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Kars Sarıkamış

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#1 truthonlytruth


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Posted 09 April 2003 - 05:58

It is located at the Eastern Anatolia Region at the southeast of Kars-Sarikamiş district center. The Sarıkamış Ski Resort is at Sarıkamış district which is 55 km away from Kars on the Çamurlu mountain with 2634 m altitude and has gained importance becouse of the quality of the snow available.

The Cibiltepe, which has the altitude of 2500 meters has a wonderful natural beauty and has 5 running tracks of which the longest is 12 km long. As Cibiltepe is covered with crystallized snow, skiers have a great interest on these tracks.

Arrival Sarikamiş Ski Resort is 50 km. away from the airport and, 60 km away from the city center. Reaching the ski resort from the nearest airport is available with bus (Kars airport 40 minutes and Erzurum Airport 90 minutes). Arrival to the ski resort from the city center is only available by private vehicles.

Geography The skiing area is between the altitudes of 2100 -2634 meters and is inside the yellow pine forests. The snow is at 1.5 meters in normal winter conditions and shows the crystallized snow property which is quite convenient for winter sports and found only at Alpine. The most suitable period of ski at Sarıkamış is between 20 December - 20 March. The region has terrestrial climate. The dominant wind direction is south - west .

Sarikamiş and vicinity has quite suitable conditions for Alpine discipline, Northern discipline and Ski Touring activities.

Accommodation and other Services At the Ski resort, there are 2 governmental guest houses and other accommodation facilities. The skiing instructor and skiing equipment rental is available. First aid, security and health services are also available. The accommodation places and hospitals at the Sarıkamış district are also used. For helicopter landing areas, military zone is used.

Mechanical Facilities and Running tracks 2 chairlift and 1 T bar are at the service in Sarıkamış Ski Resort. The chairlift at Sariçam Ski Facility has the capacity of 2400 person / hour, other chairlift has the capacity of 800 person / hour

Also the Ministry of Tourism has constructed 2 four seated T bars to Sarıkamış, Cibiltepe

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:33

great help thanks

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