Kartepe Mount, near Kocaeli Bay, near Izmit, is one of Turkey’s most popular winter tourism destinations in Sapanca, with a stunning view of the spectacular Sapanca Lake. Kartepe Mount – a Kartepe Ski Centre – is around 1,650 metres high, and all tourist facilities are available all year.
In the winter, the mountain is blanketed in snow, turning it white and attracting tens of thousands of people each year. It offers guests the opportunity to ski on its unique slopes. It’s worth noting that the cable car ride transports you to a fantasy world where you may witness a magnificent view of the mountains from a height of 1,650 metres.
The Kartepe ski centre is 18 kilometres from Kocaeli’s Kartepe area and 40 kilometres from the city centre. Kartepe is only an hour and a quarter distant from Istanbul, and can be reached by Istanbul’s domestic bus system. The resort is accessible via three highways: the D-100, Anatolia, and North Marmara. Kartepe Resort is one of the closest ski resorts to Istanbul, Sakarya, and Yalova, allowing one-day visitors to take use of much of the resort’s potential.
The Kartepe ski centre spans 35 million square metres and has 17 ski courses ranging in length from 450 to 3,200 metres, five ski lifts, and skateboarding zones.
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Skiers can enjoy amazing and unusual views of nature from the top of the mountain down through the forest on ski tracks that run through the trees. The centre also offers specialised training for beginners and children, as well as rescue teams that are always on the lookout for those who are stranded, missing, or injured on the slopes.
The Kartepe Centre features a 2,500-square-meter spa, a large ski rental room, and personalised visitor storage. During the winter, the centre is Turkey’s first stop for snowboarders, while during the summer, it’s a hotspot for fans of football, basketball, volleyball, and other court sports.
Staying in cosy huts amid the white snow, equipped with many facilities allowing relaxation and leisure, is maybe the most attractive activity during the winter season on Kartepe Mount.
Furthermore, taking the cable car up the snow-covered mountain is a fantastic experience. The Kartepe cable car is the quickest means to get travellers to the summit of the mountain, where they may marvel at the breathtaking views of the clouds. It runs down the mountain’s foot, providing an exhilarating experience of panoramic views of Kartepe Mountain’s magnificent white-clad landscape. Kartepe Resort organises a number of local and international tournaments in a variety of snow sports.