Novelties Georgian ski resorts offer their vacationers
10 November, 2017
Novelties Georgian ski resorts offer their vacationers
There is only one month left until the coldest season of the year starts, and the lovers of cold weather and winter sports are already searching for the cool places to spend their winter holidays pleasantly and interestingly.

Georgia has a lot to offer in the winter season. One can spend unforgettable time in country’s various winter or mountain resorts.

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In recent years, Georgia has made a major breakthrough in terms of winter recreation – now in addition to Bakuriani,
which was the Olympic training camp in Soviet times, and Gudauri, an attractive destination for free ride lovers, Georgia boasts three new resorts: Hatsvali and Tetnuldi in Svaneti , and Goderdzi in Adjara.

It does not matter which Georgian ski resort you will choose for vacation, you will definitely encounter a lot of changes and pleasant news everywhere.
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Hatsvali. Photo courtesy Eco Tours

According to the Mountain Resorts Development Company, the exact date of the official opening of the winter season is not known yet. In this case, everything depends on the weather conditions. Still , as it is expected , all resorts will be opened in early December gradually.

“As for the news, the construction of the ropeway connecting Mestia (highland townlet in northwest Georgia, Svaneti Region) and Hatsvali (modern ski resort in Svaneti), which started in summer 2017, will be completed by the end of 2017. The length of the cableway is 1200 meters. It is the product of world’s leading manufacturer, Doppelmayr. The opening of the new cableway is very important fact, as long as it connects the center of Svaneti and mountain with each other” - Mountain Resorts Development Company PR Director Tamta Iashaghashvili notes.
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Svaneti, Mestia from Hatsvali ropeway. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

According to her, 5 new small size ropeways will be arranged in the villages of Svaneti: in Mazeri, Uskhvanari, Etseri, Ushguli and Lentekhi and this is very important news as long as they will promote the development of skiing among the local population.

“As for Bakuriani, (a skiing resort located at 1,700 m in the Borjomi district of Georgia), for the first time in history the new ski track crossing the resort Kokhta-Mitarbi (the complex of international standard hotels and residential apartments) was arranged and it will serve throughout several seasons. Another good news is that several ski tracks were added to the resort Mitarbi” - the mountain resorts development company reports.
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Bakuriani. Photo courtesy Amo Kinkladze

Besides, the public space will be arranged in Bakuriani, in “Didveli” Cinema, what means that the vacationers can get there all necessary news about Bakuriani.

The official opening of the Adventure Tourism School founded jointly in 2016 by the Mountain Resorts Development company, Ministry of Education and Georgian Mountain Guides Association will be held in Gudauri, Georgia’s one of the first and most popular winter resorts situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway.

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Gudauri. Photo courtesy Georgia Tours

The school is already authorized and the students can apply for the mountain guide programs. The students will be trained in Gudauri and all the students who will study in this school will get the certificates after graduating. Learning in this school is free and the selection process of the students is carried out according to their physical capabilities and all the details which are necessary for this specific program.
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Gudauri. Photo courtesy explore-share.com

As for Goderdzi ski resort located on the slopes of the mountainous Adjara region, 2 new small size ropeways including the kids play area are awaiting their holidaymakers.

Author: Salome Abulashvili

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