Sarıkamış, The Land of Crystal Snow
The most important feature that distinguishes Sarıkamış from other ski tracks is the type of the snow in the region and its natural beauty. The powder crystal snow, which is quite convenient for skiing and only found in the Alps in the world, exists only in Sarıkamış in our counntry.
Despite the fact that it is sunny most of the year, the snow does not lose its freshness on the day it first snows and it gives the snow-lovers the pleasure of skiing on a glistening ski track and skiing safely. Due to the fact that the ski tracks in Sarıkamış are surrounded by scotch pine forests, they are protected against the wind and there is no risk of an avalanche on the ski tracks.
In addition, the forward-sighted managers have taken the skiing tracks under protection with a perfect planning. When any investor plans to make an investment in Sarıkamış, he/she can obtain the required permits as soon as possible. Because the ski center is 1 km to the town, and conveniences in transportation, material supply, work force and similar matters are provided to the investors.
One of the leading properties that distinguishes Sarıkamış, which has one of the longest ski tracks and which is calle “Insburg of Turkey” from other ski tracks is the type pf the snow that falls in the region and its volume. The crystal snow that is only found in the Alps other than Sarıkamış is extremely convenient for skiing.
Despite the fact that it is sunny most of the year, the snow does not lose its freshness on the day it first snows. There is no risk of an Avalanche on the ski tracks of Sarıkamış, where the average temperature is 3-4 degrees annually (the lowest is 32 and the hottest is 33 degrees). In addition, because the ski tracks in Sarıkamış are surrounded by scotch pine forests, they are protected against the wind.
The total length of the ski track is 25 km. The ski tracks have 2 stages and there are 5 tracks from the summit to the 1st stage and 2 tracks from the 1st stage to the bottom. In addition, 2 ski tracks go down the summit to the Karanlık Brook (Dark Brook). In this region, there is a 200 m-long half-pipe (snowboard) track.
In this way, there are 9 snow tracks in total as 2 Green, 1 Blue, 3 Red and 3 Black.
The longest ski track is 5250-meter long. And this has the feature of an ideal snow track.
In addition, there is a Cross Country Area (Total length 50 km), 5 km of which is registered by the International Federation.
In the region, an Electronic Chair Lift with a capacity of 2400 persons gives service-
When you start getting down the summit covered by Scotch pine forests, you can experience the pleasure of a 7-km descent accompanied by the most beautiful pine green, the melodic hum of the forests, the sounds of chirping birds, the squirrels, the most beautiful snow white.
Sarıkamış is the center of winter sports as well as being one of the most convenient places for mountain climbing, horseback riding, trekking, scouting and other extreme sports in which you can integrate with the nature and get the best performance.
Due to the fact that the altitude of the town is high, it is becoming one of the most ideal camping places of our country in terms of especially condition improvement in the summertime. In this context, a project of Youth Center on a 6000- m2 area and 2 pcs. of synthetic turf and ice skating project on a 18000 m2 area were started by the Ministry of Youth and Sports as 2014.