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Skiing, Snowboarding and Sledding in Cappadocia

Try winter sports for all ages at Cappadocia's highest point at Mount Erciyes

Skiing, Snowboarding and Sledding

Take in fantastic views of Erciyes mountain slopes while skiing, snowboarding and sledding down the hills. Interestingly, this highest peak in Anatolia used to be a volcano. Therefore, the slopes of the mountain are really peculiar! Visiting the caves at the summit of Mount Erciyes may be another good reason to come here in the winter. These caves are a regular venue for religious celebration of Bizantine monks. As for the Erciyes itself, you can be sure that it offers slopes and facilities for all tastes and abilities. So, ride the volcano hills and make Cappadocia your winter special.

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What are the months that snow is thickest in Cappadocia for winter sports?

The snow is at its thickest during early December to the end of April to indulge in winter sports in Cappadocia. Mount Erciyes offers exciting opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and sledding, making it an ideal winter holiday destination for all adventurers. Show more

Which is the highest peak in Cappadocia for enjoying winter sports?

Mount Erciyes, reaching an altitude of 3917 meters, is the highest peak in Cappadocia to experience winter sports. It offers a wonderful and exciting winter sports experience for thrill-seekers of all levels. Additionally, it provides spectacular mountain slopes views. Show more

What sets apart Mount Erciyes slopes from other ski destinations?

The slopes of Mount Erciyes are unique as it is a former volcano, creating a distinctive shape. Alongside its varied terrain, the mountain is dotted with caves where monks would hold spiritual events. Mount Erciyes caters to all skill levels and desires, providing an exceptional winter experience for all visitors. Show more

What other winter activities are available for tourists in Cappadocia besides skiing and snowboarding?

Winter hiking, snowshoeing, hot-air ballooning, sightseeing of the canyons and valleys are other activities available for tourists in Cappadocia aside from skiing and snowboarding. After a day of activity on the snow lovers of traditional Turkish bath and hot springs can warm up themselves. Show more

Besides Mount Erciyes, what are the other cultural and historical attractions in the area that visitors can explore during winter vacation?

There are many cultural and historical attractions nearby Mount Erciyes waiting to be explored during winter vacation. The Talas Historical bazaar from the Ottoman Empire is an excellent place to visit. The Kayseri Archaeological Museum offers lectures on the past, while Byzantine churches and ancient Greek ruins dot the mountain, offering curious travelers unique cultural experiences. Show more

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