A nice alternative to skiing in the Alps is a skiing holiday in Georgia. The vast and untouched mountains of the Caucasus offer skiers a place with great winter sports opportunities, where they can explore the culture and fantastic nature at the same time. It’s no wonder that more and more skiers are coming to Georgia! SnowTrex provides 5 good reasons for why skiing in Georgia is absolutely worthwhile.
1. Snow Reliability Guaranteed
The best time for a ski trip to Georgia is between December and April. Due to the high mountains and the proximity to the sea, winter fun is guaranteed during these months. The frequent sunshine favours this. The snow is a little bit different than in the Alps, more comparable to the white powder snow of New Zealand.
2. Paradise for Freeriders
When you think of skiing, Georgia probably doesn’t come to mind directly. Yet one fifth of this country is made up of mountains! Georgia doesn’t have the biggest ski areas in the world or huge resorts, but it is known for its countless freeride routes. Up to 4 metres of snowfall in winter ensure optimal conditions in the untouched terrain!
3. Feel Freedom While Heliskiing
Numerous providers in Georgia give their guests the opportunity to experience skiing in a completely different way – through heliskiing. Skiers are taken by helicopter to one of the more than 5,000-metre-high peaks of the Little and Big Caucasus, from where they explore the untouched terrain on skis or snowboard – an amazing experience! Local heliski companies take the avid winter sports fans to the best routes in the freeride paradise: Kasbek, Georgia’s third highest mountain (5,047 m), Trusso Gorge, Liachwi and Kasani Gorges, Mepiskalo Plateau and Gudamakari Gorge are among Georgia’s most popular areas.
4. White Expanses in the Gudauri Ski Area
Gudauri is the largest ski area in Georgia with almost 50 km of pistes and 7 lifts. It is located about 120 km from the capital of Geogia on the mountains Kudebi and Sazele, which reach up to 3,006 m. There is something here for every winter sports fan, as more than half of the slopes are marked as medium difficult. Freeriders also get their money’s worth here. There is even an area for beginners. A snow park rounds off the ski area.
5. The Second Canada, Only Cheaper
Winter sports fans almost feel like they are in Canada here, except that the journey is much shorter and the prices are significantly lower than Canadian ones – even in the high season. Even then, it is still far from being as crowded on the slopes as in other ski areas. There are hardly any queues at the lifts and during the week, the modern ski runs are almost empty. However, you should make haste with your ski holiday in Georgia – more and more winter sports fans are beginning to get a taste of Georgia’s breathtaking mountains and untouched slopes!