PIRLANTA KITE SNOWBOARDING

November 2, 2006

Uludağ – Bursa – Turkey

Kite snowboarding, kite skiing…, but first you have to learn how to kite surf. And then you can climb up the mountains with no lifts. You can do some big airs and big tricks with no need of a ramp. Soon we will invite you to whitest new destinations for a snow-safari with us.
 
We started to perform this new sport 3 years ago. Kite snowboarding is as fun as kite surfing and as snow boarding. It’s so attractive and colorful.

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BECEREN HOTEL

November 2, 2006

Uludağ – Bursa – TurkeyLOCATION
Bursa 35 km. Bursa Airport 35 km. Near mountain.
ROOM
75 total rooms, 150 total beds, 4 suites, 7 junior suites. Mountain view is available.

ROOM FACILITIES
Music, balcony, television, satellite tv, cable tv, bathtub and hair dryer.

GENERAL FACILITIES
Central heating, garden, tv room, game room, internet, business center, laundry, safety box at reception, market, gift shop, 24 hrs room service, power generator, baby sitter, parking without fee, health cabin and shopping center.

SPORT & RECREATION
Sauna, table tennis and basketball.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Full board, breakfast lounge, patisserie, cafeteria, lobby bar and snack-bar. 1 a la carte restaurant (350 pax) and 1 open buffet restaurant (150 pax). 350 pax open, 120 pax closed total capacity. Chinese Cuisine.

MEETING & CONGRESS
2 meeting rooms (50 min. 90 max. capacity). Overhead projector, whiteboard, slide projector, flipchart, barcovision, sound system, microphone, video player, DVD player, television and fax.

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ELMADAG SKI CENTER

November 2, 2006

Elmadağ – Ankara – Turkey

It is a big chance that Ankara has it’s own ski center about 20 km away from center. It is a small center but on weekends it is full of university students from Ankara. There is a full equipped hotel with a nice restaurant and swimming pool and university’s lodges where you can take services. It will be nice to ski there if u are beginner or intermediate level. It has a short pist without obstacles like trees. Unfortunately, the season is limited, I recommend January and February. You can make barbecue and ride horses there.

Elmadağ is 23 km off of Ankara and lies at an altitude of 1,850 meters. The resort is on the northern slopes of Elmadağ between the altitudes of 1500-1850 m. The area is treeless and covered with alpine meadows. The season runs between January and March, with a terrestrial climate, and snow thickness between 30-60 cm.

This is a lovely place to relax, 23 km out of Ankara, to get fresh air and to dine far away from the clamour and air pollution of the city. There is a 10 room (33 beds) hotel, chalets (130 beds), a pleasantly decorated a la carte restaurant, a snack bar/ discotheque, and parking.

There are government-owned ski lodges, plus two restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, disco and restaurants. The T-bar has a 548 m route, and the ski run is at an easy/medium level.

Facilities at the resort are minimal but include the essentials, such as ski and snowboard equipment rentals and lessons from qualified instructors. Elmadağ ski resort has a well-equipped hotel with 33 beds and a sauna, swimming pool, a la carte restaurant and disco, while the university’s lodges provide an additional 130 beds.

Located in central northwest Turkey, not far from Ankara, Elmadağ ski resort is a small ski destination suitable for beginners and is easily accessible from the nation’s capital city. Lying on the northern slopes of the Elmadağ mountain range, Elmadağ offers an exciting break from the city, even if you are an expert carver.

If you have a car, there are plenty of sights worth visiting in Ankara’s environs, such as Gölbaşı Lake on the Konya road to the south of the city and nearby Incek, a beautiful green area. Meanwhile, Karagöl Lake just north of the city is also worth a look. Ankara is also surrounded by delightful forests where walking can be enjoyed and there are also several thermal springs within a short drive of the city.

