VAGABOND ADVENTURES

The premier English-speaking Gudauri ski school & Adventure Company

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Our Advantages

NATIVE AND FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKERS

We are the premier English speaking ski school in Gudauri. Our instructors are all native or fluent speakers who can clearly articulate exactly how to improve your technique.

EXPERIENCE WITH KIDS AND ADULTS

Whether motivating kids with an impromptu snowball fight on the slopes or discussing the force vectors required to comfortably come to a stop with a retired physicist, we’ve got all ages and abilities covered.

CUSTOMIZABLE SKI COURSES

We work with you to create the best ski lessons and trips possible. With options ranging from half-day discovery lessons to week-long backcountry ski courses.

SIMPLE BOOKING PROCESS

Write us an email and receive a quick response in fluent English! We’ll make the process nice and easy so you can focus your time on planning the rest of your trip to Georgia.

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT Georgia

There’s still not too much information online about skiing in Georgia in English, so we’re happy to give our best recommendations to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

ENCOURAGING AND EXCITING

We not only teach you how to ski, but we’ll make sure you enjoy it so much that you come back for more!

What our Customers say

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Rostik K
Nov 8, 2023
Very good price and good staff Everyone is satisfied We will come again)
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Aleix Bravo
Apr 5, 2023
Chris and Jay were amazing!
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Sanjeev Doshi
Mar 28, 2023
Great experience with the team at Vagabond. Jay was our instructor and he was quick to identify our development areas and provide us with exercises to lift our game. We look forward to skiing with you again 🙏🙏 Chiara…many thanks for organizing everything. …
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Hussein Bushnaq
Mar 27, 2023
Very professional and friendly instructors who are great with kids. Eva was fantastic with my girls.
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Fergus Appleton
Mar 21, 2023
I booked a week of coaching with Levi to improve my carving and off-piste technique and the outcome of his lessons exceeded my expectations. I can fully recommend vagabond to any advanced skier/snowboarder/freerider who wants to top up their riding and spend their vacation with fun, passionate professionals.
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Sanchit Kapoor
Mar 18, 2023
Absolutely brilliant experience getting trained by Sofie. Extremely professional approach she was patient with kids. Definitely coming back for more lessons.
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Eline Petrovic
Mar 14, 2023
I had ski lessons with Chiara and Taylor from Vagabond and I loved them so much that I decided to cancel my next holiday to Switzerland and come back to Gudauri instead to ski with the Vagabonds again! Absolutely professional, extremely competent for intermediate and advanced level ski lessons - I am so happy that I found such a high quality service in Georgia!
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Napath Tajatunga
Mar 12, 2023
Managed to snowboard by myself after only 2 sessions! Highly recommended💯💯💯 …
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Diu Hoang
Mar 11, 2023
Could not recommend Vagabond enough! From the beginning they were super responsive and easy to book with via Whatsapp, and I had a fantastic lesson with Sophie. Sophie was an excellent teacher - kind, patient and knowledgable. I really wanted to work on my confidence as a fairly new skiier and she really helped, teaching me with drills and some great memorable techniques. The next day I was able to ski down some new runs by myself (which would have been too scary for me before!) and all of my friends mentioned how much I had improved. If you’re looking for an excellent skiing lesson in Gudauri, don’t hesitate to book. Thanks Sophie!
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Matan Tal
Mar 8, 2023
Amazing ski school, booking a lesson was easy and the staff contacts you straight away with all the details. Before the lesson i was uncomfortable making turns on the snow and an hour later i was linking them together and having a great time. Instructor jay was great, very informative and concise and a great teacher overall. He was also very nice and is a native english speaker so you dont have to worry about a language barrier.
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Maria Bereziuk
Mar 7, 2023
Very professional and knowledgeable team! Big thanks to Sophie - she mastered my technique and managed to shift my 'zero' level to a steady progress in just a couple of sessions. Her positive and open-minded attitude definitely made my training days memorable!
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oren tene
Mar 6, 2023
OMG - the best ski school ever, and I've been to quite a few! Had private lessons myself (Taylor u r the best), had my kid learn to ski from a to z (Dali, u the man), had my daughter continue to evolve as a skier (Jaymo and cristina thx!) - all with great professionalism and in perfect English. highly recommended!!!
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Francisco Ruiz
Mar 4, 2023
Great experience. Very flexible with the planning. Very good and friendly guides. We will miss our days there.
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Thomas Lassey
Feb 27, 2023
Sophie's snowboarding lessons were great. Learned so much and she was extremely patient 🙂
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Tadeusz Nelson
Feb 26, 2023
Had an absolutely brilliant time. The organisation by Taylor and his team was flawless, from the moment we touched down in Georgia to being dropped off at the airport again, and everything in between. The skiing lessons provided by Zane were great fun and I really felt my skiing go to the next level. The price was great and felt like real value. Will hopefully be back next year!
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Tarek Alessa
Feb 25, 2023
louis was the best instructor i could ask for. i did 3 days of skiing with him and it was the best 3 days i’ve had in a long time. Thank you louis!
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Maha Al Rashed
Feb 25, 2023
Choses and Louis were absolutely awesome! Had the most amazing time and will definitely come back!
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Joshua Jacobson
Feb 23, 2023
Eva and Chris were very patient with my three teenagers for the past two days. Very happy with my kid's progress in snowboarding. Great experience with everyone I interacted with at Vagabond.
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Jordan Krizman
Feb 22, 2023
