Shahdag gets in Top 3 of popular ski resorts on CIS area


September 25, Fineko/abc.az. Analytical agency Turstat has presented the rating of the most popular resorts of the near abroad and CIS countries, which are popular for ski holidays of Russian tourists in the winter of 2018/19.

The Agency reports that Azerbaijan's Shahdag resort is in Top 3 on the popularity of ski tours to the CIS countries for Russian tourists, and another ski resort Tufandag is also in Top 10 of resorts.

"Shimbulak in Kazakhstan, Gudauri in Georgia, Shahdag in Azerbaijan, Silichi in Belarus, Tsaghkadzor in Armenia, Chimgan in Uzbekistan, Karakol in Kyrgyzstan, Logoysk in Belarus, Tufandag in Azerbaijan and the Altai Alps in Kazakhstan made Top 10 of popular CIS resorts for Russians for winter recreation," the agency informed.

According to Turstat, Russian tourists plan a trip to the ski resorts of Azerbaijan for an average of 7 days in winter 2019. The tourist budget for Azerbaijani resorts will be $100 a day. The cheapest winter holidays will be in Silichi and Logoisk (both are located in Belarus).

The rating is based on the analysis of tourist trips in winter season 2018/19.