Caucasus·March 4 - 11 2023

Georgia Ski Touring

A winter ski holiday to devote yourself to the exploration of Svaneti region in Georgia

1539712884746SkiTouringinGeorgiaSvanTowers

Overview

This 8-day itinerary, which includes 5 days of skiing, will take place in Georgia, specifically in the mountain region of Svaneti. Located in the Caucasus, it is well-known for its majestic mountains, including the Ushba, and the numerous towers that give this location its charming and distinctive character. In accordance with the weather, the safety situation, and the group's level of physical fitness, your guide will accompany you to the best spots. All the trips have a development and a medium altitude difference, which is 900 - 1200 meters at an altitude between 2000 and 3000 meters above sea level.

Effort level

Hard

This tour is suitable for all those sportmen who are true fans of this sport, have an optimal athletic base and want to try something different than usual Total ski touring days: 5 Total ascent: 1000 mt per day

Travel status

Planned

Everything is set, we are just waiting for skiers to form the group.

No. of participants

4-6 Participants

Highlights

High-altitude skilling

High-altitude skilling

Train in one-of-a-kind resorts at around 3000 meters above sea level, surrounded by high mountains on all sides.

Extremely long and snow-rich winter

Extremely long and snow-rich winter

The cross between the warm and humid currents of the Black Sea and the cold currents from Russia, has made Svaneti one of the ideal places to find the best snowy conditions. During the winter season, the snow cover can reach 3 meters, making this place a ski tourer's paradise!

Are you a food lover?

Are you a food lover?

Svanetian cuisine consists of hearty, carbohydrate-heavy dishes that are ideal for keeping you fueled up during the harsh cold mountain winters. Bread, potatoes, meat, and cheese are combined with some unique flavorings to create dishes that are 100% Svanetian.

Itinerary

Previous

Next

Schermata20220816alle16.33.54

Trip map

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Kutaisi - Mestia

Day 3 to 7: Ski touring in Svaneti

Day 8: Departure

b64b1d43379eb558824d7f893d5efc28wintertimegeorgian

Day 1

Check-in and meeting with the guide

Your arrival in Kutaisi will take place during the afternoon of the first day.

After joining and meeting the guide, you will rest for the night in the hotel, near the airport, where you will also eat your dinner.

170513574

Day 2

Departure from Kutaisi and arrival in Mestia

The minibus transfer from Kutaisi to Mestia will take about 5 hours and will cross isolated and inaccessible valleys during the day.

Once in Mestia, you will check into your hotel and will discuss the current state of the snowpack and the best destinations for the next few days.

Skitouringetserisvaneti

Day 3 to 7

Ski touring in Svaneti

5 days of ski mountaineering with the guide who will lead you through itineraries in the two macro areas of Mestia and Ushguli, the latter being the most remote and accessible via a road in a canyon. If conditions will be good, we'll have 2/3 nights in the remote village of Ushguli at 2.000 meter altitude and we will ski there starting each day from our mountain hut.

Our professional team will offer a tour that fills you with great pleasure and unforgettable locations surrounded by peaks reaching over 5000 meters in height 

You'll usually leave early in the morning and climbing for 1.000 meter in ascent and return around 1 p.m., resting in the lodge before your next adventure.

With the group can be decided to have 1 day of ski using local lift in resorts.

5d8733e6ca76642d4f441c1a

Day 8

Departure

The minibus will depart from Mestia early in the morning, followed by a transfer to the airport.

We hope to see you on the next adventure!

Travel Prices

Georgia Ski Touring Travel Price

Georgia Ski Touring Travel Price

Your accommodation in the lodging will be in shared room with you companions.

FROM$1,617.18/pp

What's Included

Included

Lodging

5 ski touring days guided

Breakfasts and dinners

Luggage deposit

All transport in Georgia

Your transport to reach the destination

Everything not in the list included

Lunches

Extra Services

Travel Cancellation Insurance

Travel Cancellation Insurance

Do you want to leave without worries? By adding this option to your cart you are buying an insurance service that will refund you the full price paid to Adventoured in case you are unable to participate in the trip for reasons beyond your control....
Read More

PRICE$119.42/pp

ADD THIS

Lodging

Hotel in Kutaisi

Hotel in Kutaisi

Kutaisi is the administrative center of Georgia's Imereti region, as well as the country's second largest city and one of Europe's oldest inhabited places.

An amazing place to spend your first night of holiday!

Hotel in Mestia town

Hotel in Mestia town

The accommodation where you will be hosted is in a strategic location, allowing you to enjoy all of the holiday adventures.

Your Guide

Alessio - UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Alessio - UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Alessio is 31 years old and is a mountain passionate since he was a child.

Alessio brings years of knowledge from rock climbing, mountaineering, and skiing to wherever he works.

In addition to being an expert in his field, he enjoys meeting new people and introducing them to the local culture!

