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  • Uludağ

    Bursa

    Uludağ, 36 km south of Bursa, is one of the country’s favorite winter sports centers. Its richness of flora and fauna has given it the status of a national park, while summer activities like trekking and camping are also popular. In ancient times, Uludağ was known as Mysian Olympus, and according to ancient Greek mythology it was place where the gods watched the Trojan War. Plans have been confirmed for a development project that will increase the current accommodation capacity and further expand the skiing facilities. Thanks to its geography, the Uludağ Ski Resort also offers heli-skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, and snow biking.

    Uludağ National Park can be reached both by highway and cable car. The ski resort is 40 minutes from Bursa and 60 minutes from the airport. If traveling in a private vehicle, the Cekirge road is the easiest. Drivers must keep snow chains, wedges, and tow ropes during winter, which are available for hire or sale along the roadside. There are also minibuses from Bursa to the top of Uludağ that depart every hour in the winter and take approximately 90 minutes. The cable car route to Uludağ is divided into four sections: two between the Bursa and Kadi plateaus (1,235 m), and two between Kadi and Sari Alan (1,621 m). Each line has a cabin that fits 30 people (it should be noted that it is prohibited to carry ski equipment), and departs from the district of Teleferik every 20 minutes. The journey, which stops at Kadi and changes car, takes around 25 minutes. From Sari Alan, there is a minibus service for the last 7 km to the hotel area. In the summer, there is a chairlift from Sari Alan to Coban Kaya (1,750 m).

    Uludağ is the highest mountain in Western Anatolia. Its peak, Kara Tepe, stands at 2,543 m. Uludağ is covered in forests and the region has a partially temperate climate with a dominant south/southwest wind. The altitude of the skiing area is between 1,750 and 2,543 m, and the best season to visit is from late December to late March.

    There are 27 hotels, 15 of which are privately owned, with a total of more than 3,000 beds. You will also find shopping halls, restaurants, cafés and bars, entertainment facilities, and health centers.

    Ski equipment rental and instructors are available. There are eight chairlifts, seven T-bars, and 13 different ski runs.

    SEE
    • Bursa city center
    • Ulu Mosque
    • Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi Tombs
    TASTE
    • İskender kebab
    • Candied chestnuts
    SMELL
    • Mulled wine
    • chestnut
    TOUCH
    • The History of Ottoman Empire
    • Snow bikes’ steering wheel
    LISTEN
    • The DJ's performing during happy hour after skiing
    • Live performances by famous singers