We're moving to winter Georgia. We have a choice of several epic places for sking and splitboarding. The most famous are, of course, the whole of Svaneti, the area around the largest ski resort Gudauri, and the much smaller mountains Bakuriani and Bakhmaro. For us, the main and favorite place is Upper Svanetia and the surrounding area of the town of Mestia.
The season starts here sometimes in mid-December and ends in spring, even in May. The surroundings of the mountains, the main Caucasus range in the north and the Svaneti Range in the south, give this place a unique atmosphere. The proximity of the Black Sea and thus the humidity of the air, provides a large amount of snowfall.
When going out into more difficult regions, local guides are with us, knowing the mountains like the back of their hand. The obligatory equipment of each participant are avalanche ABC sets. Before going out into the field, we check the current conditions and strictly follow the signals given by the surroundings. A huge amount of snow forces us to use skis / splitboards. Due to almost complete lack of winter pedestrian activity, it is not possible to move around with downhill equipment on your back. Thanks to that we have always fresh, untouched snow :) If necessary, we provide equipment from our rental.