With him, you will be able to improve your skills, visit places safely, and learn about the mountain environment!

Svaneti

Enjoy a unique ski touring adventure in Georgia.

Svaneti, the highest inhabited region in the Caucasus, is one of Georgia's most popular and beautiful territories. It has four of the ten highest peaks in the Caucasus, which is why ski tours and mountainous ski tourism, in general, are popular in this region, owing to the unique landscape and high-quality snow that lasts for a long time on the mountain slopes.

Svaneti

FAQs

What are my responsibilities while traveling?

Practicing outdoor sports brings risks. Adventoured and outdoor guides do not accept any responsibility deriving from your wrong behaviors during the participation of our group travels. You are the ultimate responsible for your action.

Do I have any insurance coverage for accidents that can happen during group travel?

Of course! The cost of the trip also includes insurance that adequately covers costs that may arise from the unpleasant event of an accident during outdoor activities. In this page you can find the insurance terms and condition.

Customer Insurance

If I book a trip, do I have the possibility to cancel?

Of course! the reimbursement possibilities are as follows:

  • If you cancel 45 days before the departure of the trip, you are entitled to a refund of 100% of the trip;
  • If you cancel between 45 and 30 days before the departure of the trip, you are entitled to a refund of 70% of the trip;
  • If you cancel within 30 days before the departure of the trip, you are not entitled to a refund

To know all the travel conditions visit this page


What is the difference between planned and confirmed trip?

The planned trip is the one available for sale on the platform while the confirmed trip is the one that has reached the minimum number of participants and will start. It is important that you organize the logistics only when the trip has been confirmed by the Adventoured team.


How long can the trip be confirmed?

The goal of the Adventoured team is to find all travel companions for your outdoor trips, but we have given ourselves the terms within which our trips can become confirmed or not:

  • 20 days before the start of the travel in the case of trips lasting more than 6 days;
  • 7 days before the start of the travel in the case of trips lasting between 3 and 6 days; 
  • 48 hours before the start of the travel in the case of trips lasting less than 3 days

To know all the travel conditions visit this page


What happens if I have booked a trip but it has not been confirmed by Adventoured?

Unfortunately we were unable to find the minimum number of people to start the trip you booked. At this point you have two solutions: 

  • Request a refund of 100% of the amount paid for the trip booked;
  • Pay the difference to cover the fixed costs of the trip and start the trip anyway. Please note that in this case you could face an increase between 50% and 100% of the initial cost of the trip. To activate this opportunity we will need your response within 24 hours

To know all the travel conditions visit this page




Trip Tips

Bring the right equipment

Bring the right equipment

We recommend bringing a backpack (preferably waterproof), a water bottle, skis, ski poles, boots, sealskins, arva, shovel and probe. Regarding the clothes, we recommend bringing a pair of gloves, a hat, some shirts and sweatshirts, a waterproof and wind-resistant jacket, a heavy duvet, long and heavy trousers and lastly, thermal underwear.

Additional equipment

Additional equipment

We suggest taking with you a sanitizer gel, towel, soap, shampoo, slippers, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm with UV protection, your mobile phone and charger.

What about the insurance?

What about the insurance?

We remind you to purchase the ski touring accident insurance for activities outside EU union. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Liability during sport activities

Liability during sport activities

Practicing outdoor sports brings risks. Adventoured and outdoor guides do not accept any responsibility deriving from your wrong behaviors during the participation of our group travels. You are the ultimate responsible for your action.

Flexible booking conditions

Flexible booking conditions

All Adventoured travels have flexible booking condition! If you cancel your booking the reimbursement possibilities are as follows: - If you cancel before 45 days before the departure of the trip, you are entitled to a refund of 100% of the trip; - If you cancel between 45 and 30 days before the departure of the trip, you are entitled to a refund of 70% of the trip; - If you cancel within 30 days before the departure of the trip, you are not entitled to a refund

Travel cancellation insurance

Travel cancellation insurance

Leave without worries and get your travel price refunded if one of these events prevents you from leaving! - if you contract COVID, become ill, or experience an accident just before leaving;  - your flight or train ride is annulled or delayed for longer than 8 hours; - if your car breaks down on the way to the airport;  - you have your travel documents stolen - if you have to postpone your trip due to a natural disaster at your vacation spot, such as an earthquake, avalanche, or volcanic eruption. P.s. This insurance doesn't cover your personal logistic costs (flights, train, car).

Logistics

Logistics

As our trips require a minimum number of participants, we suggest you to not organize your logistics until your experience is confirmed by the Adventoured team.

Related Blog Posts

IDMSudtirolAltoAdige_DamianoLevatiStorytellerLabs

Hiking in the Ötztal Alps, 5 facts about Ötzi the Iceman

READ
Georgia Ski Touring

Georgia· March 4 - 11 2023· 7 nights

FROM$1617/pp