Mount Ara: South Ascent
ElevationAscent: 2,928' 892 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,201' 2,500 m
Low: 5,274' 1,607 m
GradeAvg Slope: 18% (10°)
Max Slope: 65% (33°)
Popular ski lines nearby
Advanced Mount Ara Descent
1.8 mi 2.9 km • -1,984 ft Descent • -604.81 m Descent
Mount Ara: South Ski Trail
2.5 mi 4.0 km • -2,749 ft Descent • -837.76 m Descent
Mount Aragats: East Summit Ski Run
3.9 mi 6.3 km • -2,260 ft Descent • -688.95 m Descent
Mount Tukhmanuk Ski Trail
2.2 mi 3.5 km • -2,063 ft Descent • -628.9 m Descent
Mount Aragats: North Summit Ski Trail
7.0 mi 11.3 km • -4,936 ft Descent • -1504.51 m Descent
Aragats to Tsaghkahovit Village Descent
5.4 mi 8.7 km • -3,581 ft Descent • -1091.5 m Descent
“A steady climb on the south slope of Mount Ara.”— State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia
Mount Ara is located on the borders of the Kotayk and Aragatsotn provinces. The mountain is 2,577m high and 40km away from Yerevan. The mountain takes its name after Ara the Beautiful (Ara Geghetsik), an Armenian mythological God and king. The mountain is also a jump off point for paragliding pilots.
The ski trail begins at a red apple orchard, and starts out along a road. This is considered a traditional trail, as it is used by both skiers and paragliding pilots. In winter, Mt. Ara is a great tourist destination, as the weather here is clear and sunny, and the snow is soft and silky.
In the territory of Mt. Ara you’ll most probably come across wolves, gray or yellow foxes and rabbits. You may also meet a bear that has woken early from hibernation.