteo offers a secluded and comfortable experience. Breakfast and dinner are included, so enjoy the hearty breakfast before you head out and return to a comforting traditional evening meal beside the fire. Access to the hotel in winter is only by ski or snowcat.

Hotel Meteo Goderdzi, Georgia
Hotel Meteo Goderdzi, Georgia
Hotel Meteo Goderdzi, Georgia

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

7-day tour from USD$1399/person
Early Bird Special: pay before 1st December - USD$1299

Inclusions
  • HOSTING & GUIDING: Hosted & guided for duration of the tour by qualified professionals
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights ski-in ski-out accommodation in Gudauri & Goderdzi (twin-share
  • MEALS: All breakfasts & dinners during the tour
  • CAT SKIING: 2 days cat skiing at Goderdzi
  • LIFT PASSES: 3 days lift passes at Gudauri
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: All ground transport during tour, starting & finishing in Tbilisi
  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Use of avalanche safety eqt & ski technique (if you want it!)
Add-ons
  • SINGLE ROOM: From USD$310/person
  • GEAR RENTALS: Ski, Snowboard & Touring Equipment (prices on request)
  • AVI SAFETY EQUIPMENT: ABS Backpack, Beacon, Shovel, Probe (prices on request)
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Vagabond Adventures, at the time of booking, and including but not limited the payment & cancellation T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

Payment

30% deposit required to book. The remainder must be paid a minimum of 30 days before the trip.

Cancellation by the Client

All cancellations must be submitted to the Company in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee (“Cancellation Fee”) as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount):
◦ Cancellation 30 days or more prior to trip departure – 30% of total booking cost
◦ Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure – 100% of total booking cost

Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking.

No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

Cancellation by the Company

The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to the scheduled departure date for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, insufficient participation, local weather conditions or logistical problems that, in our sole reasonable judgment, may impede trip operations. In the event of trip cancellation by the Company for any reason whatsoever other than a force majeure event, your sole and exclusive remedy shall be the refund by the Company of all payment amounts received from you by the Company as of the date of cancellation, and the payment thereof shall release the Company from any and all other or further liability in any way related to such cancellation. The Company makes substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. Accordingly, if a trip is cancelled due to a force majeure event (e.g. acts of God, war, labor strikes, earthquake, flooding, etc.), the Company will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to promptly refund the portion of any amounts paid by you that have, in turn, not already been advanced to suppliers. In addition, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to recover and refund to you the balance of your payment amounts that were advanced to suppliers, less the costs, if any, of such recovery, as promptly as possible. However, (a) the Company does not guarantee recovery of any portion of advance payments made to suppliers, and (b) commercially reasonable recovery efforts under this Section shall not include or require, and shall be fully satisfied and performed exclusive of, the institution of any legal proceedings by or on behalf of the Company in any forum, venue or jurisdiction whatsoever. The Company is not responsible for, and you hereby release and forever discharge the Company from, any expense or cost incurred by you in preparing for or arising or resulting from a cancelled trip, including without limitation, the cost of non-refundable airfare, other transportation, lodging and meal expense, visa fees, medical expenses, equipment and clothing purchases, and the cost of any additional or alternative arrangements you elect or are required to incur or make as a result of a cancelled trip.

Booking Amendments

If you wish to change your booking in any way, you must contact us as soon as possible and we will accommodate your request to the best of our ability. Surcharges may apply.

Substitution of a Client

If any member of the party is prevented from traveling because of the death, injury or serious illness of the passenger, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person (acceptable to the Company) provided that (a) written notice is given at least 30 days prior to departure, and (b) you will be responsible for any expense, fee or charge incurred by or imposed on the Company by suppliers and vendors that may arises as a result of the transfer or substitution. An administration fee of up to $100 may be imposed by the Company to cover its internal costs associated with the booking transfer. In addition, you will be responsible for any fees or expenses arising from the substitution or change that are imposed by vendors or suppliers of services not included in the trip price, which may include by way of example, airline cancellation charge and change fees.