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Sidecountry in Kobi valley

The routes to Kobi are the most visited in Gudauri due to their accessibility, endless runs, and the big vertical height difference.

Ski Touring Easy

5.3 km
228 m
604 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.1 km
Sidecountry in Kobi valley Map

Using the top station of the Sadzele lift, Kobi Gorge is easy to reach from all freeride spots and starting points of descent. and takes no more than 15 minutes on foot or by traverse without ascent. North and northwestern exposures, high altitudes, protection of the gorge by the mountains, and the dry Gudauri climate in general allow snow to remain in a state of dry powder even a month and a half after the last snowfall. Thanks to its easy accessibility, its perfect snow, and the feeling of the Great and Wild Mountains, the routes to Kobi are the most popular with freeriders.


There are several descent options, each of which starts with a small but steep couloir and ends at the Georgian Military Road near the village of Kobi. If there is stable snow cover, you can also descend from the top of Sadzele Mountain. In this case, you need to get 50 vertical meters from the crosspiece. The steepness of the slopes is from 25 to 35º

Is an option of quick and convenient return to the resort using ski lifts on the Kobi side, after the descent to Kobi by the "Kobi Pro" route.



Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Alpine

Equipment required

  • Skins

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