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Need to Know
Ucom and VivaCell-MTS networks are almost always available while climbing up the Teghenis 1 Mountain. In case of emergency, call 911, a service which is available throughout Armenia.
escription of the Ski Trail (Piste)
Teghenis 1 Mountain is located on the border of the Aragatsotn and Kotayk provinces. To start skiing on the slopes of the mountain, you need to set off to Shoghakn village, which is covered by 1-2 meters of snow in January and February. The skiing trail begins at the edge of the village and leads up to the nearby hill. The slopes of Mount Teghenis 1 are covered with birches, firs, and Siberian pine trees.
From the top of the Mountain, you can admire the beautiful mountains of the Armenian plateau: the Pambak Mountain in the north, Mount Ara in the south, the Geghama Mountains in the east, Aragats in the West, and Ararat in the southwest. An aeration center operates on the top of Mount Teghenis 1, and is inhabited throughout the year.
While passing the Teghenis 1 Mountain piste, at a height of 2,500m, you’ll most probably come across wolves and bears.
Technical Specifications of the Ski Trail
The best time: January, February, March.
Location: Aragatsotn province.
Yerevan is 45km away from Shoghakn village, so the road there takes 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs 5,000 AMD (by taxi).
The duration of skiing is 5 hours.
The skiing distance is 12km.
The area is 1,950-2,751m above sea level.
The best drink to have on hand is warm tea.
How to Reach the Ski Trail
To reach the trail, you need to take a taxi from Yerevan to Shoghakn village, where the skiing trail begins. Taxi services are quite affordable throughout Armenia. We recommend taking a cab with a working meter, and make sure that the driver uses it.
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