SKIING
Vertical Drop : 509 feet
Top Elevation : 6498 feet
Lifts : 2 ( 1 chair lifts 1 surface lifts )
Summit: 1980 m
Toplift: 1980 m
Beg: 100%

The Elmadağ Ski Resort, which is on the northern slopes of Elmadağ mountain range, is a few kilometers south-east of the centre of Ankara, which has made it more popular. Elmadağ ski resort is conveniently located near Ankara on the northern slopes of Elmadağ Mountain at an altitude of about 5,000 feet and is an ideal ski destination for beginners wanting to escape the bustle of the city.

The ski season is between January and March and the snow thickness is between 30 and 60 cm. There are ski houses belonging to certain universities in Ankara, and a ski slope which is 900 meters long and 250 meters wide. There is a T-bar that is 548 meters long and has a capacity of 720 people per hour. The tracks are of easy and medium difficulty levels.

There is only one treeless slope at Elmadağ ski resort, which is suitable for beginners, while lower intermediates can also strut their stuff here. The slope is nearly 3,000-feet long and is fed by one teleski ski lift. Elmadağ ski resort only has one piste that is aimed at beginner to intermediate level skiers and snowboarders. It is 820 feet wide and just over half a mile long.

There isn’t much scope at Elmadağ ski resort for alternative winter activities apart from horseback riding, but the hotel does provide a heated swimming pool and sauna for residents and apres-ski can be enjoyed at the hotel’s restaurant, bar and disco. Elmadağ town has additional apres-ski enticements.

There are ski instructors available to teach skiing and snowboarding at Elmadağ ski resort and there are ski rentals; while accommodation is provided by a good hotel and a number of university lodges.

The ski season at Elmadağ ski resort runs from December to April and is best enjoyed between January and March when snow conditions are most favorable.

The best snow at Elmadağ ski resort can be found in February and March during the December to April ski season, while cheaper chairlift passes and hotel rates can be had in April. If you are already in Ankara, taking a shuttle to Elmadağ is the most practical way of getting here, while if you are staying in Istanbul, it is a 4-hour drive to the resort.

TRANSPORT
Elmadağ ski resort is just over 20 miles east of Ankara and 300 miles southeast of Istanbul and is accessible by road, while part of the journey can be made by rail. The most convenient way of getting here is to fly from Istanbul to Ankara and hire a car for the final stretch; while some visitors choose to drive all the way from Istanbul or take a bus or train from Istanbul to Ankara, then travel by road to the resort.

If you are driving from Istanbul, take the O-4 towards Ankara, from where the D-200 continues east to Elmadağ ; Elmadağ ski resort is well sign posted. From Ankara-Esenboğ a Airport, take the D-140 highway south to the O-20 ring road east, from where the D-200 goes to Elmadağ . The D-200 runs all the way to Elmadağ from the centre of Ankara.

Ankara-Esenboğ a Airport receives regular daily flights from Istanbul at a good price and the flight time is less than 1 hour. Shuttle buses run from the airport via the city to Elmadağ ski resort.


SAKLIKENT SKI RESORT

November 2, 2006

Saklıkent – Antalya – Turkey

LOCATION
Saklıkent is 45 km from the centre of Antalya and 65 km from Antalya Airport.

Immediately adjacent to the pistes you will find the Saklıkent Motel which has been renovated to provide its guests with better service. Right below the motel which accommodates guests with its 75-bed capacity and its warm atmosphere is the morel boutique where you can meet all your ski and snowboard equipment requirements; in particular you have the opportunity of hiring a selection of skis, snowboards, bigfoot, carving, snowblades cross country skis and mountaineering equipment. You may learn these sports under the supervision of expert skiing and snowboard instructors.

ACTIVITIES
The Saklıkent Ski Resort is one hour from Antalya city center on the lower slopes of Mount Bakırlı which is 2547 m in height, and it is a corner of Antalya province and the world whose equal is rarely to be found with its suitability for winter and outdoor sports and its proximity to the city. The skiing season is approximately the same period as that of other ski centers in Turkey. The season opens at the end of December and provides enthusiasts with the chance to ski until the middle of April.

