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What are the advantages of ski and snowboard resorts in Turkey? If you compare them with the popular Carpathians among Ukrainians, it is no secret that the service on the other side of the Black sea is of a higher level. And if the Alps, everyone knows that the rest of Western Europe will cost much more expensive. In addition, in winter and in summer I love Turkey for All inclusive at a reasonable price. You do not have to worry about food, accommodation and even tickets for the lifts (before buying the tour is to clarify which lifts are included in the price). In short, the snow resorts of Turkey — a good combination of price and quality of service. To determine the choice of a place of rest, let’s see what’s what in the Turkish mountains. Uludag (Uludag) is One of the most popular winter resorts in Turkey. The eponymous mountain of Uludag is famous Olympus of Bithynia, from which in ancient times, the gods watched the Trojan war. Now down the mountain snowboarders and skiers of all ages. Uludag is an ideal place for a family holiday, because this resort has a very developed infrastructure, and the tracks are mostly of light and medium level. If you are just planning to learn how to stand on the Board or just afraid of rushing at breakneck speed freeriders, you here. The average cost of ski passes ranges from $ 35 per day to $ 105 per six days. One climb will cost an average of $ 4, and an hour session with a snowboard instructor in the group — from 15. Turkish baths and thermal springs will help to reduce the unpleasant sensations of krepatura. For these pleasures in your free time you can go to the city of bursu, which is located right at the foot of the mountain Uludag. This ancient settlement, it is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, was founded in 550 BC by the king of Bithynia Prussia and since then has enjoyed the glory of the resort town, which was occupied by the Romans, the Byzantines. In the Middle ages, the sultans, taking the example of Orhan, the son of Osman (the one in whose honor the whole Empire was named), began in every way to decorate the city and build mosques. Now some mosques in Bursa as much as 125. Palandoken (Palandoken) This resort is not inferior to Uludag and is located near the border with Armenia, six kilometers from the historic city of Erzurum, where you can relax after an active day. The ski season opens early here — in October — and ends in may. Palandoken boasts the presence of trails of different levels of complexity and length of 40 kilometers. For fans of extreme sports there are two black tracks with a slope angle of 45 degrees. The length of the longest route — 11 kilometers, it begins with the highest point of mount Ezhder — 3125 meters, so you can easily feel like a bird. For snow bordistov the resort has tracks, which one day will learn. They can be considered an excellent springboard for training before descending the virgin lands — snow-covered slopes away from the lifts near the gorges are reserved specifically for fans of the Board. In total, there are seven lifts in Palandoken, two of them are for children. Snowboard rental will cost $ 35 per day, for three days or more — 25. The cost of lifts is usually included in the price. Kartalkaya This relatively new winter resort is located in the national Park of Koroglu, which is located to the South-East of Bolu (225 km from Istanbul). In addition to a variety of tracks there is a snowboard school for beginners. The ski season here lasts 120 days a year, and under optimal weather conditions the thickness of the snow cover reaches three meters. The highest point Kartalkaya — 2560 meters, and the area available for skiing from 1800 to 2220 meters. In total, the resort has eight tracks with a total length of 4000 kilometers and 10 lifts (three chairlifts and seven ski lifts). In General, the route is simple, which successfully complement the beauty of the local nature — you go and admire. Davraz (Davraz) Center Davraz opened three years ago. It is located near the city of Isparta, which is 164 kilometers from Antalya. The location of Davraz — between three mountain lakes Golchuk, Kovada and Erdyr — and the developed infrastructure make the resort attractive in all respects for borders of different levels. And the fact that Davraz participates in the casting for the winter Olympics in 2014, indicates that the quality of the slopes here is more than just good. Ski area — from 1650 to 2500 meters with a height difference of 690 meters. There are nine tracks in total, two of them are black with a length of 3200 meters. Saklikent (Saklikent) Closer to the coast, just 45 kilometers from Antalya, is another great place for a winter holiday — Saklikent. This is one of the few ski resorts near the big city, at the foot of the mountain a Month (the height of 2547 m above sea level). The ski season here starts in mid-December and lasts until mid-April. In the town of Saklikent there are only about 500 private houses, in the center there are hotels and guest houses. The advantage of this place is that the sun shines 300 days a year, so you can be sure that you will come back from a holiday with an olive Mediterranean tan. Sarıkamış (Sarikamis), This winter resort located in the East of Turkey among protected pine forest Buzzard on the mountain Camurlu, great for those who first stood on a snowboard. By the way, this mountain is only 60 kilometers from Kars, the very city in which the events of Orhan Pamuk’s novel “Snow”unfold. Kars is interesting from a historical point of view: there are architectural monuments of Urartu, Byzantium, Ottoman Empire, ancient Armenian Church of XI century, hunting Palace of Catherine II. It is convenient to get to Sarykamysh — there is an airport in Kars. The ski track is located at an altitude of 2200-2700 meters above sea level. In the season, the thickness of the snow cover reaches one and a half meters. There are no black slopes for aces in Sarykamysh, so this resort is ideal for beginners who can not be afraid that someone will run over them. There are two lifts and six tracks with a total length of 18 kilometers. They all pass through the forest. The average length of the slopes is three kilometers, and the longest descent reaches 6.2 kilometers.