This is our second year coming back to snowboard ❄️ with Chris. My kids went from not knowing anything to being able to snowboard down the mountain on their own. He was very patient and personable. Taylor and the whole staff are pleasant to deal with and I definitely recommend them.
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Inshape Training
Feb 21, 2023
My 2nd time in 2 years to New Gudauri and with Vagabond Adventures. This year we had Dali as our ski instructor and Chris as our snow boarding instructor and as always the Vagabond instructors are outstanding and patient. Overall great instructors. I would highly recommend them if you're looking to get into either snow boarding or skiing. 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 all round.
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Andreas Meletiou
Feb 21, 2023
As good as it gets. Kids were super happy with the ski instructors. No doubt will be coming back and skiing with them again
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Michael Fenton
Feb 21, 2023
My wife and I had 4 days of lessons with Levi and he is an outstanding instructor for beginner to advanced levels. I highly recommend him to anyone visiting Gudari.
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Ben F
Feb 20, 2023
Vagabond is by far the best option in Gudauri for any of your ski improvement or adventure needs. Taylor and the team are professional, have substantial experience, fun and able to help any level of skier. Our group of thirteen used them in a variety of ways. We had six kids under the age of seven split into two groups (two beginner and four intermediate) all of which came out of the week with great improvements in capabilities and confidence. We also had adults taking half day sessions to help critique and improve. And I did one backcountry excursion that took me into untouched snow and incredible scenery. Taylor is extremely safe conducted avalanche testing in key areas as we progressed. Their standards and professionalism is at a global level and likely the best in Georgia. A big thanks to Taylor and the team!
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William Oliver
Feb 15, 2023
I have use Vagabond for the last 4 years both for myself and now for my daughter. Their instructors are great and their ability to accommodate your requests are second to none. I highly recommend Taylor and his team to anyone wanting to learn or to fine tune their skills for the more advanced skier.
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dan mocranschi
Feb 14, 2023
We spent a week in Gudauri and our daughter enjoyed a lot the mountains, skiing, progressing with Chris. Chiara and the rest of the team wer very supportive to make this holiday unforgettable
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Clair Beaumont-Mills
Feb 14, 2023
My son George learnt to snowboard with Levi in January 2020, March 2022 and this past week Feb 2023. We cannot rate vagabond adventures highly enough. They are professional, knowledgable and incredibly warm and friendly. Levi is the only person in the world I trust to take my son down the harder slopes. My son loves snowboarding now and we will hopefully return to Gudauri every year!
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Alex Rosca
Feb 13, 2023
Had private lessons with my two young sons. Both first time skiers. They loved it!!! Would highly recommend. Our instructor Matthieu was excellent.
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Sophie Mathieu
Feb 12, 2023
Our second time in Gudauri with the excellent Vagabond ski school. We have only good things to say as their coaches are always amazing. We keep building a list of coaches we wish to see again over our next trip only to meet new ones that are added to the list. Louis and Chiara did an amazing job with our children. They had fun and learned a lot over the week, and most importantly we trusted them to be in good hands. Coaches are friendly, knowledgeable and speak English. I also like the way they somehow always seem to pair everyone with the most suitable coach. Well done. Thank you and see you soon.
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Siro Giaquinto
Feb 8, 2023
Alessio loved the last part of the day, when he was going fast. Thank you so much for looking after my son
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Jenny Fehrmann
Feb 1, 2023
We went skiing for a few days and needed instructors to brush up on my rusty skills and teach my daughter how to ski. We had a great time with Levi and Eva. Levi was very fun and patient in teaching Layla the joy of skiing and Eva was awesome too. Within a very short time she was able to refresh my knowledge and gave me a lot of confidence. Both instructors are totally empathetic and professional. We can only recommend them. Thanks a million for everything. You guys are great. J & L
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Alan Boyne
Feb 1, 2023
Very experienced team! Jay was with me for some advanced snowboard lessons and we had a good time with improvements in carving and some on piste tricks. Looking forward to come back when the snow conditions allow us for some free riding lessons. 🏂🏂🏂
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Elena Asylguzhina
Jan 17, 2023
One of the best ski schools in Gudauri for first timers. Our instructor, Eto, was amazing and patient in teaching us the basics of skiing. Highly recommend
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Steven Perks
Jan 3, 2023
We booked four group lessons with Vagabond, and despite the lack of snow, they were great. Levi, our instructor, was very flexible, always looking for the best snow for the group (literally driving the length and breadth of the mountain), adapting lesson times to wait for better conditions and coaching each individual in a different style, according to their needs. I would highly recommend Vagabond to anyone skiing in Georgia.
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Yash Rajesh
Feb 26, 2022
Had a great time skiing with Vagabond. They were extremely professional and prompt throughout my interactions from start to finish. I would especially like to mention Kacka my ski instructor, who was extremely helpful and attentive and has really helped my improve my ski techniques. And besides being an amazing help on the slopes she was extremely warm and friendly and a truly nice person, immediately making me feel comfortable. Would highly recommend both Vagabond and Kacka for all the prospective skiers. Yash
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Ben F
Feb 20, 2022
