New ski lifts connect centre of Svaneti with winter ski zone, 23 Dec 2017 - 13:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian and foreign snowboarders, skiers and other enthusiasts can now hit the slopes in Georgia’s winter resort of Svaneti with the help of brand new ski lifts.

1,200m Mestia-Hatsvali ski lifts connecting Hatsvali skiing zone with the centre of Mestia officially opened today offering hot drinks and music to visitors of the winter ski zone.

People gather at Hatsvali skiing zone to hit the slopes. Photo by Ministry of Economy

Construction of Mestia-Hatsvali ski lifts started this summer. Six-seat open lifts have been produced by Doppelmayr – one of the world’s quality, technology and market leaders in ropeway engineering.

The winter season opened in all Georgian ski resorts Gudauri, Bakuriani, Svaneti and Goderdzi:

  • On December 10 in Gudauri and Goderdzi;
  • On December 12 in Didveli;
  • On December 17 in Hatsvali-Tetnuldi;

Today it also kicks off in the Kokhta-Mitarbi areas of Bakuriani.