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 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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ULUDAG SKI CENTER

October 20, 2006

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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AKBULUT SKI CENTER

October 17, 2006

Bolkar – Erzincan – Turkey

The season runs between December and April, and the snow is at a depth of up to 1 m.

Around 42 km from Erzincan in North Eastern Anatolia, the Bolkar Ski Resort is in the Bolkar Mountains.

From the centre of Erzincan, there are many private and public vehicles to the ski centre. The nearest airport is in Erzurum, around 150 km east.

Hotel
64 beds, restaurant, meeting room

Ski
Season : December – April
Snow Thickness : 0.60 – 1 m
The centre has a ski lodge, T-bar (1050 m long, 1200 persons/hours) and baby-lift (300 m long)
The ski run is around 1.1 km long and 200m wide, with a gradient of 20% and is a medium/hard level.

Ski equipment is available for hire, and there are plans to construct accommodation facilities.

Ski Training
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.


HAZARBABA SKI CENTER

October 17, 2006

Sivrice – Elazığ – Turkey

Located in the Hazarbaba Mountains in the Elazığ district, this resort was only opened in 1999 and is still being improved.

Elazığ is on the western side of the Eastern Anatolian region, and is well connected by road to all over the country. There are daily flights from Ankara, and three trains a week from Istanbul. The Hazarbaba Ski Centre is 25 km south of Elazığ, and 6 km from Sivrice, and there are private vehicles to the centre.

Hazarbaba Mountain has an altitude of 2347 m and Ski Center has an altitude of 1850 m.

Season : The season runs between December and March

Snow Depth : 1 – 2 m

The resort has a ski lodge and a cafe.

The ski run is around 1.1 km long. The ski run improved to cater for all levels of experience.

Ski equipment is available for hire, and there are plans to construct accommodation facilities.

Mechanical facilities and running tracks
The older T-bar facility was upgraded to 1700 meters in 2000 and the track was improved in order to provide a better skiing environment to beginner and advanced skiers.

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YOLAÇTI SKI CENTER

October 17, 2006

Yolaçtı – Bingöl – Turkey

The resort is 25 km outside the city centre of Bingol, in Central Eastern Anatolia.

Arrival
Bingöl is well connected to all areas of the country by bus. The nearest airport is at Muş, around 80 km east. Private vehicles go from the city centre to the resort.

Ski Season
The city has a terrestrial climate, and the skiing season runs between December and March.

Facilities
The ski lodge has a 50-bed capacity, and Bingol city centre is generally used for medical and other services.

The ski run is 1 km, with routes for beginners and advanced skiers.

There is a T-bar with a lower station at 1650m, and the upper one at 1890m, with an average gradient of 25%, 925 m long, 499 persons/hour