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Tsakhkadzor resort city is 55 km northeast from Yerevan, in a gorgeous area. The name Tsakhkadzor means, "gorge of flowers". Tsakhkadzor is located on an altitude of 1840 m from the sea level, on the eastern slope of Mount Teghenis. Lofty mountains and deep forests surround the city. Tsakhkadzor has a soft climate; the average air temperature in August is +18ºC and in January is -6ºC. The average annual precipitation is 600-700 mm with 2500 sunny hours in a year. People in the city are occupied mostly in service sector.

Tsakhkadzor is one of the main tourism and leisure centers in Armenia. It is famous for its numerous hotels, resort houses, camping and sport installations. In the near past, Tsakhkadzor was hosting the Main Winter Sports Olympic Center of the Soviet Union. Today Tsakhkadzor is a fast growing resort city, where new hotels, rest houses and leisure centers come up each year.

A marvelous monastery Kecharis, which comprises of two churches and two bell houses, is one of Tsakhkadzor treasures. The main church of the monastery the St. Grigor was built in 1013. The small bell house and burial vault of Grigor Magistros Pahlavuni, the founder of the monastery, is next to the church.

In 2005 the Government of Armenia endorsed a special program for developing Tsakhkadzor into an international tourism center.

Tsakhkadzor Ropeway

Tsakhkadzor city became even more popular as a mountain ski resort after well-known LEITNER Company constructed a new ropeway on the slope of Mount Teghenis (2900m) in 2004. The 1st and 2nd lines of the ropeway were put into operation in 2004, the 3rd line started in 2005. The 4th line was put into operation in November 2006. It starts after the 1st lift level and links two neighboring mountains. This creates new opportunities for skiing on new tracks.

Skiing Instructor Services

Beginner skiers and snowboarders can get instructor services. The hourly pay is 12000 AMD (About 30 USD). Each 5th hour is free.

The ski tracks

There are very different ski tracks on the mountain slope. There are tracks for beginners, for amateur and professional skiers. The average track lengths are:
1st ropeway level - 1400 m
2nd ropeway level - 1600 m
3rd ropeway level - 2500 m, 2600 m, 2700 m
4th ropeway level - 2200 m, 2400 m
The total ski track length is - 7200 m

The average air temperature on Mount Teghenis from the end of December to mid February is -10-15 C and from mid February to end of March is -1-5 C.

The Ski Season:: End of December - end of March

Next to ropeway station there are sports gear and equipment rentals, a cafe and a teahouse.

Hours for ropeway operation:
Ropeway lines Hours of operation
1st line 10:00 - 18:00
2nd line 10:00 - 17:30
3rd line 10:00 - 17:00
4th line 10:00 - 17:30

Ropeway prices:
Ropeway line Price with Armenian Drams (AMD)
1st level 2000 AMD
2nd level 2000 AMD
3rd level 2000 AMD
4th level 2000 AMD
One-day ski pass* 10000 - 12000 AMD
Ski hoop 500 AMD

* One-day ski pass does not include ski hoop. Separate payments need to be made for ski hoop.

Rental of sports gear and equipment:
Name of the gear and equipment Price for the whole day
Skis, ski sticks, ski boots 5000 AMD
Snowboard, snowboard boots 7000 AMD
Sleight 5000 AMD

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