How to relax in Turkey this winter
For many, it will be a surprise to learn that a ski vacation in Turkey is as good as a summer vacation at sea.
Ski Turkey offers excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities, high in the mountains where snow lies all year round. Aves Travel invites you to enjoy traditional Turkish hospitality while exploring unspoiled corners and breathtaking mountain views.
To help you choose ski tours to Turkey for the New Year, just tell us about your ideal holiday picture and the number of travelers – tour operator Aves Travel is working to create the perfect ski tours to Turkey 2020 that will exceed your wildest expectations.
We present you ski resorts where you can find out how good skiing is in Turkey:
Kayseri and Erciyes
Kayseri is one of the oldest cities in Anatolia, an important point on the Great Silk Road, founded at the foot of Mount Erciyes. It is ideal for ski enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Therefore, if you are looking for an alternative to European skiing holidays, this ski resort in Turkey is sure to please!
It is also home to Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its colorful balloons and unique rock formations, as well as churches and monasteries built from the soft rocks of volcanic sediments. No wonder Cappadocia is one of the most popular regions in this country!
How to get there?
Ski Turkey is available not only from Kiev, but also from Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Odessa, from where there is a direct charter flight to Kayseri.
Erciyes ski resort is located an hour’s drive from the famous hot air balloons and 25 minutes from the airport, where there is always snow – artificial snow from snow cannons is used in especially warm winter months, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of the ski slopes.
Alpine skiing in Turkey
Alpine skiing in Turkey is 55 km of slopes of different difficulty levels.
Beginners will find easy training slopes and a ski school at Hisarcik Kapi. Experienced athletes will climb the Ottoman lift to the highest point of the ski resort, located at an altitude of 3346 meters. Here begins the black trail 14 – the longest in Erciyes.
Snowboarders can try the World Cup tracks on the Kültepe lift or showcase their skills at Alani Park.
For fans of extreme sports, the mountain resorts of Turkey will delight with night skiing trails, where the Tekir funicular runs.
Ski schools, children’s clubs, spacious trails, close distance to tourist attractions, spa and transfer to the ski lift – everyone will feel comfortable here! Tours to the ski resorts of Turkey will give a wonderful vacation to families with children.
What else can you do?
Visit the UNESCO Heritage Goreme National Park.
Unusual artistic rock formations, created by nature itself and commonly known as the Magic Chimneys, create a rocky landscape laced with a network of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art.
Have a romantic day in Cappadocia.
The ski resort here for two is perfect for a marriage proposal, anniversary celebration and honeymoon, because this one of the most romantic places in the world is an hour’s drive away.
Go to the Uludag Ski Resort, which has been hosting ski lovers since 1933, and is one of the most popular ski resorts in Turkey, since there is always a lot of snow here from October to April. It will especially appeal to cross-country skiers.
Check into a hotel with a SPA complex. Indeed, this year most of the hotels in Turkey have decided to open not only in the summer season, but also in the winter. Offering its guests a huge range of spa services, saunas, jacuzzis and heated pools. Imagine how wonderful it is to bask in the hot springs after skiing or walking in the winter city.
The best hotels are located on the slopes of Erciyes and in the center of Kayseri;
Erciyes is a modern luxury resort with the world’s best high-tech towing systems;
Tracks for any level: blue – 30%, red – 55%, black – 15% and 1 for night skiing;
A familiar country, a ski resort and affordable prices are lower than European ones.
Aves Travel tour operator offers you to buy a ski tour to Turkey already under the combined program CAPPADOCIA + ERGIES, which includes:
Excursion through the old part of the city, the objects of which are included in the UNESCO heritage list.
Excursion to underground cities dating back to the 8th-9th centuries BC, where you feel surprisingly easy despite the confinement of space. There are even concept hotels here for lovers of new sensations.
Flight in a hot air balloon, where an amazing view of the rising sun and surroundings opens up from an altitude of 1000-1500 m.