Svaneti, Georgia

Skitour in Ushguli, Svaneti

We are now in Svaneti, located in Mestia, the third stop of our adventure. Svaneti seems to be not as touristic as Gudauri but not as far away as Racha. So it is the perfect region for remote and lonely skitours, but also with a good (compared to other streets in Georgia) infrastructure and even some villages. We started our last skitour from Ushguli. It is the highest village in Europe and is located near the main ridge of the Caucasus. From this tour we could see a lot of its highest peaks: Mt. Ushba, Elbrus and Shkara. Our Skitour had around 1000 vertical meters and we experienced good conditions. Even though the avalanche conditions where a little bit sketchy and we needed to be very defense, we found some great and deep powder in some north faces.

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