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Skiing tour to Svaneti. Georgia

Skiing tour to Svaneti

Svaneti - a kingdom of snow against the background of panoramic views of the mountain peaks of the authentic world of Svaneti.

Five days of active and comfortable skiing on the stunning mountain slopes of any complexity. You will never forget such a thing!

Attention:

  • The tour is designed on the principle of "All inclusive"
  • The tour will take place with a group of 10 to 17 people
  • The tour is available for individual orders, open from 01.01 to 03.31.2020
Article:
511
Country:
Georgia
Tour type:
Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Directions:
Upper Svaneti
Complexity:
Light / Medium
Number of participants:
From 10 people
Maximum height:
3150 m
Season:
December - March
Start of the program:
Tbilisi
Finish program:
Tbilisi
Duration:
7 days
Price:
750 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
01.01.202031.03.2020
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Svaneti is an amazing and distinctive world, an authentic corner of an ancient civilization, which has preserved traditions and originality in almost all areas of its life. Here, you will not find fashionable hotels, lounge bars and spas. But you can relax in the conditions of fabulously beautiful nature, clean air and majestic mountains ...

Day 1

Arrival at the airport of Tbilisi. Meeting at the airport company representative. A special program has been developed for the group, a walking tour of the old city accompanied by a guide:

  • “Cradle of Tbilisi” - a bathhouse quarter where the foundation of the city was laid. This part of the old city is the oldest, is considered a conservation area and is under state protection.
  • The oldest Christian temples and shrines with unique architecture and painting - Anchiskhati, Sioni, Metekhi
  • Ascent by cable car to the observation platform of the Narikal fortress, with which the whole of Tbilisi is in full view
  • In the labyrinths of ancient Tbilisi streets and atmospheric Italian courtyards

The tour will last about 2 hours. Then the group went to Svaneti, pos. Mestia.

Day 2

Hatsvali ski resort

  • Distance from the village. Mestia 6 km. Transfer to the resort for the group will be carried out by a special cross-country minibus, which will be assigned to the group for the entire stay.

Main characteristics:

  • the lowest point of the resort - 1 865 m; highest point - 2,347 m; average height difference - 480 m; number of tracks - 3; the length of the green, simplest track is 700 m; the length of the blue (the longest) track is 2,600 m; length of the red route - 1 900 m;
  • the number of lifts - 3, of which 2 are tow-tows (600 and 800 m each) and 1 are four chairlifts (1,462 m long); there is night lighting on the tracks; there are freeride zones;
  • instructor training services; rescue team that was organized and trained by experienced French specialists

Especially for the group, the company will reserve ski equipment in accordance with your request and shoe size. The service is included in the price.

It is especially worth noting for lovers the opportunity for a ski tour to the dominant Ushba mountain and excellent opportunities for backcountry.
At the upper point of the lift is the upper platform, where there is a cozy cafe "Zuruldi", from here you can see magnificent panoramic views. The cafe provides a good selection of Georgian cuisine, hot dishes and mulled wine.

Day 3 - 6

Tetnuldi ski resort

  • The distance from the village of Mestia is 15 km.

The trend in the world of winter sports today is such that the prospect of opening new resorts with interesting routes and at the same time a small number of people, low prices and unbelievably beautiful panoramic views is practically unrealistic. Such places can occur in units over decades.
Tetnuldi is certainly at the moment one of such places where a small number of people, a small cost, a completely unique authentic world around, fabulous views from the magic kingdom at 360 degrees, when you climb, you always look at the giant Tetnuld, rising directly above your head, and when downhill you go straight to one of the most beautiful mountains of the Caucasus - Ushba.
In Tetnuldi, we managed to combine two chips - the absolute authenticity of the place and modern technologies for designing a ski resort
A couple of years will pass and Tetnuldi will be loaded with crowds of people who, of course, will bring here the fuss from which sometimes you really want to escape.
So what do we have today.
First of all, this is a cult place for fans of freeride.
Freeride in the resort area - available directly from the cable cars. The relief is very interesting - there are steep slopes, fields and small counter slopes, and a forest.
The resort’s capabilities in this regard are guaranteed to be of interest to many: from beginner riders to confident skaters. The relief combines a forest zone, a rarity for freeriding in Georgia and wide fields and cool slopes and awesome panoramic views.

For lovers of ski tours Svaneti is an absolutely special topic ...
Frankly, such a vastness is difficult to find, somewhere, for such affordable money. First of all, of course, Tetnuld himself. Of course, our company strongly recommends going on such a trip with a local guide. At your request, we will select the most experienced for the group (the service is not included in the tour price and is paid extra if desired)

Now about the technical details

  • The beginning of the cableway is 1800 m above sea level. The highest point is 3150 m. The total length of the tracks is 25 km. The total height difference is 900 m. The descent from the very top of the resort is quite long - about 9 km.

