Bakuriani: 80-year-old Ski Resort in Georgia
Bakuriani: one of the most important and well known mountain resorts in Georgia is celebrating its 80th birthday as a ski resort. Located at an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level on the northern slope of the Trialet Range, Bakuriani is one hundred and eighty kilometers away from the capital city of Tbilisi and at about thirty kilometers away from picturesque Borjomi Gorge. Snow-covered from December to March, the slopes are pure enjoyment for the ski lovers, while the breathtaking spring, summer and fall views lure one into the coniferous forests and hills around Bakuriani .
Photo by Nick Grapsy
/ Bakuriani offers moderate, hot summers with the average temperature of +14 degrees Celsius in July and mild winters with the average temperature of -7 degrees Celsius in January. /
For those eager to tank up energy among the white peaks, Bakuriani is full of such winter activities as night skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sleigh rides, tubing, etc.
Tip for snowboarders: Most Georgians prefer to snowboard goofy! In case you are a regular snowboarder used to leading on the left, remember to ask to configure your board at the rental service.
Bakuriani is not only one of the most popular winter holiday destinations in Georgia, but also a winter sports center that meets the Olympic standards. Bakuriani is also family-friendly ski resort not only with the ski school offering instruction for children of all ages, but also a variety of entertainment options in the Joypark.
Note: Since 2014/15 night skiing lovers can also use the slopes equipped with lights!
In case you did not have a chance to visit Bakuriani: celebrated in 2015 as the 80-year-old ski resort yet, it is picturesque all year around.
Photo by Tatev Melikyan
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