Erzurumda snow rafting: Konakli, which is one of Turkey's major ski resorts, for domestic and foreign tourists have started the construction of the world's only snow rafting runs.
Rafting races will be held on the snow with high adrenaline on a one kilometer-long private track built to create different social areas for ski lovers at the ski center, 25 kilometers from Erzurum. Governor Ahmet Altıparmak, said in a statement, skiing in Erzurum, not only in Turkey, he said that with the world's leading centers. Stating that Erzurum has an important potential not only in skiing but also in different sports branches, Altıparmak said, “Local and foreign tourists coming to Erzurum are almost enchanted by the magnificent view they see here. We are preparing a specially prepared snow rafting track for local and foreign tourists, which is not available anywhere else in the world. "Only snow rafting will be done on this track," he said.
Altıparmak, due to the snow shortage experienced in our country reminded me of a problem in many ski resorts.
"Snow rafting will be a different social activity"
Stating that 21 tracks are actively serving at the same time in Erzurum and the snow depths are at the top level, Altıparmak continued as follows:
"There is enough snow in many parts of our country and 21 ski slopes anywhere in Turkey does not open at the same time. However, in Erzurum, we are building 21 tracks open and the world's only snow rafting track to Erzurum. Our guests coming from Turkey and abroad cannot hide their surprise when they see the ski resorts in our city. Erzurum's news published in international magazines is an important advantage in the promotion of this region. Palandöken and Konaklı are among the few centers not only in our country but also in the world. The runway lengths here are unlike any other. It has an important potential now with its track length and track diversity. You have the opportunity to slip at any time, whether day or night. "
Altıparmak stated that they have prepared different activities for local and foreign tourists coming to Erzurum, among them snow rafting. Emphasizing that the runway prepared for snow rafting, which has attracted attention in the world in recent years, will be opened soon, Altıparmak said:
“Currently, studies are continuing at Konaklı Ski Center. We are preparing a place that is the only snow rafting track in the world where rafting races on snow will be held with our local and foreign tourists. Only snow rafting will be done on this track. In other words, while people enjoy skiing on the one hand, they will do rafting on the snow on the other. The runway will be completely reliable with right and left slopes and you will have the chance to watch from the edge. Snow rafting will be a new sport that will show itself from now on. There will be slopes that we call rafting tracks on the tracks with very enjoyable night lighting. It needs to be a track that will generate adrenaline. Snow rafting will be a different social activity among winter sports.
"We will live the adrenaline on the snow, not on the water"
Rafting and canoe coach Çetin Bayram stated that the snow rafting track, which was started to be built after the initiative of Governor Altıparmak, will open in the coming days. Stating that they are planning to make snow rafting for foreign tour operators and foreign press members who will visit the city next week, Bayram said, “Rafting is a sport branch with high adrenaline. Snow rafting has become one of the most popular sports in the world in recent years. We make the final preparations on the track with special slopes. We can now organize snow rafting races on the bowl shaped track. There is no such track anywhere else. Konaklı, where the world's only and special snow rafting track is built, will become the new place for adrenaline addicts. Ski lovers will enjoy both skiing and rafting on snow in Erzurum. We will live the adrenaline on the snow, not on the water.