Bakuriani – a Winter Wonderland
Nestled in the shadows of the breathtaking lesser Caucasus Mountains – and only a two-hour drive from Tbilisi, Georgia’s lively capital – Bakuriani is the place for year-round fun and adventure for whole family.
In the winter, dozens of alpine slopes and cross-country trails offer some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in Europe. Or try winter hiking and horseback riding through the picturesque Bakuriani countryside.
Bakurinai is a Winter Wonderland
Originally developed as an Olympic training facility, Bakuriani is Georgia’s most popular winter sports and recreation destination. Enjoy mountain ski runs, cross-country trails, horseback tours, sledding or simply taking long walks through snowy forests.
Over a dozen groomed alpine runs and pristine off-trail slopes make Bakuriani a skier’s paradise. Short family-friendly runs are also available.
Bakuriani’s cross-country trails attract experts as well as beginners.
Didveli – the newest complex in Bakuriani. There are two ski lifts. Upper trails are difficult, and lower trail length 3800 m is partly easy and partly middle difficulty.
Kokhtagora – altitude 2155m. From the top of mountain, in good weather is view all over Caucasus region. There are tree trails from the top of mountain – one red and 2 black. Then from Kokhta plateau, on altitude 1895m they merge and from here is blue trail. There are 3 ski lifts on Kokhtagora.
Kokhta 2 – altitude 2255, known also as “Tatra”, because of lifts built made by company Tatrapoma. Some of trails here are FIS certified. Trail goes via pine forest. Here is red trails, length 1800 m. Here are also easy trails.
25 meters – Here are 25 meter ski jumps. Best place for beginners and children. Here is also place for skating.
If skating is your winter pastime, Bakuriani offers plenty of opportunities, among them Bakuriani Park and the rink at the Hotel Edem.
Snowmobiles and Sledges
The hills and valleys around Bakuriani are ideal for snowmobling. Prefer to get around the old-fashioned way? Horse-drawn sledges are the traditional mode of winter transportation in Bakuriani. For a real treat take a romantic sledge ride around the village.
The area’s lush mountain meadows are a painter’s palate of bright spring and summer flowers. Visit Bakuriani’s Botanical Garden, opened in 1910, and delight in acres of stunning regional and Asian flora.
Want an even better vantage point? Bakuriani is one of the most scenic flying sites in Geogria. The area’s micro-climate is made for paragliding. Mt. Kochta, famous its views of the valley below, is a favorite takeoff spot.
So Bakuriani is best place for family winter holidays!
- Transfer to Bakuriani and back
- Hotel booking in Bakuriani
- Various excursions from Bakuriani
- Borjomi and Timotesubani
- Khertvisi fortress and Vardzia monastery complex carved in the rock
- Winter hiking to village Tori and Dabadzveli lakes
- Snow mobile tours – to Tabatskuri lake, via Tskhratskaro pass and to village Tori
Map of Bakuriani resort