If you like skiing off the beaten paths and away from all the touristy areas the skiing regions in Azerbaijan are the perfect exotic change. The fairly new ski resorts Tufandag and Shahdag have just opened in the Caucasus Mountains. Both of the resorts have about 20 kilometers of trails (12.4 mi) which is a good manageable size. In addition, it has very modern amenities. The raw mountain landscape and the Caucasian mountains make skiing there a once in a lifetime experience. Numerous other activities await you for example riding a snowmobile or zip lining. Down in the valley there are many larger complexes with hotels and shopping possibilities. If you do decide to visit this area you will definitely need to try the regional cuisine. At the border to Europa and Asia you get a fun and flavorful mix of both cultures. The food is an exciting combination of different tastes.