Diplomatic Ski Competition due to be held in Gudauri

8.02.2018 - ​Diplomatic Ski Competition - Dipski2018 will be conducted in Gudauri on 10 February 2018, at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.  Co-organized by the Mountain Resorts Development Company and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia, the tournament is to be held for the second time and its aim is to promote Georgia’s mountain and ski resorts. 

DipSki2018 will be open to foreign diplomats, various government officials and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries.
Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze will speak before the participants about the government’s key priority to further develop the potential of Georgia’s winter and ski resorts. Mikheil Janelidze will also highlight the Prime Minister’s initiative to bid to host the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championship in 2023 and the 2030 Winter Olympics.

DipSki2018 participants will also visit the Adventure Tourism School. About 2800 metres above sea level, the school is situated at the highest altitude in Europe! The school provides trainings for those interested in mountain adventure tourism and other high-risk activities. In parallel to the ski competition, the school will offer the participants a real-time simulation involving an avalanche-victims-salvation operation.

Ski tournament winners will be awarded cups specifically designed for this event. Participants of the simulated activity will receive respective certificates.

Launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2017, Diplomatic Ski Competition is likely to become part of the tradition.