Georgian Mountain Resorts boast with their beautiful landscapes, healthy climate and fresh air. Most of the Georgian mountainous areas are distinguished with their healing properties. Fresh air, mineral water, snow in winter and cool in summer create a good rest there.
Favorable climatic conditions are particularly found in lower and medium mountainous areas of Georgia, which include ski and spa resorts. In Mountain resorts are successfully treated various disease- pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial asthma, anemia, cardiovascular diseases, several forms, neuroses, etc. Here is a list of the most popular Georgian Mountain resorts:
Bakuriani is the most famous ski resort in Georgia, 1,700 meters above sea level. Its recreation zones and beautiful snowy coniferous forests attracts visitors. The highest mountain called Kokhta is at around 2,200 meters above sea level. There are several ski trails destined for advanced and for beginner skiers In Bakuriani. Except skiing, you can enjoy snowboarding, sledding, horse riding and many others. Bakuriani offers various kind of hotels, cottages and guesthouses near the hills, valleys and the beautiful park.
Gudauri is the largest ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of the Caucasus Mountain in Georgia, 2,200 meters above sea level. Gudauri is a modern place with the well-developed infrastructure, different trails and lifts even for beginners and pro- riders. The best originality of Gudauri is the distance between the capital of Georgia and the resort. It takes approximately 2 hours from Tbilisi to Gudauri. The ski season lasts from December to April and you can always enjoy exposure to the sun on skiable area. There are many hotels and cottages of different categories and special playgrounds for children. Ski days are accompanied by exciting nightlife when guests can relax and have a nice time.
Shovi is an Alpine resort of Georgia, Located on 1600 meters over the sea level. It is famous for its forests that occupy over 25 thousand hectares. You will find oaks, cornels, hornbeams, fir-trees and pine-trees and 16 springs of mineral waters there; these springs are used for medication of several diseases such as anemia, low pressure, bronchial glands and others. Because of high location and fresh air, the sunshine has great ultraviolet emanation that is widely used for curing especially for the people who lack D vitamin. For this reason, Shovi also is known as a medical resort.
Bakhmaro is one of the highest alpine climatic resort of the country. The View from the Bakhmaro peak are breathtaking, especially when there is clear visibility for watching the sunset on the Black Sea. Mixture of sea and mountain air is beneficial for People with respiratory problems. Every year, on August 19, dozens of riders compete in a horse race in Bakhmaro as part of the celebration of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Abastumani is a small town and spa resort in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. It is located on the southern slopes of the Meskheti Range. Abastumani possesses a moderately dry mountainous climate, with relative humidity reaching 50% only in summer. Abastumani's three hyperthermic springs are little mineralized, rich in sulfate-sodium chloride waters, which are used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Abastumani is also a starting point for hikes into the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory is located at Abastumani as well.