Mount Yelnut Ski Trail is a 10.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Madina, Gegharkunik, Armenia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and downhill skiing.

DISTANCE
10.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
682 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

skiing

walking

views

snow

The trail is located in Gegharkunik province and starts from the borders of Geghhovit and Medina villages, near the mountains (the location is exactly pointed on GPS). The mountains of Vardenis sierra are mainly crater and semi-crater. The descent is very pleasant during sunny weather and snow powder. Monuments description On the back way skiers can visit Noratus, the ancient cemetery with preserved unique khachkars (cross stones) having work-of-art ornaments, Hayrivank old monastery. Fauna The fauna is not enough rich in Gegharkunik province, on the way skiers can meet bears, wolves, foxes and rabbits. Safety and security The mobile connections function without interruptions. In case of emergency, call 911 or 112. Trail technical parameters Best period: January-March Distance: 131 km from Yerevan Duration: 2 hours 32 min Ski trail length: 11 km Ride run: 4 hours Altitude from the see level: 2280- 2990 m Take hot tea with you How to reach to the trail First of all, the skiers must reach to Medina village by car. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.