ULUDAG SKI CENTER

Uludağ – Bursa – Turkey

Season : November-April
Best Season : December 20 and 1 March

Uludağ is located in the South Marmara Region in Uludağ National Park. It is 36 km – 40 minute drive from Bursa.

The skiing area of Uludağ is 1750 – 2547 m high and covered with forests. The duration of skiing is 120 days a year. The most suitable skiing conditions are between 20 December and 1 March. The average snow fall is 3 meter in winter. At the beginning of the season the type of snow is ”powdery snow” and at the end of the season the snow characteristic is slightly “slushy”.

This center has suitable conditions for Alpine skiing, ski touring, cross country and heliskiing, snow boarding, ice-skating and snow biking.

Uludağ Ski center is qualified skiing instructors and equipment for hire are available. The center has first aid facilities and a rural clinic. Accommodations can be booked directly. High season is between November and April. No rooms available especially at weekends and holidays; do book before taking off.

Uludağ Ski Center is equipped with 1 cable car, 10 T bars, 9 chair-lifts, 13 different ski runs. Qualified skiing instructors and equipment for hire are available.

Beden Terbiyesi Telesiege B. Terbiyesi Kuşaklı 2750 m
Kuşaklı kaya Grand Telesiege Kuşaklı 3000 m
Tutyeli Telesiege Grand Yazıcı Tutyeli 2750 m
Belvü Telesiege Belvü 900 m
Yazıcı Teleski Grand Yazıcı – Italya yokuşu 650 m
Garan Teleski Garan 1300 m
Alkoçlar Teleski Ergün 800 m
Karkay Telesiege Karkay 700 m
Ağaoğlu Telesiege Osman Yüce pisti 650 m
Yazıcı Telesiege Yazıcı Pisti 1175 m
Beceren Teleski Beceren Pisti 900 m
Kervansaray Telesiege Kervansaray Pisti 1100 m
Fahri Telesiege Fahri 1100 m

There are four sections of the cable-car route to reach Uludağ, two between Bursa and Kadı plateau (1235m) and two between Kadı and Sarı Alan (1621m). Each line has a cabin that can fit 30 people, although it is prohibited to carry ski equipment, and depart the district of Teleski every 20 minutes. The journey, which stops at Kadı and then changes car, takes around 25 minutes. From the Sarı Alan, there is a minibus service traveling the last 7km to the hotel area. In the summer season, there is a chairlift from Sarı Alan to Çoban Kaya (1750m)

Note : In foggy conditions it is essential especially for amateur skiers not to wander outside the marked slopes and areas.

ULUDAĞ MOUNTAIN
Uludağ, is one of the country’s favorite winter sports centres and as well as skiing, its richness of flora and fauna has made it into a National Park and summer activities like trekking and camping are also popular.

Uludağ was previously known as Olympos Misios in ancient times, and is known in mythology as the place where the gods watched the Trojan war.

Uludağ is the highest mountain in Western Anatolia, with its peak at Kara Tepe (2543 m). It is covered in forests, and the region has a partially temperate climate with a dominant wind direction of south-west/south. The altitude of the skiing area is between 1750 – 2543 m, and the best season is from late December to late March. The snow at the beginning of the season is powdery, getting increasingly slushy towards the end.

SKI COURSES
1 very difficult, 6 difficult, 8 average and 10 easy ski courses are available and the highest ski point is at 2.232 meter. Except for these, our customers can ski at 2.543 meters when reached by a helicopter (heliski). This ski should be performed under the inspection of a sport trainer and air conditions should always be taken into account.

SKI TRAINERS
Those who are registered under the Ski Trainers Foundation and having a ski trainer license can teach skiing. Courses taken from unlicensed and unregistered people may be dangerous and such actions are also restricted by laws. Contact with ski teachers can be held via the ski school and registered teachers and also via contact offices within the foundation.

Ski schools are private organizations and serve collective education. The ski lessons are for charge, such charge being determined on YTL currency.

SKI EQUIPMENTS
In our country, all ski equipment is available in conformance with daily conditions. All ski equipment brands are also available in our hotels. You can buy or rent such equipment from us. In addition, snow motor rent service, today’s very popular fashion, is available in our hotels.

CLIMATE : Continental
WIND DIRECTION : Southwest, south
SKIING SEASONS : 5 months
ALTITUDE : 2543 meters / 8337 feet
SKI AREAS : Between 1900 – 2500 m / 6230 – 8196 feet
INFRASTRUCTURE : Partially available
PHYSICAL PLAN : Existing
PROPOSED BED CAPACITY : 6400 Beds
LIFTS : 14 lifts with a total capacity of 8470 person/hour

LIFTS & SKI SLOPES
Vertical drop : 555m / 1,821 feet
Height: 2,322m / 7,618 feet
Lifts : 14 (7 chairs, 7 surface)
Cross-Country : 20 km /12.5 miles
Cablecar : 1
Chairlifts : 5
T bars : 7

SHOPPING
Uludağ : There are several shops offering different kinds of products for skiers.
Bursa : Bursa is a center for silk. Textiles are another important industry for the city, especially towel manufacturing. A kind of sweet made of chestnut is also very famous of the region. It is worth to try!

