Not only with its sunny beaches, hot weather and amazing resorts, Turkey is a definitely winter wonderland on winter! Over the years, Turkey became a hot spot for ski lovers with its excellent ski resorts, ski lessons opportunities, splendid hotels and amazing nature! If you want to experience the best winter holiday, here is your guide for the best ski resorts in Turkey!
Uludağ mountain is in Bursa, Turkey. It is one of the highest mountain in Turkey and also an extinct volcano which makes it the most interesting wintersports resort and hiking destination! In ancient times Uludağ was used as a hermitage to Christian monks and at the Ottoman Empire times, they harvested ice from the mountain and took to the Istanbul's Topkapı Palace, since there was no refrigators at that time. Uludağ has everything since it has nature; amazing forests, hills, and also perfect resorts for wintersports where you can take skiing lessons, snowboard, ski, hike, and eat delicious food on the top of the mountain. Uludağ has lots of tracks (in total 24 tracks) between the trees which makes it perfect for everytone since it has a different level of hardness. You can always use teleski and rent equipments for around 5 Euros for a day!
Just 120 km away from Istanbul, Kartepe hosts lots of visitors on winter! This ski resort is right next to the Sapanca Lake which makes it very interesting for lots of people. You can reach the top of the mountain in only 20 minutes by using lift, chairlift and teleski! After enjoying the 12 different tracks, you can relax at the best 5 star hotels between December and March!
Not very far away from, Bolu, Turkey, Kartalkaya Ski Resort is the best place to go if you like to snowboard! You can also enjoy 21 tracks in different difficulty levels! The snow level reaches to 3 meter each year in here which makes it so exciting for lots of ski lovers. Not only that, this resort has a special track which is designed to European Standarts! You can also reach the city center in half an hour to enjoy the traditional food in here!
Erciyes is an extinct volcanic mountain in Kayseri, Turkey. It is also the fifth highest mountain in Turkey with its 3916 meter height! Not very far away from the city center, Erciyes Ski Resort offers 32 tracks with different difficulty levels and Turkey's longest chairlift! You can enjoy every winter sports in here during December-March period!
Palandöken is in Erzurum, Turkey and it is the highest point of Turkey! Normally, the climate in here is always cold which makes it perfect for skiing and other winter activities! Not only that, this resort is so equipped with lots of features, it is perfect for International Olympics! It has a capacity of 32.000 people and also it has 3125 meter high ski track! You can ski non stop from 3125 meter to 2100 meter too. After getting tired the whole day, you can rest in many 4 and 5 star hotels as well.
Sarıkamış, just 55 km way from Kars, Turkey, is famous for its special crystal snow which you can only find in the Alps! The reason Sarıkamış has the special crystal snow is, due to low humidity level, snowflakes can keep their form in here.
Around the scotch pine trees, you can find 5 different tracks which is in total 12 km! And of course as in every other ski resort in Turkey, you can relax at the best hotels in here as well!
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