Escape to the snowy mountains of Azerbaijan this winter

Escape to the snowy mountains of Azerbaijan this winter

Posted on November 08, 2019 10:16 am

The lush mountains of Azerbaijan will soon be transformed into a white winter paradise, offering a magical experience for both those seeking adventure and those looking for a dose of rest and relaxation. With numerous direct flight options and relaxed visa requirements you can easily reach capital Baku to enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful snowy landscape. Nestled on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan is perfect for those seeking to reconnect with nature. The awe-inspiring Caucasian Mountains offer a change of scenery with the most satisfying pistes for ski enthusiasts being just three hours away from the city centre.

Here are two great ski resorts to experience in Azerbaijan this winter: 

Perched atop the pristine mountains of the Gusar region sits the Shahdag Mountain Resort. With its high-class hotels, spas, restaurants, and an endless list of thrilling sports and leisure activities, Shahdag will turn your winter wonderland dreams into reality. 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, brave the slopes and enjoy over 17 kilometres of pistes. Non-skiers will also find a variety of activities including off-road tours, paragliding, cycling, trottinetting and cable car rides overlooking the magnificent mountains. Once you have had your fill of the resort, venture into the charming nearby village of Laza. Perfect for trekking, the scenic area is surrounded by an array of waterfalls that freeze in winter. 


Boasting incomparable beauty, the Tufandag Mountain Resort sits on the shoulders of the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Gabala, an ancient treasure of Azerbaijan. The 15 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes are great for snowboarding and skiing. Beginners and first-timers have access to the resort’s ski school to join in the fun. Equipped with spas, restaurants, cafes, bars and recreation areas, Tufandag ticks all the boxes for your winter getaway checklist. A full-day pass for adults to enjoy the activities costs 30 AZN/ 65 AED or 20 AZN/ 43 AED for children ages 6-11.

The ski season going to be on starting from 15th of December till end of March, 2020

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