Vagabond is by far the best ski school and adventure company in Gudauri for any of your skiing needs. Taylor and the team are professional, have substantial experience, are fun and able to help any level of skier. Our group of thirteen used their services in a variety of ways. We had six kids under the age of seven split into two groups (two beginner and four intermediate) all of which came out of the week with great improvements in capabilities and confidence. We also had adults taking half day sessions to help critique and improve. I did one backcountry excursion that took me into untouched snow and incredible scenery. Taylor is extremely safe, conducted avalanche testing in key areas and always found the best snow as we progressed. Vagabonds standards and professionalism is at a global level and likely the best in Georgia. A big thanks to Taylor and the team!
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Ali Al-Shammari
Jan 31, 2022
The experience was super smooth and great, started off with inquiries via WhatsApp in which they replied quick. After booking they immediately sent me a confirmation and arranged me a guide. Communication was clear and easy. Eva was super great and had a great personality, she was helping us skii for the first time. Superb English speaker and overall wonderful vibe. Vagabond is a great place to start if you're on the fence hiring randoms.
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Lauryn Fobian
Jan 12, 2022
Honestly this was the best experience we could have asked for. Besides that everything was just so easy and organized, Our instructor Kahti was incredible! He knew exactly how to guide us to get us where we needed to be! He had the best tips and tricks to assist me getting things right on the snowboard as someone with low confidence. thanks to him, I had the best time! Thank you Kahti, Taylor and team! We will definitely be back!
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Andrey Kontyaev
Jan 7, 2022
Great customer service and amazing advice. Thank you. The guys know the mountain and are quick to respond to questions even to advanced skiers.
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Mira Yacoub
Jan 2, 2022
Loved every bit of it. The whole process was nice & seamless. My instructor was quite friendly and reassuring whenever I felt a bit scared. By the end of the first session I felt comfortable with the basics of skiing. Would come back for more lessons for sure! Highly recommend them.
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Anna Frisken
Oct 6, 2021
Так как в этом году катальный сезон открылся позже (по понятным всем причинам хе-хе), я все же успела провести крутую каталку с командой Vagabond. Спасибо прекрасным инструкторам, которые поставили меня на сноуборд! Я в полном восторге, прийду еще. Также ребята ставят на лыжи! Рекомендую! 🙂
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Shash Wighton
Oct 6, 2021
Taylor and the team from Vagabond were better than I could have asked for! They really helped me overcome my fears and truly shred the gnar. See ya next time!
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Ffh219 Ffh219
Apr 9, 2021
Great school set up by certified ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world. Awesome lessons with great attention to detail, and a have-fun attitude. Had the best lesson ever with Eva.. highly recommended!
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Fergus James Diamonds
Mar 25, 2021
Simply the best ski school in gudauri........my family and I have used vagabond ski school for the last 3 years and they have been faultless - the booking experience, through Taylor Ferguson (the owner) has always been super efficient and personal. The coaching experience for all of my family, with all of his English speaking highly qualified ski coaches, has been amazing every single time. My youngest started with them when she was 4 years old, having never skiied before, whilst I took some more advanced lessons this year so they cater for all levels which is great for us. I fell 100% secure leaving my daughters with their ski coaches for the day which is super important and allows my wife and I to relax and do our own skiing. All in all incredible - Gudauri is a great skiing location - if it wasn't for Taylor and his crew we'd probably try other locations......as long as they are still there we'll keep coming back for more 😀 - that is how good they are.....
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Lisa McElveen
Feb 18, 2020
From the first email Vagabond ski school Have been nothing but amazing. Following through with every request! We had a few different requirements for our group and they were very helpful and flexible with all our requirements. Communication given prior to arrival was second to none. The ski school itself was amazing! Our 2 kids had a blast and the interaction/feedback given by the team was nothing but amazing! The instructors were the best we could have wished for!! Martin, Taylor and Noah were a favorite with my 2! We will be back next year!! Great instructors, who get kids
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dalibor husak
Feb 4, 2020
Vagabond ski instructors are the best! Coming from all over the world and having various travel and adventure experiences they can give you advices not only about Georgia and skiing but also about any other places. They are all very competent, speak excellent English and make you feel safe on the slopes.
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Maria Montero
Jan 13, 2020
We spent one week in Gudauri this winter and we got classes for our 8 year old sons and for ourselves (ski and snowboard). Levi was our instructor and he couldn't have been better.....he's an excellent teacher and very good to children too... He's super experienced and very knowledgable of the slopes, the resort and the risks....we felt very safe and made a lot of progress. It's the only sky school with perfect English speaking teachers, which makes a big difference to communicate and they're the most skilled and trained.... Taylor was super responsive in whatsapp and super helpful with everything... Cannot recommend more...
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Наталия Владимирова
Dec 30, 2019
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Onur Özüdoğru
Dec 27, 2019
A very professional group of young people. They are very good in communicating with a 5 year old and helping them enjoy the experience to the max. Special thanks to Dalibor, our ski instructor and Taylor, for all the arrangements despite the weather conditions. Hope to see you next year again guys!
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Levi Seiferheld
Oct 17, 2019
The one and only sophisticated ski- and snowboard-school! Highly competent and passionate instructors! Customized services, lessons for all needs and for each level! I had an unforgettable , authentic experience! Thanks for all the fun we had and for the skills I got tought! <3
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Fraser Wilson
Feb 13, 2019
Great instructors, spoke perfect English and really helpful. Awesome with kids and freeride!
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Claudia Beckwith
Dec 14, 2018
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Our snowboard /
Ski INSTRUCTORS & GUIDES

