How to find the cool shops
A word of advice – Georgian ski shops update their Facebook pages much more often than their websites. Check Facebook for the current stock and send a Facebook message rather than an email for a quick response.
Buy Backcountry Gear
Adrenaline – K2 & more
MPlus – Elan & Zag
BuruSport – Rossignol & more
Adrenaline – Alpinist & Kingpin
MPlus – Fritschi & ATK
BuruSport – Marker (Kingpin)
Adrenaline – K2 & Full Tilt
MPlus – Roxa
BuruSport – Dalbello & Scott
Avalanche Safety Equipment:
Adrenaline – BCA beacons, shovels, probes, airbags
MPlus – Ortovox beacons, shovels, probes
BuruSport – Ortovox beacons, shovels, probes
Rent Backcountry Gear
Renting is an easy approach if you cannot bring ski gear. As in most ski areas, ski touring is still not the core focus of the shops so check yourself what the gear looks like. We recommend you check the size of your rental skins before you tour. Take extra glue or ski straps in case the glue does not hold. Check if the bindings fully funtion in walk mode. It feels great when you are ready to start at the begin of the track.
MPlus – Rents touring skis, splitboards, beacon/shovel/probe available for rent in Tbilsi shop. Limited selection available in Gudauri, but they can shuttle gear for you.
BuruSport – touring skis, splitboard, beacon/shovel/probe available for rent in Gudauri shop (They also have a shop in Tbilisi).
Mountain Freaks in (Stepantsminda) Kazbegi has some ski touring gear.
General Ski Gear/Accessories
General ski shops:
X treme – biggest, basic equipment, relatively cheap. They have a boots molding system (systems to heat inner boot of a ski shoe, if your boot actually is moldable).
Adrenaline – great freeride equipment
BuruSport – mostly basic ski equipment but also some ski touring/freeride
MPlus (Mogzauri)- most expensive and most European. Good selection and good service.
TwinTip – mostly clothes
Non Ski tour section
Freestyler – cheap used slope skis, rentals, cheap helmets, on piste only. Not interesting for ski touring gear.
Outdoor Outlet. Sells great European goods , make an appointment via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ooutlet1/
Magellan – mostly clothes