7 Day Cat Skiing Trip in Georgia

Goderdzi, Georgia

Georgia's Powder Realm: Dive into the remote snow haven of Goderdzi

Hidden within the snow-cloaked embrace of Goderdzi, awaits a haven for freeride enthusiasts like no other. Step into a winter wonderland where untouched powder stretches as far as the eye can see, and the thrill of adventure meets the tranquility of enchanted forests. Our 7-day Cat Skiing Trip in Georgia invites you to indulge in the ultimate snow escapade, where every moment is full of exhilaration and awe.

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TRIP OVERVIEW

On Your Adventure You Will

Go cat skiing in Goderzi:
Uncover untouched powder and enchanted forests while cat skiing in Georgia’s remote terrain

Explore with deeply knowledgeable guides:
We’re proud to work with fun-loving, powder-hungry GMGA guides who are passionate about sharing Georgia’s mountains and culture.

Relax and Recharge in Style:
Indulge in the luxurious amenities and rejuvenating spa of Ambassadori Hotel

Craft Georgian Dumplings:
Learn how Khinkali are made, an iconic dish at the heart of Georgian Cuisine. 

WHATS INCLUDED​

Professional Local Guide:
GMGA Ski Guide  (Guest-Guide Ratio: 4:1)

Cat skiing:
5 days of guided cat skiing 

Freeriding:
Additional ski time freeriding from the lifts 

Ski Passes:
Ski passes included 

Accommodation:
6 nights of luxury accommodation with breakfast. Double rooms included, possible to upgrade to single or executive suite.

Spa
Unlimited spa access including pool & sauna with mountain view, steam sauna, and massage treatments available to book

Ground Transport:
All transportation from airport to ski resort and back, including 4×4 offroad vehicles and snowcat transfer when needed.

Meals:
Impressive breakfast buffet every day, khinkali dumpling-making workshop for one dinner.

Skill Development:
Training on use of avalanche safety equipment and ski technique (if you want it!).

WHATS NOT INCLUDED​

Equipment 
Rental assistance available on request.

Flights
Ask us for advice about the best airport and time to arrive.

Lunch / Dinner / Snacks
Dinners are not included except for the khinkali-making workshop. Pack lunches can be taken from the breakfast buffet or hot lunch can be purchased. 

Accommodation on Day 7
If your flight is for the following day, you can add on accommodation in the city of your departure.

Travel Insurance
Please ensure that your insurance policy covers backcountry skiing. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended. 

fips for Guides
Gratuity is not included in the price and is always appreciated.

SUN: ROAD TRIP!

Seamless Arrival
From touchdown to mountain majesty, your adventure begins the moment you arrive. Our professional driver will whisk you away from the bustling cityscapes and introduce you to the tranquility of Goderdzi where the best powder in Georgia awaits.

Batumi Route: ~4hr
For those flying in or out of Batumi, prepare for an intense 4-hour off-road adventure in the unrivaled 4×4 Mitsubishi Delica. Our seasoned drivers navigate this rugged, snow-covered road with unmatched expertise. Be prepared to see lots of snow

Kutaisi: ~6.5hr
For those coming in and out of Kutaisi, enjoy an easy 2.5 hour drive to Batumi on paved roads before starting the intense 4-hour off-road adventure up to Goderdzi.

Tbilisi: ~6.5hr
 Those coming from Tbilisi will enjoy easy paved roads for the first 4.5 hours followed by an exciting 1 hour off-road journey to the snowcat transfer pickup point. After loading your bags and gear aboard the snowcat you can enjoy views of the lower caucuses on this 1 hour climb up and over the majestic Goderdzi pass. 

MON - FRI: CAT SKI GODERDZI

Goderdzi’s Enchanted Forest
Embark on an unparalleled adventure of cat skiing in Georgia’s crown jewel – Goderdzi. Nestled in the heart of the Caucasus, Goderdzi is a hidden treasure within the realm of Georgian ski resorts. Following a rejuvenating night at Ambassadori Hotel, we’re ready to hop aboard our private snowcat and ascend the first summit, initiating our exhilarating expedition. Wander through the enchanted forest of grand pine and beech trees, bound through powder-laden fields between wooden roofs of snowed-in rustic villages, and relish vistas of snow-kissed peaks that extend their majesty into Turkey and beyond. The greatest thing about having a private snowcat is that you just need to point at the mountain you want to ride and the driver will take you there. 

