Welcome to Ski Gudauri, the first ski and
snowboard school and rental shop in Gudauri!

About us

Our qualified ski and snowboard instructors provide private lessons for adults and children, and we have the only kids ski school in Gudauri so your kids can learn and make friends in a safe, fun, group environment.

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All of our instructors hold internationally recognised instructing qualifications and have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion. Our instructors know the best pistes to improve your technique and increase your confidence, and all the secret freeride spots! We have Georgian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chezh, Polish, Slovene, Serbian, Italian, Russian speaking instructors who have taught across the globe and now call Gudauri home.โ€จ

Our rental service provides the best quality equipment to suit all your needs. Equipment can be rented alone, or at a discounted rate as part of one of our equipment and lesson packages.

Our story

Ski Gudauri was founded in 2013 by Alex Beniaidze, a ski racer from Gudauri, and Giovanni Lazzarini, an Italian race coach. Alex and Giovanni represented the Georgian National Ski Team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and in various World Cup and World Championship events. With their experience at the highest level of skiing they have brought together a passionate and enthusiastic instructor team that, through word of mouth, has become the biggest, and most popular ski school in Gudauri.


Kids Group Lessons 2023 – 2024

๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™จ:

25 December – 30 December 2023
01 January 2024 – 06 January
11 February – 17 February fully booked

19 February – 23 February
25 March – 30 Marchย 

๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™Žnowboard ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™จ:

25 December – 29 December 2023
11 February – 16 February 2024

๐™๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ข๐™ฅ:

11 February 2024 – 17 February 2024 fully booked

More info and booking.


Our team

Leila Baltaji

Team Lead Instructor. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Leila is a ski passionate ready to take on the Georgian slopes for the second winter! Easily recognized for her unique sence of style and love for flashy colors on the snow, you'll find her standing out even more for her talented skills and techniques. Languages: Lebanese Arabic, English, French.

Beso Japaridze

Technical Team Lead instructor from Svaneti, Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Professional alpine skier and former member of the Georgian National Alpine Ski Team.

Stefan Dabic

Ski & Snowboard instructor, Paragliding pilot and Professor of Sport representing Serbia! Highly positive and friendly person, great coach for kids & adults. ISIA Level-3, M.A.S.I. Montenegrin Association of Snowsport Instructors. Spending his third season in Gudauri! Languages: Serbian, English, Czech, Slovakian.

Tika Sigua

Ski School & Rental shop Lead Manager. Ensures the perfect work of the Office team and creates long lasting winter sport memories for our guests! You can find her in our Gudauri Lodge shop.

Katsiaryna Anatskaya

Ski School Manager. Dynamic, attentive and extremely friendly, she will take care of all the aspects of your Skiing holidays with Ski Gudauri.

Alex Beniaidze

Co-founder and โ€œThe Big Bossโ€ of Ski Gudauri School. Former Georgian Olympic skier (Sochi 2014), Main coach of the Georgian National Ski Team, professional ski racer and just a local guy!

Kote Gabrichidze

Georgian Team Lead Instructor. Ski coach and instructor with more than 25 years of experience. Professor of photography at the Georgian University. Languages: Georgian, English, Russian.

Giovanni Lazzarinni

Co-founder of Ski Gudauri. Professional Ski coach at Italian National Ski Team. Former Head coach of the National Georgian Ski Team during the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. Baking pizzas and riding bikes!

Mate Kavtaradze

Local ski Instructor from Georgia. Professional, young and fun coach for your little ones and adults of all levels! Languages: English, Georgian.

Camille Chiche-Barril

Bonjour, I am Camille from France. I am a ski instructor and outdoor guide. I skied almost as soon as I could walk, pretty much the same with climbing and hiking. I am living my life in different mountains of the world, trying to change country every season to discover the world (presently a glacier guide in Iceland) I have been teaching ski for 4 seasons and this will be my 5th in Georgia. Iโ€™m a very social and patient person. Iโ€™m great with kids and even better with adults ! I hope to see you on the slopes very soon! Languages: English, Spanish, French.

Levani Nazgaidze

Ski Instructor from Georgia and a member of the Georgian National Ski Team. He enjoys teaching all abilities, from guests looking to make their first turns through to experiencedย skiers looking to reach new heights. Languages: English, Georgian.

Anna Nekolova

Hello, my name is Anna and I am from Czech. I am snowboard and ski instructor for 4 years. I spend almost entire year in the mountains with various outdoor activities. I am very happy to be an instructor because I can share my riding experiences and passion for mountains to other people. Languages: Czech, English.

Catalina Gavilondo

Hi, I'm Catalina, Ski & Snowboard instructor from Argentina. I love teaching this beautiful sport, which fills us with life every day! Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese.

Elric Schumann

I am Elric from France, ski instructor in winter and adventure guide in summer. I love teaching in the outdoors, keeping people happy and safe! Languages: French, English, Italian, Spanish and basic Japanese.

Hassan N

Snowboard instructor, Parkour Coach and Computer engineer. Fun, spontaneous and adorable, Hassan is also an artist and an amazing photographer! Languages: Arabic, English, French.

Patrick Lorenzi

Hello, I'm Patrick, a ski instructor from Australia, dedicated to sharing the joy of skiing with enthusiasts of all levels. With my extensive experience and a passion for the slopes, I'm here to help you carve unforgettable memories on the mountains.

Samuel Yates

As a ski instructor from beautiful Aotearoa, New Zealand, I'm thrilled to share my passion for skiing and teach skiers of all abilities. Iโ€™m stoked to ski with you all!

Ani Khergiani

Snowboard instructor from Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช I am a trekking guide and also do all the activities that are popular in Georgia like trekking, climbing, mountaineering, paragliding, etc. I want to say welcome to Georgia, so if you're lucky enough to be in Georgia, youโ€™re lucky enough!

Anano Philphani

Ski instructor from Georgia (Svaneti). Apart from architecture, my area of interest is mountain sports, I am a certified guide, I spend a lot of time in the mountains, I climb the peaks, I am a ski teacher and a solo pilot in paragliding ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช

Luke Templer

Hi my name is Luke I'm from Australia. I have been a ski and snowboard instructor for 8 season working in 4 different countries. I look forward to sharing my experience and love for this sport!

Aleksandr Narushevich

Hi I'm Alex, I hold the ISIA stamp and I love nothing more than sharing my passion and excitement for skiing with all of our customers! Looking forward to seeing everyone in Gudauri!

Our services


    Private ski or snowboard lessons with Ski Gudauri are the ultimate personalised learning experience!

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    We are the only ski school in Gudauri that offers group lessons for kids aged 5 years and older. Our small groups, never more than 6, are divided by age and ability so that your child can make friends and build confidence in a fun team environment. Your childโ€™s technique will improve, and so will their love for the sport. Most importantly our qualified professional instructors have your childโ€™s safety as their top priority.

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    Our rental service offers all the equipment necessary for a great time on the slope, including snow-wear, safety equipment, and skis, boards, and boots for all ages and ability levels. All of our equipment is checked and maintained after each use to ensure quality and safety. You can even get great discounts on rental equipment if you book it with a lesson.

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  • SHOP

    Ourย Sports Shopย  offers everything you need to have a great time on the slopes, including winter clothing, protective equipment, as well as skis, boards and boots for all ages and skill levels. All our equipment is tested and certified, which guarantees the quality and safety of use. You can even get big discounts on the purchase of equipment if you order it along with the lesson.

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