A favorite resort in summer and winter for kids and adults, beauty of the Borjomi Gauge, is located on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range on the banks of the river Bakurianistskali at around 1700 meters above sea level, it lies 30 kilometers from Botjomi and 180 kilometers from Tbilisi, the capital.
Bakuriani is known for days with long sunshine, for 2052 hours a year and long snowy winter from December to March. Winters are cold and experience sufficient snowfall while summers are long. Average January temperature is - 7 and in August +15degrees by Celsius. Average snow cover makes 64 sm.
Cristal clean air of high mountains, predominantly coniferous (mainly made up of spruce) forest filled with the perfume of beech trees, Kokhtagora, Kokhtagora II and views of mountains of Tskhratskaro attract attention of visitors during all seasons of the year.
No wonder that Bakuriani is one of the most famous mountain resorts among Georgian international ski resorts. Its climate and relief is ideal for the development of varieties of winter sports. First skiers were fixed here in 1932.
During winter seasons families with kids and fans of skiing adults equally enjoy staying here. Cable ways can be found in several places, on the Kokhtagora mount (1.3 km), Kokhtagora II, Sakhvelo mount (3.8km), under 90 and 25 m. ski jumps and there are also places for tobogganing in the park. The Kokhtagora along with other ski runs is one of the best difficult skiing runs for professional skiers.
Bakuriani is a mountain-climate resort with its main curative factors: mountain air, long time sunshine, high activity of ultraviolet rays. One can be cured here from lymphadenitis, chronic non-tuberculosis illnesses of respiratory tract and anemia. One can visit High-Mountain Botanical Gardens, the branch of the Tbilisi Botanical Institute (founded in 1919) with the best collection of alpine flora in Europe.
Bakuriani is known for number of functioning runs for skiing.
Elevation of the peak – 2150 m. above sea level
Length of the run -1525 m.
Length of the cable-way – 1100 m.
Difference between the start and finish points of a ski run – 400m.
Cable way – open armchairs for two persons.
2 dragging cable ways - 450 m. long.
Tatra-Poma (Chekh name)
High of the peak is 2250 m. above sea level.
Lower station – 1899 m. above sea level.
Difference between a ski run and finish highs makes 450 m.
Length of the ski run is 1822 m.
Tatra-Poma is the only ski run in Georgia certified by International Mountain-Skiing Federation
Length of the dragging cable way is 2700 m.
A small dragging cable way is 450 m. long for beginners and kids.
Tourists are provided services of gondola-cable cars for 8 passengers moving with 6m/sec speed. Length of the cable-way is 1800m. above sea level.
Length of the run is up to 1800 m. above sea level.
Lower station – 1830 m. above sea level.
Upper station – 2130 m. above sea level.
Difference between the start and finish points -300m.
Cable way and the length of the ski run shall be prolonged. New sports complex and hotels are expected to be built.
So called “50”-s
4 dragging cable ways, the longest 400 m-s long.
1 cable way with open seats.
The center for hiring skies, snow motor-cycles and horses.
For the beginners the best skiing profile space for its slight slope.
Those dreaming to acquire skiing technique in a short period will be instructed by experienced instructors. They work at all skiing runs offering their services to all age volunteers.
Kids will also be taught skiing by coaches of sport schools.
Dreaming to fly by para-plane? Members of Bakuriani training glider club will make your dream come true. You will enjoy flying over forests and plane areas by modern para-motors. It can be done together with the instructor – one behind the other, or in the form of “tandem”.
One of the most popular attractions for visitors is driving snow vehicles and travelling to the hotel direction. You will enjoy a ride by snow motor-cycle on the Kokhtagora slope (2155m.). The option of different alternative routes will also be offered, e. g: from Bakuriani to the Tabatskuri lake via Tskhratskaro (2454 m. run).
One can hire a single ski snow vehicle - “Burani” and two ski snow vehicles – “Ris”. They can be hired for hours and minutes both.
Sledges driven by colorfully decorated horses will be sweeping along with kid’s boisterous joy and you will also be interested to try them round Bakuriani or on the way to your hotel.
Price for the average distance is approximately 5 GEL.
Sledges can be hired in the center of the resort as well as in many crowded places.
Those who love skating are offered skating rinks in the park of Bakuraiani, where they can also hire skates.
Have you decided to visit Bakuriani to have a rest there and do not want to take your own sledge? Don’t worry, you won’t have a problem to hire it in the park of Bakuriani at the ski run under the 25 m. ski-jump - “ Sledges”.
Bakuriani is a real paradise for skiing representing International center for winter sports. Skies, snowboards, snow motor-cycles, horses, sledges are all that sportsmen or any visitor arriving here to spend active holiday can wish to have access to.