Erciyes Ski Season Opens: Erciyes in Turkey's major ski resorts, opened the season with snow oil weekends.
Many people who came to Erciyes had the pleasure of skiing with sleds.Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Erciyes A.Ş. Chairman Murat Cahid Cıngı, in a statement to the AA correspondent, said that the Erciyes Winter Sports and Tourism Center Project, which was initiated by the Metropolitan Municipality in 2005, is at full speed. Stating that they continue the ski season in Erciyes as of the weekend, Cıngı stated that they evaluate the summer season as an investment and construction season and that they reap the fruits of the investments in winter. Stating that they will put 6 more mechanical facilities into service this year, ski lovers coming to Erciyes will enjoy skiing at an altitude of 3 meters, Cıngı said: “We started the season with snow falling in Tekir and Hacılar regions on Saturdays and Sundays. Our snowing units also produce snow on the tracks. Ski lovers started skiing with sleds from the weekend. We will put the 400 thousand 3 meters high runway into the service of our ski lovers in the coming days. We have completed all the preparations for the runway, we are only waiting for the safety nets to come. Right next to the runway is the region where the crater, called the 'bowl', is located. In order to prevent a possible accident, we did not open the runway until these nets arrived. With the opening of our track, we will give ski lovers a unique pleasure. "
- Snowing will be made on an area of 1 million 700 thousand square meters
Stating that a 100-kilometer ski track is currently being built in Erciyes, and with the expected snow this week, skiing will be provided on all tracks, Cıngı emphasized that they can make snow on an area of 30 million 150 thousand square meters with 1 snowing units each costing 700 thousand dollars.
Stating that they expanded the ski area by removing the old chairlift narrowing the track area in the region, Cıngı said that they built a 10-person cable car line called a gondola in a more suitable area and carried citizens free of charge at the weekend.
Stating that the total length of the mechanical facility in Erciyes has reached 650 kilometers with this 25,5 meters long line, Cıngı stated that after the completion of the Erciyes Winter Sports and Tourism Center Project, a 200-kilometer-long track will be formed in Erciyes.