Bakuriani is a famous ski resort. Local people call this place - "Sun Valley". The resort is also famous for its mineral springs. From the tops of the Bakuriani mountains originate Borjomi springs.Here are developed both types of tourism - summer and winter. Bakuriani is a traditional venue for the competitions in winter sports: slalom, bobsleigh, biathlon and ski jumping. It is also worth noting that with the Borjomi Bakuriani bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Ski season lasts from November to March. The weather is sunny and windless. That is why, there can often be seen skiers skiing in bathing suits. There is a wide choice of pistes for the outdoor activities likers. Lifts: two-seat chairlift (1200 m), T-bar lift (1400 m). There is also a rope way of the "Tatrapoma" type (1640 m), with the piste of 2500 m. There are 4 children T-bar lifts. The largest of them is 450 m. The ski lift to the Tskhratskaro pass (13 km from Bakuriani), to a height of 2780m, is very popular with the cross-country skiing likers.