Pamukkale Winter Sports
People's interest in nature has increased dramatically in
recent years. Modern facilities are attractive only if they
are blended harmoniously into the different surrounding
landscapes. While the ideas, hopes, and desires of tourists
used to center on travel and accommodations, the emphasis
has shifted to include activities in nature. Tourism has
many different meanings because the main factor in tourism
is human. If people change their ideas, needs and desires,
the meaning of tourism changes as well. Sophisticated technology
combined with monotonous daily life has affected the travelers'
attitudes. Tourists want to see something special which
has been prepared for them. That's why the tours with special
alternatives are more important nowadays. The Ministry of
Tourism in Turkey aims to use its nearly one million bed
capacity in the most productive way according to new tourism
policies. It will provide financial assistance in the development
of new tourism areas which have touristic and natural potential.
According to this new plan, new regions which have historical
and natural potential will be add as alternative tourist
destinations. One of the most important projects of this
program is to recognize the high value of the mountains.
CLIMATE: Denizli Province is located in Turkey's Aegean
Region. However, the climate is not exclusively Aegean throughout
the whole province. A terrestrial climate is felt in the
center of the province, because the city area is like a
pathway from the seaside to terrestrial areas. The area
is not as hot as the seaside because of these climatic differences.
The inland is exposed to the winds which come from the Aegean
Sea, because the mountains are situated straight to the
sea. Winters are rainy and sometimes snowy, but generally
warm. But the high mountains are generally snowy in winter.
Mount Honaz, Mount Karci, Mount Babadag, Mount Karkin and
Mount Bozdag are suitable for skiing because of their topographical
situation. The slopes of the mountains make good ski runs.
Winter Sport Areas
Mount Honaz : Its altitude
is 2571 m, and is located 17 km southeast of Denizli. The
slopes are straight. It is the highest mountain of the province.
It is a protected area as a national park. There is snow
on the peak during most of the year. There is a ski run
project underway about 16 km from the highway.
Mount Karci : It extends
south of Denizli as part of Mount Babadag. Gokbel Hill is
the highest part of the mountain which is about 2308 m.
Kaziklibeli mountain pass between Mt. Karci and Mt. Honaz
connects the Aegean and Mediterranean Regions. There is
always snow at the top.
Bozdag : It's between Acipayam and Gireniz The
Tava-Barza Plateau and Plains are 2421 m high. There is
not suitable transportation between the two settlements,
so there is a plan to incorporate a ski center at an elevation
of 2475 meters after the roads in Yorga Village are completed.
If it is built, it will be the only ski center in Western
Mount Karkin : It contains
Karagoz Plateau and Gursu Village in Cameli District. There
is always snow at the top. The slopes of the mountain are
suitable for skiing. There are many ancient trees as well.
Mount Karkin is also on the main tour route from Fethiye
to Denizli. Transportation on the mountain is over a stabilized
Mount Babadag : Its altitude
is 2308 m. It extends south and west of Denizli. It is also
called Mt. Akdag, which is a part of the Mentese Mountain
Range. There is always snow at the top.
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