Is there a ski center that will be the eye of Çukurova and raise the tourism bar of the region in an area of 175 thousand square meters in Pozantı district of Adana and receiving the most intense snowfall in the region?
Located within the boundaries of Pozantı district of Adana and having an area of approximately 175 thousand square meters, Elmalı Boğazı area stands out as one of the regions with the highest snowfall around Adana and Mersin.
In addition to heavy snowfall, Elmalı Strait is an area suitable for easy establishment of ski center and winter sports infrastructure thanks to its close distance of 12 km to the Ankara-Adana highway and also its flat and convenient ground. In the past years, with a report submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, steps were taken to establish a 'Ski Center' in the region, and even the construction of the hotel was started in this context, but this project could not be implemented due to prolonged bureaucratic procedures and the abandonment of the project.
Pozantı Mayor Mustafa Çay, aiming to bring this region into national and international tourism within the framework of a beautiful project with these natural beauties and possibilities of the Elmalı throat, organized an expedition to the region with professional promotion teams and municipal officials from Adana. The promotion team uses photographs, videos, etc. to be used in the promotion of the region. He received the necessary information about the region from Mayor Çay, by taking both ground and aerial images for materials. This first visit, where it was observed that the promotion team also admired both the natural atmosphere and the natural beauties of the region, revealed that the hopes for the future ski resort are very high.
GOD MADE IT TO BUILD A SKI CENTER
Speaking in the region, Pozantı Mayor Mustafa Çay said the following;
We are in the region known as Elmalı Strait between Gülek and Akçatekir, which is 10 kilometers away from Akçatekir Plateau of Pozantı. Turkey now living in many places snow was not serious drought situation. But there is an amazing profit at the point we are today.
It is not possible to find a land that can establish such a wide plain in any place and region of Pozantı. It was as if God specially created this place to be a ski resort and left it. However, we did not see this, we did not want to see it. In the past, in order to make tourism investments here, some investment money was taken, possibly by taking a loan from the state, and an idle hotel building with three or four floors was left unfinished and ran away.
Today, I cry out as the Mayor of Pozantı from here. I am calling out to our esteemed governor, regional parliamentarians, our ministry of tourism and our government. For God's sake, even the ski slope, which is so well prepared and does not require major excavation work, is ready. In particular, there is a continuous snow here that does not stop here until April.
WHO DOES IT BUT YOU GET DONE
Aiming to serve the people of the region, Pozantı Mayor Mustafa Çay said, “If we want to revive Çukurova, which has regressed in such a beautiful and 10 kilometers away from the main road, if we want to open it to tourism, if we want to give peace to the people of the region in this nature, please hear our voice. We now want this region to be made a ski resort. We also want to increase the economic value of our region in terms of tourism. We want to bring dynamism and vitality. In addition, we want to reveal an invisible value of our country. This is our only effort. We are not saying let's do it. We are not saying we have money. We do not expect a rent from here. Whoever does it! Build, operate, transfer or the state through the state. But please let this place be brought to tourism. Hear our cry and see this beauty. " Said.