Dumlupınar University (DPU) lecturers at the Thermal Tourism and Ski Center, where a runway was created last month, at the Murat Mountain in Gediz district of Kütahya, which was opened to tourism as the "second ski center of the Aegean Region". Ski training was given to 300 people.
2 sets of ski equipment were brought from DPU School of Physical Education and Sports (BESYO) after the ski track, which was created in the Sarıçiçek Plateau with an altitude of 340 meters, of the Murat Mountain, whose summit is 850 thousand 15 meters high, was made ready for use on February 24.
DPÜ BESYO Recreation Department Head Assist. Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Demirel, Head of Coaching Education Department Asst. Assoc. Dr. Aydın Şentürk and two research assistants started to provide ski training to 20 people, including 18 physical education teachers, 5 BESYO graduates, police officers and administrators, as of February 300.
Asst. Assoc. Dr. Demirel, told reporters, under the leadership of the district governorate and Municipality gerçekleştiril Schools are learning skiing önc project within the framework of the people of the region said they were trying to teach ski.
Stating that 2,5 meters of snow structure on Murat Mountain is very suitable for ski training, Asst. Assoc. Dr. Demirel stated that the region, where there is no snow problem, has a very good location in terms of natural beauty.
Pointing out that they provide basic training in skiing, Asst. Assoc. Dr. Demirel said, “We provide training on skiing, fall-up and down trainings, turn and slowdown trainings that we call 'snow slingshot'. Then we shift in less prone places. "Then we take it to a higher slope and the trainees learn to slide with a snow slingshot at the end of the day."
Asst. Assoc. Dr. Thermal and Mountain Murat Senturk de Ski, explaining that different from other ski centers in Turkey, "because here the thermal facilities found to be 12 months of the year from investment income that can be obtained. "You can use this mountain and all its facilities for 3 months in summer and winter, not for 4-12 months like a Uludağ, Palandöken or Sarıkamış."