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Winter Armenia Tour

Phoenix Tour Armenia / Winter Armenia Tour

Winter Armenia Tour

$275 per person

Armenia’s most popular all through the winter 4 days/3 nights tour. This exciting winter break gives you the opportunity to stay at Tsakhkadzor ski resort, with a daily thrilling ropeway ride through the snowy slopes to the top of the Mount Teghenis for some of the Armenia’s most dramatic displays. Skiing and snowboarding your way down gives you the best chance of seeing one of these magical displays for yourself. A quest for the amazing traditional cuisine, degustation of the world renowned “Ararat” brandy and souvenir shopping, are among other things awaiting you on this unforgettable trip.

Originally built to train the Soviet athletes for the 1988 Winter Olympics, Tsakhkadzor ski resort offers the diverse ski runs on the mountain slope, ideal for beginners, for amateur and advanced skiers. The ski season in this fantastic getaway lasts about four months, from mid-December to mid-March, allowing visitors to enjoy winter at its best. The best months for skiing and snowboarding are February and March, although artificial snow machines and the trail groomers guarantee enjoyable skiing in any weather. All lifts are manufactured and operated by the Leitner Group (Italy), and all the chair lifts equipped with magic carpet boarding systems. Apart from the lifts, the resort offers sledding, ski and snowboard rentals as well as skiing instructors.

  • Duration
    4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS
  • Arrival
    YEREVAN
  • Departure
    YEREVAN
  • Group size
    min 2 persons - $275 p.p.
  • Included
    all transfers according to a program in a car or minivan with A/C
    accommodation in a DBL room in 4 star hotel in Tsakhkadzor (3 nights)
    English speaking guide services on the last day
    meals HB (breakfasts & dinners)
    daily transfer from the hotel in Tsakhkadzor to the Teghenis ropeway
    “Ararat” brandy degustation
  • Not Included
    airfare
    entry visas (if applied)
    insurance
    lunches
    alcohol during the meals
    ski passes
    ski and other equipment rental
    insurance on the damaged equipment
    all additional tours not mentioned in the program
    tips
4 days / 3 nights
  • Included
    Winter Armenia Tour
1
 DAY 1 YEREVAN – TSAKHKADZOR  
Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport. Meet your Phoenix Tour representative. Transfer to the Tsakhkadzor ski resort. Tsakhkadzor (“Gorge of Flowers” in Armenian) is situated along the southeast side of Mt. Teghenis (2,819m), and the Tsakhkadzor ski resort (1,750m) is located just above the town of Tsakhkadzor, approximately 60 km from Armenia’s capital Yerevan and the Zvartnots International Airport. The architectural complex of Kecharis is the highlight of the town, comprising three churches and three chapels dating back to the 11th century. Do not miss out to see the beautiful khachkars (cross-stones) around the monastery. Check into a hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Tsakhkadzor.
2
DAY 2 TSAKHKADZOR – TEGHENIS – TSAKHKADZOR
Breakfast. Take a ride on the Leitner ropeway to the top.  Skiing, snowboarding or sledding. Return to the hotel. Recreational activities. Dinner. Overnight in Tsakhkadzor.
3
DAY 3 TSAKHKADZOR – TEGHENIS – TSAKHKADZOR
Breakfast. Take a ride on the Leitner ropeway to the top.  Skiing, snowboarding or sledding. Return to the hotel. Recreational activities. Dinner. Overnight in Tsakhkadzor.
4
DAY 4 TSAKHKADZOR – YEREVAN  
Breakfast. Check out from hotel. Return to Yerevan. Start exploring Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest cities in the world. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument to get a spectacular view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat with a panorama of central Yerevan. Take a walking tour of the Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Visit the magnificent building of the Opera House, the postmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square. Visit the "Dalan" souvenir shop where you can buy some gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and other handicrafts. Take a tour of the “Ararat” Brandy Factory, featuring degustation of the two types of the world renowned Armenian brandy. Stop at the popular fruit market “Shouka” to buy traditional sweets and dry fruits. Dinner. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport in the evening. Departure from Yerevan.

TOUR LOCATION

ADDITIONAL INFO

SKI SEASON mid-December to mid-March TEMPERATURE 0-15 degrees HIGHEST ALTITUDE 2,819m ELEVATION DIFFERENCE 850m LOWEST ALTITUDE 1,966m SKIING AREA 665 acres NUMBER OF SKI LIFTS 6 TOTAL CAPACITY 4,994 passengers per hour TOTAL LIFT LENGHT 6.4 km RUNS : TOTAL 27 km EASY 1.5 km (6%) INTERMEDIATE 9.2 km (34%) DIFFICULT 16.3 km (60%) LIST OF ALL CURRENT SKI LIFTS:
TSAKHKADZOR 1 4 person chairlift (fixed-grip) Length: 1,137m Altitude: 1,966-2,233m Carrying capacity/hour: 1,214 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
TSAKHKADZOR 2 2 person chairlift (fixed-grip) Length: 1,413m Altitude: 2,233-2,475m Carrying capacity/hour: 1,002 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
TSAKHKADZOR 3 2 person chairlift (fixed-grip) Length: 1,624m Altitude: 2,485-2,819m Carrying capacity/hour: 594 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
TSAKHKADZOR 4 2 person chairlift (fixed-grip) Length: 914m Altitude: 2,210-2,354m Carrying capacity/hour:964 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
TSAKHKADZOR 5 2 person chairlift (fixed-grip) Length: 1,100m Altitude: 1,966-2,232m Carrying capacity/hour: 600 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
BEGINNER LIFT 6 Rope tow/beginner lift Length: 267m Altitude: 2,263-2,530m Carrying capacity/hour: 600 Manufacturer: Leitner Group
*There are pizzeria, restaurants and café operating at the foot of the mount. *Professional rescue and emergency team works on the territory. *Medical center on the territory.  

SKI PASSES

If you are headed for the slopes, then the ski passes and lift pass price guide is perfect for getting an idea of just how much it’s going to cost to get around.
SKI PASS RATES IN AMD
A single ride pass (on any lift) 2,000
Half day passes (10:30-13:30 or 13:30-16:30)  (valid for 12 entries) 7,000
1 day pass (valid for 30 entries) 12,000
3 day pass  (valid for 75 entries) 29,000
5 day pass (valid for 125 entries) 47,000
7 day pass  (valid for 175 entries) 60,000

SKI PASSES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10 IN AMD 
1 day pass 9,000
3 day pass 24,000
5 day pass 35,000
*Offer is valid upon presentation of the relevant ID (passport, etc.) *There are free trails for beginners.  

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Whether you are a beginner, left your equipment at home or want to try something new, renting at the Tsakhkadzor ski resort is the fastest and easiest way to get on the snow. The highly trained staff will set you up with the right board or skis for your skiing or riding type and ability.
EQUIPMENT & GEAR RENTALS PER DAY IN AMD
Ski gear 5,000
Snowboarding gear 7,000
Helmet 2,000
Ski goggles 2,000
Ski instructor services (1 hour) 7,000