Erzurum - Ski Centers in Turkey
Turkey is not a skiing destination, at least for now. But Europeans who love Turkey and skiing, or Turkish citizens living in European countries come over for week long stays. The most popular destination is Uludag, because it is close to Istanbul and Ankara two biggest cities in Turkey. However, it is overcrowded especially during 2 week long high school break in Turkey which will last until February 7, 1997. Abant, Bolu is similarly overcrowded. The two that offers less nightlife, more skiing are Erciyas, Kayseri and Palandoken, Erzurum. The latter has now a good hotel, Dedeman which offers comfortable rooms. Both are close to airports located in Kayseri and Erzurum, neighbooring cities.