Winter in Armenia

See & Do

​​Armenia is a winter wonderland! Many regions of Armenia are covered with white fluffy snow, the cities are veiled in festive decorations, and the feeling of warmth, joy, and hospitality set the tone for the coming holidays.

Drive through snowy roads, master snow scooters, stay at a skiing resort and dive into an ice-hole in Sevan. In wintertime the lake is covered with ice and the mountain chain is blanketed with snow. Free riders prefer the slopes of Mount Aragats, while downhill skiers, snowboard skiers, cross-country skiers come to the ski resort in Flower Gorge, Tsakhkadzor. For those who like ice skating, in the winter months Yerevan offers well-equipped ice rinks. Swan Lake turns into a big rink with a festive atmosphere. There is every opportunity to to exercise your favorite winter sport since the slopes do not crust and the undisturbed snow supports the boards perfectly.

The start of cold months is also an opening for khash season, which is a staple of Armenian cuisine. It is prepared from beef feet and the bones and cooked all night. The result is a thick fragrant broth served with garlic and lavash. It may be surprising, but khash is eaten only in the mornings for breakfast! You can order khash at almost any national restaurant in the winter months.

​With the approach of Christmas and New Years, Yerevan becomes decorated with all sorts of garlands and lights. People gather into Republic Square to countdown the huge beautiful fir-tree being lit. On Northern Avenue, you will find a colorful Christmas fair that opens mid December. You will find various souvenirs, sweets, and ornaments, accompanied by cheerful songs.