The Shahdag winter and summer tourism complex already attracts foreign tourists wishing to enjoy the winter days in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTa) has already started to receive appeals from local and foreign counterparts in order to accommodate tourists in the first summer & winter tourist complex Shahdag in Gusar region.
“The complex does not operate currently but they already receive applications. Those wishing to take advantage of the ski slopes and cable ways here need first to applicate. The complex`s operator number is 1110. All travel agencies of the country will be able to accommodate tourists in the resort and inform the leadership of the complex about the group”, said AzTa head Nahid Bagirov said.
The construction of the Shahdag Winter and Summer Tourism Complex started in September 2009. The Complex is situated in the Shahdag National Park, 32 km from the center of Gusar. The facility is located 1300-2300 meters above sea level. The Shahdag Winter and Summer Tourism Complex is the first alpine skiing resort in the history of Azerbaijan.
On 21 December, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened the first phase of winter & summer tourist complex Shahdag in Gusar region of the country.
In particular, it was opened hotel "Gaya" with 26 rooms, hotel "Zirva" with 40 rooms, road Gusar-Laza with length of 39 km. A cable-railway and a ski slope #2 of the complex were put into operation in January 2011.
The President also familiarized himself with the course of the construction of hotel Shahdag Resort SPA, designed for 178 rooms, where construction work has been completed by 70%.
The Shahdagh complex is the first ski resort in the history of Azerbaijan.
Workshops are organized for staff of the complex. Already 160 local experts have been drawn to them.