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10 things to do in Gudauri, if not just skiing

10 things to do in Gudauri, if not just skiing

A very popular travel blog (The family without borders) decided to write about plenty of activities,visitors could do at Georgian Ski resort Gudauri, rather than skiing! Result is wonderful.

Are ski holidays only for skiing people? Nope! Are places like Gudauri in Georgia only for skiing? Nope! Even if some member of your family doesn’t like to ski (or „just“ to ski), he can find quite some things to do in this Caucasus village (Gudauri).

1. Just have a look


You can walk or drive around and just look on the Caucasus mountians! Already going up the ski lifts (you can use for it your weekly ski pass or just a single ticket) without skis or snowboard – is fun! The higher, the better: the views and sun-bathing! You can go down by the lift too, without any payment, you can stop by in one of few cafes and bars on different levels. Sometimes, when Tom was skiing, together with the girls we were „visiting“ him up there. Having lunch together or building a snow man. The highest point you can reach with the lift is 3,000 metres above sea level, and it’s quite an exciting view! If you are lucky, you can see Kazbeg mountain (with 5,047 meter the 3rd highest Georgian pick)!

2. Down the hill: sledges

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Are the sledges only for the children? They are not 😉 But for me the coolest thing is to combine mama’s fun and kids’ fun and roll down together. Our girls are not afraid of the speed or of the snow in their eyes – so we were combining point 1 with point 2 and were screaming really laud in the Caucasus space! You can easily rent bigger or smaller slights and sledges in few places of Gudauri ski resort, so no worries about it!

3. Paragliding in the clouds!


When I saw the guys with huuuuge backpacks, I knew what I will do during our holidays. Such a backpack weights 35kg and has inside one of those colourful paragliders with two „seats“. You can jump with an experienced paraglide instructor, from almost the highest point. You have a choice: shorter or longer flight, with cheaper or more expensive guys (worth to talk!). There are usually in Gudauri every weekend and you can’t miss them.

I made a good deal, flying with friendly Max, for almost 15 minutes and landing in front of our balcony, on the bottom of the mountain. – You don’t like it? – he asked in the middle of the flight. – You are so quiet. – Hmm. It’s nice but not too much of adrenaline – I told him. And then he showed me how it can be more exciting 🙂

4. Why not a helicopter – affordable heliski?


The most popular usage of helicopter in Gudauri is of course heli-skiing or heli-boarding, for what the helicopter will take you up to the untouched snow and you can ski down, as the first or only one and have hell a lot of satisfaction. It’s of course quite an expense. We heard that just a price of a petrol for one minute of flying helicopter is more than 50 Euros, so.. you can count for yourself how much day like this might cost, including the instructor, pilot etc. Helicopters in Gudauri do also recreation tours and I can bet that views from up there are awesome. We haven’t tried though.

5. Georgian people of course!