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 trail is located on the slopes of the Mount Aragats. The route is covered with tough snow. The winter season is great for a ski mountaineering tour. In the gorges, skiers can find fresh powder.
On the way skiers, may visit Ohanavank (monastery constructed 5-13 centuries) that is situated in Ohanavan and was considered as a favorite educational center for all Armenians. The next beautiful monument is Saghmosavank (a monastery constructed in 13th century) in Saghmosavan village which is a very unique monastery complex. Another favorite destination is the alphabet boulevard located on the slopes of the Mount Aragats where all the Armenian letters are engraved.
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).