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Mount Erciyes to rival world-famous Alps
Mount Erciyes in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri is one of the more popular ski destinations in Turkey. With a reformation project underway since 2005, the center is getting new facilities to match world standards as it prepares to host tourists from around the world this winter
Mount Erciyes is looking to become the Alps’ biggest rival for the title of best regional ski destination as renovation work done under the Erciyes Winter Tourism Center Master Plan Project wraps up.
Half of the project has been finished and the entire plan is scheduled to be completed in 2015 with a total cost of 275 million Euros, according to Erciyes A.Ş Executive Chairman Murat Cahid Cıngı
The Erciyes Winter Tourism Center Master Plan Project was initiated in 2005 by the Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality.
Mount Erciyes, which has an altitude of 3,916 meters, has served as a ski center since 1930s and the seven-kilometer skiing track had been extended to 50 kilometers, Cıngı said.
The project aims to contribution to both Kayseri’s winter and summer tourism. “Since 2005, many levels of the project have been completed. The project has been carried out by a company that realized big projects in the Austrian Alps. We opened the first level of the facilities last season. Six mechanical facilities and new tracks were also opened. We are now building five more mechanical facilities. Three of them will be put into service this year. Thanks to these mechanical facilities, we will have world-renown tracks and ski lovers will enjoy skiing from 300 meters above. When the project is done, the total length of the track will reach 200 kilometers in Erciyes. In this way, Mount Erciyes will be a ski center with the world’s one of the longest tracks,” Cıngı said.