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Freeride Trips in Gudauri

Gudauri, Georgia

Gudauri Unleashed: Your Ultimate 8-Day Freeriding TRIP IN GUDAURi POWDER

Ski beyond boundaries in Gudauri with our 8-day freeriding / ski touring trip. Stay in comfortable ski-in-ski-out accommodation, enjoy hassle-free transportation, and let our experienced guides lead you through the hidden gems of Gudauri’s backcountry. Uncover the thrill of untouched slopes!

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On Your Adventure You Will

Freeride / Ski Tour with Deeply Knowledgeable Local Guides
Our experienced guides are not only fluent in English but also intimately familiar with the Gudauri/Kazbegi region’s terrain, ensuring a safe and exhilarating adventure into Gudauri’s expansive backcountry. With countless options to explore, you’re guaranteed to have a blast while soaking in breathtaking mountain vistas. For the adventurous, infinite terrain awaits just a few hours’ hike away, and for the downhill-oriented powder seekers, Gudauri’s lift-accessed backcountry is truly one of a kind. Optional ski tour to an isolated mountain hut where we’re likely to be the only guests surrounded by the powder fields of Mt. Kazbek. 

WHATS INCLUDED​

Effortless Transportation
Enjoy the ease of a warm welcome and comfortable transfer from Tbilisi to Gudauri and from your hotel to all freeride / ski tour destinations. Let transportation be the least of your worries as you savor your adventure.

Slopeside Accommodation + Spa & Breakfast
After each exhilarating day, retreat to our comfortable slope-side accommodation. A 4-star hotel awaits with a hot sauna in the spa, a great restaurant, and two bars. For the adventurous hikers, a 2-3 night stay in a comfortable, modern, and totally isolated mountain hut at 3014m is optional and highly recommended. Breakfast and spa access are included in the Gudauri hotel; breakfast and dinner are included in the mountain hut. 

Gudauri Ski Passes
Unlock Gudauri with unlimited ski passes included in your Freeriding trip with us.

Private Freeriding / Ski Touring Guide
Enjoy a customized and exclusive ski/snowboarding journey with one of our experienced Ski Guides. Your personal guide, intimately acquainted with Gudauri’s terrain, will tailor the adventure to your skill level and preferences. Hike long distances to make first descents, or shred secret pow stashes hidden below the lifts – the choice is yours. We keep a maximum guide ratio of 4:1 to ensure small groups and high quality experiences.

Avalanche & Mountain Safety 
In the realm of freeriding, there’s no such thing as too much knowledge and safety awareness, especially concerning avalanches. Whether you’re using a beacon for the first time or a seasoned snow profile analyst, our guides will elevate your understanding and awareness, placing safety first when backcountry ski touring and freeriding in Guduari.

Skill Development
Beyond avalanche safety, our guides are skilled in helping you navigate challenging, deep, and steep terrain with ease, using specialized riding techniques. Conserve your energy, stay out longer, and carve through more powder. Elevate your skills and make the most of your backcountry ski tour in Gudauri.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

Ski Equipment & Avalanche Gear 
It is necessary to bring your own ski/snowboard equipment, clothes, and avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe, or to rent equipment in Gudauri. 

Lunch & Dinners
Lunches can be purchased on the mountain or taken from the breakfast buffet for ski touring days. Dinners can be purchased at the hotel restaurant or in numerous great restaurants in Gudauri. If you choose to ski tour to the mountain hut, dinner will be included there. 

Travel Insurance
We highly recommend purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers backcountry skiing/snowboarding and provides unexpected trip cancellation protection.

Day 1: ARRIVAL / AIRPORT PICKUP

Your adventure begins with a smooth and comfortable airport pickup in a 4×4 car equipped with snow tires and an experienced local driver who knows the ins and outs of Georgia’s mountain roads.  As you ascend into snowy paradise, take in the crisp mountain air and get ready to embark on a journey filled with excitement, adrenaline, and unparalleled freeriding experiences.

Days 2-7: FREERIDING IN GUDAURI REGION

Over the next six days, our seasoned guides, intimately familiar with every contour of Gudauri, will guide you through the expansive off-piste terrain of this breathtaking destination. Explore lift-accessible terrain that mirrors scenes straight out of a ski movie. Ascend nearby valleys on foot for the true wilderness experience, where there’s only us and the bears. From steep chutes to open bowls and thrilling drops, Gudauri offers it all, ensuring a freeriding adventure like no other. Prepare for unforgettable days as you immerse yourself in the diverse and exhilarating landscapes that define Gudauri as a freerider’s paradise. Ski touring is optional, riding powder is mandatory. 

