|Client||Resort Development Ltd.|
|Master Plan Completed||2011 - Ongoing|
Ski Area Design
Resort Master Planning
Gudauri is located a 1.5 to 2 hour drive by car north from the capitol Tbilisi, a city of 1.5 million people. The resort was originally developed in Soviet times and was intended for competition training. Ecosign was originally commissioned in 2010 to create an “Immediate Action Plan” for the resort in order to improve the existing facilities and create a new, modern slope-side ski village.
Following Ecosign’s design work, the “New Gudauri” resort base was constructed and included a new access road, beginner ski lift, tubing park, parking lots and two buildings were constructed during the fall of 2011 and summer of 2012, along with the new high-speed ten-passenger gondola. Business levels increased substantially in the 2012/13 season due to these improvements. Phase 1 New Gudauri Village completed in 2015 and construction commenced on three new buildings in 2018. Since the implementation of the first phase of the master plan in 2011, Gudauri has seen an incredible increase in the number of skier visits and summer sightseeing visits and is perhaps one of the fastest growing ski resorts in Europe and quite possibly the world.