About Goderdzi Ski Resort
Where is Goderdzi ski resort?
Goderdzi ski resort is located in Adjara region, south-west part of Georgia, at an elevation of 2027 meters MSL. It's 252 kilometers away from Tbilisi and 109 kilometers away from Batumi. Annual precipitation of this place is higher compared to other ski resorts because it's close to the Black Sea. It makes this resort special. Goderdzi is famous by amazing nature, stunning views, fresh air, and landscape diversity. Goderdzi ski resort is one of the best for free-riders. You can always find deep powder and ski in forest, village or alpine zone.
How to go to Goderdzi ski resort?
You can reach Goderdzi ski resort by car or Taxi. A 4x4 car is required in winter because the road is always covered by snow near Goderdzi. The shortest way from Tbilisi to Goderdzi is through Akhaltsikhe, but Zarzma-Goderdzi road is always closed in winter because of snow, and the only option is to go through Batumi. It takes around 3 hours to reach Goderdzi ski resort from Batumi. Tbilisi - Batumi - Goderdzi takes around 10 hours. There are also domestic flights to Batumi.
Nowadays there are two platter lifts, one 8-person gondola and 6-person chairlift at Goderdzi ski resort. Ski lifts are working from 10:00 to 17:00 during weekends and 10:00 to 16:00 during weekdays.
The total length of ski tracks is 8 kilometers. The highest elevation is 2364 meters MSL. Longest distance of one descend is around 4.5 kilometers. There are ski tracks for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. Beginners can learn skiing on very short (150 meters) ski track named Borano.
Goderdzi ski resort came into existence in 2015. Infrastructure is still under development. There are one hotel "Meteo" and 6 cottages on the resort. Cottages have shared kitchen, kitchen accessories, TV, fireplace, central heating, free Wi-Fi, ski/snowboard storage - everything you need for an extended stay. They can serve only 105 people at a time. But there are also many guesthouses in nearest village Danisparauli which is 3 kilometers away from Goderdzi ski resort. There are also several fast-food restaurants and small markets. You can also rent ski equipment there but it's better to have your own because they don't have many options and most of the equipment is in bad condition.
Opening season and activities
Winter season on Goderdzi ski resort is one of the longest in Georgia. It starts in early December and ends in late April. But the best time to ski is during January and February.
Goderdzi ski resort is serving tourists anytime. In summer visitors can try many activities like hiking in the forest or alpine zone, horse riding, cycling. They can taste local curative mineral waters and visit Goderdzi Petrified Forest which represents home to unique petrified flora and fauna of the Pliocene Epoch. Also, there is a wonderful lake named "Green Lake" which is a great place for camping. Village Beshumi is located near Goderdzi as well, and it's a very popular tourist destination.
The main disadvantage of Goderdzi ski resort is a distance from the capital and the road conditions. Also, there are very few restaurants and hotels.
Goderdzi ski resort has huge advantages. It has good equipped ski Tracks, perfect ski lifts and an amazing opportunity for free-riders to ride in powder. The high quality of snow, one of the longest season in Georgia, few people and low prices are the most important factors, that we always ride on Goderdzi.
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