Optional 3 days: ALTIHUT SKI TOUR

For the ambitious hikers among us, ski touring paradise awaits at 3014 meters above sea level. Vagabond Adventures is proud to partner with AltiHut, Georgia’s most modern and comfortable mountain hut located high on the slopes of 5054m Mt. Kazbek. We spend a day ascending from Gergety Trinity Church to AltiHut with a delicious dinner awaiting us on arrival, a day (or more) ascending nearby ridges and riding our dream lines, and on the last day we’ll ascend one more time for some morning powder and ride all the way from the ridge at 3600m down to the parking lot at 2200m, where our jacked-up 4×4 awaits to take us back to Gudauri. 

Day 8: AIRPORT DROPOFF

As your 8-day freeriding adventure in Gudauri comes to an end, we ensure a seamless and comfortable transition from the stunning slopes to your departure terminal. Reflect on the exhilarating moments, newfound skills, and camaraderie forged amidst the stunning Greater Caucuses. Depart with the satisfaction of having experienced the best of Gudauri, and carry the thrill of this freeriding adventure with you into your next journey.

RIDING SKILLS / GROUP GOALS

Our trip starts with a detailed assessment of riding skills as we hit the slopes for some off-piste exploration. Our experienced guides will tailor the experience to your level, ensuring everyone is comfortable and ready for the adventures ahead. Engage in group discussions to set personalized and collective freeriding goals, creating a cohesive and supportive atmosphere for the days to come. It’s not just about conquering slopes; it’s about the shared journey and the unique thrill of freeriding in Gudauri.

RELAX, RECHARGE, INDULGE

After each exhilarating day of freeriding in Gudauri, ski straight to the doorstep of our carefully selected accommodation. Warm up in the sauna or get a massage, feast on Georgia’s renowned cuisine and try the some chacha at the local bar. Your guide will share their local knowledge about authentic cuisine and the best apres ski parties.  Evenings are not just about rest; they’re an integral part of the experience, ensuring you wake up excited and ready for another day of thrilling freeriding adventures.

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, First Aid Trianed

TRANSPORT

Private Airport Transfers, to/from Freeride Spots

ACTIVITIES

Freeriding and/or Ski Touring

LODGING

Ski in Ski out Accommodation,  Mountain Hut

GUDAURI SKI PASS

Unlimited Slope Access

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Avalanche Safety & Ski Technique 

TERRAIN

Gudauri Backcountry

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Your Ski-In-Ski-Out Haven: Immerse yourself in comfort and style with our range of thoughtfully curated rooms, all conveniently nestled right on the slope. All rooms include an expansive traditional Georgian & European breakfast buffet and unlimited spa access. Explore the variety of amenities available, ensuring your stay is tailored to perfection.

FOR THE
ADVENTUROUS

Embark on an Extraordinary Ski Adventure: For those seeking an unparalleled mountain escape, our Freeriding package offers an exclusive opportunity. Choose the thrill of ski touring and elevate your experience by spending two nights at the mesmerizing AltiHut. Nestled just below the glacier of Mt. Kazbegi, AltiHut promises a unique blend of adventure and tranquility.

INCLUDED
IN YOUR STAY

Unlimited Spa Access

Breakfast Buffet

Fitness Center

High Speed Internet

Ski Locker

ADDITIONAL
SERVICES

Spa Treatments & Massages

Bowling Alley

Billiards Table

Board Games

ATV/Snowmobile Tour

GUDAURI

BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

Gudauri offers an array of backcountry terrain that caters to skiers and snowboarders of various skill levels. Here’s a breakdown of the terrain you can explore:

Alpine Bowls
Gudauri is renowned for its vast alpine bowls, providing open and expansive areas for freeriding. These bowls offer endless powder-filled descents and wide-open turns. Descend into Kobi bowl straight from the lift, or hike up a neighboring valley for pure, wide-open solitude.

Steep Chutes 
Thrill-seekers will appreciate the steep chutes and couloirs that Gudauri has to offer. Technical, challenging, protected from wind and sun, and full of adrenaline.

Remote Zones
If you’re looking for solitude and untouched snow, venture into Gudauri’s remote zones. Within a 30-90 minute hike from the lifts, numerous chutes, bowls, spines, and fields descend down to the road where our driver will pick you up. These areas require careful planning and are best explored with a knowledgeable guide.

SNOW CONDITIONS

Gudauri experiences snowfall from December until May although most snowfall is concentrated in the spring months. March is best for deep powder beneath the ski lifts and early April is great for long ski tours on stable snow. Due to its high elevation and unique climate patters, while the spring season is winding down in the Alps, Gudauri is just reaching its peak. 

Varied Conditions 
Due to the 1300 meter elevation difference in the ski resort and even greater elevations in the backcountry, you’re likely to find all conditions from light, dry powder on top to spring corn on the bottom.

GETTING THERE

The scenic drive along the Georgian Military Highway from Tbilisi to Gudauri takes approximately 2.5 hours with our safe drivers and comfortable cars. 

From Kutaisi Airport, driving time is about 5 hours, crossing the foothills of central Georgia and then winding up into the greater Caucasus. 

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