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Shahdag Mountain Resort is Azerbaijan's first and largest winter resort.[1][2]

Shahdag Mountain Resort
Ski Lift in Shahdag
Ski Lift in Shahdag
Location Mount Shahdagh
Nearest city Qusar
Top elevation 2,100
Base elevation 1,435
Skiable area 126Ha
Lift system 12 Lifts
Website shahdag.az
Ski Lift Working in Shahdag

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ResortEdit

 
Shahdag Slopes and Shahdag Hotel & Resort

The Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex (Şahdağ Turizm Merkezi) was open to the public in 2012. It is located in the Azerbaijan's Greater Caucasus range, the site is located near Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and an untouched flora and fauna.

It is the first and largest ski resort in Azerbaijan.[3] Plans for the project include 10-12 3 star hotels, golf-clubs, 160-180 cottages, Aqua Park and other objects (places for living of employees, car parks, workshops for technical works etc.) in the complex.[4]

Technical SpecificationsEdit

 
View of Mountains from Hotel Shahdag
 
Ice Bar Shahdag
 
Shahdag Snow Gun Working
 
Snowgrooming machines Shahdag
 
Stamp of Azerbaijan Ski
 
Shahdag in the summer
 
Shahdag in the summer

The winter season in Shahdag begins in the second half of December and finishes at the beginning of April, depending on snow conditions. In the website of Shahdag the opening information is constantly updated for every season.

Main DeveloperEdit

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Azerbaijan) / The Administration of Shahdag Mountain Resort

OperatorEdit

PGI Management

Elevation differencereEdit

1.435-2.100m

Passenger capacityEdit

11.400 skiers/hour

Skiable areaEdit

  • 128Ha
  • 16,8 km skiable

LiftsEdit

12 Lifts

  • 1 8-person Gondola
  • 3 4-seats detachable grips chairlift Chair Lift
  • 1 4-seats fixed grips chairlift
  • 2 Platter Lift
  • 5 Magic Carpets

SlopesEdit

14 Slopes:

  • 5 green
  • 5 blue
  • 4 red

Produced snowEdit

  • 160 snow guns guaranteeing 100% of the resort's skiable area

Free styleEdit

2 Free style areas / snow parks

Ski SchoolEdit

There are 3 Ski and Mountain School with national and international instructors

  • Lift Base
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Pik Palace

Kids ClubEdit

Kindergarten / Kids Club

  • Lift Base/ Zirve Hotel
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa

Rescue and medical serviceEdit

There is a rescue service in all of the slopes and a Medical Centre at Lift Base

Winter activitiesEdit

There are Winter Activities Area at Lift Base including Segway, Snowmobile, snowshoing, quads for kids, etc.

Shop and RentalsEdit

  • Lift Base
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Pik Palace
  • Main Square

HotelsEdit

Currently there are 5 Hotels opened. Current hotel beds in Shahdag Mountain Resort:

  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa (346 beds)
  • Zirve Hotel (86 beds)
  • Gaya Residence (62 beds)
  • Pik Palace (334 beds)
  • Park Chalet (328 beds)

Total 1.156 beds

RestaurantsEdit

20 Restaurants, caffés and bars:

  • At Lift Base: Tez Bazar, Illy Café, Hot Dog Stand, Pizza Shop
  • Zirve Hotel: Lezzet, Rahat Bar, Nefes Barbeque
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa: Miras Restaurant, Xerzine Bar, Menzere Bar & Restaurant, Ovdan Spa Bar and Ice Bar
  • Gaya Residences: Alov Restaurant, Kulekli Barbeque
  • Pik Palace: Fujisan Asian Restaurant & Bar, Alpina brasserie and Wine Bar, Chocolat
  • Park Chalet: Aspen Grill, Lounge and Bar and Mocca Cafle

SPA and WellnessEdit

4 SPA, Wellness and Fitness Centres:

  • Gaya Residences: Fitness Centre
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa: Ovdan & Fitness Centre (3.000 m2)
  • Pik Palace: SPA, The Club Fitness Centre (1.700 m2)
  • Park Chalet: SPA, The Club Fitness Centre (543 m2)

Conference CentresEdit

There are 3 Conference Centres located in:

  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Zirve Hotel
  • Pik Palace

ParkingEdit

There are 7 Car Parks:

  • Outside parking – At Lift Base
  • At Lift Base
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Shahdag Main Hotels Square
  • Pik Palace
  • Park Chalet
  • Gondola Parking

Shahdag in the SummerEdit

 
Bouncy Castle in Shahdag
 
Nordic Walking & Trekkings in Shahdag
 
Paint Ball in Shahdag
 
Segway in Shahdag

Shahdag Mountain Resort offers a wide range of activities to suit all ages during the summer, from an Adventure Park, to inflatable castles and quads bikes to Nordic walking and even Orienteering.

List of summer activitiesEdit

  • Chair Lifts
  • Mountain Segway
  • Bob Karts
  • Trotinettes
  • Zip Lines
  • Paint Ball
  • Mountain Bike
  • Children Quad
  • Adventure Park
  • Horse Ride
  • Inflable Castle
  • Nordic Walking & Trekkings
  • Mountain Challenge

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frederick ReimersBuyer's Guide 2014 Outside page 22
  2. ^ Shahdag Mountain Resort
  3. ^ "Shahdag Tourism Complex". Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "$2 bn to be invested in Shahdag winter-summer resort in Azerbaijan". News.az. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

External linksEdit