First….don’t judge me!! LoL!!! I did a half then one full run! My legs were like jello by the time I reached the bottom of the mountain!!!!
We arrived, rented skies and boot, bought our tickets, hired an instructor for me as I had only ever skied twice in my life – 20 years ago at that, and were off! My instructor’s name was Anna! Anna is from Georgia and has been skiing since she was a little girl, her father taught her!
Me, Anna and Dachi!
The plan was to take me to the first stop – and have Anna watch me ski and teach me! Then, depending on how I did…would determine our next run!
Going to line up at the main lift on the bottom of the mountain.
So, here we were, at the “Bunny Hill”!!!
Video Anna took as I started skiing….I don’t foresee my joining the Olympic ski team any time soon…….
Anna and Dachi thought I was ready to go higher up the mountain – to the second stop! You get off at the first stop (Bunny Hill) and get on another chair lift that takes you to the almost top of the mountain!
Going up from the Bunny Hill stop:
Ready to go! Me then Dachi and I! 🙂
Anna took us down the intermediate Tatra 1 run!
Here is my start down this run!
I fell twice…once when my pole hit my ski…the other just before the bottom of the mountain and I was so tired I couldn’t get up…Dachi had to help me!!! I know….pathetic but hey, he’s almost 25 years younger than me! 😉
That was enough for me!!! Don’t judge me!!! Skiing is hard!!!!
It was time for lunch!!
We ate in the Bar Nomad, which was filled with Russian families and beautiful young Russian skiers and snowboarders who looked like they stepped out of fashion magazines!! Russia is a two hour drive from the resort so they come all the time as it is much cheaper to ski in Gudauri than in Russia!
Dachi and I both had the beef, rice, vegetable soup. I had delicious tea too!
Snowboarders in crazy outfits!!!
I had so much fun!!! It was nice to be out in the fresh air, in snow and being active!!!!
On our way back to Tbilisi we stopped and I bought mountain honey!
On the way down…
Next stop….Ananuri Castle Complex!