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Ski Armenia – Armenian ski resorts

Ski holidays in Armenia

Armenia Ski Armenia Armenian ski resorts

Situated very close to continental Europe. Armenia is located about 5 hours from the UK and around 4 hours from Germany/France. Armenia offers that sought after exclusivity by only now presenting its mountains to the rest of the world to enjoy.

With the major ski fields of the Alps, Canadian Rockies becoming ever more busy with the increasing number of tourists, true and passionate elitists of pristine winter sports are always on the look out for new and exciting places to ski or snowboard.

Armenia offers that sought after exclusivity by only now presenting its mountains to the rest of the world to enjoy.

Armenia is a small country in the Caucasus mountains, formerly part of the USSR, but independent since the early 1990′s. It’s landlocked, surrounded by Georgia, turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. The country is on average very high above sea level, with the highest point being the extinct Aragats volcano at 4095m high. The capital Yerevan is over 1000m above sea-level and very close to the mountains. There are no real glaciers in the Little Caucasus mountains of Armenia, but they get loads of snow in winter. Best season is probably Easter.

Aragats makes a good 2 or 3 day ski ascent from the road end in the town of Byurakan, just 40–50 minutes drive from the capital Yerevan.

Another good tour is to cross the volcanic plateau east of the capital, whose highest point is Volcan Azdhaak, 3609m. The small village of Sevaberd at 2100m is a good start point, and you can go east to the shores of Lake Sevan, or south to the Goght valley.

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