From Ushisar we had this great view over Cappadocia. On the horizon we discovered a mountain 🏔️ – a mountain with snow. Looks great it’s only 100 km from Göreme, there is snow and a ski area! 😊
Eriyes Mountain is the highest mountain of central Anatolia. It is 3917m high volcanic peak and provides impressive views from all around. Also it was an extinct volcanic mountain which was ten millions years ago active and created the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. But today, Erciyes Mountain is one of the best ski resorts in Turkey – 14 lifts, up to 3700 m, 55 km slopes, day pass 14,- Euro and unlimited off piste possibilities . It’s also one of the snow kite world cup destinations and ….
Ja and: Erciyes is the partner resort of Ischgl!!!
It’s not at all comparable with Austrian ski areas but we are so happy to be in the snow and on the pistes. We park directly next to the gondola- “ski-in-ski-out”. The first night we get almost 10 cm of new snow – the first slopes are first tracks…. Nobody here…. Only around 50 people in this whole ski resort…. All hotels are empty… its end of season.
It’s sunny, I love spring skiing even when the snow is very wet in the afternoon.
Most of the bars and restaurants are closed anyways- but also Ramadan began.
This morning the sun came up and the peak was free of clouds. We take the splitboards and walking some kilometers up the mountain – with Basco – and enjoying the fresh slopes.
Switching the boards and having a great snowboarding day.