Graduation of the tracks will help to distribute the group or family according to technical readiness.

  • Blue patch

The first stage is ideal for beginners and for a relaxed ride. Simple and at the same time interesting - there are turns and the opportunity to go off the track and try your hand at chubby snow with the ability to quickly return to the packed place. The second stage is a little steeper, the complexity of the route is distributed proportionally and, compared with the first section, is a notch

  • Red patch

We need special equipment, preparation of a lot of cool places, a lot of high-speed turns of areas for maneuvering ... In a word, you won’t tell everything because this is not a virtual trip

  • Lifts

At the moment, 4 lines of elevators have been built and launched: 3 chairs successively raising from 2,265 m to a height of 3,165 m and an additional side cable car that goes to the top level of the second stage from 2,340 m to 2,700 m

Day 7

Transfer from the hotel to Mestia in Tbilisi. Farewell dinner from the company. Transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi

Day 8
Airport transfer

Tbilisi - Mestia - Hatsvali - Tetnuldi - Tbilisi

The cost of a package of services - from 750 US dollars *

  • * Payment is made in US dollars
  • * The tour is designed on the principle of "all inclusive" (All inclusive)
  • * The cost of the tour is indicated for one person in a group of 10 to 17 people

Includes the principle of "all inclusive" (All inclusive):

  • Transfer from the airport of Tbilisi to Mestia, Svaneti.
  • Transfer from Mestia to Tbilisi. The airport
  • Hotel stay in Tbilisi, Mestia. Only 7 nights. The rooms are double. 2 people per room. For those who would like to stay in a single room an additional 50 euros
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant in Tbilisi, authentic cuisine
  • Kakheti wine for a meal in a restaurant in Tbilisi, Rkatsiteli. Mtsvane, Khikhvi 40 liters for a group of 12 to 16 people
  • The services of an experienced instructor and guide while hiking
  • Guide services in Tbilisi. in Mtskheta
  • Transfer to Hatsvali resorts 16 km. Roundtrip.
  • Transfer to Tetnuldi from Mestia and back for the entire stay 30 km round trip. 5 days according to the program
  • Ski equipment according to shoe sizes for each group member
  • Lift pass for both resorts according to the program for the whole stay
  • Sim card of a local operator for 1 member of the group per 1000 Mb of Internet - 1 pc.

Brief information on the area

Svaneti is a mountainous region in the north-west of Georgia, inhabited by Svans.

Geographically and historically, Svaneti is divided into Upper and Lower, separated by the Svaneti ridge. Upper Svaneti is an alpine valley in the upper reaches of the Inguri River. Administratively, Upper Svaneti is the Mestian region of the Samegrelo-Upper Svaneti region with its center in Mestia. From the north and east, Upper Svaneti is bordered by the Main Caucasian Range with the peaks of Shkhara, Ushba, Tetnuldi, etc., along which the Georgian-Russian border passes. From the west, the area is separated by the Khurum ridge from the Kodori Gorge. Upper Svaneti was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Mestia - an urban-type settlement, is the cultural and religious center of the mountain of Svaneti. There is a historical and ethnographic museum in the village, where unique icons and manuscripts are stored, a house museum and a bust of a native of Mestia, the famous climber M.V. Khergiani (buried here). Several dozens of medieval Svan stone houses with watch and residential towers have been preserved here; churches (X - XIV centuries), including Matskhvari (Spasa), Targzel (Holy Archangels) and others. Numerous medieval churches and fortifications of the Mestia region are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mestia is also a center of alpine tourism and mountaineering; from here begin ascents to the peaks of Ushba, Dzhangi-tau, Shkhara, etc. On December 1, 2010 the first ski resort was opened here.

Khatsvali resort is a young but very promising ski resort in Georgia, 1865 m above sea level. Built by state order, Hatsvali in the future will become part of a large state tourism project, which should combine the slopes of the Svanetian mountains in one system. The resort began operations in 2011, after the opening of a small airport in Mestia in December 2010.

Tetnuldi resort is located in one of the highest mountain regions of Georgia - Svaneti, near Mestia, 2260 m above sea level. The opening of the Tetnuldi resort took place in December 2016. A special feature of the resort is its stunning views and the widest opportunities for freeriding.

Additional Information

  • Only children under the age of 14 are allowed on the tour.
  • The host party has the right to prohibit the participants from skiing in the event of adverse weather conditions and the poor physical condition of the participant (injury).
  • The price does not include: additional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc.
  • Perhaps the provision of additional services, negotiated in advance
  • You can offer your tour dates and number of days in advance.

The number of participants in the group is not limited

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