Georgia is known for having cheapest ski resorts compared to Europe. And with developing infrastructure each year, the country has four ski resorts to choose from. Gudauri is the most popular destination for youngsters who either ski or snowboard due to the fact that it’s very close to Tbilisi.
Bakuriani, located near Borjomi, is more of a family-friendly ski resort. Surrounded by coniferous forests, it makes an ideal place for children who would love to learn skiing, while parents can enjoy their time at higher slopes or sipping a beverage at one of the cafes.
Extreme skiing or snowboarding lovers should go to Svaneti, one of the most remote mountainous areas of the country. Here, the skiing season lasts longer and offers gorgeous views of the biggest peaks that are part of the Caucasus range. Moreover, if you’ll stay in Zuruli Hotel, you’ll feel like being above the clouds, as the venue sits 2,340 meters above the sea level. Don’t worry if you can’t stay at the hotel, you can still enjoy panoramic views from their cafe.
Goderdzi Ski Resort, located in the mountainous area of Adjara, is a relatively new addition to Georgia’s snow sports resorts. Located around 110 km away from Batumi, the famous seaside resort of the region, Goderdzi is a four-season mountain resort, where snowfall starts in November and lasts till April. Similar to Bakuriani, the resort is covered with pristine forests creating breathtaking views. Despite this, the resort base is below the tree line.