Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The Mount Aragats summits are open for all skiers, but it is recommended to ski with professional guides who know the terrain better and can show visitors the safest places for skiing.
Need to Know
In case of emergency, call 911 or 112. Be aware of unleashed dogs in the villages.
This ski mountaineering route is located in Aragatsotn province, which is 45 km far from the capital. The route starts from Aragats village and comes up to the Eastern Summit of the Mount on the Mount Aragats Eastern Summit Approach
. The winter season in the area is ideal for ski mountaineering touring, with blue skies and the sunny weather on most days. On the way, you'll enjoy very beautiful views of Kotayk, Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik provinces.
History & Background
Mount Aragats is considered the highest peak of Armenia (4090 m) with the 200 km diameter. In the past, Aragats was one of the largest volcanic formations in the world: the North Peak (4,090 m), West Peak (3,995 m), the East Peak (3908 m), and the South Peak (3887).