Come and let us together enjoy the pleasure of taking advantage of the Mediterranean sun and sea while you ski on the wonderful natural pistes.

The Saklıbel Teleski and Piste: These have been prepared for guests who are amateur and medium-level skiers. The ski run is 1700 m in length. The length of the teleski line is 745 m, the height of the final station 2000 m. and the difference in elevation 50 m. The piste has an hourly capacity of 800 skiers. The Nadir Gez Teleski and Piste is preferred by professional skiers. On this run, the length of the teleski line is 900 m, the height of the final station 2450 m. and the difference in elevation 400 m.
The capacity is 600 skiers an hour and there is a full black 1600 m piste extending to the summit of Bakırlı Dağ. If you choose these runs, you extend the distance considerably and have the opportunity of skiing 3400 m. For snowboard enthusiasts, the pistes have magnificent powdered snow and natural location.

The pistes and their surroundings are of such beauty that they will provide moments which will never be erased from your memory.

ACCOMMODATION
With 477 detached houses, Saklıkent has the appearance of a real urban complex and also offers pension and restaurant services. Saklıkent, only half an hour away from the shores of Antalya, generously offers a geographical environment providing its guests with opportunities of enjoying to the full both winter sports and summer sports on Antalya’s matchlessly beautiful blue-flagged beaches.

Next to the motel, the bar and restaurant has a 200 person-capacity salon with open fireplace and is of a quality capable of providing palate-pleasing service. In the evening the disco and various entertainments are at the service of skiing enthusiasts.

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BAKIRLI MOTEL

November 2, 2006

Saklkent – Antalya – Turkey

Antalya 55 km, Antalya Airport 65 km.

ROOMS
1 suite and 13 normal bedrooms all with hot water, central heating and telephone.

HOTEL
The Motel has a Restaurant capacity of 160 person, Disco and Bar for 250 person, Game room for 50 person.
400 pairs of skis and 50 snowboards are available for hire.
Coffee Shop, Bar / Lounge, Central Heating, Direct- Dial Phone, A la Carte.
The Motel has a Restaurant capacity of 160 person, Disco and Bar for 250 person, Game room for 50 person.

BAKIRLI SKI LIFT
Length : 840 m
Starting Height : 1890 m
Finishing Height : 2130 m
Height Difference : 240 m
Time to go up : 5 minutes
Average Inclination : %40-%45

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SAKLIKENT SKI CENTER

November 2, 2006

Saklıkent – Antalya – TurkeySeason : December 15 – April Best Season : January- March 15

Antalya’s Star The Saklıkent Ski Resort… When you arrive in Antalya and look to the west you see the Beydağları Mountains in all their magnificence lording it over the city and the Mediterranean. With Antalya’s particular climate, the Beydağları have clear weather 300 days of the year and in cloudy weather too they have a climate which does not disappoint visitors or daunt climbers trying for the peaks.

Immediately adjacent to the courses you will find the Saklıkent Motel which has been renovated to provide its guests with better service. Right below the motel which accommodates guests with its 75-bed capacity and its warm atmosphere is the morel boutique where you can meet all your ski and snow board equipment requirements; in particular you have the opportunity of hiring a selection of skis, snow boards, big foot, carving, snow blades cross country skis and mountaineering equipment. You may learn these sports under the supervision of expert skiing and snow board instructors.

ACTIVITIES
The Saklıkent Ski Resort is one hour from Antalya city center on the lower slopes of Mount Bakırlı which is 2547 m in height, and it is a corner of Antalya province and the world whose equal is rarely to be found with its suitability for winter and outdoor sports and its proximity to the city. The skiing season is approximately the same period as that of other ski centers in Turkey. The season opens at the end of December and provides enthusiasts with the chance to ski until the middle of April.

