The mountain resort Bakuriani is situated on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range, 29 kilometers from Borjomi, at an elevation of 1,700 meters (5,576 feet) above sea level in the sub-tropical zone. The snow blanket remains for 4-5 months but in the summer the aroma of the coniferous trees and other climatic factors create ideal conditions for rest and recreation. It is a paradise for ski lovers and an internationally important winter sports centre, which meets Olympic standards.
Many international athletes come here to practice their skills. It is also a superb venue for children to take their first steps in winter sports; ideal for families and popular among the young generations. Ropeways, ski-jumps, ski-tracks, cross-country skiing, night skiing, horse-rides, horse-drawn sledges and snowmobiles - all can be found in Bakuriani. The surrounding mountains offer numerous possibilities for both challenging and scenic mountain mobile trips.
Bakuriani offers 23 ski pistes with total length of 29.1 kilometers. The tracks are equipped with artificial snow-making systems and targeted for all skiers. Slopes here are divided according to the following levels of difficulty - beginners, intermediate, advanced, expert. 8 lifts and 1 funicular are opened from 10 am to 5 pm and serve visitors.
The climate of Bakuriani is transitional from humid maritime to relatively humid continental. The winters are cold and experience significant snowfall while the summers are short. Average annual temperature of the town is 4.3 degrees Celsius.