After being host to many famous international and domestic sports organizations, Turkey is on the fast track to becoming a new popular skiing destination. Ski-lovers are descending upon Uludağ, Kartalkaya and Palandöken and hotels in these areas are reaching maximum capacity.
A number of new skiing centers are opening across Turkey. Many tourists are flocking to Erzurum which has played host to many winter games.
Erzurum will be hosting The World Snowboarding championships in March 2013. This is said to bring thousands of ski-lovers from Europe and Russia for the activities.
Rising snowfall in Turkey seems to have had a positive effect on the economy as thousands of domestic and foreign tourists descend upon many destinations around Turkey such as: Sarikamis, Uludag, Kartalkava, Palandoken, Davraz and many more.
Hotels in these areas are reaching full capacity as Turkey is becoming the new preferred destination for ski-lovers and the winter in Turkey has just started.
The Climate in Erzurum
Erzurum has a humid continental climate (Köppen Climate Classification Dfb). Summer is brief, but summer days are very warm, though with cool nights. The average maximum during August is around 28°C (82°F). The highest recorded temperature is 36.5°C (97.7°F), on 31 July 2000. Winters are very cold, with an average minimum during January of around -16°C (3°F); temperatures fall below -30°C (-22°F) most years. The lowest recorded temperature is -37.2°C (-34.96°F), on 28 December 2002.