Tsaghkadzor ski resort

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tsaghkadzor ski resort
View of Tsaghkadzor and Lake Sevan from the second ski run
Location Tsaghkadzor, Armenia
Nearest city Yerevan, Armenia 55 km (34 mi)
Coordinates 40°32′04″N 44°41′30″E / 40.53444°N 44.69167°E / 40.53444; 44.69167
Vertical 854 m (2,802 ft)
Top elevation 2,820 m (9,252 ft)
Base elevation 1,966 m (6,450 ft)
Runs 16 total
Longest run 5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Lift system 5 total
1 detachable quads
4 double chair
Website WinterArmenia.com

Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort, is a sports and tourists facilities located just above the Armenian town of Tsaghkadzor of Kotayk Province, approximately 60 km north east of the capital Yerevan and the Zvartnots International Airport. It was opened in 1986 adjacent to the Tsaghkadzor Olympic Sports Complex.

Tsaghkadzor facts and history[edit]

The town of Tsaghkadzor is located at 1750m above sea level on the southeast slope of mount Teghenis. During Soviet times, the lifts and other sporting facilities were built to prepare Soviet athletes for the 1988 Winter Olympics. The town was further developed into a ski resort and later fully modernized with the old lifts being replaced. In addition to the ski resort, the town is also known for the Kecharis Monastery.

The lifts[edit]

A view of the ski lifts

All lifts are manufactured and operated by Leitner Group. The current structure replaced existing soviet era lifts, mostly following their path. There were initially three consecutive lifts stretching from the foot of the mountain (1969m above sea level) up till the mountain peak (2819m), with the first and second lifts ending at 2234m and 2465m above sea level respectively. In 2006 a fourth lift was added, stretching from the end of the first stage towards an opposite hilltop, thus adding two trails, both leading down to the foot of the slopes.[1]

The first stage of the lifts is a four-seater and all the others are double seater chairlifts equipped with magic carpet boarding systems.

Infrastructure and services[edit]

Apart from the lifts the resort offers ski and snowboard rental as well as skiing instructors.

There are three cafés located at the foot of the mount and at the end of the first and second lifts.

Skiing season[edit]

The skiing season in Tsaghkadzor normally starts in mid-December and stretches well into March with the top slopes often fit for skiing in April.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°31′46.13″N 44°42′15.55″E / 40.5294806°N 44.7043194°E / 40.5294806; 44.7043194