Gudauri is a perfect place to start your freeride adventure or to improve your skills. Huge fields with almost no trees and rocks make it a perfect playground for beginners. It’s relatively safe comparing to other resorts when it comes to avalanches. Season starts in mid December and usually lasts till mid April, statistically you can count on 30 "powder days" throughout the whole season. Terrain is easily reached from the resort and you will find many places with untouched snow even days after the last snowfall.

If you want to improve your skills riding off- piste we recommend 3 days freeride school. Freeride school is to introduce you freeriding issues such as how to use your probe, shovel and beacon, what should you carry in your backpack, or how to ride different terrain, in different snow conditions and how to safely choose your line. It takes only couple hours daily, but improves your skills a lot!

Day 1. Introduction, improving your riding technique (foto&video coaching), what should freerider carry in his backpack, offpiste riding on the resort
Day 2. Improving your riding skills, explaining how to choose your line, safety spots, practical usage of probe, shovel and transceiver, riding offpiste at the resort
Day 3. Backcountry programme with Snow Lab Gudauri guides, one of the most popular routes – Kobi valley, Bidara mountain, getting to know how to work in group. Improving your riding skills and checking what you have learned in the previous days in real freeriding situations.

Gudauri is a playground for experienced riders, and those ones know where to go to find best spots. Whenever you feel like to go for freeride outside the resort and want do it safe, may choose one of the programs prepared by our partners. Experienced, knowledgeable guides will take care about you.
Any freeride program outside the resort is supported by two guides equipped with avalanche ABC and radios. For more details please contact us: booking.gudauri@gmail.com

Bidara mountain

Bidara fields are one of the most beautiful in gudauri. Facing Nort West there is always good snow and thanks to variable terrain you will have lots of fun riding them. Hike up is short and you can find almost anything you want – couloirs, huge fields, jumps and bumps.

Level: 2 out of 5
Vertical drop: 1000m
Number of people: 4-12
Hike up to the start: 40 minutes
Lenght: 3 hours
Price: 30 Euro

Kobi valley

One of the most popular free ride routes in Gudauri. Contrary to the whole resort it faces North which means that powder stays longer and our guides know where to find it! There is many options to ride this long valley, starting from easy ones (Kobi Light) more advanced (Kobi Pro) to even expert level (Kobi Grande). The best thing about this tour is that you only need to walk few minutes from the top of Sadzele lift (3300 m) to get to the starting point, from there there is only huge fields of unlimited powder. During the tour you will see the mythical Kazbek (5047 m)and amazing Caucasus mountains.

Level: 2 out of 5
Vertical drop: 1200m
Number of people: 4-12
Hike up to the start: 5 minutes
Lenght: 3 hours
Price: 30 Euro

Millioni Valley

One of the most amazing backcountry spots in Gudauri. Milioni valley has 1100 vertical drop, you will enjoy very unique, diversified terrain and huge powder fields. The tour ends with over 1km run on the river stream towards Georgian Military Road through an abandoned village.

Level: 3 out of 5
Vertical drop: 1100m
Number of people: 4-12
Hike up to the start: 40 minutes
Lenght: 4 hours
Price: 35 Euro

Lomisi monastery

Hiking up Lomisi Monastery is not only great backcountry away from the resort it is also a cultural experience. There is many legends regarding the monastery build on the height of 2200 meters above see level, and you will get to know all of them during the hike. When you reach the top you will be able to rest and get some refreshing tea and talks from the monks. There is also a heavy chain in the church that you can put and make some wishes. After that you will be able to ride of the most enjoyable terrain in Gudauri.

Level: 3 out of 5
Vertical drop: 900m
Number of people: 4-12
Hike up to the start: 3 hours
Lenght: 5 hours
Price: 42 Euro

3 – day programme

The best option to get to know freeride potential of Gudauri. First day we take you to one of the Kobi valley routes, second day you will get to know Bidara, and we will finish things off with a hike up to the Lomisi monastery. It’s an offer for semi-advanced and advanced riders.

Level: 2 out of 5
Vertical drop: 900-1200m
Number of people: 4-12
Number of days: 3 days
Duration: 3-5 hours
Price: 92 Euro