On Mount Erciyes, a snow-covered stratovolcano that stands over Kayseri, you’ll find Turkey’s biggest ski resort. Although Turkey’s ski slopes aren’t as well-known as, say, the Alps, Erciyes is a practical and affordable option if you’re already there or looking for a distinctive area to ski this winter.
Skiers can still enjoy 100 centimetres of snow in March, the first month of spring, and can still ski at night on the specially illuminated circuit in Erciyes, which has grown into one of the few ski resorts in the world. The Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality’s initiatives have helped Erciyes become into Turkey’s most cutting-edge winter sports destination. Skiers have the option to ski day and night in Erciyes thanks to its wide trails and connections from Develi Kap to Haclar Kap.
In Erciyes, which is managed by Kayseri Erciyes A., the first and only mountain management company in Turkey, visitors can take advantage of the snow on the specially lit route throughout the night. In the Erciyes Ski Center, which is managed by Kayseri Erciyes A. and claims to be the first mountain in the Central Anatolia Region and the sixth largest mountain in Turkey, skiing is still a thoroughly enjoyable activity.
At Erciyes, one of the most well-known ski resorts in the world, night skiing is practised while skiers take in the views and snowfall of up to 100 centimetres in the spring. In order to take advantage of the slopes that have been specially lit, skiers climb the mountain in the dead of night.
The Erciyes Ski Center, one of Turkey’s largest centres for winter sports and mountaineering with 112 kilometres of 41 ski runs and 19 mechanical facilities, is open to both domestic and foreign guests. Visitors to Erciyes frequently travel to Kayseri.