Sandwiched between Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia has recently enjoyed a huge upsurge in foreign visitors. This is due to its friendly people, cultural history and world famous wine, ….and also NO VISA is required. Georgia is geographically diverse with unspoiled coastline to the West and the Caucasus mountains bordering Russia in the North and NW.
This 9-day trip (7 days skiing) takes us to the heart of the Caucasus range and will be led by YVES ASTIER P or by one of our lead UIAGM- IFMGA mountain guides. He will be assisted by a local Georgian guide. This is an advanced level ski-touring week, ideal for strong tourers keen to visit this enchanting country with it’s fascinating local cultures and traditions and, of course, great skiing!
Unlike Russia entry visas are not needed for EU citizens in Georgia (& in Kirghizia as well) and travel in country is relatively simple. Living costs in Georgia are also reasonable…3 Lari (1 British Pound) will buy you a large beer! Tbilisi the capital is easily accessed from Europe but for the purposes of our trip we fly into Kutaisi as its only a few hours transfer from Svaneti. Kutaisi is the home of the Georgian parliament and second largest city. This historical city boasts numerous UNESCO world heritage sites, museums and ancient churches.
Intermediate skier, experimented with backcountry (ski-touring) skiing.
5 to 8 participants
ABOUT 10 DAYS = skiing 8 days on the spot
Professional UIAGM mountain guide. Guided by YVES ASTIER P from Val d’Isère who speaks RUSSIAN and has been guiding every year in Russia since 1994, and who guided successfully 30 times on mount ELBRUS-Elbrouz..
1-8 march 2020 and 21-28 march 2020
From 2590 € per personne, based on 5 to 7 participants. Count 300/400€ more for the plane.