ski resort of Svaneti Hatsvali and Tetnuldi
Svaneti starts to be the major Georgian magnet for mountain lovers not only in summer, but also in winter. Previously tourists, especially those who are fond of hiking and exploring ancient cultures, headed to this remote mountainous region from July to late September. Now, proud Svanetian people welcome their guests from late December till the end of April too.Svaneti
First Svanetian resort, Hatsvali, is 8 km away from Mestia. Lower lift station is located at an altitude of 1865 meters; the equipment rentals are nearby. Leitner ski lift will take you up to the mountain Zuruldi (2347 meters above sea level) within 10 minutes. At the resort there are also two smaller ski lifts 600 and 800 meters long. There three pistes in use: red (1900 m), blue (2600 m) and one for the beginners (300 m). If you are for extreme feelings, go ahead with freeriding, backcountry, and skitour.
The second Svanetian resort, Tetnuldi, Its name derives from name of legendary mountain. The Svans say that two most prominent mountains of the region, Ushba and Tetnuldi, were once a beloved couple that was separated and turned into mountains to look at each otherfor all the times. If one of the lovers is sad, both peaks are covered with fog… Well, we hope during your stay both peaks would be in an excellent mood, so you can enjoy skiing in the clear weather and admire magnificent views.