The Journal of Lost Time: "Pristine, Backcountry Skiing In The Virtually Undiscovered Paradise Of Georgia In Winter"

  • The author also describes western Georgia's highest resort Bakhmaro, calling it a “remote alpine village that gets so much snow you can only access it via a re-purposed grooming machine.” Photos of western Georgia's Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region are also found in the travel piece. Photo: The Journal of Lost Time

Review by Lika Eristavi

Journalist

Agenda.ge, 20 Apr 2022, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s potential of establishing itself as a “world-class ski destination” and the tracks of Georgian mountain resorts as the “most beautiful slopes ever seen” are in the focus of an article by influencer Nate Luebbe for the Journal of Lost Time. 

As part of the Digital Days of Georgia promotion project organised by the country’s National Tourism Administration with the support of the United States Agency for International Development’s Economic Security Programme, Luebbe accepted an invitation to visit the country and travelled 6,500 miles in a “search of something he could do in his backyard.”

Describing Georgian skiing slopes as a “pristine gully flanked with old-growth evergreens and towering mountains,” the author highlights the country’s “general lack of reputation as a winter wonderland,” noting Georgian ski resorts were almost empty. 

In Georgia the slopes are ours to do as we please, and on more than one occasion I find myself skiing in a rhythm I didn’t know existed - fully carefree, turning when a turn is wanted, skiing wherever the slope beckoned,” Luebbe says.

The author also describes western Georgia's highest resort Bakhmaro, calling it a “remote alpine village that gets so much snow you can only access it via a re-purposed grooming machine.” Photos of western Georgia's Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region are also found in the travel piece.

Read the full article here.

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