How to get to Uludag
Getting to Uludag is not so easy, so now we will provide you with an almost step-by-step instruction, and you will use it at your own discretion. So, the first step is to get to Istanbul. Fortunately, there are 2 international airports in Istanbul today, where dozens of airlines from hundreds of parts of the world regularly fly.
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Climate and weather in Uludag
The ski season in Uludag lasts about three months, starting from mid-December to mid-March. The maximum thickness of the snow cover is 3 meters. There are no severe frosts here. On average, the temperature drops to -4°C. The average air temperature in December is 0 degrees, in January – 4°C, in February +1°C, and in March +4°C. At the beginning of the season, fine and dry snow mainly falls here, but at the end – wet snow prevails.
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The slopes in Uludag are suitable for both experienced skiers and those who have started skiing for the first time, and even children. The total length of the tracks is about 17 km, and the longest track is 3 km. They are located at an altitude of 1765 – 2543 meters. In Uludag there are:
10 “green” – the simplest tracks for beginners;
8 “blue” runs – also simple tracks that slightly exceed the level of difficulty of the “green” ones;
6 “red”slopes – medium difficulty;
and 1 “black”track – a high level of difficulty, for experienced skiers.
There are 14 lifts in Uludag, 9 of which are chairlifts, and the remaining 5 are rope tows.
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The resort is often recommended for families with children, as there are a large number of trails for beginners, as well as wide trails with good slides for children. As for the professionals, steep slopes await them outside the forest zone. The resort also offers biathlon, snowboarding and racing. There are several schools on the territory where beginners are put on skis under the supervision of experienced instructors. Both individual and group classes are held, which are naturally cheaper than individual ones. All equipment can be easily rented. Ski rentals start at $10 per day. The cost of renting a snowboard is from $30 per day.
And finally, it is worth mentioning the cost of renting a ski suit, it starts from $ 15 per day.
The ski season here is 120 days a year. The most favorable period for skiing is from December 20 to March 20. Under normal weather conditions, the thickness of the snow cover reaches 3 meters. At the beginning of the winter season in these places there is fine dry snow, and at the end – wet. The ski complex is surrounded by a picturesque forest. A distinctive feature is that each hotel has its own lifts, and the use of them is included in the price. However, this does not mean that the use of other lifts is not possible. For lifts that do not belong to your hotel, payment is made for each lift at the lower station. You can purchase a subscription for several lifts or days. The best slopes suitable for more experienced skiers are from Sahinkaya Tepe and Tutyeli Tepe.
Along with ski holidays, you can enjoy magnificent views of the winter forest, walks in the forest park, and ski trips. Ski Uludag is suitable for both family vacations and lovers of soft, calm slopes. There are all conditions for holding competitions in slalom, cross-country skiing, biathlon.