Samsun Akdağ Ski Center, which is among the daily entertainment choices of nature lovers and adrenaline lovers in winter, attracts great attention. Despite the observance of social distance rules due to the pandemic period, the 2 thousand meters high facility, which broke the visitor record, hosted 5 thousand local and foreign tourists in a week. Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said that they will continue to develop tourism with the investments they will make in the district.
Ladik, one of the rare districts in the Black Sea Region where nature, thermal springs and winter tourism come together, stands out with its different destinations, potentials and accommodation advantages. Akdağ Ski Center, which is 84 kilometers from Samsun city center, 24 kilometers from Samsun-Ankara highway and 7 kilometers from the district center, attracts the attention of ski lovers with its 1400 meters of track and 1360 meters of chair lift.
Ladik, which has become a growing district in tourism with the infrastructure and superstructure works of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and the hotel investments made recently, has also become the center of attention of local and foreign tourists.
NEW INVESTMENT FROM METROPOLITAN
In the center, where the Metropolitan Municipality has made significant investments in the last 2 years, the runway was maintained and the chairlift system was strengthened. A modern cafeteria was built and prayer rooms and sinks were enlarged. In addition, while parking areas were being prepared, the 8-kilometer road to the district center was renewed. Flooded by grass ski enthusiasts in the summer months due to its suitable ground, Akdağ also hosts many organizations. With its natural beauty and panoramic view, it became a center of attraction for individual parachutists as well as skiers. Akdağ, which is the first choice of local tourists under pandemic conditions thanks to its health infrastructure, offers skiers the opportunity to explore the untouched nature with its white snow cover with its 1400 meters of track track and 1360 meters of chair lift. In addition to accommodation and eating and drinking facilities; There are many sporting opportunities such as ATV safari and snowmobile tours. In addition to skiing, sleds are also rented to be used on less sloping tracks. The property, which can reach the summit in 10 minutes by chairlift, awaits adrenaline enthusiasts.
7 THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED IN 5 DAYS
Besides Samsun; The center, which has become one of the winter tourism centers of the region with its intense interest in surrounding provinces such as Amasya, Çorum, Tokat, Ordu, Giresun and Sinop, hosts thousands of local tourists every year. Aiming to break a tourist record in 2021, Akdağ Ski Center has been visited by 5 people in the last week. The highest number of visitors per week has been reached since the season opening. While many ski lovers who come with their family enjoy the fun, individual parachutists soar over the district skies.
"WE WILL IMPROVE TOURISM"
Stating that Ladik has an important place in the tourism sector, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said that they will continue to develop tourism with the investments they will make in the district. Emphasizing that they aim to bring the city to the place it deserves in tourism, Mayor Demir said, “We have to utilize Samsun's potential and advantages in tourism very well. We have areas under protection and archaeological excavations. Numerous civilizations have traces of life. But we need to bring them into tourism, texture by texture. We invested in the Akdağ ski resort's road and parking lot. We are working on a more qualified and comprehensive project for this place. The same about the lake. "We will set up the destinations correctly and make promotions accordingly."