Mount Hatis Ski Trail

The ski trail begins in the village of Hatis, on the northern slopes of the mountain. The climate is mild here due to the geographical location of the trail. Most of the winter is sunny with clear blue sky. Please, check the weather conditions before attempting the ski trail. The best time for skiing downhill is midday, as the snow is frozen during morning and evening hours. 

Monument Description 

Hatis (2528m) is located in Kotayk province. It is a volcanic massif. The mountain has a conical structure. There are a lot of rocky formations in the higher spots of the Mountain.

 

Nearby destinations

Do not miss visiting the below destinations:

  • Surb Poghos-Petros Church (St. Paul and Peter Church, 13th century) nearby Zar village in Kotayk province,
  • Saint Hovhannes Mkrtich Church (2006) in Abovyan, Kotayk province,
  • Temple of Garni in Kotayk province,
  • Geghard Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Kotayk province.

Trail characteristics

  • Best period for skiing:  January- mid April
  • Ski trail length: 4.5km 
  • Duration of skiing: 1.5 hours
  • Total ascent: to be updated
  • Total descent: to be updated
  • Max elevation: 2,528m
  • Min elevation: 2,022m

How to get to the Trail

Take a taxi (or personal car) to get to the village of Hatis.

  • Distance from Yerevan: 36 km
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Cost: 3.600-4.000 AMD

Fauna

In the territory of Mount Hatis you’ll most probably come across wolves, Armenian yellow foxes, and wild rabbits.

Safety precautions:

Mobile connection is available up to the summit of Mount Hatis. In case of incidents, rescue services function in Armenia with 24/7 principle, call 911.

Photo album 

GPS track

Follow the GPS track of this trail via the below map; however, keep in mind to consult with local guides before heading to the trail.

 

Credits:

State Tourism Committee of RA

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