SAPGOR SKI CENTER

Bitlis – TurkeyThe resort has temperate terrestrial climate and the season runs between December and April. The area of Bitlis gets snow continuously in the winter. The areas for skiing are Dideban (1821 m) and Sapgör mountains east of the city, and Altınkalbur at the west.

Bitlis is in the far east of the country, in Eastern Anatolia around 20 km south-west of Lake Van, and the skiing area is inside the city.
The city is 1100 km from Ankara, 1504 km from Istanbul, 1465 km from Izmir and around 200 km south of Erzurum. The nearest airports are at Muş (85 km) and Van (160 km). Bitlis can be reached from anywhere in the country by bus.

Winters here are long ans very snowy. A single surface lift takes skiers up to the top of an impressive treeless bowl. There isn’t a lot of variety of skiing here as yet, just two very steep un-pisted runs down either side of a deep gulley. The open terrain is ideally suited to snowboarding and aggressive off-piste skiing, especially the day after a decent fall of powder.

Season : December – April
Snow Thickness : 1 – 2 m

Accommodation
In addition to the ski lodge inside the resort, there is much more accommodation and other services in the city.

Ski Facilities
Trails (Pistes): 2
Summit: 1699 m
Toplift: 1699 m
Vertical Drop: 300
The resort at Altınkalbur has a T-bar facility 726 m long – 710 persons/hour
The standard of ski runs is between moderate and difficult.
The 800-900 m long track is quite steep.
Lower station at 1510 m, and the upper one at 1700 m

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