5-Star Qatar with free Ski bags to one of the more unique ski destinations I have written up in quite a while. The flights are normally either so expensive, so long / painful, or both, that Georgia doesn't get much love.
That said the exchange rate is GREAT these days and Lift Tickets run $13 to $15USD per day with well-reviewed or 4-star Hotels in the $60 to $80USD/nt range. Big Mountains on the cheap and a flight that's priced right with Qatar running their brand new 777 Dreamliners NYC to Doha.
NYC to Tibilisi is almost always $1100+ — these cheap ski flights save 55% and get you there with One-Stop on Qatar Airways.
The Georgian government has been dumping money into their ski resorts as a way to bring vacation revenue into the country. The infrastructure has been updated with many new lifts / gondolas available at the bigger resorts.
While the intention was probably more to target European skiers / riders as opposed to those making the trip all the way from the U.S. (due to flight costs), today the tables are flipped and flights from New York are less than they usually are from London.
On a 5-Star rated airline no less!
Unlike Emirates, Qatar DOES NOT charge for Skis / snowboards and instead includes those with your two bag allowance. That said, make sure your carry on is under 7kgs (15 lbs) they can and will weigh it.
Cheap Georgia Ski Lift Tickets
The exchange rate is so positive that even without a promotion the standard multi-day lift-ticket rate ranges between $13 and $15 at the major Georgian resorts: Gudauri, Bakuriani, Goderdzi, Mestia, Tetnuldi and Mitarbi.
SkiGeorgia.com has some handy Georgia Lift Ticket pricing information, you can check that out. It's from last year but should be representative of what you can expect.
I reached out to Ski Georgia to see about potential hook ups for you guys thinking about diving on this one.
Cheap Georgia Ski Lodging
There is a reasonable amount of options available over on Trivago which is always a good sign. Here's what I came up with on the major resorts:
How to Book
Use the links below in the Book Your Flights section but be sure to isolate to show only Qatar flights. You can also book direct with Qatar Airways for an extra $20, the advantage there being you can occasionally get a little bit more leverage should something go wrong when booking with the airline direct. Take the dates below and hit qatarairways.com