School Ski Trips to Gudauri, Georgia
Dare to be different? If so, visiting one of Eastern Europe’s best kept secrets should make your shortlist for the next school ski trip.
Our school ski trips to Gudauri in Georgia is an amazing opportunity for skiers. This destination is unconventional and adventurous compared to The French Alps. Ideal for large groups providing a tremendous amount of scope for all ski abilities and après options.
Nestled into the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and drenched in sunshine throughout the ski season. At 2,196m the resort itself is higher than some of its better-known neighbours. Gudauri’s slopes lie above the tree line, offering consistent free riding over its 50km of runs. Don’t let that modest number put you off: queues are non-existent on the rich powder slopes with midweeks feeling like they belong only to your school group. Night skiing on weekends brings the locals in from Tbilisi with hotels and restaurants becoming lively Thursday through to Sunday evening.
Gudauri is located two hours’ drive via coach from Tbilisi, which, itself boasts too many charms to forbid a skiing experience only. Stop off for a night at least in this charming capital’s Old Town where sulphur baths and medieval sightseeing will cap off an unforgettable trip to this inviting country.
Where to stay in Georgia?
Built in 2014, Hotel Alpina is a modern complex situated 500 metres from the ski lifts. With a terrace bar offering 360-degree unparalleled views of the mountains and resort, you can enjoy your dinner in the tranquil slopes. This accommodation is undoubtedly amazing.
Hotel Alpina has free WIFI, a full board basis with varied food that can be tailored according to individual needs and an entertainment centre with billiards, darts, video games, air hockey and a football table. The place is not short of facilities to keep you entertained in the late evenings.
What to do in Georgia?
There is plenty to do après-ski to make your trip in Gudauri memorable and exciting for your students.
- Traditional Georgian Themed Dinner
- Night Skiing/Mountain Party
Ski resort facts
Piste (km) 50
Highest point (m) 3270
Beginner pistes (Blue) (%) 29
Intermediate pistes (Red) (%) 46
Expert pistes (Black) (%) 25
Snow Cannons (%) N/A
Airports Tbilisi (2 hrs)
When to visit Andorra?
For school trips to Vallnord, we recommend visiting between December and March, most suited for the Christmas and February half term holidays. Summer in Andorra is also a great time for hiking and trekking.
When it comes to Guduari it’s most certainly no stranger to most of us here at MSG Tours.
Get in touch with us to chat about how Georgia would make the perfect destination for your next school ski trip.