SKIING AND
SNOWBOARDING
FOR EVERYONE
IN GUDAURI

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.

News

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

21/09

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

14/09

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.

Our services

  • PRIVATE SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

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

  • KIDS SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL WITH SKI GUDAURI

    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.

  • RENTAL SERVICE

    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.

  • SNOWSHOES

    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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