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Bolu Kartalkaya

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#1 truthonlytruth


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Posted 09 April 2003 - 05:50

The Kartalkaya skiing resort is at the Western Karadeniz Region, at the southeast of Bolu City Center, on the Köroglu mountains. The mountain has appropriate conditions for Alpine skiing, Cross-Country and Ski Touring.

Arrival The distance to Bolu city center is 54 km. and to Ankara highway is 28 km. The distance between Ankara Esenboğa Airport - Bolu is 220 km. with highway and the distance between Istanbul Atatürk Havaalani - Bolu is 275 km. with highway.

This distance is approximately 45 minutes with private vehicle or bus. The arrival to ski resort from city center is about 45 minutes. One can find Public busses and minibuses to reach the ski resort. In addition, most of the hotels organize services for visitors.

Geography The skiing area is placed on the altitude area of 1850 - 2200 meters. The region encounters semi temperate climate. Kartalkaya Ski Resort and surroundings is covered with forests. The dominant wind direction is west - northwest.

The most suitable period for skiing is between 20 December - 20 March. At the normal winter conditions, three meters of snow drop is encountered. At the beginning of the season the snow has the quality of powdery snow and at the end of the season the snow has the quality of the slushy snow.

Accommodation and other services There are two accommodation facilities with a total of 1005 bed capacity in Kartalkaya. There are restaurants, swimming pools, disco - bar - gaming saloons at the hotels. One can obtain ski instructors and ski equipment.

Mechanical Facilities and Running Tracks There is a total transportation capacity of 6.000 person / hour with 2 chairlift and 6 T bars and 3 baby lifts at a total of 11 mechanical facility. The total length of the running track is approximately 20 km. at 12 running tracks.

* Yeşil (green) Lift (Chairlift - 700 m)
* Çamçukuru Lift (Chairlift - 650 m)
* Inekçayiri 1-2 (Ski-Lift - 900 m)
* Resuldede 1-2 (Ski-Lift - 600 m)
* Kazankaya (Ski-Lift - 650 m)
* Köroglu Lift (Ski-Lift - 1200 m)
* 2 Baby-Lift

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