Skiing in Armenia may be limited to two resorts but it is superb which is not surprising because Armenia was once home to the legendary Mt. Ararat (now in Turkey). High mountains are abound in Armenia. The highest is Mt. Aragats (13,435 ft/4,095 m). No point in the country is lower than 1,280 ft/390 m.
Two main ski areas in Armenia are Tsakhadzor/Teghenis and Jermuk. Tsakhadzor is a resort town located 50 km outside of the capital Yerevan at the slopes of Mt. Teghenis.
This growing ski resort is equipped with modern amenities and all new infrastructure. The peak of Mt. Teghenis (9,248 ft/2,819 m) offers majectic views of distant Mt. Ararat. Cold climate, dry snow and inexpensive lodging provide for a unique experience and great value for skiers and snowboarders.
The newest Armenian ski resort is Jermuk which is located 170 km SE from Yerevan. Jermuk features world class cross country trails that have been used exclusively by the Russian cross country national team, but will be open to public 2008/2009 season.
The third mountain resort Mymekh located near Vanadzor in Northern Armenia has been out of operation for years but it may be back to service soon.