Across the centuries, the north-east corner of Azerbaijan has served as the gateway between Europe and the Middle East.
Here, in the shadow of the majestic Caucasus Mountains, hides untold natural beauty.
Pristine glaciers and deep ravines, stunning mountain lakes and canyons, and an ecological treasure trove of plants and animals. This is Shahdag in all its splendour.
With a climate favouring year-round sports and leisure, Shahdag ranges from winter lows of -20°C to pleasant summer evenings of 20°C. An incomparable location for one of the world’s largest national parks, and within it, one of the region’s largest ski resorts.
Breathtakingly beautiful, a haven hidden from time, Shahdag is an experience not soon forgotten.
Mount Shahdagh is a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Gusar district of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Russia.
The elevation of the peak is 4,243 metres above the sea level.
Prehistoric cave dwellings have been discovered at the base of the mountain indicating habitation for over 9,000 years.
First climbed by russian alpinist and topograph Andrei Pastukhov in 1892.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan is responsible for an ambitious tourism development programme. The creation of the Shahdag Mountain Resort is the largest project in this programme offering all year round mountain activities and world-class quality and service.
Just 25km from downtown Kusar, Shahdag’s Mountain resort can be found in one of the most beautiful regions of Azerbaijan.
Visitors will be able to choose from a variety of accommodation distributed throughout the complex ranging from luxury hotels, individual chalets and cottages through to camping (in the summer).
During the winter season there will be 19 ski slopes available for skiers of all levels. A professional ski school and a ski hire shop will offer a wide range of ski equipment and advice to cater for guests every need.
A brand new ski station equipped with the very latest snow machine technology will ensure that perfect snow conditions will be provided throughout the season.
Other winter activities available will include, snow mobiling, horse riding, snow sliding, tubing and a snow park for children.
In the warmer summer months the mountain will come alive with activities such as Mountain Biking, Trontinettes, Zip lining, Horse riding, Quad biking, Paintballing and Bob Karts to name but a few. Younger children will also be catered for with a children’s club and bouncy castle as well as other activities.
As the project develops there are plans to include a Golf course, Tennis courts, Football pitches and Basketball courts as well as an Aqua park, swimming pools, Spa and entertainment areas. The resort’s main Plaza will provide a number of boutiques and restaurants and contain extensive underground parking facilities.