TAYLOR

Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸

Founded Vagabond in 2017

LOUIS

Skiing

Native English 🇬🇧

With Vagabond since 2018

CHRIS

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸

With Vagabond since 2018

EVA

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native Czech🇨🇿
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2018

LEVI

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native German🇩🇪
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2018

JAYMO

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸

With Vagabond since 2019

ARINA

Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸

With Vagabond since 2019

SIMON

Skiing

Native Slovak 🇸🇰,
Fluent English -
With Vagabond since 2018

LUKA

Skiing

Native Georgian 🇬🇪
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2018

KAČKA

Skiing

Native Czech 🇨🇿
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2018

ZANE

Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸
Native Afrikaans 🇿🇦

With Vagabond since 2018

SOPHIE

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native Georgian 🇬🇪
Fluent English
Fluent French

With Vagabond since 2020

CHIARA

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native Italian🇮🇹
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2021

CHITA

Skiing

Native Georgian 🇬🇪
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2019

PINTO

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native French 🇨🇭
Fluent English 

With Vagabond since 2022

TAKO

Snowboarding

Native Georgian🇬🇪
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2021

JONATHAN

Skiing

Native French 🇨🇭
Fluent English 

With Vagabond since 2019

ETO

Skiiing

Native Georgian🇬🇪
Fluent English

With Vagabond since 2021

PETER

Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸
Native Czech🇨🇿

With Vagabond since 2021

EDITA

Snowboarding/Skiing

Native Czech🇨🇿
Fluent English 

With Vagabond since 2023

ALEX

Skiing

Native English 🇺🇸

With Vagabond since 2023