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.

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.

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.


Women’s Camps

For women. By women. Ski Gudauri’s women’s camps are truly a once in a lifetime experience! Our camps are designed to unite an awesome group of girls to ski together, enjoy the mountains, and learn from the expertise of some of the best female instructors in Gudauri. Spend 4 unforgettable days in Gudauri and learn from the best with a team of women ready to take your skiing to the next level!

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Damage Waiver

As you know, when you rent equipment, you are responsible for its safety. But accidents happen – and the equipment becomes unusable. The Damage Waiver is provided to reduce your financial liability during the rental of Ski Gudauri’s equipment. It is a non-refundable mandatory fee of 10 Gel per person/per day for the equipment billed on the rental invoice in addition to your rental charges. More info


Groups for Adults

NEW! Yes, it’s finally happening! This year we are launching group classes for adults (for now only for the main winter break). They run at the same time as kids’ school (in the morning, 10:15am-12:45pm) so you have time to send your little ones to class and meet them after class! You can choose from 1 to 6 morning sessions, groups are small, instructors are cool! See you in Gudauri! More info here INFO


Our team

Alex Beniaidze

Co-founder and “The Big Boss” of Ski Gudauri School. Former Georgian Olympic skier (Sochi 2014), 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!

Irina Zakharenko

Technical Director of Ski Gudauri. Certified instructor of French Ski School, former ski racer. A cheerful power behind the ski school operations, coordinating the different parts of Ski Gudauri and solving all your problems!

Todd Tristram

Ski Gudauri Chief Ski Instructor. Fully-certified British ski instructor with over 20 seasons of teaching experience around the world. APSI Alpine Level 4, ISIA stamp. Has qualifications in snowboarding, adaptive, off-piste safety, and race-coaching. Languages: English, French.

Tika Sigua

Ski Gudauri General Office Manager. Ensures the perfect work of the Office team and creates long lasting winter sport memories for our guests!

Brian Iglesias

Snowboard Instructor from the far-far-away Argentina! Spending his second season with us and doing a great job with the youngest kids, kids groups and advanced riders! Certificate: Level 2 Snowboard, AADIDESS, Argentina. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese.

Matěj Bartoň

Ski Instructor from Czech Republic. Professional, young and fun coach for your little ones and adults of all levels! Mountain bike rider. Certification: APUL B (Level 3), Czech Republic. Languages: Czech, English, German, Polish.

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. Languages: Serbian, English, Czech, Slovakian.

Mitja Butara

Ski Instructor with a huge experience from Slovenia. Skiing is his true passion and it's incorporated into every single lesson he gives. Skiing should be primarily fun, isn't it? IVSI Level 2 Ski. Languages: Slovenian, English, Serbian, CroaIan, with a basic knowledge of German, Italian and Spanish.

Angel Benazet

Snowboard instructor from Argnetina with a 10-years experience teaching in different countries such as Spain, Argentina and South Korea. His passion is to teach this beautiful sport to all the customers so that they can enjoy surfing the snow! AEPEDI Spanish Snowboard Level 2 (AADIDESS Argentina Snowboard Level 3). Languages: Spanish, English, Catalan.

Mate Kavtaradze

Ski Instructor from Gudauri, Georgia. Knows all the local spots, teaching kids and adults, in groups or private! His infectious enthusiasm is the thing we like the most! Languages: Georgian, English.

Tornike Dundua

Ski Instructor form the capital-city of Georgia - Tbilisi. Architect, designer of our beautiful kids' school medals - Tornike will definitely help you to push you out of your comfort zone and to improve. Languages: Georgian, English.

Tom Avery

Tom is Australian and has been a ski instructor since 2019. He has previously worked as a ski instructor in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. He also has experience in coaching and alpine guiding. Level 2 Alpine Ski NZISA Languages: English

Lars Jacob

Guy Morris

Austrian trained British ski instructor with a degree in Engineering who also loves hiking, trail running, and climbing. LandesLehrer (Austrian Level 3) Ski Instructor. Languages: English (native), German.

Marcin Ołtuszyk

Ski Instructor from Poland absolutely passionate about skiing. Friendly, open minded and professional coach for kids and adults no matter the level. NZSIA LEVEL 2, FIS MASTERS License, Instructor PZN (Polish Ski Association). Languages: Polish (native), English, Russian.

Christian Perren

Snowboard Instructor from Argentina with 5 years experience around the globe! Loves to teach all kind of lessons, from single to group, from beginners to experienced riders. AADIDESS Argentina Snowboard Level 2. Languages: Spanish (native), English.

Ellina Kamaleeva

Ski & Snowboard instructor for adults and kids from the youngest age. Paragliding pilot, psychologist, volunteer and traveler. Fun & safety - her main rules of extreme activities! ISIA level C Ski / B Snowboard Languages: English / Russian

Anna Kryukova

Lauren Mattison

Lauren is from London and became an instructor in 2009. She has spent seasons working in the Alps. She wants you to have the best time out in Gudauri and will give you the coaching, support and encouragement you need to reach your goals. BASI Level 2 Alpine Instructor. Languages: English

Our services


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


    We are the only ski and snowboard 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 child’s technique will improve, and so will their love for the sport. Most importantly our qualified professional instructors have your child’s safety as their top priority.


    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.


    We love skiing and snowboarding, but we know it’s not for everyone. If you want to enjoy the best of nature at a more relaxing pace then our guided snow-shoe tours are for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will show you the magic of the mountains and the best spots to take photos and create memories that will last a lifetime

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