In summer, Bakhmaro is one of the high-altitude tourist resorts in Georgia at around 1,900 meters. Many families from the surrounding area have huts here. There is even a hotel (without heat) and a small number of guesthouses. In winter, Bakhmaro was uninhabited and not accessible.
Because of its snow reliability, Bakhmaro was planned to be a ski resort in Soviet times. A feasibility study was prepared in 2007 by an Austrian consulting company. They emphasized the skiing potential of the place and in 2016/17 a masterplan for a year-round destination was prepared. However, nobody realized the freeride potential of this place until powderproject.ch came.
powderproject.ch has been the pioneer in Bakhmaro, the first who spent a winter and who scouted and developed all of the tracks. Nobody knows the area like they do. They have been offering catskiing in Bakhmaro quite successfully since 2016. It is a unique experience, free of the rush of mass tourism.