SAT: JOURNEY HOME

Seamless Arrival
From touchdown to mountain majesty, your adventure begins the moment you arrive. Our professional driver will whisk you away from the bustling cityscapes and introduce you to the tranquility of Goderdzi where the best powder in Georgia awaits. If you’re arriving to Batumi (3.5 hr drive) or Kutaisi (6 hr drive), prepare for an off-road expedition to Goderdzi’s alpine wonder. Those coming from Tbilisi (6.5 hr drive) will experience an exciting off-road journey followed by an extraordinary snowcat transfer over the majestic Goderdzi pass. Your arrival is not just a moment—it’s the first chapter of the unforgettable experience of cat skiing in Georgia.

EVENINGS: RELAX REST & RECHARGE

Revitalize in Ambassadori’s Alpine Spa.
Wrap up each exhilarating day with a soothing touch. Immerse yourself in Hotel Ambassadori’s Alpine Spa, where the steam of the sauna and the tranquil waters of the pool rejuvenate both body and spirit. Let your muscles unwind and reflect on the epic moments of your cat skiing adventure.

Replenish in the Restaurant & Bar
Georgian mountain cuisine might be the best apres ski food in the world. Enjoy hearty dishes full of cheese, butter, meat, and a sizeable traditional vegan menu built around beans, eggplant, walnuts, fresh and grilled vegetables. Impromptu traditional dance competitions have been known to pop up in the hotel bar as well as the occasional techno party. 

WORKSHOP: HOW TO MAKE KHINKALI

The Iconic Khinkali
Enjoy an immersive workshop where you’ll learn the art of crafting Khinkali, Georgia’s beloved dumplings. Led by experienced chefs, this hands-on session will take you through the techniques and secrets behind the intricate folding process. Whether you’re a cooking enthusiast or simply eager to delve into Georgian cuisine, this workshop promises a flavorful and enriching experience. 

Prerequisites

Previous experience skiing or snowboarding off-piste in powder. 

Required Equipment

Freeriding Gear
– Freeride Skis or Snowboard
– Ski/Snowboard Boots
– Collapsable Touring Poles

Avy Gear
– Avalanche Beacon
– Avalanche Probe
– Foldable Shovel

Outer Wear  
– Base layers
– Midlayers
– Waterproof Ski Pants
– Waterproof Ski Jacket
– Gloves
– Helmet
– Goggles

Backcountry Essentials  
– Sunglasses
– 25-35 L Backpack (large enough to carry all of your equipment)
– Water Bottle (thermos is best)
– Snacks
– Sunscreen

 

Let us know if you need assistance with rentals.


Recommended

Travel Insurance
– Comprehensive travel insurance with medical and trip cancellation cover

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE

Fluent English, GMGA Certified

PRIVATE SNOWCAT

5 Days Catskiing

LUXURY ACCOMODATION

Ski in Ski out with Spa

TRANSPORT

Private 4×4 Transport Included

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Avalanche Safety & Ski Technique 