ACCOMMODATION
With 477 detached houses, Saklıkent has the appearance of a real urban complex and also offers pension and restaurant services. Saklıkent, only half an hour away from the shores of Antalya, generously offers a geographical environment providing its guests with opportunities of enjoying to the full both winter sports and summer sports on Antalya’s matchlessly beautiful blue-flagged beaches.

TRANSPORT
Saklıkent is 45 km from the centre of Antalya and 65 km from Antalya Airport

Antalya is known for its mild winters and where bathing is possible most of the year. However, at a distance of only 55 km. from Antalya and at a height of 3000 m. on the Saklı summer pastures is Saklıkent, where winter sports are possible during the winter months.
The special attraction of this centre is that in March and April one can ski in the mornings then drive down to the coast and swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean in the afternoons.

The ski center is located 49 km west of Antalya on Beydağları. The skiing area is at an altitude of 1850 meters and the ski season is short. The thickness of the snow is about 50 to 100 cm. There is a pension (boarding-house) with 14 beds, a restaurant with an 80-person capacity, a cafeteria and countryside coffee houses. There are two T-bars with capacities of 240 and 340 people per hour, and the two slopes are rated with difficulty levels of easy and medium.

LIFTS & SKI SLOPES
Saklıbel Ski Lift
Length: 745 m
Starting Height: 1890 m
Finishing Height: 1940 m
Height Difference: 50 m
Time to go up: 5 minutes 30 seconds
Average Inclination: 30%

Bakırlı Ski Lift
Length: 840 m
Starting Height: 1890 m
Finishing Height: 2130 m
Height Difference: 240 m
Time to go up: 5 minutes
Average Inclination: 40% – 45%

SKIING LESSONS & SKI RENTAL
Ski and Snow board for Rent available at the Bakırlı Motel.
You may take private skiing lessons.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is available in the motel and there are two ski-lifts. restaurant and shop. There is a pension with 14 beds, a restaurant, cafe and local coffee-houses.

Saklıkent is 50 km west of the centre of Antalya, in the Beydağ mountain range, with an altitude of 2550 m. Because of its close proximity to Antalya, it is one of the few places in the world that people can ski in the mornings, then swim in the sea in the afternoon.

The altitude for the skiing areas is between 2000-2400 m, with a snow depth between 0.5-1 m and a short season. There are two T-bars, and two ski runs at easy/moderate level.

Saklıkent ski resort is located in southwest Turkey in the Beydağ mountain range, not far west from the Mediterranean town of Antalya. Apart from the couple of easy slopes, the big attraction here is the fact that in under an hour you can access Antalya, where you can bathe on the Mediterranean beaches even in the mild winter ski season months.

Saklıkent resort lies at 6,560 feet above sea level and offers visitors a ski school, ski and snowboard equipment rentals at the Bakırlı Motel, ski shops and a supermarket. Accommodation is in the form of the small Bakırlı Motel and a number of private rental houses and chalets. The hotel comes with a restaurant and disco and there are also local coffee houses in Saklıkent offering apres-ski.

There are only a couple of runs at Saklıkent ski resort that will appeal to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Two t-bar ski lifts provide slope access for hundreds of people per hour and rise to an altitude of 7,874 feet above sea level. Considering the resort’s proximity to the warm Mediterranean Sea, the snow quality is good.

Away from the slopes of Saklıkent ski resort is the obvious attraction of the Mediterranean coastline, which is less than an hour away by car. The town of Antalya itself is well worth exploring, with its wealth of mosques, monuments and museums. Be sure to visit Hadrian’s Gate, an entrance gate and Roman triumphal arch, while Clock Tower in nearby Kalekapısı Square is also a gem.

The ski season at Saklıkent ski resort runs from mid-December to April and has its best flurries of snow from mid-January to mid-March. Flying to Antalya and hiring a car is the most convenient way of getting to Saklıkent ski resort.

