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GUIDED CAT SKIING TOUR
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Cat-Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price based on twin-share, fixed date, 7-day tour with a minimum of 8 people
Base/invoice currency is in USD$ inc. taxes.
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USD 2,100
Discover the delights of cat skiing in Georgia on a 7-day tour combining the cat-skiing & stunning landscapes of Goderdzi, with the incredible local cuisine, culture, & history. Fixed date mixed group & private tours available, so get your crew together & book for your best dates & duration ....
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Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour

GEORGIA'S POWDER REALM: DELVE INTO THE REMOTE SNOW HAVEN OF GODERDZI

Hidden within the snow-cloaked embrace and powder-filled enchanted forest of Goderdzi, awaits a haven for backcountry enthusiasts like no other. Step into a winter wonderland where untouched powder stretches as far as the eye can see, and the thrill of adventure meets the tranquility of enchanted forests. This 7-day Cat Skiing Trip in Georgia invites you to indulge in the ultimate snow escapade, where every moment is full of exhilaration and awe.

Highlights

The highlights of this 7-day skiing journey include:
• Cat ski Goderzi: untouched powder and enchanted forests while cat skiing in Goderdzi’s remote, playful terrain, in Georgia’s snowiest region.
• Explore with deeply knowledgeable guides. We are proud to work with fun-loving, powder-hungry GMGA guides who are passionate about sharing Georgia’s mountains and culture.
• Enjoy Georgian culture & cuisine. Georgia is famous for its welcoming culture, fresh food, and wine
• Relax & recharge in the deluxe lodgings & rejuvenating spa of Ambassadori Hotel at the base of the Goderdzi ski area
• Perfect your technique - the guides will give you the tips and tricks to help you blaze through the powder
• Craft a Rare Georgian Cheese. Learn how Tenili Cheese is made, a rare and delicious cheese that was awarded “cultural heritage status” by UNESCO.
• Everything is organised for you, so you can relax and enjoy.
• This tour will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Whilst there is only one fixed-date tour, this trip can be fully customized as a private tour catering to your own groups wants & needs.

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Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia

Itinerary

The full 7-day tour starts and finishes the cities or airports of Tbilisi or Kutaisi but can also be managed from Batumi. Whilst the tour can be fully customised, the standard itinerary includes 6 nights at Goderdzi in a local 5-star ski-in ski-out hotel and 5 days of cat-skiing. Near the end of the trip, you can sample some more of the local culture by dabbling in a little cheese making as part of a visit to a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

Have more time? The guides will be happy to spend more time showing you all the sights and skiing Georgia has to offer. Send an enquiry to customize your experience.

To view the full program of the ski safari tour, see the Itinerary tab.

Snow

When it comes to snow conditions, Goderdzi doesn’t disappoint. With an annual snowfall of approximately 10 metres, Goderdzi ensures a deep and lasting winter playground. This consistent snowfall guarantees fresh powder throughout the season. Situated in Adjara, where the first waves of eastward-moving weather systems carry moisture from the Black Sea, Goderdzi receives some of the highest amounts of snowfall in all of Georgia. This abundant snowfall not only contributes to its well-deserved reputation for exceptional snow quality but also ensures consistent coverage throughout the season.

The snow quality in Goderdzi is renowned for its dryness, making it a dream for those seeking fluffy, light powder turns. While snow depth varies throughout the season, mid-winter depths typically range from 5-8 meters, creating a deep and stable base for your backcountry adventures.

Terrain & Vertical

Goderdzi, Georgia, offers an exceptional backcountry terrain for the adventure seekers. Nestled amidst the breathtaking mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, this region is a haven for intermediate to advanced riders looking to explore untracked powder. As with any cat ski operation in the world, the skiable vertical on any day will be up to the fitness of the group, but in the realms of 3,000 to 5,000m.

Goderdzi's ski terrain is at altitudes ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 metres, providing extensive backcountry options. The terrain comprises pristine bowls, challenging chutes, and tree-lined glades, ensuring an exciting variety for everyone.

With a diverse range of backcountry opportunities, you can explore everything from steep descents to open bowls and glades. Each experience offers unique challenges, making Goderdzi an ideal playground for experienced skiers and snowboarders, with lots of playful pillows and jumps, and the unique experience of skiing between snowed-in wooden houses in abandoned mountainside villages.

If you’re a fan of tree skiing, Goderdzi’s forests are blanketed in deep powder during the season, offering thrilling tree runs with the perfect blend of speed and control.

Accommodation & Meals

Six nights of comfortable accommodation in double/twin rooms including breakfast every day, at the luxurious Ambassadori Hotel & Spa awaits you in Goderdzi. Upgrading to single rooms is possible for an additional fee.

For more detailed information on food & accommodation, see the Lodging tab.

