Although we are still days away from the official start of winter, the mountains in eastern Anatolia have already welcomed the first snow of the season and some parts are even ready to host skiers.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute quoting Anadolu Agency, Cıbıltpe Ski Resort in Kars's Sarıkamış district was one of the first ski resorts in Turkey to kick off the season. Surrounded with scotch pines, Cınbıltepe Ski Resort is home to some of the most popular slopes in Turkey. With 45 centimeters of snow covering the summit already, the locals donned their ski gear and ventured up to the summit to enjoy slopes for the first time this season.
The Sarıkamıs district of Kars is not only famous for its ski resort. The district welcomes nature lovers from all over Turkey and the world throughout the year. Covered with thick forests and surrounded by high hills and mountains, Sarıkamıs is a hidden gem for photographers as well as adventure seekers.
As the nights in Sarıkamıs are quite cold, when the sun comes up over the mountains, the frost covers all the trees, offering the best winter scenes for photographers and nature lovers.