Saklıkent ski resort is located in southwest Turkey in the Beydağ mountain range, not far west from the Mediterranean town of Antalya. Apart from the couple of easy slopes, the big attraction here is the fact that in under an hour you can access Antalya, where you can bathe on the Mediterranean beaches even in the mild winter ski season months.

SKIING

SKIING SEASONS : December 15 – April 15
ALTITUDE : 1,750 to 1.900 meters

Located near the Mediterranean Sea in southwest Turkey, Saklıkent ski resort is for those who enjoy skiing without all the trappings of the busy mega resorts of France and Switzerland, while still being near enough to enjoy the sun and sea of a coastal resort. Saklıkent is only a small ski resort with few slopes, but it does boast a half-pipe.

The courses at Saklıkent ski resort rise to heights of 7,874 feet above sea level and are made accessible by two t-bar drag lifts that are able to carry hundreds of skiers and snowboarders per hour. There are two slopes here that cater for beginner and intermediate skiers as well as a half-pipe for keen snowboarders.

There isn’t much in the way of alternative winter activities at Saklıkent ski resort and wellness facilities are also lacking here. Accommodation is provided by the small Bakırlı Motel at Saklıkent and a couple of pensions and chalets nearby, while apres-ski can be enjoyed at the hotel’s restaurant and disco, the coffee shops in Saklıkent and the numerous bars and nightclubs in nearby Antalya.

The best snow can be found in January and February during the December to April ski season at Saklıkent ski resort, while cheaper rates are on offer at the beginning and end of the ski season. The best way to get to and from Saklıkent is to fly to Antalya from Istanbul, from where you can hire a car. Buses and shuttles to the resort are infrequent and unreliable.

TRANSPORTATION
Saklıkent ski resort is located in the Beydağ mountain range, 416 miles south of Istanbul and 25 miles west of Antalya in southwest Turkey. There are few transport options for getting here, with driving from Istanbul or flying to Antalya and hiring a car being the most recommended means of getting here.

Traveling to Saklıkent ski resort by car is feasible from Istanbul and from Antalya airport. The drive from London is arduous, with a journey time of about five days. From Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport, head east through Istanbul to Izmit and then south to Bilecik, from where the D-650 continues south to Antalya. From Antalya head west through Duraliler and Sinandeğirmeni before reaching Saklıkent.

It’s best to take a long distance bus to Antalya on arrival in Istanbul as trains only go as far as Isparta, 80 miles north of Saklıkent.

By far the best way to get to and from Saklıkent ski resort is to fly to Istanbul and then fly to Antalya. From Antalya airport you can reach Saklıkent ski resort directly by taxi or hire car. The drive from Antalya airport to Saklıkent is just over 30 miles via the D-650 Antalya bypass and the towns of Duraliler and Sinandeğirmeni.

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GENÇ YAZICI HOTEL REGENCY

October 26, 2006

Uludağ – Bursa – Turkey

Capacity
115 total rooms, 3 suites, 19 connected rooms, 35 double bed rooms, 45 triple bed rooms, 13 family rooms. Mountain view is available.

General Facilities
Central air condition and heating, game room, internet cafe, play station, hairdresser, laundry, dry cleaning, safety box at reception with charge, market, photo shop, boutique, doctor on demand, parking without fee, some credit cards accepted, rent a car.

Room Facilities
Direct dial telephone, minibar, satellite tv, shower, bathtub, hair dryer.

Sports & Recreation
Heated (indoor) swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, massage, jacuzzi in pool, fitness center, beauty center, night club, children’s playground, snow board, ski school, ski rental, skidoo, bigfoot, some of them due to fee.

Meeting & Congress
4 meeting rooms . Fully equipment.

Location
Bursa city center 36 km, first aid medical center 100 m. Yenişehir Airport 65 km. On the mountain, Open all year.

Dining
All inclusive in winter seasons, grilling outside, lobby bar, snack bar, vitamin bar. 1 main restaurant (350 pax). International Cuisine.

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