Join extreme mountain ski adventure tour and discover the magnificent nature of Turkish Central Anatolian mountains and bewildering Cappadocia. You will ascend 3 mountain peaks including snow-white volcanoes in Cappadocia as well as the highest peaks of Taurus Mountains: Aladağlar aka Rusty Mountains.
6 x nights accommodation and breakfast
Full pension from the dinner of Day 1 to the breakfast of Day 7. Please note we will provide only a lunch box during ski touring.
All transport between activities with private A/C vehicle.
Entrance fees for historical and national parks, Ski lift fees in Mt Erciyes
English speaking local skiing guide.
Local taxes, Parking fees, entrance to national parks.
Mountain rescue insurance is mandatory, Check your coverage for accidents, repatriation, and luggage.
Extra money for: extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary, Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Waters, Tea & Coffee, All kind of personal expenses.
Personal & Ski Equipment
What to Know
Difficulty : Vertical of 1000 to 1400m daily. Journey of 6 to 9 hours at a medium rythm of 300m per hour. You are a good « all round » skier. Some of the itinearies requires carrying skis on the back pack. Maximum angle 40° eventually using rope to secure progression.
Skiing Level: Experienced deep snow skiers, able to cope with all conditions.
Good condition physics: have enough endurance
NB: If the above requirements are too severe and do not make it sound like a holiday, we can organize a softer adventure, for minimum 4 people who want to relax and enjoy life while skiing.
Insufficient number of participants: This tour will be organized based on minimum 4 people. Camp Caucasus reserves itself the right to cancel any group for which less than 4 persons have booked 31 days before departure, in which case, the client will be fully reimbursed, or choose to join another tour.
Lack of snow: we will try to propose another tour at the same dates (alternative program or location). A disagreeing participant would have the choice between postponing the same tour or being reimbursed.
1250 EUR - double room
1450 EUR - single room
Cancellation fee of 100.0% is charged if canceled 10 day(s) or less before the event
Cancellation fee of 50.0% is charged if canceled 29 day(s) or less before the event
Cancellation fee of 40.0% is charged if canceled 45 day(s) or less before the event
Cancellation fee of 20.0% is charged if canceled 60 day(s) or less before the event
Meet at the Nevşehir airport in Cappadocia and transfer to your hotel in Ihlara or Güzelyurt villages. We have flexible transfer hours (24 hours)
Overnight: Cappadocia Ihlara Mansions & Caves or Karamanlı Konapı special class boutique hotels.
Mileage 75 km; Meals: Dinner
In the early morning after breakfast, we drive to the village of Helvadere on the skirts of Mount Hasan around 1 hour. At an altitude of approximately 1.700 - 1.800m (depends on the snow/road conditions) we start our ascent. While climbing this volcano, we have a very nice view of Anatolia’s central plateaus. After reaching the summit of the mountain, we will have spectacular skiing down to the skirts of Mt Hasan. After some time to refresh and change our clothing, we head to Aladaglar National Park. We stay in a guesthouse in Çamardı village.
Mileage: 190 km Meals: Breakfast –Lunch Box – Dinner Ascent/Descent: approximately 1.300/1.500m (depends on the days road conditions & starting point)
We drive to the valley of Aksampinari where we start our Ski Tour. We have options today. Karasay Couloir is looking to the south; Avcıbeli Pass is a less steep but longer
valley and looking to the north. We may choose the best one depends on the days weather and snow conditions. They all will offer untouched slopes, isolated valleys, and fantastic skiing experience. Afterward, we drive back to our village.
Mileage: 10 km Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Box – Dinner Ascent/Descent: Aprx 1.500-1600m
After breakfast, we will drive to Cappadocia and we will visit these fairylands: Underground city of Cappadocia, Ortahisar, Uçhisar and the famous fairy chimneys of Ürgüp. Overnight at a stylish cave hotel Acropolis Cave Suites or similar Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Mileage: 140 km
Breakfast and visit iconic places of Cappadocia: Göreme Valley with open-air churches protected by Unesco, Rose Valley. Afternoon, drive to Kayseri.
Overnight: Hotel Novotel Kayseri 4**** or similar Mileage: 120 km Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner
Today we drive to the Erciyes Mountain, which is a massive stratovolcano, located 25 km to the south of Kayseri. Erciyes Mountain is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its summit reaching 3,916 meters. It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range. We start our ski ascend at an altitude of
approximately 2.100m where a ski center is based. (we can alternatively use the ski lift until 2600m too. ) We climb up to the Summit of the Erciyes Mountain with
magnificent views with the Kayseri city center is at the back. Afterward, we ski down from steep slaps towards ski center.
Overnight: Hotel Novotel Kayseri 4**** or similar
Mileage: 60 km Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Ascent/Descent: approximately 1.816m, we may use ski lifts until 2.600m altitude
After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri airport for your onward flight. Possibility for an extension in Istanbul and/or Aegean Side
Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 20 km Overnight: N/A
What do I need to bring?
Recommended Individual Equipment:
ALPINE TOURING BOOTS, have vibram soles and a « walk » position
BINDINGS: We recommend light touring bindings like Dynafit one by example
ALL-TERRAIN TOURING SKIS, FREERIDE CATEGORY: There are many new models on the market. They make it much easier to enjoy deep snow and
SMALL RUCKSACK for daily necessities. 32-40 liters will be a good choice. Inside your pack you should have:
Goggles with double anti-fog screen orange for bad weather and mirror lens for the sun.
Scarf or neck-warmer to protect against wind, cold, sun or powder.
Sunscreen for lips and face (high protection).
Pocket knife for picnics.
Foil Blanket in case of an accident (or even chair lift breakdowns).
Beverages, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, muësli bars...
Shovel and probe. If you have your own, bring them. Your guide may give you such equipment to carry on.
Optional: Camera, video or binoculars.
CLOTHING: Most of your time will be spent on ski wear. At any time of the season, weather can be sunny and warm, or bitterly cold, windy, snowy or rainy. If properly equipped, you'll enjoy skiing, whatever the weather. We ski in all conditions. Bring bad weather gear with you, as during major snowstorms we ski fantastic powder in the forest. Plan to have extra clothing and gear in your rucksack each day, which will enable you to adapt to all changes in temperature and weather. Temperature varies with an altitude of about 10°c. per 1000m. Therefore, the difference in temperature between the valley and the summits will be about 20°c., and even more, considering wind chill factor.