Georgia on my mind

When a chairlift in the Caucasus went into reverse last season, skiing in Georgia hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But the former Soviet republic has much to offer, as our correspondent discovered. Shortly after take-off from Istanbul, our plane started a wide turn, heading east over the sparkling Black Sea. It was a bright spring day and I could see many of the mountain ranges I had skied: the Pontic Alps; the Kackar range extending along the Anatolian coast, and the Lesser Caucasus, which extend into Turkey’s two quarrelsome neighbours, Armenia and Azerbaijan. However, it was even further east we were headed, to the peaks of the Caucasus proper, which embrace the… Continue Reading