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A winter ski break is ideal for anyone who needs a little rest from working life, school and everyday hassles. Turkey is really rich in terms of fabulous ski centres and hotels. Those looking for half-term breaks, new year holidays or even weekend getaways can have a great holiday experience at Turkey’s ski resorts located on stunning snow-clad mountains. They can also benefit from pistes suitable for both experts and beginners, professional ski instructors, luxurious accommodation and limitless entertainment activities.
Ski resorts in Turkey are also famous throughout the world, not inferior to ski resorts in Switzerland. Lots of professional skiers take the time to try skiing in Turkey during winter.
Ski resorts in Turkey are welcome for all skiers, whether they are beginners or those who are advanced. Even people without skiing experience can still play snow at one of the ski resorts in Turkey.
Kartepe ski resort-skiing near Istanbul:
The location of Kartepe ski resort is the nearest one from Istanbul. The distance between Istanbul and Kartepe ski resort is only about 120 kilometers. Even it is nearer than Uludag ski resort in Bursa Turkey.
Kartepe ski resort is in Izmit province, precisely in the southeast of Kocaeli.
Kartepe ski resort is constructed at mount Kartepe and has 1650 meters altitude.
The environment of this ski resort is very interesting. It covered by a forest of hazelnut, oak, and chestnut trees.
Several villages on the hillside surround the mountain among the fruit ranches.
Kartepe ski resort has 4 lifts and 3 child-lifts. The ski tracks here are varied, with the longest track is 3.5 kilometers.
Best time to do skiing in Kartepe ski resort:
The best time to play with the snow in Kartepe ski resort is started at the end of December until the end of February. The snow thickness varies from 80 to 200 centimeters.
How to get to Kartepe ski resort from Istanbul:
As we mentioned before, the best and the easiest way to reach the ski resort is by car. It only takes about 1 hour 15 minutes drive from Istanbul. Take the Istanbul-Ankara highway, and leave at Izmit East Gate. Follow the direction to Maşukiye. From there stay focus on street signs that will guide you to Kartepe ski center.
Kartepe ski center is 15 kilometers away from Maşukiye which is a total of 25 kilometers counted from Izmit.