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White Snow in ITB's Host Country

Georgia to host 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship

20 December 2022

It was officially announced that ITB Berlin’s Host Country 2023, Georgia, will be hosting the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship in Bakuriani.

The country’s snow-capped mountains, spanning 1,200 kilometres, are one of its greatest assets, along with its ancient culture, delicious food and winemaking tradition and hospitality.

Visitors can also have their own “high adventure” at one of the county’s many ski resorts. These include Gudauri and Bakuriani, which have recently been upgraded to international standards and the brand new resorts of Goderdzi and Mestia.

Mariam Kvrivishvili, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, said: “Hosting World Championships in Bakuriani is one of the most important events and achievements for our country, which contributes not only to the economic development of these resorts but also to the refinement of winter sports, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the development of tourism and infrastructure.”

Georgia is the official host country of ITB Berlin 2023, and is already gearing up for next year’s show, where it will be hosting the official ITB Berlin 2023 opening gala, and where it will be strongly represented with a large stand at hub27.