Gudauri is only 100 kilometers away from Tbilisi. It takes around one hour and half to get there by car. It's elevation is 2200 MSL. It's covered by snow for 6 months but season starts at late December and lasts in March. Best season for Gudauri is January - February.
Gudauri is very cheap ski resort compared to other European countries but it's the most expensive in Georgia. Daily ski pass costs 40 GEL (approx. 16$). Ski/Snowboard rental is around 30 GEL for one day but it doesn't include goggles and helmet. Goggles and helmets can be rented separately, it costs around 20 GEL daily. Restaurants and hotels are quite expensive in this area because it's crowded during winter. Hotel prices vary between 60$ to 300$ but you can always find cheaper place to stay nearby or even stay in Tbilisi as it takes only few hours to get there.
There are 7 ski lifts in Gudauri and total length of ski tracks are up to 70 km (longest track is about 10 km). Highest point is at 3200 MSL.
You can try freeriding in Gudauri but it's not easy to find fresh snow as the resort is always crowded (especially at weekends) and everyone wants to be first. So be aware for new snow falls and try to be first on the lift in the morning. If you are looking for powder or freeriding in forest you may try Ski resorts in Svaneti or Goderdzi.
There are many options for ski passes in Gudauri:
|Ski pass pricing in Gudauri ski resort||Low Season||High Season|
|01.12.17 - 29.12.17
13.03.18 - 30.04.18
|30.12.17 - 12.03.18|
|Single Ride||5 GEL||5 GEL||5 GEL||5 GEL|
|3 Rides||15 GEL||15 GEL||15 GEL||15 GEL|
|1 Day||30 GEL||20 GEL||40 GEL||25 GEL|
|2 Days||60 GEL||40 GEL||80 GEL||50 GEL|
|3 Days||84 GEL||57 GEL||112 GEL||71 GEL|
|4 Days||121 GEL||74 GEL||149 GEL||92 GEL|
|5 Days||137 GEL||91 GEL||182 GEL||114 GEL|
|6 Days||160 GEL||107 GEL||213 GEL||133 GEL|
|7 Days||174 GEL||116 GEL||232 GEL||145 GEL|
|8 Days||197 GEL||131 GEL||262 GEL||164 GEL|
|9 Days||219 GEL||146 GEL||292 GEL||182 GEL|
|10 Days||240 GEL||160 GEL||320 GEL||200 GEL|
|Night Skiing||10 GEL||10 GEL|
You can also buy a multi ski pass which is valid for any ski resort in Georgia:
|Multi ski pass pricing in Georgia||Adult||Child|
|7 Days a winter season any resort||250 GEL||180 GEL|
|10 Days a winter season any resort||345 GEL||240 GEL|
|Seasonal ski pass all resorts||500 GEL|
- You can buy the ski pass in ticket offices at the resort (by cash or credit card).
- To obtain the multi-day or seasonal cards you must provide an ID card or any other identity document.
- For children under the age of 6 lifts are free of charge. A "Child" is aged 6-16.
Ticket offices are located at the beginning all of the lower ski lifts, long lines at the ticket does not happen. Payment for ski passes available by cash in GEL or VISA & MasterCard cards.
Opening hours ticket office: 10:00 - 16:00 in the winter time, 09:00 - 17:00 on weekends and spring.
Here is a map of Gudauri ski resort: