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    1. Turkish Language Conference for teachers in May 2017 Saturday Presenter from Yunus Emre Institution

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        Winter Sports and Skiing

    Winter Sports and Ski Centers

    The mountains ski, a new type of winter sports, becoming increasingly popular in the world is also developing in Turkey.

    Our mountains, still well preserved where the snow stays at least for 5 to 6 months, offer a rich multitude of possibilities for this sport which gives the pleasure of alpinism and skiing at the same time. The bost frequented itineraries are nowadays, those of Nigde-Aladaglar, Bolkar Daglari, Kayseri-Erciyes and Erzurum-Palandoken.

    The Sun of Anadolu, well known since thousands of years, is inviting you to admire the snow covered slopes of our mountains, from November to May, especially from February on.

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    Major Ski Centers

    Palandöken, Erzurum

    Location: 5 km. to Erzurum City Center
    Nearest Airport: Erzurum, 25 minutes by bus
    Climate: Continental climate
    Dominant Wind Direction: South, West
    Skiing Season: 6 months (December-May)
    Altitude: 3188 m.
    Ski Areas: Between 2150-3100 m. altitude
    Infrastructure: Available in sonem parts (Hinis Passing)
    Physical Plan: Under-preparation
    Proposed Bed Capacity: 6000 beds
    Lifts: 2 lifts with a total capacity of 1100 persons/hour

     

    Sarıkamış, Kars

    Location: 4 km to Sarikamis District Center
    Nearest Airport: Kars Airport, Erzurum Airport
    Transportation: 40 minutes from Kars Airport, 150 minutes from Erzurum Airport by bus.
    Climate: Continental climate
    Dominant Wind Direction: South, West
    Skiing Season: 5 months (November 15th-April 15th)
    Altitude: 2634 m.
    Ski Areas: Between 2100-2634 m. altitude
    Infrastructure: Available
    Physical Plan: Existing
    Proposed Bed Capacity: 2665 beds.
    Lifts: 1 lift with a capacity of 1800 persons/hour
    Note: Actually skiing activities are carried on Camurludag-Yucedag Ski Center.

     

    Erciyes, Kayseri

    Location: 25 km to Kayseri City Center
    Nearest Airport: Kayseri, 30-40 minutes by bus
    Climate: Continental climate
    Dominant Wind Direction: South, South-West.
    Skiing Season: 4 months
    Altitude: 3916 m.
    Ski Areas: Between 1800-3000 m. altitude
    Infrastructure: Available
    Physical Plan: Existing
    Proposed Bed Capacity: 2790 beds (140 beds in one existing establishment)
    Lifts: 3 lifts with a capacity of 1905 person/hour.

     

    Kartalkaya, Bolu

    Location: 54 km. from Bolu City Center.
    Nearest Airport: Ankara and Istanbul Airports
    Transportation: 4 hours from Ankara and 6 hours from Istanbul Airports (by bus).
    Climate: Continental climate
    Dominant Wind Direction: West, Northwest
    Skiing Season: 4 months
    Altitude: 2200 m.
    Ski Areas: Between 1850-2200 m. altitude.
    Infrastructure: Available
    Physical Plan: Existing
    Proposed Bed Capacity: 2250 beds (1069 beds in 2 existing establishments)
    Lifts: 7 lifts with a total capacity of 4750 person/hour

     

    Uludağ, Bursa

    Location: 32 km. from Bursa City Center.
    Nearest Airport: 70-80 minutes from Bursa Airport (by bus)
    Climate: In the transition zone between Mediterranean and continental climate
    Dominant Wind Direction: Southwest, south.
    Skiing Season: 3 months (December-February)
    Altitude: 2543 m.
    Ski Areas: Between 1900-2500 m. altitude.
    Infrastructure: Partially Available
    Physical Plan: Existing
    Proposed Bed Capacity: 6400 beds 2300 beds in 14 existing establishments)
    Lifts: 11 lifts with a total capacity of 8470 person/hour

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