Guides

Georgia’s mountains are wild and there is no avalanche control in backcountry ski zones, so we only work with the best guides who have the highest safety standards. All trips are led by a GMGA-certified backcountry ski guide who speaks fluent English and not only keeps you safe on the mountain, but also provides an exceptionally fun and exciting travel experience. There are also German and Czech-speaking guides available. The maximum guide-to-guest ratio during the tour will be 1:4.

Ski Ability & Customising Your Tour

This cat skiing tour requires previous experience skiing or snowboarding off-piste, be comfortable on ‘red’ (intermediate) runs, and a fitness level suitable for riding deep snow. The destination includes a range of descent options from intermediate powder runs to very steep experts-only chutes and everything in between. It is important that everyone in the group is at a similar level in order to ride together comfortably.

For those who wish to explore Georgia’s backcountry on a ski safari but do not have experience riding powder, off-piste ski courses are also offered to brush up on your technique before setting out into the wild. All of the guides are also qualified ski and snowboard instructors who are happy to help you improve your technique.

Getting to Georgia & Goderdzi

The tour can start at either Tbilisi, Kutaisi or Batumi. All ground transport is included in the tour price. You will be picked up from the airport or local accommodation then driven to the hotel in Goderdzi.

Travel to Georgia is simplest via Tbilisi (TBS) with flights from most major cities in Europe and the Middle East. Many guests from all over the world fly via Dubai, London, Munich, Paris, or Istanbul. From Tbilisi a scenic 260km journey to Goderdzi through central Georgia takes approximately 6 hours. A brief off-road segment is followed by an oversnow transfer is a snowcat across a mountain pass to reach Goderdzi.

Direct flights to Kutaisi (KUT) arrive from many European cities on Wizz Air & some other minor airlines. For Batumi (BUS), flights generally arrive via Istanbul. Note that flight interruptions often occur at Batumi in poor weather, which is very common in southwest Georgia in winter! From Kutaisi, a picturesque 260km adventure, taking approximately 6 hours, passes through Batumi and ventures deeper into the mountains of Adjara. A lengthy off-road section starts shortly after the seaside which is only accessible by 4x4s. Enjoy the ride!

For accommodation before or after the tour, see our Tbilisi or Kutaisi accommodation pages.

Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia

Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour 7-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Tbilisi, Kutaisi or Batumi. Drive to Goderdzi

From touchdown to mountain majesty, your adventure begins the moment you arrive in Tbilisi or Kutaisi. Your professional driver will be ready to whisk you away from the bustling cityscapes and introduce you to the tranquility of Goderdzi. As you make your way towards the resort, anticipation builds, knowing that pristine slopes and powdery terrain await. If you’re arriving from Batumi, prepare for an off-road expedition that leads to Goderdzi’s alpine wonder. Those coming from Tbilisi will experience an exciting off-road journey followed by an extraordinary snowcat transfer over the majestic Goderdzi pass. Your arrival is not just a moment - it’s the first chapter of an unforgettable cat skiing tale. Arrive at the Ambassadori Hotel in Goderdzi & start to relax and unwind before tomorrow's cat skiing.

Days 2 to 6: Cat-skiing - Exploring Goderdzi’s Hidden Treasures

Embark on an unparalleled adventure of cat skiing in Georgia’s crown jewel - Goderdzi. Nestled in the heart of the Caucasus, Goderdzi emerges as a hidden treasure within the realm of Georgian ski resorts. Following a rejuvenating night at Ambassadori Hotel, the group will be ready to get an early start on your private snowcat and ascend the slopes, initiating our exhilarating expedition. Wander through the enchanted forest of grand pine trees, bound through powder-laden fields in rustic villages, and relish vistas of snow-kissed peaks that extend their majesty into Turkey.

Over the next four days you will venture beyond the resort’s boundaries to discover untouched powder stashes, secret glades, and breathtaking backcountry. Guided by the tour's experts, you will navigate through Goderdzi’s pristine landscapes, where each turn presents new thrills and unparalleled natural beauty.

Revitalize in Ambassadori’s Alpine Spa. Wrap up each exhilarating day with a soothing touch. Immerse yourself in Ambassadori’s Alpine Spa, where the steam of the sauna and the tranquil waters of the pool rejuvenate both body and spirit. Let your muscles unwind and reflect on the epic moments of your cat skiing adventure..

Day 7: Homeward Bound with Memories

As your mountain sojourn draws to an end, embark on a flavorful journey through the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Amidst awe-inspiring landscapes, pause for a captivating Georgian cooking workshop that immerses the group in the art of crafting traditional delights. Be prepared to delve into the enchanting world of Tenili, an esteemed cheese celebrated as a UNESCO cultural heritage. With hearts and palates content after savoring our own creations, we bid a fond farewell, savoring the bittersweet closure of your extraordinary cat skiing adventure.

