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WINTER SPORTS

 

Winter sport-resorts-Turkey are generally located in -forested mountains of average height. For detailed information, contact:

 

    - 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 2,300.

 

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 the afternoons.
 
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 April.

 

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 main page or contact us !

 

ORGANIZED INTERNATIONAL SKI TOURNAMENTS IN TURKEY

   International Youth Cup (Alpine Discipline), Uludag - Bursa: March
   International Endurance Cup (Arctic Discipline), Uludag - Bursa: March
   Palandoken Ski Cup, Palandoken - Erzurum: April
   European Cup Meadow Skiing

 

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