Mount Ampasar ski trail

Mount Ampasar is located in Pambak mountain range, stretching to the north in the central part of Kotayk Province. Ampasar ski track starts at a 3050m altitude in Lori Province. Best time to ski on Ampasar track is in January, February, March, and even in April. The nearest villages neighboring the track are the Margahovit and Fioletovo of Lori Province. The mountain is surrounded by small and medium hills.

The abundant snow and the beauty of the other pinnacles of Pambak mountain range opens fascinating views while skiing down the track; Mount Tezh (Tezh Ler), Aragats & other pinnacles of Pambak mountain range are also visible from Ampasar.

Monument Description

Pambak mountain range begins from Jajur mountain pass (1952 m height) and stretches to the south-east, up to Sevan Mountain pass (2114 m height). Pambak is the longest mountain range of Armenia with the length of 106 km. The highest peak is Mount Tezh with 3101 m height, which is located in the central part; Ampasar (3053 m height), Gomassar (2885 m height), Kuzararasar (2891 m height), Mount Kamar (2738 m height), Tsilkar (2558 m height), Harsnakar (2483 m height) are other summits of Pambak mountain range. The main sidings of the mountain range are Mount Tsaghkunyats and Mount Arjanots.

Where to stay?

You might stay at B&B’s and guesthouses in the region or camp around the Monastery. For more information check out our database of B&B’s.

Nearby destinations

Do not miss visiting the below destinations:

  • Haghartsin Monastery
  • Goshavank Monastery
  • Gosh Lake

Trail characteristics

  • Best period: January-March
  • Ski trail length: 10.3 km
  • Ski run: 5 hours 53 minutes
  • Total ascent: 1,123m
  • Total descent: 1,123m
  • Max elevation: 3,057m
  • Min elevation: 1,860m

How to get to the Trail

Take a taxi (or personal car) to get to Margahovit Village.

  • Distance from Yerevan: 117 km
  • Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes on car
  • Cost: 11,700-12,000 AMD


There is a chance to meet wolves, foxes, rabbits and sometime single bears.

Safety precautions:

Mobile connection of “UCOM” and “Viva Cell-MTS” service providers is available in some places from Margahovit village to Ampasar. In case of incidents, rescue services function in Armenia with 24/7 principle; call 911. Beware of dogs in villages.

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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.

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