ACCOMMODATION
There are 27 hotels in total 15 of which are privately owned, with a total of over 3000 beds. The area also has shopping halls, restaurants, cafes and bars, entertainment and health centres.

We offer following choices to our customers who are not interested in ski:
*Take a good walk on the ring road, abundant oxygen and a light exercise
*Visit uphill cafes by means of telesieges, experience hot vine and sucuk. Be inspired before the wonderful panoramic view and do not forget to take photo to catch this moment.
*Kervansray and the Fahri Telesiege and the Fatin Hill and of course the Kuşaklı kaya Hills
*Feel nostalgia in the diary below the grand hotels.
*Barbecue at the country casino located at 7th km of Sarılalan . transportation is via taxies at the square.
*Visit full time open historical thermal springs within our hotels in Bursa, the city which has always been popular place with its unique, health and beauty giving thermal springs. Reservations can be made free through the reception.
*finally do not forget trying the wonderful chestnut sweet !

Uludağ is a family-friendly ski resort that has a unique location to the south of the Sea of Marmara and Bursa, not far from Istanbul. Uludağ is a well-designed ski resort, with excellent snow quality and accommodation options, while also featuring an array of slopes mostly suited to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.

The resort village at Uludağ ski resort resides at just less than 6,562 feet above sea level. Essential ski and snowboard facilities here include qualified instructors, rentable equipment, a number of shops with ski and snowboard essentials and accessories, first-aid station and a clinic.

Uludağ ski resort mainly has short, tree-lined, beginner and intermediate slopes that include slalom and giant slalom courses over a vertical of 1,820 feet and rising to altitudes in excess of 8,202 feet. There are 14 ski lift systems including a cable car, chairlifts and t-bars, with a total lift capacity of over 8,000 people per hour.

The accommodation options at Uludağ ski resort are very good, with 6,000 beds available at many hotels and chalets, which are loaded with skier-friendly facilities including saunas and heated swimming pools; pre-booking in the high season and during holidays is essential. Apres-ski entertainment is also something worth noting at Uludağ, with its numerous hotels and chalets offering evening activities.

SKIING
Located in northwest Turkey near Bursa and the Sea of Marmara, Uludağ ski resort is one of Turkey’s favorites, not only for its close proximity with Istanbul, but also for its excellent facilities and many course slopes. Snow conditions in the high season are near perfect and the atmosphere is electric.

Uludağ ski resort enjoys its best ski conditions between January and March, while the beginning and end of the season, between November and April, are the cheapest months.

Uludağ ski resort lies within the beautiful Uludağ National Park and the runs are thus engulfed by forests of pine, making for a unique and wind-free slide. Uludağ appeals mainly to beginners and intermediates, with its short, shallow pastes, while there is also some quality off-piste skiing for the more experienced skier. There are 12.5 miles of cross-country trails here and fourteen ski lifts provide access to the slopes.

For those who fancy a break from the busy pastes, there is also ski touring, heliskiing and Alpine skiing available at Uludağ ski resort, while hotel wellness facilities are also good and include Turkish baths, saunas, fitness centres and heated indoor swimming pools. Numerous restaurants, bars and discos provide lively apres-ski.

Essential ski facilities, such as rentals and accessory shops, are good at Uludağ ski resort and you will also find well-trained instructors and a clinic offering first-aid. With over 6,000 beds available at hotels and chalets in Uludağ , finding accommodation here is not a problem as long as you book ahead.

The ski season at Uludağ ski resort runs from November to April and you can enjoy the best rates in November and April, while perfect snow conditions are common from mid-January to mid-March. In getting to and from Uludağ ski resort, your most practical travel option is to fly to Istanbul and hire a car for the four-hour drive to the resort, or alternatively fly to Bursa and take the bus.

TRANSPORT
Located in the Uludağ National Park in the south Marmara region of Turkey, 161 miles south of Istanbul by road, Uludağ ski resort is directly accessible by sealed road or cable car from Bursa. Driving from Istanbul is the most straightforward travel option, while flying to Bursa and taking the bus or a combination of bus and cable car from Bursa are also feasible transport options.

Driving from Atatürk International Airport is more convenient. From the airport, you can drive all the way to Uludağ ski resort via Izmit, a 170 mile or three-hour journey along the O4 motorway and highways D-130 and D-575. Alternatively, you can drive to Bostancı and take the ferry to Yalova, shaving 80 miles off the journey.

Bursa Airport is just northwest of Bursa city centre and buses and taxis run to town and direct to Uludağ ski resort. If you head into town, you can make use of the cable car to the ski resort. The road from Bursa Airport heads towards the city before veering off right onto the D-575 for Uludağ .

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