||Lukmed is a Georgian word that represents an old and beautiful story. Before the opening of two ski resorts in Svaneti region, a wonderful place located in the Georgian Caucasus mountains, elders shaped and designed handmade wooden skis to ride down the icy roads of the villages. Skiing is now a growing activity in their mountains however lukmeds still exist and will remain what we like to call the origin of skiing in this region. This nice story has been brought to us by Nick Phaliani, a local guide that grew up in the village of Mestia. Nick guided our two french riders, Sébastien Varlet and Oscar Mandin in the discovery of this incredible terrain, countless stories and very old traditions.