Mild climate, sun, clean air, majestic mountains, fabulous nature and real snow — all this is in the ski resorts of the Caucasus. A huge number of tracks of varying complexity, high level of service and maintenance, infrastructure and modern equipment. The perfect option for extreme sports. You can find here extended and affordable range of services for children and adults, equipped trails, always ready snow machines.
Shahdag Mountain Resort
The ski resort of Azerbaijan “Shahdag” is one of the most beautiful parts of the Caucasus with healing clean mountain air and great climatic temperature conditions. There are 5 hotels (3-5 stars, there are apartments with kitchens). This quite modern ski resort opened in 2013 and provides all the necessary conditions for recreation and sports. You can rent: skiing, snowboarding and equipment. Also, there are ski school, medical center, large parking.
“Shahdag” is located on 19 ski slopes corresponding to different levels, at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, and offers world-class extreme skiing sports. The complex’s own ski school offers lessons from experienced instructors for both beginners and experienced skiers. In addition, it offers an exciting opportunity to ride on the slopes of snowboarding and air-skiing. Other winter games, such as games for children, include quad biking and balloon riding. In addition, you can find there Spa procedures.
Tsaghkadzor in Armenia is not only the best ski resort in the country, but also an unusually picturesque area with an ancient history and healing climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,800 meters, surrounded by picturesque Tsakhkunyats mountains and known since the middle ages. At that times it was called Kecharis, which means “birch grove” and belonged to the Varajnuni family. For centuries, this region passed into the possession of different families, it was conquered by Kurdish and Turkish nomads, and in 1828 it became part of the Russian Empire. In 1947, the city was renamed Tsaghkadzor, which translates as “gorge of flowers”, and soon became a popular ski and climatic resort. Today, athletes from different countries come here to rest and train, as the local thin mountain air contributes to the increase of hemoglobin in the blood and has a beneficial effect on health.
Bakuriani Ski Resort
Bakuriani ski resort (Georgia) is one of the most famous villages in the country. Every winter thousands of people come here to ski. The village has 2500 population, living permanently and almost everyone is involved in tourism. The ski resort offers winter sports enthusiasts several trails that are suitable for beginners and professionals. There are slopes for cross-country skiing and simple hiking. There are even mineral springs, and next to the Botanical garden. The best time to go to the Bakuriani ski resort is winter. Trails work from the end of November to the beginning of April. It is convenient to get from Tbilisi, you have to ride only 180 kilometers. Furthermore, in half an hour drive there is no less famous mineral resort Borjomi.
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