İZMİR - Ödemiş -
Bozdag Ski Resort is near Odemis, 110km southeast of
Izmir is easily accessible by road or by air. The ski
resort can be reached directly from the city centre
with public or private vehicles.
The skiing season runs between December to March, and
there is a snow depth of around 100cm. The ski areas
are at an altitude of between 1700 – 2157m and the
northern slopes are suitable for alpine discipline.
Accommodation facilities are under construction.
KASTAMONU - Ilgaz
Ilgaz mountains are in the Black Sea region, in the
city borders of Kastamonu and Cankiri, and have an
altitude of 2850 meters. Besides winter sports, this
National Park is a popular and beautiful spot all year
The Ilgaz ski resort lies 40km from Kastamonu and 73km
from Cankiri, and 203km northeast from its nearest
airport, Ankara. Tour buses and private vehicles make
the journey from the centre of Kastamonu.
The region has a terrestrial climate, and the dominant
wind direction is north-northwest. The skiing season
runs between December and April. The snow is between
1-2km deep, and the ski runs are between 1800-2000m
There are five government guest-houses and two hotels
at the resort, with another hotel 3km away. There are
facilities for medical care, plus ski instructors and
equipment for hire. In 2001, a 5-star hotel with 320
bed capacity, and 88 hotel apartments opened in nearby
Bostan. There is a double-seated chair-lift and T-bar,
and a baby-lift at the private hotel 3km away.
KARS - Sarıkamış
the Eastern Anatolia Region and 55km south-west of
Kars, the Sarikamis Ski Resort is on the Camurlu
mountain at an altitude of 2634m, and is renowned for
its good quality of snow.
The Cibiltepe, with
an altitude of 2500m, is an area of wonderful natural
beauty and has five ski runs, the longest of which is
12 km long. It is covered with crystallised snow and
therefore is very challenging.
Sarikamis Ski Resort is 60km south-west of the centre
of Kars, and 50km from the airport. It is also
accessible from Erzurum airport, south-west. There are
direct buses to the ski resort from Kars airport (40
mins) and Erzurum airport (90 mins). From the centre
of Kars, there are no public vehicles.
The skiing area is between the altitudes of 2100
-2634m, within the pine forests. There is an average
depth of 1.5m and is quite typical of Alpine
conditions, and the best ski season is between 20
December - 20 March. It has a terrestrial climate,
with a dominant south-westerly wind direction.
There are two government guest-houses, and other
private accommodation. Ski instructors and equipment
is available for rent, and there is first aid,
security and health services available, more hotels
and hospital in the Sarikamis area. There is a
military zone which can be used for helicopter
landings. There are two chairlifts and one T-bar, plus
two 4-seater T-bars.
KAYSERİ - Erciyes
Dagi (3916 m.), the highest peak in Central Anatolia,
rises 25km south of Kayseri. The peak of the mountain,
an extinct volcano, is covered with snow throughout
the year, and there is a 1km-long glacier in the
northern region of the mountain. The ski resort is at
the Tekir Plateau, on the northern slopes of the
mountain and in addition to skiing, Erciyes is one of
the most important mountains of the country for
Erciyes is 40 minutes by road from Kayseri airport,
and 30 minutes from the city centre. Most hotels
organise transport to the ski area for their visitors.
The skiing areas on the eastern and northern slopes of
the Erciyes Mountain are between the altitudes of 2200
-3100m. The best season for skiing is between late
November and late April, with an average depth of
approximately 2m of very powdery snow. The region has
a terrestrial climate and the dominant wind direction
is southerly and westerly.
There are four government guest-houses and a private
hotel, plus restaurants, bars, swimming pool, large
café and medical facilities. Ski instructors and
equipment rental are available. There is one
chair-lift and two T-bars.