Gudauri’s ski resort is a real paradise for the winter holidays. The season starts in December and lasts until late spring. In this period the thickness of snow reaches approximately 2 meters. The first artificial snowmaking on the slopes in Gudauri took place in 2014- 2015 as a result of which, the season has been prolonged to five months, from December to April.
The skiing territory of Gudauri is huge and can put together 15.000 skiers at the same time. For skiing enthusiasts, Gudauri is a real paradise, with 60 km of tracks of various levels of difficulty, marked and prepared using snowcats. For professionals, there are the slalom tracks, the giant-slalom, the super- giant slalom, and the speed slope. All of the tracks are FIS certified. Gudauri is also renowned for its freeriding opportunities down the virgin slopes. The deep snow and the absence of stones and any avalanche risk make Gudauri an extraordinary place for freeriding. Extremists can take extra doses of adrenaline on the ice walls in the Snow Park, which is the first locale for such activities in the Caucasus.
The beautiful winter resort of Gudauri, located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountain Range, despite being located in a high mountainous region, often experiences warm and sunny weather. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities. The highest point for skiing is 3.250 meters above sea level and the lowest is 2.050 meters. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line, best for free-riders, and are generally considered to be avalanche-safe. Heliskiing is also available throughout the season and this sporting activity attracts lots of tourists.
It is possible to rent different kinds of sports equipment at the Hotel Carpe Diem Gudauri. More information can be found at the Ski Rental page of this website.
For active winter relaxation, the resort has good infrastructure, including comfortable and reliable cable-ways, which can put together 8.000 people at the same time and provide a comfortable service.
ROUTES & LIFTS:
- First ski- lift 1053 metres long- three chairs (Night skiing+ snow guns)
- Second ski- lift 2295 metres long- high-speed chairlift, four chairs
- Third- 1063 metres long -three chairs (to Kudebi)
- Forth- three chairs, 1104metres
- Fifth- four chairs, 1504metres (to Sadzele)
- Gondola lift (monocable circulating ropeway)- 2800 metres long, for 8 pers
- New training slope with Doppelmayer J-bar- 600 metres long