Why not spend your 2023 winter holidays with your friends, family, or your loved one? Visit the Tsaghkadzor ski resort in Armenia, and this trip will give you a lot of unforgettable impressions! Here you’ll find not only skiing, but also a huge variety of other types of winter activities, picturesque landscapes and snow-covered natural views, cozy evening gatherings by the fireplace with a glass of wine, and delicious national cuisine.
Tsaghkadzor ski resort
Tsaghkadzor is a ski-climatic resort located northeast of the capital of Armenia. In the warm season, it is unusually beautiful here, because it is not for nothing that the name “Tsaghkadzor” is literally translated from Armenian as “a gorge of flowers”. However, a real influx of tourists from Moscow and other cities is observed here precisely with the beginning of the ski season, starting from the end of December and continuing in January and February, until March 20.
How to get to Tsaghkadzor?
You can get to Tsaghkadzor from Yerevan by intercity buses or by taxi. If you carry ski equipment, snowboards or any other large items of luggage with you, it is more advisable to choose a taxi, as the luggage compartment of the bus may not be very spacious. Of course, a private trip will cost more, but it will allow you to get to the place quickly and comfortably.
The distance to Tsaghkadzor from Yerevan
The rest in Tsaghkadzor is a real expanse for lovers of a variety of winter fun from mountain skiing and hiking to snowmobiling and inflatable sleds. Even if you have never tried skiing or snowboarding before, here you can try it for the first time under the guidance of experienced instructors who will help you with the choice of sports equipment for adults and children, if it’s necessary.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the main historical attraction of Tsaghkadzor: the medieval Kecharis monastery, which got its name from the surrounding birch grove (“Kechi” means “birch” in Armenian).
The ropeway in Tsaghkadzor (price, opening hours)
The Tsaghkadzor ropeway was opened in 1967. Currently, the road has been modernized with modern LEITNER equipment and includes three successive elevators with a total length of 4200 meters. The high-speed chairlift takes passengers to the highest point of the route (2819 m. above sea level) in just 32 minutes.The ropeway runs every day from 10:30 to 19:00. The cost of a single-use card is 2000 AMD (approximately 300 rubles or 4 USD).
Ski slopes of Tsaghkadzor
The Tsaghkadzor ski area is located on the slopes of Mount Teghenis and includes 15 different slopes with a total length of 30 km (the longest route is 8 km). The ski slopes of Tsaghkadzor meet all international requirements. There are the routes of the corresponding difficulty both for beginners and for real professionals – fans of ski extreme. The latter will clearly be interested in the serpentine track with difficult sections and sharp turns, located in the lower part of the ski area.
Tours to Tsaghkadzor
By purchasing a tour to Tsaghkadzor, you can free yourself from a lot of hassle and organizational issues related to the transfer and accommodation that the tour operator will take on. Depending on your capabilities and preferences, you can join a group tour, or choose an individual tour, which will include additional services of your choice.