Join us in this unique skiing/snowboarding experience in the Caucasus. Gudauri is Georgia’s largest and fastest growing ski resort. It is located in the Caucasus Mountains, just 120km from Tbilisi, at an altitude of 2200m, with a south-facing direction (maximizing sunshine) and its highest peak (Sadzele) reaching 3279m. The slopes of the ski resort are above the Caucasian forests, which favors free-ride giving many options to skiers and snowboarders. With the new lifts expected to operate this season, we can definitely call it Freeride Paradise!

The ski resort is equipped with 1 booth, 6 and 1 lift (4 new lifts are expected to be operational this season!), which operate daily throughout the ski season from early December to late April and in many cases up to May for the highest peaks. It offers a total of 57km of ski pistes for all level riders. There is also the possibility of night skiing, snow-park and Heli-skiing for the more adventurous ones! Those who decide to travel without their equipment need not to worry as there are many equipment rental shops (the Greek “Sports & Ski” being one of them) that can meet the needs of even the most demanding skier. There are also many English-speaking ski schools that you can apply to improve your technique.

At the base of the ski resort, as well as at various points on its slopes, you will find several cafés and many taverns with traditional Georgian food and classic European cuisine.

_tips of the trip

  • Ski in – ski out hotels
  • Ski pistes for all levels
  • Endless freeride
  • Heli-skiing/snowboarding option

_departure | arrival

We depart for Gudauri on Thursday 20 February 2020 by Aegean flight from Athens. Especially for customers from Thessaloniki , the Thessaloniki – Athens – Thessaloniki flight charge only includes airport taxes.

Departure from the Thessaloniki airport is at 20:55 and from Eleftherios Venizelos at 23:55. We arrive in Tbilisi, pick up our luggage and drive to Gudauri. After a 2.5 hour (120km) ride we arrive at our hotel, get breakfast, arrange luggage to a point indicated by the hotel and leave for the ski resort. Alternatively you can request early check-in, subject to a corresponding charge and provided that there is room available.

_the flights

Flights of 8d excursion | Aegean

_hotels | prices

For our stay in Gudauri we chose three ski in – ski out, three & four star hotels. Marco Polo 4 * with breakfast, Carpe Diem 4 * with half board and Alpina 3 * with half board. In Tbilisi we are staying in a 4 * central hotel with breakfast (packed due to departure time).

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_prices are per person in a double room and include:

  • Airline ticket with Aegean Airlines
  • Transfers Tbilisi Airport – Gudauri, Gudauri – Tbilisi & Hotel Tbilisi – Gudauri Airport
  • 6 nights double occupancy at the hotel of your choice at the Gudauri ski resort.
  • Use of Carpe Diem sauna & use of swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi at Marco Polo
  • 1 night stay at 4 * central hotel in Tbilisi
  • 1 luggage 8kg & 1 luggage 23kg. According to Aegean regulation, if you do not get a 23kg luggage you can get 1 ski / snb equipment free of charge. If you take a 23kg suitcase, ski / snb equipment will be charged an extra 100 €

_prices are per person in a double room and include:

  • Airport taxes. Cost per person: 90 € from Thessaloniki & 65 € from Athens
  • Early check in | upon availability
  • Lift Cards (price 2019): 50GEL (approx. 16.5 €) / day
  • Ski / Snowboard vip equipment rental. Cost per person for 7 days: 70 €
  • Free-ride tour, from 35 €/person (Gudauri Freeride Tours)
    Heliskiing tour. Cost per person: 180 €/1 run & 380 €/3 runs (Kazbegi Helicopters)

_important information:

  • To travel to Georgia you need a passport or a new type of Latin identity. The organizer is not responsible if the client does not have the legal documents for crossing the border. Service identities are not a travel document. Holders of non-Greek documents are responsible for crossing the border (more information can be obtained from the Georgian Embassy or Consulate)
  • Children up to 12 years old only travel with a passport
  • Children under 18 traveling with one parent need the other parent’s validated authorization / consent. Children traveling without parents need both parents’ validated authorization / consent
  • According to international hotel regulation you can pick up your room from 14:00 and check out until 12:00
  • Children discount rates apply for a room with two adults