A 7.1 km long cable car between Kobi and Gudauri ski resort opened this last saturday 21 January, 2019. Connecting Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) region to Gudauri in just 15 minutes.
The Gondola ski lift will serve to make both Kobi and Gudauri more functional winter resorts, offering easier transportation in the area. Kobi is a village in Stepantsminda, while Gudauri is a Ski Resort located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.
The distance between Kobi and Gudauri is 15.2km and by car you can cover this distance in about 22 minutes – but since landslides and heavy snow can force the car route through Jvari pass to shut in the winter, the new cable car will help the commuters or skiers transport back and forth anyway.
About 81 million GEL was allocated from the state budget to construct the Kobi – Gudauri gondola lift with the capacity of carrying 2,800 people in an hour.
Photo courtesy: Gudauri Official