The first stage of the Georgian Alpine Skiing Cup of 2018 was held in Bakuriani on January 27-28. Competition was held with the support of the Georgian Ski Federation, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Mountain Resorts Development Company, company ,,Silknet“ and company ,, Borjomi “. It is worth mentioning that this competition was the most massive, 55 sportsmen participated in the competition. After the three-year pause, the Gudauri team joined Bakuriani, Svaneti and Adjara mountain skiers. This update is of great importance for development of mountain skiing sports in Georgia
Slalom and giant slalom were held on the "Didveli" highway. On the first day, sunshine weather helped organizers and athletes to start competitions in time. The organizers great effort and the good quality of the snow competing race competed successfully.
The girls and boys participating in the competition traditionally participated in three age categories. 2004-2005 y. Mari Chogadze (Adjara) and Luka Buchukuri (Gudauri) won. 2002-2003 y. Nino Kurtanidze (Bakuriani) and Aleko Japaridze (Svaneti) were the winners. In the older age Tamar Barbariani (Bakuriani) and Beso Japaridze (Svaneti) were champions.
On the next day, the giant slalom started an hour late due to the strong wind. When the competition was begining, the sun set out and winded. 2004-2005 y. Mari Chogadze (Adjara) and Mikheil Chartolani (Svaneti) became champions. 2002-2003 y. again Nino Kurtanidze (Bakuriani) won and among the boys Nodar Kozanashvili (Bakuriani) became champion. In the older age Kato Gotsiridze (Tbilisi) and Beso Japaridze (Svaneti) won. At the end of the competitions sportsmen were awarded. The next stage of the Georgian Alpine Skiing Cup of 2018 will be held in Mestia on March 2-3.