Located in the Western Black Sea Region., southeast of pine forests the town Bolu in the picturesque pine forests of the Koroglu Mountains.
The Ankara Highway is a 45 minute drive from this center which is about 220 km from the airport in Ankara, and about 275 km from the airport in Istanbul.
The duration of the skiing season is 120 days a year. The skiing area of Kartalkaya is 1800-2221 m high and the most suitable skiing conditions are between 20 December and 20 March. The average snow fall is 3 m in normal winter conditions. At the beginning of the season the type of snow is “powdery-snow” and at the end of the season the snow characteristic is slightly “slushy snow.”
This center has suitable conditions for Alpine skiing, ski touring, and cross country skiing and it is equipped with 3 chairlifts and 7 town bars. Qualified skiing instructors and equipment for hire are available. The sloples and mechanical equipment are under surveillance of experts. All hotels have first aid facilities and medically trained personnel. Accomodations can be booked directly. Note: In foggy conditions it is essential not to wander outside the marked slopes.
The skiing area of Uludag is 1750 2543 m high and covered with forests. The duration of skiing is 120 days a year. The most suitable skiing conditions are between 20 December and 20 March. The average snow fall is 3 m in winter. At the beginning of the season the type of snow is “powdery snow” and at the end of the season the snow characteristic is slightly “slushy.”