Gabala is a city in the north of Azerbaijan. To the south-west of it is located the village of Chukhur-Gabala with the ruins of the fortress towers. They remind of the glorious past of the city as the capital of the ancient state of Caucasian Albania. On the north-eastern outskirts, on Tufandag mountain, there is a winter-summer resort with ski slopes. Not far from here, in the village of Beyuk-Amili, there is an ancient Albanian church. To the west of the city, in the village of Nij, the ancient people of the Udins live.
Mount Shahdagh is a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Gusar district of Azerbaijan,
close to the border with Russia.
The Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex was open to the public in 2012. It is located in the Azerbaijan’s Greater Caucasus range, the site is located near Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and an untouched flora and fauna.
Prehistoric cave dwellings have been discovered at the base of the mountain indicating habitation for over 9,000 years.
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.