Detailed description of the ski touring routes in Georgia Caucasus: Gudauri, Kazbegi, Svaneti, Ajara.
There are almost no places left on our planet that you can discover with the feeling of a pioneer. Every corner is already described in detail and marked on Google maps. Except for Georgia. As if it is a special gift to our generation – the discovery of Georgia, a unique country in the South Caucasus (in Asia, in the Middle East), which was hidden from the attention of travelers for almost the whole last century due to a combination of several factors - the Iron Curtain during 70 years in the last century when Georgia was part of the USSR, civil wars, high level of crime and the long post-Soviet period of the country’s formative stage.
A little more than 10 years ago, Georgia opened up in all its glory. Historical places of interest, many of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, wide range of climatic zones, openness and hospitality of the local population, excellent cuisine of organic food, several hundred types of wine and untouched wild mountains - in this small mountainous country every curious traveler can plunge into an adventurous atmosphere and get a bright kaleidoscope of impressions during short vacation time.
Georgia is located in the south of the Great Caucasian Range. The mountains, the highest point of which reaches 5193 meters above sea level, form the entire northern border of the state and cover two-thirds of the country’s area.
Most of the mountainous areas are not inhabited, and in winter many mountain roads are covered with snow and are impassable.
The best time for one-day backcountry: end of January – mid-March. The best time for multi-day backcountry with overnight stays in tents or huts: March - April. May is the best month for ski-touring to the top of the Kazbek mountain.