As your unforgettable cat skiing adventure comes to an end, your hosts are there to ensure your journey concludes as seamlessly as it began. Your professional driver will accompany you from Goderdzi to the airport, allowing you to relish the stunning landscapes one last time. Depart with memories of deep powder, stunning vistas, and newfound skills, knowing you’re forever welcome back to this mountain paradise.

Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia

Please note this itinerary is an example of the usual Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour. The knowledgeable guides will select exact slopes and locations based on weather & snow conditions, plus participants' abilities & wishes.

Lodgings & Food

Ambassadori Hotel and Spa

A new luxury hotel in a ski-in ski-out location at the base of the ski lifts at Goderdzi, the Ambassadori Hotel & Spa is the best accommodation in the region and your base for the entire 6 nights of the Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour. The full buffet breakfast is included in the tour price. Incredible dinners are available at the hotel and other ski resort locations for very reasonable prices. 

Wrap up each exhilarating day with a soothing touch. Immerse yourself in Ambassadori’s Alpine Spa, where the steam of the sauna and the tranquil waters of the pool rejuvenate both body and spirit. Let your muscles unwind and reflect on the epic moments of your cat skiing adventure.

Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia
Goderdzi Cat Skiing Tour, Georgia

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

7-day tour from USD$2100/person

  • Price based on minimum group size of 8, twin-share
  • Invoice / base currency is USD$
  • Custom dates for private groups on request.
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Inclusions
  • HOSTING & GUIDING: Professionally qualified private guide for duration of tour (Guest-Guide Ratio: 4:1)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights luxury accommodation in Goderdzi (twin-share)
  • MEALS: All breakfasts
  • CAT SKIING: 5 days guided cat skiing in remote areas near Goderdzi
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: All transportation during the tour incl. airport transfers
  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Use of avalanche safety eqt & ski technique (if you want it!)
  • SPA: Sauna/spa access where available
  • CULTURAL EXPERIENCES: Traditional cheese & cheese-bread making experience
Add-ons
  • SINGLE ROOM: Price upon request
  • GEAR RENTALS: Ski, Snowboard & Touring Equipment (prices on request)
  • AVI SAFETY EQUIPMENT: ABS Backpack, Beacon, Shovel, Probe (prices on request)
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Vagabond Adventures, at the time of booking, and including but not limited the payment & cancellation T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

Payment

30% deposit required to book. The remainder must be paid a minimum of 30 days before the trip.

Cancellation by the Client

All cancellations must be submitted to the Company in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee (“Cancellation Fee”) as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount):
◦ Cancellation 30 days or more prior to trip departure – 30% of total booking cost
◦ Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure – 100% of total booking cost

Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking.

No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

Cancellation by the Company

The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to the scheduled departure date for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, insufficient participation, local weather conditions or logistical problems that, in our sole reasonable judgment, may impede trip operations. In the event of trip cancellation by the Company for any reason whatsoever other than a force majeure event, your sole and exclusive remedy shall be the refund by the Company of all payment amounts received from you by the Company as of the date of cancellation, and the payment thereof shall release the Company from any and all other or further liability in any way related to such cancellation. The Company makes substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. Accordingly, if a trip is cancelled due to a force majeure event (e.g. acts of God, war, labor strikes, earthquake, flooding, etc.), the Company will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to promptly refund the portion of any amounts paid by you that have, in turn, not already been advanced to suppliers. In addition, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to recover and refund to you the balance of your payment amounts that were advanced to suppliers, less the costs, if any, of such recovery, as promptly as possible. However, (a) the Company does not guarantee recovery of any portion of advance payments made to suppliers, and (b) commercially reasonable recovery efforts under this Section shall not include or require, and shall be fully satisfied and performed exclusive of, the institution of any legal proceedings by or on behalf of the Company in any forum, venue or jurisdiction whatsoever. The Company is not responsible for, and you hereby release and forever discharge the Company from, any expense or cost incurred by you in preparing for or arising or resulting from a cancelled trip, including without limitation, the cost of non-refundable airfare, other transportation, lodging and meal expense, visa fees, medical expenses, equipment and clothing purchases, and the cost of any additional or alternative arrangements you elect or are required to incur or make as a result of a cancelled trip.

Booking Amendments

If you wish to change your booking in any way, you must contact us as soon as possible and we will accommodate your request to the best of our ability. Surcharges may apply.

Substitution of a Client

If any member of the party is prevented from traveling because of the death, injury or serious illness of the passenger, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person (acceptable to the Company) provided that (a) written notice is given at least 30 days prior to departure, and (b) you will be responsible for any expense, fee or charge incurred by or imposed on the Company by suppliers and vendors that may arises as a result of the transfer or substitution. An administration fee of up to $100 may be imposed by the Company to cover its internal costs associated with the booking transfer. In addition, you will be responsible for any fees or expenses arising from the substitution or change that are imposed by vendors or suppliers of services not included in the trip price, which may include by way of example, airline cancellation charge and change fees.