Mestia – a mountain resort of Georgia with developing infrastructure. There are 2500 residents. Entire unique medieval architecture of Mestia is among UNESCO World Heritage.
Skiing in Mestia:
Closeness to the highest peaks in Europe – mountains Ushba (4710 meters) and Shkhara (5068 meters). Inexpressible landscapes and coloring of local places, millenary Svanetin towers, hospitality of highlanders and Svanetin cuisine, maintained traditions and authenticity of the Region turn your trip to Mestia into the unique and unforgettable adventure.
No queues at the lifts is conditioned by small capacity of Mestia hotels (maximum 320 persons may be accommodated simultaneously at the resort), and unlimited opportunities for ski-tour and splitboarding will impress experienced riders. To find room at the hotel “at arrival” is impossible – number of rooms of the Resort is limited.
Freeride and off-piste in Mestia may be possible as along the runs under the lifts, so through the picturesque fir forest with cuttings and couloirs. Living in Mestia you can visit the Tetnuldi Ski Resort located nearby. The time by car from Mestia to Hatsvali and Tetnuldi resorts almost the same - 20-30 minutes.
Distance to Mestia from the Georgian Airports: Tbilisi - 430 km (9 hours); Kutaisi - 240 km (5 hours); Batumi - 256 km (5 hours).
Apres-ski and entertainment in Mestia:
On the upper station of the ropeway (2347 m) in Khatsvali, there is a café-bar Zuruldi. After skiing restaurants of Mestia offer wide choice of dishes of traditional Svanetin cuisine. 6 restaurants operate in Mestia (most of them are at the hotels). In the hotel Tetnuldi bar-club operates.