Armenia is located
in South-Eastern Europe, in the mountainous Caucasus. With a 6000
year history, the country is a unique destination known as “museum
under open sky”. The population is only 3.2 million people,
with over 30% concentration in Yerevan – the 2787 year old
Only 50 kilometers
from Yerevan (40 minutes of driving), the Ski Resort of Tsakhkadzor
has been a popular winter tourism destination since early 1970s.
The town hosted the USSR Olympic team in 1976, before the Olympics
in Mexico (Tsakhkadzor is on same altitude as Mexico City).
6 major European
airlines have regular flights to Yerevan: British Airways from
London, Austrian Airlines from Vienna (daily), Lufthansa from
Munich, Air France from Paris and Czech Airlines from Prague.
Armenian national air carrier – Armavia, has regular flights
to Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai and Istanbul. Russian Aeroflot performs
daily flights to Moscow.
International Airport in Yerevan to the Ski Resort of Tsakhkadzor
is usually provided by Tour Operators. After you submit a Tour
Package request with WinterArmenia.com, one of our partnering
Tour Operators will get back to you to arrange transfer. Alternatively,
taxi from Airport to the Ski Resort will cost maximum EUR 25.
In 2002, highway
to Ski Resort was completely renovated to provide world class
quality and safety.
of Tsakhkadzor (Armenian for “Valley of Flowers”)
is only 2000 people. Founded in 5th century, Tsakkhadzor has several
historical sights, among them – Kecharis monastery (constructed
in 12th century). The town is a “second home” for
many famous scientists, writers and artists because of the excellent
nature and climate. We encourage you to visit house-museum of
the world famous Orbeli brothers (one of the three brothers –
Hovsep Orbeli, was director of the State Ermitage in St. Petersburg,
Russia during years of World War 2).
Tsakhkadzor are friendly and welcoming, with a developed culture
for winter tourism. Under a special Government Decree, Tsakhkadzor
is being transformed into a world-class ski resort.