What To Do In Winter
Where To Go
Svaneti Ski Resorts
Hatsvali Ski Area:
First Svanetian resort, is 8 km away from Mestia. It is a new resort used for not more than three years. Lower lift station is located at an altitude of 1865 meters; the equipment rentals are nearby. Leitner ski lift will take you up to the mountain Zuruldi (2347 meters above sea level) within 10 minutes. At the resort there are also two smaller ski lifts 600 and 800 meters long. There are three pistes in use: red (1900 m), blue (2600 m) and one for the beginners (300 m). If you are for extreme feelings, go ahead with freeriding, backcountry, and skitour.
Tetnuldi Ski Area:
The second Svanetian resort, is in use since December 2015. Its name derives from name of legendary mountain. Located 15 kilometers away from Mestia, Tetnuldi is almost as big as Gudauri. There are three new POMA lifts, which bring up the guests to the altitude from 1600 to 3165 meters, and several developed pistes with the longest one 9.5 km long. Tetnuldi provide excellent opportunities for freeriding and truly stunning views to the surrounding.
Apres-ski and accommodation are located in Mestia, so you would need to drive up to the resort. However, the low cost of equipment rental and ski passes (in the 2014-2015 season, a full-day ski pass in Hatsvali costed ~$10) smoothes this temporary inconvenience.
New cable car will start operating from December 23, 2017 and will connect Hatsvali Ski resort with town Mestia
Info About Svaneti Resorts
2017 - 2018 Ski Season Opening Dates:
Tetnuldi - 2017 December 17
Hatsvali - 2017 December 17
NEW!! Cable car connecting Mestia with Hatsvali will start operating in 2017 December 23
Main Slopes: Hatsvali & Tetnuldi
Ski Lifts Working Hours: 10:00 - 16:00
Ski Area: Hatsvali highest - 2347m & lowest - 1865m; Tetnuldi highest - 3165m & lowest - 1600m
Vertical Drop: Hatsvali - 550m; Tetnuldi - 900 m
Length of Tracks: Hatsvali - Total 4.8km, (red-1.9, blue - 2.6 and one for the beginners 0.3); Tetnuldi - Total 25km.
The length of the Longest Track: Hatsvali - 1.9km; Tetnuldi - 9.5km.
Ski Pass Prices: 1 day - 20 GEL
Ski Lifts: Hatsvali - 1 T-Bar; Tetnuldi - 3 POMA; Hatsvali-Mestia - 6 Deoppelmayer.
Distance to Mestia: From Tbilisi - 480 km; From Kutaisi - 240km; Batumi - 270km; Zugdidi - 140km.
Here is a great new short fim about skiing in Svaneti, Georgia and Mt. Ushba.
Produced by The North Face.
Ski team: Leo Slemett, Sam Anthamatten, and Markus Eder
|Hatsvali Ski Map||Svaneti Map|
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