Free ski training for Kartepe children: Kartepe District Municipality of Kocaeli takes children between the ages of 8-15 to the ski center and provides them to learn free skiing.
In Kartepe, which is the highest point of the Samanlı Mountains with its peak of 1850 meters in the region, there is still about 10 meters of snow despite the sea level air temperatures exceeding 2 degrees. The ski center was opened two weeks ago in the hotel district of Kartepe, where the snow thickness was up to 3 meters with heavy snow that started two weeks ago. On the weekends, ski enthusiasts from Kocaeli Sakarya and Istanbul are flocked to the ski center in Kartepe, as in the previous year, the Municipality of Kartepe District also allows children to learn skiing by taking their children to the ski center.
With this application, which is free and carried out with the slogan 'No children who do not know skiing in Kartepe district', children between the ages of 8-15 are taken to the ski center 20 days a week under the supervision of 4 instructors in groups of 2.
Kartepe Mayor Hüseyin Üzülmez said that they wanted to improve ski sports in the district, which is one of the important centers of winter tourism, and therefore they try to get children to meet ski sports. "We are trying to discover the talents in our district in order to develop and spread ski sports and to train professional and successful skiers in our district, which has an important ski resort," said Uzulmez.