Culture & Travel

15 February 2021

Ski resorts are much loved by students and ski-lovers throughout winter. Students mostly prefer Uludağ or Kartepe resorts for their festivals or low budgets. But these facilities are so crowded in the winter that you might need to wait in long lines for the lifts. So, we listed the less crowded ski resorts for this winter. 

Hazarbaba Ski Resort

Hazarbaba is a ski resort in Sivrice province of Elazığ. The resort has 8 ski-runs for amateurs and professionals, although some of the ski-runs might be regarded as dangerous for beginners. Snow thickness differs between 1 meter and 3 meters. Elazığ Mavi Göl Hotel is the best option around for accommodation. You can rent your equipment or book lessons from inside the hotel.  If you want to rent equipment or book private lessons, you will need to pay an hourly fee for equipment or ski lessons.

Saklıkent Ski Center

Saklıkent is a ski center on Beydağları Mountains to the East of Antalya. You might feel confused about Antalya and skiing being in the same sentence, but it snows in Antalya for up to 4 meters, even if it is just for a couple of months. Saklıkent Ski Center’s motto is “skiing during the day, swimming in the afternoon” because the sea is just an hour-long drive from the ski center. This means that you can enjoy snow and sun in Antalya at the same time.

Bozdağ Ski Resort

Bozdağ is a small ski center just 110 kilometers from İzmir. It is accepted as the Uludağ resort in the Aegean. The ski resort is open between December and March each year. The facility was originally built as a retreat for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1929. The snow thickness reaches up to 120 cm during winter. There are 3 ski-runs in the facility. Bozdağ Ski Center Hotel right next to the ski-runs is managed by Balçova Thermal. You can rent your equipment at an affordable fee and enjoy İzmir’s night life and beautiful pubs at night.

Erciyes Ski Resort

Erciyes is one of the largest ski centers in Turkey; it has 34 ski-runs. 36% of these ski-runs are for amateurs, 42% are for intermediate skiers, and 22% are for pros. In addition to skiing, you can also try and enjoy different activities like SnowKite and Heliski and socialize with new people. Erciyes Ski Resort has many accommodation options for ski-lovers. You can pick the best hotel for your preferences and budget.