The last falling snow extended the ski season: The ski season was extended for about a month thanks to the snowfall that was intermittently effective in Palandöken and Konaklı, which are among the important ski centers of the world.
The ski season has been extended for about a month thanks to the snowfall that is intermittently effective in Palandöken and Konaklı, which are among the important ski resorts of the world.
Palandöken and Konakli ski resorts, which opens the ski season on December 1 in Turkey, especially in America, Germany, Russia, Poland, Iran, Azerbaijan, foreigners from many countries, including Belarus and welcomes locals and tourists from some provinces.
Tourism business owners, who are preparing to close the season, extended the season for another month thanks to heavy snowfall in the region.
In the ski center where all lifts, tracks and gondolas are open, snow thicknesses were measured at 106 in Konaklı Ski Center and 105 centimeters in Palandöken Ski Center.
Ahmet Baykal, the front office manager of a hotel operating in Palandoken, said to AA correspondent that they ended the season on March 20 in previous years, but this year they faced a surprise in the spring.
Baykal said, “Although it is late March, there is 1,5 meters of snow on our tracks. This inevitably provides the season extension of the hotels in Palandoken. If the snowfall continues, it will increase both the occupancy rates of our hotels and the satisfaction of our guests until the end of April. This will make Palandoken a center of attraction. ”
Stating that there was no snowfall in the previous years since March 15, Baykal said that in order to make artificial snow, the air temperature should be 5 degrees below zero and they prepared the tracks thanks to snowfall.
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Baykal said, “We have achieved the best occupancy. Due to the long holiday in Iran on Nowruz Day was entered Turkey from Iran 200 thousand citizens Gürbulak Border Gate. As they preferred Erzurum both as a route and as a accommodation, this affected our occupancy rates by 30 percent. ”
Ömer Akca, another administrative director of another hotel, emphasized that they received intense demand for the weekend and said, “Our season has extended with the last falling snow. It snowed perfectly. Our domestic and foreign guests preferred us. Every year, tourists come from different countries. The last falling snow season extended at least 20 days. ”
Eren Ayhan, who came from Ankara for skiing, stated that it is enjoyable to ski at the end of March, “It is very good that the winter season continues while the summer season is opening in other provinces. We can have a really fun and enjoyable time. We are skiing for the first time in March. ”
Bahar Yaşar, who came from Rize, said, “I learned to ski for the first time here. Sometimes we slide under the snowfall, it's a nice environment. ”
Esra Çiftçi stated that she came from Iğdır for skiing and stated that they skied before the season ends.