PRICE

From $2,360 / Person

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Agathe F
Feb 18, 2023
We had this great trip to Goderdzi organized by Vagabond Adventures. Taylor made sure we were well taken care of. The communication was always prompt. We missed our connection flight getting to Georgia and it delayed us 24 hours; Taylor was able to successfully reorganize our trip and we were still able to enjoy everything as scheduled. We would highly recommend Vagabond Adventures for your future travel.
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Markus Knipper
Sep 1, 2022
Thanks for the amazing cat skiing experience in Goderdzi! We had so much fun with our very experienced guides Luka and Kaxa. Thanks guys! 🙂 In addition to our trip, Taylor and Arina fed us with lots of information about Gudauri and backcountry tracks on fatmap. 5 Stars recommendation for Vagabond Adventures 😎
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Franziska Fischer
Aug 25, 2022
We had an absolutely amazing time during our cat skiing trip to Goderdzi. Luka and Kaxa were the perfect guides for our trip. If you're looking for a cool and unique skiing experience the Vagabond Adventures crew is the top choice ❤️
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Dov Kram
Jan 21, 2022
One of, if not the best ski experiences I have ever had. Taylor and one of his guides Luka were incredible and took us to some unforgettable terrain. The snow was deep and fresh powder lines were to be had basically everywhere they took us. Even our final run back to where we were staying was epic. I’d highly recommend using Vagabond Adventures for your next trip to Georgia!!
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Agathe F
Feb 18, 2023
We had this great trip to Goderdzi organized by Vagabond Adventures. Taylor made sure we were well taken care of. The communication was always prompt. We missed our connection flight getting to Georgia and it delayed us 24 hours; Taylor was able to successfully reorganize our trip and we were still able to enjoy everything as scheduled. We would highly recommend Vagabond Adventures for your future travel.
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Markus Knipper
Sep 1, 2022
Thanks for the amazing cat skiing experience in Goderdzi! We had so much fun with our very experienced guides Luka and Kaxa. Thanks guys! 🙂 In addition to our trip, Taylor and Arina fed us with lots of information about Gudauri and backcountry tracks on fatmap. 5 Stars recommendation for Vagabond Adventures 😎
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Franziska Fischer
Aug 25, 2022
We had an absolutely amazing time during our cat skiing trip to Goderdzi. Luka and Kaxa were the perfect guides for our trip. If you're looking for a cool and unique skiing experience the Vagabond Adventures crew is the top choice ❤️
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Dov Kram
Jan 21, 2022
One of, if not the best ski experiences I have ever had. Taylor and one of his guides Luka were incredible and took us to some unforgettable terrain. The snow was deep and fresh powder lines were to be had basically everywhere they took us. Even our final run back to where we were staying was epic. I’d highly recommend using Vagabond Adventures for your next trip to Georgia!!
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GODERDZI

BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

Goderdzi, Georgia, offers an exceptional freeride terrain for true adventure seekers. Nestled amidst the breathtaking summits of Adjara, this region is a haven for intermediate to advanced riders looking to explore untracked powder in solitude. Here’s what you can expect:

Elevation and Terrain Features.
Goderdzi boasts elevations ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 meters, providing extensive freeride options. The terrain comprises pristine bowls, challenging chutes, and pillowy glades, ensuring an exciting variety for everyone. 

Abandoned Villages.
Where else do you have the opportunity to ski between the roofs of ancient wooden houses in snowed-in villages? A rooftop kicker session is a must. 

Tree Runs.
If you’re a fan of tree skiing, Goderdzi’s forests are blanketed in deep powder all winter. Our favorite beech forest reminds many skiers of Japan, while the evergreen forest across the valley is more reminiscent of Canada. 

SNOW CONDITIONS

When it comes to snow conditions, Goderdzi doesn’t disappoint. Situated in Adjara, where the first waves of eastward-moving weather systems carry moisture from the Black Sea, Goderdzi receives the highest snowfall in all of Georgia. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Annual Snowfall. 
With an annual snowfall of over 10 meters, Goderdzi ensures a deep and lasting winter playground. This consistent snowfall provides fresh powder throughout the season.

Dry Powder.
The snow in Goderdzi is renowned for its dryness, making it a dream for those seeking fluffy, light powder turns.

Snow Depth.
While snow depth varies throughout the season, mid-winter depths typically range from 3-8 meters, creating a deep and stable base for your backcountry adventures.

GETTING THERE

From Tbilisi (6-7 hours).
This scenic journey through central Georgia takes  6-7 hours. After we depart from the pavement in Adigeni, a rugged off-road segment is followed by a Snow Cat transfer over a high pass unaccessible by car in winter. Imagine a ski resort so wild that it doesn’t even have a road connection from the capital. 

From Kutaisi (5-6 hours) or Batumi (3-4 hours).
From Kutaisi, we start by taking the main highway down the Black Sea coast to Batumi. From Batumi,  a winding asphalt road ventures deep into upper Adjara, slowly deteriorating into a steep 35km off-road section only accessible with high clearance 4wd cars with experienced drivers. Our hotel lies at the very end of this off-road track. 

WHEN TO COME

For the best combination of snow quality and weather conditions, consider planning your trip between late January and mid March. 

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