All four seasons are expressed with bright saturated colors in this small Middle east country. Although Armenia is famous for its sun, fresh and tasty fruits, picturesque nature and is in the focus of attention of tourists in summer, it’s not less charming and attractive in winter when it is covered with white blanket of snow turned into a snowy miracle. And one will find the very miracle outside the capital.
Winter is especially fairy in the mountainous areas, particularly in ski resorts, which offer excellent opportunities for extreme sports lovers. One of the most popular ski resorts in Armenia is Tsaghkadzor (the Valley of flowers), which turns into a valey of skies in winter. One can come here for both having a good time and enjoying the Christmas holidays in Armenia. The city, located over 1750 meters above sea level, maintains perfect weather conditions for skiing in Armenia.
There is more than a dozen ski runs armed with the best equipments that guarantee active and safe recreation here. From city to the top of Teghenis mountain there is a 6km long chairlift ropeway with five stations. From the height of 2819m. it offers a breathtaking view of Mount Ararat. There are diverse tours in Tsaghkadzor which will satisfy even the most demanding tourists.
In addition to active leisure one can also visit Kecharis Monastery, Orbeli brothers’ house-museum (coming from XII century most known dynasty of Armenian men of science and culture), and a monument located in the central square of Tsakhkadzor which consists of two marble falcons with outspread wings. It was open on the eve of 60th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Victory.
If you hesitate considering Tsaghkadzor to be overcrowded but you still want to enjoy winter in Armenia, the alternative is Jermuk in the Vayots Dzor region. Here also there is a ropeway built in accordance to the international standards. The elevation is from 2100 to 2500 meters above sea level, and the length is 2620m. There are also local rentals of high-quality ski equipment and snowboards. The surroundings of the resort are rich of unique historical and architectural monuments. Among them is Gndevank (X century), St. Astvatsatsin Monastery (XIII century) and Noravank (XII century) which is one of the most remarkable and astonishing monasteries found in here.
So if you have decided to have interesting and memorable holidays, then you had better visit Armenia and have a never-to-be-forgotten trip by all means!
Winter tours in Armenia will help you to enjoy your trip in all possible ways, and at the end you will leave Armenia with incredible impressions. You will definitely promise yourself to come back for your unfinished adventures…