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Skiing in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains Will Blow Your Mind

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‘The Svaneti region is like a gemstone, protected by wholehearted people that respect their environment.’

Oh yeah, and they absolutely rip on skis in that crystalline environment.

I’m willing to bet you’ve never been on a ski trip to the Svaneti region of the Georgian Caucasus Mountains — and in the likely event that you have not, I’ll double down on you adding it to your list at the end of this video spot.

Lukmed is a Georgian word that expresses “an old and beautiful story,” the video’s description explains. It’s also a traditional ski, endemic to the area, that locals admit is “not easy to ride.”

Here, you’ll get doses of big-mountain riding, urban runs in abandoned villages, and resort hits.

History, huge powder, corduroy, ancient villages open to park-style riding; what does Svaneti not have?

You, in it, skiing. Get hyped.

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