The bare hillsides here make for excellent skiing and snowboarding. With recently improved and expanded facilities, this is Georgia’s best and most popular ski station, and highly rated by many foreign visitors too. The 57km of pistes (black, red, blue and green) are served by five chairlifts, rising from 1990m to 3285m, and one cable car. Normally the ski season lasts from mid-December to late April, with the best snow in January and February.

A one-day lift pass costs 30 GEL; equipment rental is around 25 GEL.