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Skı Sports


İndispensable for skiing in winter sports tourism, both in Turkey has numerous routes in the world. Before talking about these routes for amateur and professional skiers who want to combine skiing and vacation, let's get to know skiing more closely.

What is skiing?

Skiing is a sport that relies on advancing on snow with the help of necessary equipment. Since it can be done from an early age, most ski centers also have separate tracks for children.

How to Skiing?

Skiing is done with various techniques, on tracks of different difficulty levels. What beginners need to learn first is how to use ski shoes. Most specially produced ski shoes have tie-down points. With the help of adjustment belts, you can shape the shoes to suit your feet. After the shoes you have placed parallel to the skis, you must place the poles in the same way. This process is very practical thanks to the spaces in the middle of the skis.

Those who will ski for the first time should first practice stepping on a flat area. You can take steps back and forth with the help of poles by standing still. Once you have learned to balance it is possible to switch to techniques like snow slingshot or slalom later on. For the snow slingshot, the skis are made into an inverted V shape. It is necessary to practice this movement in order to slow down and stop while skiing. Slalom, on the other hand, is the technique of moving legs and body in the form of right-left. One of the easiest techniques to be able to slide in a controlled way is slalom.

You can make your first attempts at the ski camp or ski tours accompanied by professionals.

Necessary Materials for Skiing

To develop a correct technique, footwear and quality equipment are required.

Skiing Team

Ski set comes first among the things that should be taken when going skiing. The height, weight and level of expertise of the athletes should be known for ski selection. There are different ski sets with a narrow back, curved tip or rectangular shape. Features such as these curves and flexibility are also determinants of the performance of the athletes during turning. Beginners to the sport are recommended to seek professional help for the ski equipment they will choose.

Skiing Pole

Batons help keep balance in turns and on skiing. Batons are used to keep balance on sloping tracks and to gain speed on flat areas.

Skiing Shoes

Long shoes up to the ankle are made of leather plastic in hard or light forms. These shoes, which also cover the ankles, are specially designed to keep the foot and ankle stable.

Binding (Fixation)

The lacing used on the front and back of the shoes ensures that skis and shoes are fixed. Bindings with certain dimensions are produced from hard plastic materials.


Ski suits are resistant to wetness as well as making it easier to move on the snow. In addition to ski jackets, ski trousers, ski goggles, ski gloves, ski pants, ski caps, neck collars, ski helmets are among the equipment that must be used. Children's ski suits are produced in smaller sizes for different age groups.

When Is Skiing done?

Ski season is generally the winter months. Most ski resorts start operating in October, November or December and operate from March to May.

Where-To Skiing in Turkey?

The international tournament held in the fully equipped numerous ski resort in Turkey.

Erciyes, Kayseri

Located 25 km from the city center, Erciyes Ski Center is at an altitude of about 2400 meters. There are many hotels for athletes in the ski center, which is open between November and May. Erciyes, where there is no forest cover, is one of the most suitable areas for skiing. In the region where there are 32 ski tracks in total, these tracks are of different difficulty levels. In Erciyes, where artificial snow is also made, snow kite and snow volleyball activities are also organized in addition to skiing.

You can choose Kayseri to ski in this area covered with natural beauty.

Palandoken, Erzurum

Palandöken in 2200-3200 meters high, one of Turkey's major ski resorts hosted. Ski season is between October and May in Palandöken, which has 22 ski tracks with different difficulties for both amateurs and professionals.

You can reach Palandöken, which is very close to the city center, from Erzurum Airport in a short time.

Ilgaz Mountain, Cankiri

Located in Ilgaz National Park, Ilgaz Mountain is located at an altitude of 2850 meters. There are three different tracks for professionals and a training area for amateurs, and athletes of all levels can ski. Those who are new to skiing can also get training on Ilgaz Mountain.

You can reach the region between Kastamonu and Çankırı from Ankara Esenboğa Airport.

Sarikamis, Kars

Sarıkamış Ski Center, located on Çamurlu Mountain, is approximately 2500 meters high. The ski run, consisting of 5 stages, continues for 12 kilometers. The area surrounded by forest cover also provides a visual feast for the athletes. From December to March, skiing is available in the area.

Kars Airport is approximately 40 minutes away from the region.

Uludag, Bursa

Skiing on Uludağ, one of Turkey's most popular destinations, has an important place in winter tourism. There are 11 ski tracks in Uludağ, which is located at an altitude of 1750-2500 meters. Amateurs and professionals can train on these tracks of different levels. Various skiing techniques such as snowboard and alpine can also be applied on the tracks in Uludağ.

You can visit the area between December and April. It is a privilege to experience skiing in Uludağ.

Kartalkaya, Bolu

Kartalkaya Ski Center, which has a height of 1850-2220 meters, is located on the Köroğlu Mountains. You can visit Kartalkaya, where snowboarding can be done professionally, between December and March.

You can reach the area in about 2 hours to ski and experience this excitement at Kartalyaka Ski Center.

Davraz, Isparta

There are 12 ski tracks with different lengths and difficulty levels on Davraz Mountain, which is at an altitude of 2635 meters. The slopes with a view of Egirdir Lake are surrounded by dense pine trees. The ski season in Davraz is between December and May.

If you want to ski against the lake view, you can reach Davraz from Antalya Airport within 1.5 hours.

Ovacik, Tunceli

Ovacik Ski Center, which has 1200 meters of ski slopes for adults and 300 meters for children, hosts athletes of all ages. The center, which can be used four months of the year, stands out with its crystal snow quality.

You can reach Ovacik in a short time from Elazig Airport.

The Best Ski Routes in the World

In many cities of the world, there are facilities with different levels of slopes for professional and amateur skiers that make it possible for both holiday and skiing.

Sochi, Russia

Sochi, which hosted the winter Olympics in 2014, is located in Krasyana Polyana. You can both ski and holiday in the region where winter tourism is highly developed.

You can purchase a Krasnodar flight ticket to ski in Sochi and see the region.

Alps, Switzerland / France

When it comes to skiing, one of the first regions that come to mind is the Alps. The region, where many ski tournaments are held, is known for its slopes of different difficulty levels and quality ski resorts. There are many ski resorts in both Switzerland and France.

France-Courchevel and Switzerland-Verbier are popular ski routes in the foothills of the Alps. You can also check France alternatives to plan your trip.

Bukovel, Ukraine (Visa Free)

Bukovel Ski Center, at an altitude of 1300 meters, is located in the Carpathian Mountains. Ski tours are also very popular in Bukovel, which is a frequent destination for professional and amateur skiers.

You can easily reach Bukovel, one of the biggest ski resorts in Ukraine, from Lviv Airport with your new ID card, without a visa.

Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Visa-Free)

Jahorina, which has ski tracks appealing to all levels, is half an hour away from Sarajevo. While you can experience skiing on the 20-kilometer-long slopes, you can also watch the magnificent view of Jahorina.

Nebelhorn, Germany

Nebelhorn Ski Resort, located in the Allgau region, has a large number of slopes for amateurs and professionals. The slopes of varying difficulty are surrounded by steep slopes and covered with wooded areas. You can reach this beautiful area via Munich Franz Joseff Strauss Airport.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella, where the winter months are very cold, is located at an altitude of 1023 meters. The region also stands out with its accommodation and activity opportunities.

If you want to both explore the region and experience skiing, you can reach Andorra la Vella from Barcelona Airport within 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Brasov, Romania

Mount Tampa is known as Braşov's ski resort. Poiana Brasov is the most popular ski resort in the region. The region, which has 10 ski slopes at different levels of 12 km length, is home to athletes of all levels.