Tsaghkadzor (“The Gorge of Flowers” in Armenian) is a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia, located 60 kilometers north of the capital Yerevan in the Kotayk Province. Surrounded with alpine meadows, the town is situated on the southeastern slope of Mount Teghenis, at the height of 1,841 meters above sea level (which is 10 meters below the highest ski station of French resort Courchevel).
Tsaghkadzor is surrounded by the Tsakhkunyats Mountain Range from the west, and the town of Hrazdan from the east. Top skiing point is located at an altitude of 2,819 meters, from where opens the spectacular views of Lake Sevan and the Mount Ararat.
The lifts and other sporting facilities that were originally built to prepare Soviet athletes for the 1988 Winter Olympics, are fully modernized, with the old lifts being replaced by the new ones, manufactured and operated by Leitner Group (Italy).
It’s true that Tsaghkadzor offers you pristine, untouched surroundings, but it also comes with historical attractions that never fail to amaze tourists. The architectural complex of Kecharis is the highlight of the town, comprising three churches and three chapels dating back to the 11th century.
With the foundation of many luxurious hotels and sanatoriums, the town became a major winter resort and one of the most developed tourist destinations in Armenia, attracting a large number of ski & snowboard enthusiasts from all over the world.