Caucasus Mountains are a paradise for skiers and snowboarders, for the professionals and the beginners. Due to its location and spectacular mountains, Georgia offers different types of skiing holidays. Two international standard Ski resorts – Gudauri (along Georgian Military Highway) and Bakuriani (on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range), offer long-stay ski holidays as well as tailor-made week-end and long week-end holidays. Both offer runs for all levels of ability, suited for beginners, professional skiers and snowboarders alike. In addition, the Caucasus Mountains are a haven for heli-skiing. Currently Bakuriani and Gudauri offer a big number of new hotels, cable-ways, and ski-tracks. Spectacular nature, excellent weather conditions, moderate snow cover, a fabulous forest surrounding the village, attracts visitors in winter and all the year round. The third resort in Mestia - Hatsvali, Upper Svaneti (north-western part of Georgia) has been functioning for three year and is still being developed and is becoming more and more popular. Another ski resort Tetnuldi, Mestia, is coming soon.