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Youngsters of ??Europe (and not only) come to Georgia

First of all, I would like to say it’s not a commercial post, just us the team of SkiGeorgia who is willing to see more European tourists and youngsters (and not only) at Georgian ski resorts. Suggesting why it’s worth to come to Georgia.

When you are European, travel is easy as for anybody else on this planet and proof of that is last update of Passport Index 2016. If we compare to us Georgian’s (Passport ranked: 68th) who has to apply a bunch of papers at local consulates and wait for a visa at least 10 working days without knowing what decision will be made. (Hopefully, EU Parliament and Council will decide soon for Georgian’s visa liberalization process in a positive way.) anyway, its other subject.

To whom: Who loves to travel, ski and just wants to have a great time outside of an own country.

Most important: First of all guys, you don’t need any visa to come to Georgia. You can stay here up to 90 days.

Then: Not too much people knows yet that Georgia is now connected with more 12 European cities (thumbs up to WizzAir). We will not start to talk about WizzAir, how it helps Y-Generation to travel cheaper, we’ll just tell you cities which we have currently connected: Berlin, Budapest, Dortmund, Katowice, Kaunas, Larnaca (Cyprus), Munich, Milan, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Warsaw.

Where you arrive: Kutaisi is the third largest city in Georgia, where Airport is located. Don’t think its usual shitty Airport, it’s not! Probably, it’s one of the coolest budget and smallest Airport you ever have seen before, surrounded by mountains. Designed by Dutch architects called UNSTUDIO. Airport was trended up few times on architectural websites like Dezeen and so on. For really PRO’s: ATC tower is 5th tallest in the world.

It’s very close, just two hours to drive by highway (E-60) from the capital of Tbilisi. Ok, let’s see now, how it looks like.

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: UNSTUDIO
Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: UNSTUDIO

It depends on what is your destination here in Georgia, there is a company (GeorgianBUS) offering online booking for minibusses which are heading up in different cities (cost of transfer is about 10€, if you book the return ticket as well there are some discounts). We highly recommended to book trough them in advance as some in-house taxi cab drivers will offer you service which is overpriced (bad people are everywhere on this planet).

Just imagine you’re coming to Gudauri ski resorts, which is best for the young people. The modern and smart infrastructure of this young resort give hope to become one of the trendies in coming years. It is best for powder, freeride and just regular on-piste skiers, if you are a luxury lover or like to ski with the helicopter you’re welcome on board, Gudauri and Kazbegi got two heliski operators. Moreover, we mark Gudauri as a crowd-free ski resort.

From Kutaisi, you’ll head to Tbilisi. Capital is famous for its diverse architecture that occurred due to the blend of different cultures, you’ll see buildings from V-VI centuries or typical Soviet style as well modern glass & concert mixture. By night Tbilisi looks like this – The Bridge of Peace

The Bridge of Peace
Photo: Billy Bilikhodze

When you plan your ski trip to Georgia we suggest you take some days for capital as well, why? We’ll tell you now. Here are many things to see and do. Starting from Museums ending up Berghain like nightclubs – this is good reason to have some days in the capital before or after skiing.

Where to live in Tbilisi?

Here are as many options as you like, in any price difference as much you can afford. Topping our list as best for Y-Generation is just newly opened Fabrika Tbilisi (I really can’t call it hostel). It’s a place where cities coolest people are gathering. Here you can do any activity you like except ski.

Just imagine to have this cozy bed in a dormitory room of this amazing hostel just for 12€ per night as well there are other options for the rooms, just check it out – Fabrika Tbilisi

 

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Fabrika • ფაბრიკა /fb
Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Fabrika • ფაბრიკა /fb
Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Fabrika • ფაბრიკა /fb
Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Fabrika • ფაბრიკა /fb

Nice right? Let us continue our journey with Tbilisi…

Hot natural sulfur baths in the center of the capital, great spots for photographers and restaurants for foodies, like Khasheria (just front of baths) worth to experience.

Price for the bath will be approx: 25€.

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Culinarium/Khasheria / fb

It’s almost first day in Georgia since you arrive and so many cool things are around, let’s dig more intro city.

Bassiani is widely well known night club in the city and not only. World’s darkest people are gathering here to listen most coolest techno DJ’s. Most of the club goers are as well good skiers, so in hanging out area, you can chill and discuss your upcoming or finished ski experience in Georgia. Club is located in abandoned swimming pool of basement Dinamo Arena, national stadium of Georgian football team. Check out lineup 

Club Mtkvarze is located straight over city’s river, it is our favorite place as well. Lineup

Entrance for clubs is approx: 10€

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Resident Advisor

Mountains are calling and i must go.

To reach Gudauri, please read our detailed access plan to ski resort right here, there are some tips too.

Now let’s go in details. Gudauri and all other Georgian ski resorts have most cheapest skipass in Europe – daily skipass price for all ski lifts is approx: 15€

To live at the resort you can find apartments and hotels starting from 30€ daily up to 150€, you can find some on Booking.com or Airbnb.com (We are nice, so with this link we give €18 welcoming credit on Airbnb) or use the form below.




Booking.com

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Giorgi Nakashidze

Gorgeous Mt. Kazbegi!

If you don’t have your own ski/snowboard equipment, it’s not problem (Problema araa), the price for full set is approx. 10€ per day. you can find some PRO equipment too. Some hotels offering discounts as they have their own ski hire. Most places where you will stay in Guduari are ski-in/ski-out or just 5 min to walk from ski stations. Resort offers wide variety of Georgian food and drinks. Slopes are open from early mornings. On weekends you can enjoy night skiing. Daytime you can have FUN&SUN at bars on the slopes.

Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Giorgi Nakashidze
Youngsters of Europe come to Georgia
Photo: Giorgi Nakashidze

If you already packing your luggage, wait! Check when ski resorts are opening on our page.

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