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Erciyes Ski Resort, let a cold Turkish skiing adventure begin

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Located in Kayseri province, Erciyes Ski Resort in central Turkey is the first and only ski center so far in the world which has been entitled to carry the certificate of Safe Ski Resort.

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Erciyes was certified by Bureau Veritas Turkey, a company specialized in testing, inspection and certification, for having taken all precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus.

The ski centre at Mt Erciyes is located on the north to east side of the mountain with the same name. It is a 3917m high volcanic peak and provides impressive views from all around. The ski resort is based around 2100m, just 40 minutes from Kayseri International Airport.

Elevated between 6890 ft and 11024 ft, Erciyes Ski Resort is the highest elevated ski resorts in Turkey. The vertical drop from summit to base is 4134 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of ski resorts in Turkey is 2251 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long and patrols are ready for first aid and search and rescue free of charge.

Erciyes has 18 mechanical facilities at international standards, state-of-the-art technology and more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) of ski track. It offers skiers or snowboarders a safe and healthy holiday this winter.

Beginners find easy practice slopes at the base area, and a ski school on Hisarcik Kapi. Experienced winder sportsmen take Ottoman lift to the highest point of the ski resort at 3,346m/10,978ft. This is also where the black run 14, the longest on Erciyes, starts.

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