Winter sport-resorts-Turkey are generally
located in -forested mountains of average height. For detailed information,
- Youth and Sport
General Directorate, Kayak Federation Management (Genclik ve Spor Genel
Mudurlugu Kayak Federasyonu Bakanligi) Ulus Ishani 4.Kat, Ulus - Ankara.
Tel: (312) 311 07 64 - 310 39 60 / 306 - 307 - 308 Fax: (312) 311 07 64.
The following ski and winter sport centers are easily accessible by road
or by Turkish Airlines domestic flights.
Bursa - Uludag (Mt Olympos)
This magnificent ski center is 30
km south of Bursa is accessible along a good asphalt road or by cable car.
The ski area lies between 1,900 - 2,500 m, and the best season is from
December to May. A wide range of accommodation are available in hotels,
family chalets and apres-ski facilities. (For ski tours please refer to
our action page) At the resort, there are chairlifts, 11 ski-lifts, slalom
and giant slalom courses, beginners slopes and a small hospital. Skis,
equipment, and instructors are available for hire. Total bed capacity is
Bolu - Kartalkaya
This resort, situated on the Istanbul
- Ankara highway, 54 km from Bolu is surrounded by pine forests. The ski
area lies between 1,850 and 2,200 m. Kartal Hotels 1 and 2 with a total
1005-bed capacity, have an indoor heated swimming pool, ski lift, beginners'
slopes, and equipment for hire. Ski instructors are available. The season
is from December to April.
Kastamonu - Ilgaz Mountain
Situated between Kastamonu and Cankiri,
40 km from Kastamonu at the junction of the Istanbul-Kastamonu, Ankara-Kastamonu
roads. In the Ilgaz National Park amidst beautiful woodlands, the slopes
lie at 1,050 - 2,000 m. There are picnic facilities, a hotel, chalets,
two ski-lifts, a baby lift and a chair lift; there is also good hunting
in the area. The season is from December to April.
Antalya - Saklikent
Situated northeast of Bakirli mountain
in the Beydag mountain range, 50 km north-west of Antalya, at a height
of 1,850 m. Accommodations are available in guest-houses or chalets. There
are two ski-lifts, restaurants, shops and a market. The best season is
from January to April. During March and April, ski in the mornings then
drive down the coast and swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean in
Kayseri - Erciyes
This ski center lies at 2,150 m on
the eastern face of Erciyes Mountain, Tekir Yaylasi (plateau), 25 km from
Kayseri. The season is from December to April, there is a 140-bed capacity
ski lodge and good courses, a ski lift and chair lift. Ski instructors
and equipment are available.
Erzurum - Palandoken
This center is 4 km from Erzurum
along a good road, lying at an altitude of 2,200 to 3,100 m with some of
the longest courses and best snow conditions in Turkey, making it an ideal
location for international ski competitions. Accommodations are available
at a 150-bed ski lodge and hotel with restaurant and a chairlift. Ski instructors
and equipment are available for hire. Also, there are a number of hotels
in Erzurum. December to May is the most suitable season.
Kars - Sarikamis
Situated 55 km from Kars at 2,634
m, this ski center also has good courses and ideal snow conditions; the
area is also noted for its hunting. Accommodations are available in town
or at the 80-bed capacity, centrally-heated ski lodge, where ski lifts
and ski instructors are available. The best season is from December to
Ankara - Elmadag
About 18 km from Ankara, between
1,500 and 1,850 m, this is a lovely place to relax, get fresh air and to
dine far away from the clamor and air pollution in the city). There is
a 10-room (33 bed) hotel, chalets (130 beds), a ski-lift, a pleasantly
decorated ala carte restaurant, a snack bar, disco and parking. The ski
season runs from January to March.
Gumushane - Zigana
This center is 40 km from Gumushane,
and lies at an altitude of 1,870 in above a pine-clad valley. There are
ski lifts, a chair lift, ski lodge, cafeteria and a restaurant. The season
is from December to the end of April.
Agri - Bubi
At a distance of 18 km from the cit)-
center, this ski center is situated in a lovely landscape where alpine
streams intermingle with flora in the surroundings. The ski season runs
from December through April. There is a ski-lift and a cafeteria.
Erzincan - Bolkar
About 40 km from Erzincan, there
is a boathouse and a chair lift. The ski season runs from December to April.
Bitlis - Sapgor
Located in an austere landscape,
with scarce plant covering, The ski season runs from February through April.
There are ski lifts and 40 ski berths.
Bingöl - Kurucadag
This ski center is 25 km from the
city center, in flora-covered heathland. The skiing season runs from February
through March. There are 50 berths, and ski lifts are available.
For further info & package tours
related to ski in Turkey please refer to our action
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ORGANIZED INTERNATIONAL SKI TOURNAMENTS
Cup (Alpine Discipline), Uludag - Bursa: March
Cup (Arctic Discipline), Uludag - Bursa: March
Palandoken Ski Cup,
Palandoken - Erzurum: April
European Cup Meadow
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