Mountain Resorts Development Company: opening of Georgian ski resorts depends on epidemiological situation

  • However, infrastructure has been developing in ski resorts so that when the winter season opens Gudauri and Bakuriani will welcome visitors with new infrastructure. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 17 Nov 2020 - 15:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The opening of Georgian ski resorts for the upcoming winter season depends on the climatic conditions and the epidemiological situation, announces the Mountain Resorts Development Company.

However, infrastructure has been developing in ski resorts so that when the winter season opens Gudauri and Bakuriani will welcome visitors with new infrastructure.

The Mountain Resorts Development Company said that the construction of three new ski lifts has been completed in Bakuriani. Each ski lift has six seats and the total capacity of all three ski lifts is 5,400 passengers per hour at the first stage, which can be increased to a total of 7,200 passengers.

Gudauri. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Meanwhile, in Gudauri the company Mountain Resorts Solutions together with its European partner companies TAS by MND, Stem and Wucher Helicopter are developing safety systems across the Kobi-Gudauri ski area to avoid avalanches and ensure both safe skiing and extend the number of skiing days.

As a result of one year of intensive work, the safest and most proven methods of effective avalanche management in the world, such as GAZEX, DaisyBell and Secubex, have been introduced in Georgia. For the first time in the Caucasus it is possible to artificially induce avalanches and manage them with the most modern and safe systems", says the Mountain Resorts Development Company.

In addition, the artificial snow making reservoir is being actively filled with water. The capacity of the artificial reservoir is 96,000 tonnes. The system will ensure there is a proper snow base on the ski tracks of Gudauri and guarantee winter travellers can enjoy a long and enjoyable winter season.

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