ELAZIĞ - Sivrice -
in the Hazarbaba Mountains in the Elazig district,
this resort was only opened in 1999 and is still being
Elazig is on the western side of the Eastern Anatolian
region, and is well connected by road to all over the
country. There are daily flights from Ankara, and
three trains a week from Istanbul. The Hazarbaba Ski
Centre is 25km south of Elazig, and 6km from Sivrice,
and there are private vehicles to the centre.
Hazarbaba Mountain has an altitude of 2347m with an
average snow depth of between 100 – 200cm. The season
runs between December and March, and has a terrestrial
The resort has a ski lodge and a café. Ski equipment
is available for hire, and there are plans to
construct accommodation facilities. The T-bar was
recently upgraded, and the ski run improved to cater
for all levels of experience.
and running tracks: The older T bar facility was
upgraded to 1700 meters in 2000 and the track was
improved in order to provide a better skiing
environment to beginner and advanced skiers.
ERZİNCAN - Bolkar
40km from Erzincan in North Eastern Anatolia, the
Bolkar Ski Resort is in the Bolkar Mountains.
the centre of Erzincan, there are many private and
public vehicles to the ski centre. The nearest airport
is in Erzurum, around 150km east.
season runs between December and April, and the snow
is at a depth of up to 1m.
The centre has a ski lodge, T-bar and baby-lift. The
ski run is around 1.1km long and 200m wide, with a
gradient of 20% and is a medium/hard level.
mountain has an altitude of 3185 m, and is south of
Erzurum. This was the area of the first extensive
study in the country looking at a master plan for
tourism potential, which concluded that the area has
the necessary potential and qualities to be a major
international resort. Given the right facilities, it
is estimated that 32,000 people could ski per day and
could be the venue of international competitions and
even Winter Olympics, giving job opportunities to
around 6000 people.
are daily flights to Erzurum from Ankara and Istanbul.
The ski resort is 5km from the city centre, and 10
minutes from the airport. During the winter season,
there are public buses from the ski resort to the city
Erzurum is one of the highest and coldest cities of
Turkey, with a harsh terrestrial climate and covered
with snow 150 days of a year, and an average annual
snowfall of 2-3m. The dominant wind direction is
southerly and westerly. The skiing area is at an
altitude of 2200m – 3176m, and best time to ski is
between 10 December - 10 May.
There are 4- and 5-star hotels with restaurants, and
ski instruction and equipment rental services are
available. The slopes here are among the longest and
steepest in the world, each one up to 12km, giving a
total length of around 28 km. With the altitude
difference of 1000 metres between the start and finish
line, Palandoken has two registered tracks for
competitions of Slalom and grand Slalom. (Ejder Track
and Kapikaya Track). There are five chair-lifts, one
T-bar, two baby lifts and a gondola lift
GÜMÜŞHANE - Zigana
The Zigana Ski Centre
is in the Black Sea Region, 40km north of Gumushane.
Zigana is 60km south of Trabzon, the closest airport,
and just 500m from the main road leading north of
Gumushane. There is public and private transport from
the ski centre to the city.
Covered mainly with forest, the ski runs are between
altitudes of 1900-2500m, and covered with grass for
most of the year. The season is between December and
April, and there is an average snow depth of 1.5m.
The ski centre has a lodge, a T-bar and baby-lift. The
ski run is around 200m wide, with an average gradient
ISPARTA - Davraz
The Davraz Ski Centre
is in the Western Mediterranean, 26km from the centre
Municipal buses run from the ski centre to the city.
Isparta’s Suleyman Demirel Airport is 58km away, and
Isparta is well connected by bus to other areas of the
Davraz moutains, with an altitude of 2637m), is part
of the range between Egirdir and Kovada Lakes, which
surround the Isparta Valley in the area known as the
Lake District. The ski centre has a terrestrial
climate and the season runs between December and
April. The snow is between 0.5 – 2m deep, and the
mountain has a bare appearance with little vegetation
and enabling different winter sports.
The ski lodge has a capacity of 50 beds, and has a
large restaurant. Other hotels in the centre of
Isparta or the Egirdir area are also convenient. The
chair-lift starts at an altitude of 1674m and ascends
to 1961m, and the ski runs are 4km long.