Pink Snow Surprises Visitors at Georgia’s Goderdzi Ski Resort

This weekend Georgia’s famous ski resort Goderdzi, in mountainous Adjara, was covered with pink snow, surprising visitors.

The resort administration told media that the reason for the unusual snow color was the yellow rain that fell the previous day, itself caused by the sub-Saharan sand-carrying wind, Sirocco, forecasters said.

The term Sirocco is an all-inclusive name given to hot and subsequently humid southeast to southwest winds originating as hot, dry desert air over North Africa, flowing northward into the southern Mediterranean basin. 

Located in the highlands of Adjara, Georgia, Goderdzi ski resort, first established in 2015, was officially opened on December 11, 2017 and since then has seen an increase in the number of visitors.

Goderdzi is located in a unique climate zone in Adjara, on the Goderdzi Pass, just 100 kilometers from the Black Sea coast and 2000 meters above sea level. It is three times larger than Georgia’s other well-known mountain resorts Gudauri and Bakuriani.

This year, a 1761-meter internal road was built for snowmobiles.

There are two slopes at the resort, a gondola lift, and cottages and guest houses. The Ministry of Finance and Economy of Adjara says that the cottages can accommodate 72 visitors and the hotel can house 30 people.

By Thea Morrison

Photo source: Goderdzi resorts

26 March 2018 08:20