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Gudauri Backcountry Guidebook. Off-piste Ski Areas in Gudauri, Georgia.

Disclaimer of liability

Freeride in Gudauri - GuidebookBackcountry Skiing in Gudauri, Georgia. Guidebook for freeriders by Oleg GritskevichI have ridden each of the routes described in this section with my friends and clients more than a dozen times. I share this information and experience with those who feel they have the strength, confidence and, most importantly, the necessary skills to follow these routes independently, without a guide. But, no matter how much information I share, I cannot guarantee the correctness of the information on this website. I am not responsible for any injuries you may incur by attempting any of the routes I post on this page or elsewhere on the site. Use common sense - stay within your abilities, and if you want to go beyond your limits, do it only under the supervision of an expert. In this case, by the term "limits" I mean not only skiing on steep slopes in potentially dangerous areas but also the limitations of your practical skills in reading the terrain, choosing a line of descent, navigation, your survival skills, level of physical training, your language skills, etc. If in doubt, enlist the services of a professional Gudauri-based backcountry guiding outfit.
Do not use this information only for route planning. At the very least, read the topographic paper map and use a compass. The lines on the map and the route tracks in the GPS files in this section may contain errors, may be incomplete, and may cause you to pass through a dangerous area.

In a nutshell, use the information on this page at your own risk.

Keep safe and enjoy every day in the mountains!

Author of the Guidebook, Oleg Gritskevich.

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Lomisi

Lomisi

Backcountry to the Lomisi Monastery of the 9th century, N (north), NE (northeast), NW (northwest), 3,2 km., ⎋ 05:00 h., ⇡ 02:50 h., ↑ 700 (850) m., ↓ 700 (850) m., ▲ 2200 (2350) м. Overview of the route If visiting an ancient Orthodox monastery located far from inhabited areas and civilization...

Arakhveti Forest

Arakhveti Forest

Backcountry to the Fairytale forest Arakhveti, Lomisi ridge., N (north), 3,3 km., ⎋ 5 h., ⇡ 03:10 h., ↑ 750 m., ↓ 750 m., ▲ 2210 м. Overview of the route A lot of visual landmarks (forest, bushes, trees), relative avalanche safety, and northern exposure justify the characterization of this rou...

Bidara Mt.

Bidara Mt.

Freeride routes from Mount Bidara, NE (northeast), E (east), SE (southeast), SW (southwest), W (west), NW (northwest), 1-3 km., ⎋ 02:30 h., ⇡ 00:40 h., ↑ 170 m., ↓ 1120 m., ▲ 3220 м. Overview of the route The immediate proximity of Mount Bidara and its adjacent ridges to the Gudauri Ski Resort...

Kobi gorge

Kobi gorge

Freeriding in the Kobi gorge., N (north), 5,4 km., ⎋ 02:40 h., ⇡ 00:15 h., ↑ 0-70 m., ↓ 1160 m., ▲ 3270 м. Overview of the route Using the top station of the Sadzele lift, Kobi Gorge is easy to reach from all freeride spots and starting points of descent. and takes no more than 15 minutes on f...

Milioni

Milioni

Freeriding in the Milioni Gorge, N (north), 7 km., ⎋ 03:30 h., ⇡ 00:40 h., ↑ 50 m., ↓ 1980 m., ▲ 3270 м. Overview of the route The descent to the Milioni Gorge is one of the best routes for those who want to find perfectly untouched powder with the help of ski lifts. Due to the need to travers...

Khado Valley

Khado Valley

Skiing in Khado Valley, Tskere Village, E (east), SE (southeast), 9,5 km., ⎋ 04:00 h., ⇡ 00:00 h., ↑ 0 m., ↓ 1520 m., ▲ 3030 м. Overview of the route The descent to Khado Valley - an inhabited valley deep within the Gudauri Ski Resort surroundings - is a breathtaking adventure. From the beginn...

Sioni valley

Sioni valley

Backcountry skiing in Sioni valley (Tsiteli ridge, Kabarjina Mt.), N (north), 6 km., 06:00 h., ⇡ 03:00 h., ↑ 950 m., ↓ 950 m., ▲ 2910 м. Overview of the route The Sioni Valley – cold and hidden from direct sunlight for most of the winter - is one of those areas where the snow remains longer th...

Shele & Miketi Mt.

Shele & Miketi Mt.

Off-piste skiing on the Lomisi Ridge: Shele and Miketi Mountains, N (north), NE (northeast), 6,5 km., 07:00 h., 04:00 h., ↑1180 (1270) m., ↓1180 (1270) m., ▲ 2820 (2910) м. Overview of the route If you visit this route during your holiday in Gudauri, your remaining days at the resort will find...

Deda Ena Mt.

Deda Ena Mt.

Ski touring in the snow circus and peak of Deda Ena Mt., NE (northeast), E (east), 5 km., 05:00 h., 03:30 h., ↑ 700 (1200) m., ↓ 700 (1200) m., ▲ 3000 (3500) м. Overview of the route Deda Ena is the name of an impressive peak west of the Gudauri Ski Resort, well-marked as a classic isosceles t...