Hatsvali ski resort
Hatsvali is a young ski resort, opened in 2011. It is located on the ridge of Zuruldi at an altitude of 2400 m above sea level in the Svaneti region.
From the center of Svaneti Mestia to the resort is only 8 km. The lower station of the lifts is located at an altitude of about 1800 m above sea level, the upper one at 2347 m.
The total length of the rolled roads is 1400 m.
Three lifts are lifted to the slopes of the mountain skiers: a 4-seat chairlift and 2 rope tows at 600 m and 800 m. The lifts work quickly, so the climb takes 10 to 15 minutes. The capacity of the resort is 1000 people per hour, in this connection, queues are unusual for Khatsvali.
Working hours in the winter from 10:00 to 16:00.
The resort has 3 tracks, mostly all for beginners and skiers confidently skating, so professionals can be bored. On the other hand, Khatzvali is a paradise for freeride lovers. The areas for freeriding here are quite wide and pass through beautiful places. In addition, there are several excellent backcountry and skitour routes in Hatzwali that allow you to see the majestic Caucasus Mountains of Tetnuldi and Ushba peaks
The infrastructure of the resort is represented by rental of ski equipment, hotel and cafe "Hatsvali" on the lower station and restaurant "Zuruldi" at the top. This restaurant should be given special attention, firstly, it starts from the tracks, and secondly, from its panoramic windows offer a breathtaking view; There is also a lovely terrace on which you can spend time with a glass of hot clay wine.
Accommodation in the resort is possible in the hotel, as well as you can stay in the guest houses of Mestia of about 20. Accommodation in guest houses is cheaper than in a hotel - from 40 GEL per person per night with two meals a day. There is no habitual après ski for skiers, but you can spend time free from skiing in Mestia.
In Mestia worth seeing attractions such as the Svan towers, the museum of history and ethnography of the region, the temple of the Transfiguration of the IX century and others.
From Tbilisi to Mestia can be reached by plane (it flies 3 times a week, but in the winter it happens that flights are permanently canceled), there is an opportunity to book a transfer to the resort from us. Also connecting point can Zugdidi, before him go night trains and minibuses. From the bus station Zugdidi to Mestia go minibus. Route transport from Mestia to Hatzvali is absent, so you will have to look for a taxi or go on foot, which will appeal to lovers of long walks.
Ideally, if there is a car, in this case there will be no delivery problems, the road to Khatzvali is good.