VIDEO: Ski Adventures In The Caucasus Mountains of Georgia

VIDEO: Ski Adventures In The Caucasus Mountains of Georgia

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VIDEO: Ski Adventures In The Caucasus Mountains of Georgia

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“Terrain around Mestia is very playful and wild. Most of it is still unexplored.”-Nick Phaliani

Don’t hear a lot about the Georgian ski scene but by the looks of this short documentary Aslan Media, the region looks ripe for skiers and snowboarders seeking adventure off the beaten path. If you’re like me and after watching this video are looking to explore a guided ski experience in Georgia, reach out to guide Nick Phaliani and start planning. This place looks incredible:

“Lukmed is a Georgian word that represents an old and beautiful story. Before the opening of two ski resorts in Svaneti region, a wonderful place located in the Georgian Caucasus mountains, elders shaped and designed handmade wooden skis to ride down the icy roads of the villages. Skiing is now a growing activity in their mountains however lukmeds still exist and will remain what we like to call the origin of skiing in this region. This nice story has been brought to us by Nick Phaliani, a local guide that grew up in the village of Mestia. Nick guided our two french riders, Sébastien Varlet and Oscar Mandin in the discovery of this incredible terrain, countless stories and very old traditions.”

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