Uludag has for many years maintained the reputation of the most popular ski resort in Turkey. We can say that it is the birthplace of the country’s ski sport. Snow-covered mountains create a unique opportunity for sporting activities, both for professional athletes and beginners. The winter season in Uludag will last from December to March.
In ancient times, the mountain had the name Small Olympus. According to ancient myths, from this mountain the gods watched the outcome of the Trojan War. This is the highest point in Western Anatolia. In addition, Uludag is not only a European-level ski resort, but also a beautiful national nature park.
Uludag How to get there?
Uludag is located in the province of Bursa, 150 km from Istanbul and 35 km from the city of Bursa. You can reach ski resort in three different ways: by sea, by air and by land. It is most convenient to do this from the center of Bursa.
Aircraft. The nearest airport is Bursa. Here come local and international flights. From the airport you can get to Uludag using tourist minibuses.
Bus or car. Those who want to get to Uludag by land can take intercity buses or rent a car for the duration of your vacation. You can find car rental stands in the halls of the airport terminal or in the center of Bursa.
Ferry. If you want to go to Uludag by sea, you must first get to Bursa by ferry. The ferry departs from Istanbul from Eminonu Pier. You can travel from Bursa to Uludag by bus or taxi.
Information about Uludag
Uludag is one of the most popular ski resorts. It is located on a large area of 40 square km at an altitude of 2543 meters from sea level. Almost every hotel has its own cable lifts here. The main tourist infrastructure of the ski resort is divided into two parts. This was done specifically to inflict the least damage on the nature of the national park. Every year thousands of local and foreign tourists come here. The resort is equipped with a cable car. The total length of the slopes is 20 km, of which 10 are green, 8 are blue, 6 are red and 1 is black. In addition to sports, various festivals also take place in Uludag, there is an active nightlife.
Among the most interesting sights of Uludag are:
- Waterfall Softabogan
- Saitabat Falls
- Sirk Lakes
- Kirazli Plateau
- Uludag National Park
- Aras Falls
- Kilimli Lake
- Ice Lake
- Ainali Lake (Mirror Lake)
In addition to places to visit, Uludag is a region where various events take place throughout the year. In addition to the natural beauty, there are many possibilities for fun at the ski resort. Among the winter entertainment in Uludag are the following:
- Snowmobile safaris
- Winter mountaineering
- School of ski and snowboard
- Cable car
- Shopping and entertainment center of Uludag
Hotels in Uludag
Ski resort Uludag offers a large selection of hotels in different price categories – from luxurious to quite budget. So, tourists with different budget sizes will be able to find a suitable accommodation option. In general, the resort has 27 hotels, which can stay more than 6 thousand people. In addition to standard hotel rooms, you can choose secluded bungalows located in the forest. Different hotels offer either full board or all-inclusive service.