The International Olympic Committee will send a special group of experts and advisers
The International Olympic Committee will send a special group of experts and advisers to Georgia to learn about development in the country’s mountain resorts and future prospects in the industry. The decision came after a meeting between Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Georgia's goal to become a host country of the Olympic Games was highlighted at the meeting. Kvirikashvili talked about the potential Georgia’s mountain resorts have and recent developments in the industry.According to him, Switzerland’s experience in developing ski resorts was very important for Georgia. "The recent activities of your country are very impressive for us. The International Olympic Committee is interested in developing sport and accordingly we support national Olympic Committees, including Georgia’s National Olympic Committee," said Thomas Bach.
The Mountain Resorts Development Company of Georgia has signed an agreement on cooperation with the French National Ski & Mountaineering School
The Mountain Resorts Development Company of Georgia, subordinated to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia has signed an agreement on cooperation with the French National Ski & Mountaineering School (ENSA, Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme).
The ENSA initially have the dual mission of training mountain sports professionals and developing teaching methods for skiing and mountaineering activities. The studies of the technical equipment and the best products available on the market are an important segment of training. This training, made up of several modules, covers all technical, non-technical and teaching aspects of the activity. New requirements in terms of quality and safety standards, the integration of European directives and the internationalization of mountain tourism have made the ENSA a benchmark in the field of mountain sports.
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Euronews broadcasts the Gudauri snow report dailiy
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World Snow Day 2018
The World Snow Day will be celebrated on January the 21th 2018
The World Snow Day will be celebrated on January the 21th 2018. Following the last year’s success we would like to invite children and their families to enjoy snow in all ski resorts of Georgia.
This event will be jointly organized by the Georgian Ski Federation, Mountain Resorts Development Company of Georgia, Silknet JSC, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Real Estate Development Company Red-Co and Bakuriani Mountain Clubs Association.
Georgian Ski Federation will be promoting on 21 January 2018 the celebration of the World Snow Day in Gudauri Ski Resort staging a relay competition among the children from various ski schools as well as general public representing various groups. Perched in the heart of the Greater Caucasus, surrounded by a vista of dramatic peaks and breathtaking gorges, Gudauri is spectacular on every level. Set high above the clouds, Gudauri’s southern facing ensures plenty of sunshine and excellent snow conditions until late April. The relay race will feature skiing, snowboarding, tube sliding, as well as various fun elements such as overcoming various obstacles in a certain way with certain emphasis on team work. Also Various activities will be offered to children by the Invited animators.
Resort will also provide free lift tickets and printed t-shirts.The festival will be concluded by the special celebration during the relay race awards ceremony.
In the event mostly participated the children from schools from all over the region.
All participants received the certificate of participation in the World Snow Day, along with a free World Snow Day T-Shirt.
Adventure Tourism School
Adventure Tourism School was Opened in Gudauri on January the 11th, 2018
On the joint initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science, the Mountain Resorts Development Company, and the Mountain Guide Association of Georgia an Adventure Tourism School was Opened in Gudauri on January the 11th 2018.
The school will prepare a hiking and mountain guides, ski instructors, hazardous avalanche preventive works and security specialists. In addition, the school will provide the re-training of the employees, who are related to this specific industry.
Adventure tourism school will cooperate with the International Mountain Guide Federation (IFMGA / UIGAM / IVBV), and its Member States national federations such as: (the Swiss Mountain Guide Association, the German Mountain Guide Association, Canadian Mountain Guide Association), also with the vocational education institutions of similar profile: (Technical University of Munich - TUM, the French National Ski and Mountaineering school - ENSA, etc.).
As a result, the region will have a vocational educational institution, which will determine the safety, service and high standards of competence, in conjunction with encouraging young people to provide a well-paying, long-term jobs on the national, regional and international labor markets and contribute significantly to the development of safe and adventure tourism in our country.