Mergabüt Plateau is located on the southeastern tip of Turkey, which has the world's best ski resorts in the Alps takes off like a stone. With its 6-month ski season and 4 tracks totaling 3 kilometers, the center challenges its European rivals, and has become a sporting and touristic attraction center with regional development projects. Young people from Hakkari opened the doors of a career they could not imagine thanks to these opportunities.
FAVORITE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Mergabütan Plateau has been transformed into a ski center that has become a favorite of local and foreign tourists thanks to the initiatives of the Eastern Anatolia Development Agency (DAKA) affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and the contributions of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Hakkari Governorate.
ANNOUNCED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, in his post on his social media account, said, “This is not the Alpine Mountains, it is Hakkari Mergabütan Ski Center! Rojbin, our successful national athlete from Hakkari, expresses how beautifully: While young people are facing the mountain, we have brought them to our country. We identify and support the investments that best suit the potential of the cities. " He pointed to the regional support of development agencies under his ministry using his statement.
AT INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Stating that they carry out their activities under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology under the General Directorate of Development Agencies, DAKA General Secretary Halil İbrahim Güray said that significant investments have been made in the ski center since 2013 and the center has achieved international standards.
THE LUNGS OF HAKKARI
Pointing out that the center is important in economic, social and touristic terms, General Secretary Güray said, “In the mountains of Hakkari, which has been on the agenda with many negativities in the past, the voices of young skiers are now rising. This center has become the lungs of our city where social facilities are limited. " said.
I VISITED 42 COUNTRIES
National Skier Zana Öztunç said, “Despite the great difficulties in Hakkari, we played this sport and now the best players of the national team are from Yüksekova. If I hadn't done this sport, I really wouldn't have been able to go outside of Hakkari. Thanks to this sport, I traveled 42 countries. I had a house of my own. Now I am an athlete who has to take care of my family. " he spoke.
7 MONTHS Turkish champions tactics
National Coach Rojbin Ören stated that he is also a physical education teacher and said, “The city we live in is surrounded by high altitude and high potential children. We're taking the kids sturdy fabric can be the champion of Turkey 7 months. This is also a very rare situation. Now there are baton sounds in the mountains for girls. " said.
PEOPLE BEGIN TO LOVE PERSON
National Athlete Orhan Ören noted that the heavy snow that had previously poured into the region was a torment for the public and said, “Now it has become a lot of pleasure from the torment. Thanks to this facility, people started to like winter and snow. " he spoke.
IS NOT SEARCHING ULUDAĞ
One of the visitors of the center, Ali Aydın from İzmir, who lives in Van, said, “I never thought that such a facility would be here. I wouldn't have even dreamed of it, but it has such a beautiful facility as Uludağ. " said.
I DO NOT REQUEST AN APPROVAL
Yüksekova Dedeler Village School Principal Alime Taşçı said that she came to Yüksekova in 2015 and said, “We had concerns and prejudices about these places. My worries and prejudices have been destroyed since the moment I arrived and I have been in Yüksekova for 6 years. Although I can ask for appointment, I do not. "Is there a ski center in Hakkari?" I am getting comments as. Yes, there is a great ski slope and ski resort here. We also evaluate the weekends here. " he spoke.
6 MONTHS SKI SEASON
Hakkari city center 12 kilometers from the Mergabüt Ski Center, one of Turkey's longest season with facilities. The season, which opens in November, continues until the end of April. In the center, there is a 165-meter-long 4-seat chairlift and a 680-meter-long teleski. In the center, where social facilities such as cafeterias and restaurants are located, the construction of a 120-star hotel with a capacity of 4 people and a sports training center continues.
100 THOUSAND VISITORS
In Mergabütan, which has 4 different tracks with a total length of 3 kilometers, 10 thousand students are given ski lessons every year thanks to the “A Healthy Future Will Come with Sports” project of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as athletes. The center, which also hosts ski lovers from Iran and Iraq, reaches 100 thousand visitors annually.
FULL SUPPORT FROM DAKA
With the support of 2013 thousand TL given by DAKA in 648, the infrastructure of the track was renewed and the ski house was built. In 2017, with a grant of 8 million TL from the agency, the length of the track was increased to 4 kilometers and the chairlift system was established. 2019 million TL was contributed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and DAKA to the accommodation facilities, the construction of which was started by the Hakkari Provincial Special Provincial Administration in 11.