Erciyes Ski Center was Visited by 400 Thousand People in the Semester Vacation: Erciyes AŞ Deputy General Manager Two: “The absence of snow at the tracks in Erciyes also attracted people to Erciyes during the semester holiday. Approximately 15 thousand people during the 400-day holiday period, Erciyes Ski Center visited.
Erciyes is Turkey's most important ski centers throughout the semester holiday with domestic and abroad as well as from excursionist visited about 400 thousand people.
Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Erciyes AŞ Deputy General Manager Yücel İkiler, in his statement to AA correspondent, said that despite the dry season, Erciyes Ski Center was not affected by this drought with the right investments.
Stating that artificial snow is produced in the area of 1 million 700 thousand square meters with the artificial snow machines purchased within the scope of the Metropolitan Municipality Erciyes Winter Sports and Tourism Center Project, İkiler noted that there is no problem in Erciyes, since there is no snowfall in many ski resorts.
Stating that they opened the season in the first week of December and since that time, they could ski without interruption in Erciyes and said:
“The absence of snow at the tracks in Erciyes attracted people to Erciyes during the semester break. During the 15-day holiday period, approximately 400 thousand people visited Erciyes Ski Center. While the majority of visitors are ski lovers, there are also daily visitors who come to have a picnic. In addition to many foreign visitors from countries such as Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Austria, students and holidaymakers from abroad also enjoyed the pleasure of skiing in Erciyes. We have seen that Erciyes has risen to the top of the previous year, which made us very happy. It showed that the investments we made were correct. ”
- "Our goal is to bring everyone from 7 to 70 in Erciyes"
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Stating that the density increased to the highest level especially in the weekends in Erciyes, İkiler stated that Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality's bus schedule to Erciyes on weekends was effective in increasing the density.
Stating that only people with private cars could go to Erciyes in the past, and today, people from all walks can see the works done and enjoy skiing, and stated that their aim is to meet everyone from 7 to 70 in Erciyes and to enjoy the pleasure of skiing.
Describing that they are preparing a "culture ski" program in Erciyes and they include Cappadocia in this package, İkiler continued as follows:
“This was especially appreciated by foreign tour operators. Many tourists from Benelux countries came to Kayseri and had the opportunity to visit Cappadocia after skiing in Erciyes for 1 week. In the coming days, we will prepare such a promotion and package for the Scandinavian countries. We expect a serious tourist from those countries as well. ”
1,5 is targeted at million visitors
Stating that snow units still continue to produce snow and the tracks opened due to drought are covered with snow again, İkiler stated that it is possible to ski in Erciyes until the middle of April and said “1 million people visited Erciyes during the season last year. We expect 1,5 million people to arrive by the end of the season this year. When we look at the current density, we think that we can easily reach these numbers. We expect our visitor numbers to increase by at least 50 percent compared to last year by the end of April. The occupancy continues after the semester break. New reservations are being made. ”