Skiing on Mt. Erciyes
Tour code : PT 120 Duration : 4 nights - 5 days
Turkey is an invitation to mountain and ski lovers.Turkey's geographical position and conditions create great potential for skiing. Although Turkey is best known for it's hot sunny mediterranean resorts, swimming, sun bathing and water sports, there is much more to the climate than hot summers. Much of Turkey is mountainous and many regions of Turkey have cooler climates than the major resort areas. With an average altitude of 1100 meters, the Anatolian Peninsula is covered with North Anatolian Mountains (2587-3932 m) in the North and Taurus Mountains (3086-4136 m) in the South. The Central and East anatolian high plateaus are enchanted by extinct volcanic mountains such as Mt. Erciyes (3917) and Mt. Agri (5137 m).
With many of these peaks experiencing snow cover for as much as six months or more, the potential for skiing here is great. Turkey offers great opportunities for both serious skiers and beginners alike, at much better value than most of the better known winter sports resorts. During the normal winter conditions the height of the snow reaches approximately 3 meters and covered with the forests, the natural beauty of the mountainous areas is stunning. These resorts offer great skiing, good accomodation and great Turkish food, in a much quieter environment than many of their competitors.
Day 1 : Arrive at Kayseri Airport and meet your guide and driver. Transfer to Erciyer ski-center via Kayseri city. Overnight in Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 2 : Full day skiing on Mt. Erciyes. Overnights in Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 3 : Full day skiing on Mt. Erciyes. Overnightsin Erciyes ski center at the mountain chalet. (B.L.D.)
Day 4 : Today we drive to discover the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.You will visit The Fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and valleys. You will first visit The Dervent and Pasabag Valleys where you will visit the strange lunar landscape of Cappadocia region, Zelve and Goreme Open air Museums where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls. After lunch in a top quality restaurant, we visit Avanos town which is famous with tile and pottery workshops and Uchisar rock castle the ancient fortress of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia in a comfortable cave hotel. (B.L.D.)
Day 5 : Transfer to Kayseri airport for the flight.
Kayseri - Erciyes Ski Center Information
Erciyes Ski Center lies at 2150 m on the eastern face of Mt. Erciyes Dagl, Tekir Yaylasi (plateau), 25 km from Kayseri. The season is from November to May and accomodation, a ski - lift and babylift, ski instructors and equipment are available.
LOCATION : 25 km/ 16 miles from Kayseri City Center
NEAREST AIRPORTS : Kayseri Airport
TRANSPORTATION : 30 - 40 minutes from Kayseri Airport. Private Transfer is recommended.
CLIMATE : Continental
WIND DIRECTION : South, South-West
SKIING SEASONS : 5 months
ALTITUDE : 3916 meters / 12840 feet
SKI AREAS : Between 1800-3000 m / 5900-9836 feet
INFRASTRUCTURE : Available
PHYSICAL PLAN : Existing
PROPOSED BED CAPACITY : 2790 Beds
LIFTS : 3 lifts with a total capacity of 1905 person/hour
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