Mountain facts

Mountain facts

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.
Elevation difference

1.435-2.351 m

Passenger capacity

15000 skiers/hour

Skiable area

  • 108 Ha
  • 23 km skiable

Lifts 15 Lifts

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

Slopes 17

  • 5 green slopes (easy level)
  • 7 Blue slopes (difficult level)
  • 3 red slopes (very difficult level)
  • 2 black slopes (expert level)

Produced snow

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

Ski School

There are 2 Ski and Mountain School with national and international instructors

  • Zirve Hotel
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa

Kids Club

Kindergarten / Kids Club

  • Zirve Hotel
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Park Chalet

Rescue and medical service

There is a rescue service in all of the slopes and a Medical Centre at Zirve Hotel

Winter activities

There are Winter Activities Area at Zirve Hotel including Segway, Snowmobile, Zipline, Quads for kids, etc.

Shop and Rentals

  • Zirve Hotel
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Pik Palace Hotel


Currently, there are 4 Hotels opened. Current hotel beds in Shahdag Mountain Resort:

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

Total 1.156 beds


20 Restaurants, caffés and bars:

  • Zirve Hotel: Lezzet, Rahat Bar, Nefes Barbeque, Zirve Bar, Tez Bazar, Hot Liquid, Scalini Pizzeria
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa: Miras Restaurant, Xezine Bar, Menzere Bar & Restaurant, Ovdan Spa Bar
  • Pik Palace: Scalini Restaurant, Alpina Brasserie and Wine Bar, Chocolat
  • Park Chalet: Aspen Grill, Lounge and Bar and Mocco Cafe 

    *Shahdag 2351 Restaurant

SPA and Wellness


3 SPA, Wellness and Fitness Centres:

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

Conference Centres

There are 3 Conference Centres located in:

  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Zirve Hotel
  • Pik Palace


There are 7 Car Parks:

  • Outside parking – Welcome Plaza
  • Zirve Hotel
  • Shahdag Hotel & Spa
  • Shahdag Main Hotels Square
  • Pik Palace Hotel
  • Park Chalet
  • Gondola Parking

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