Alpine skiing in Cyprus
It seems strange, but the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, in addition to endless beaches, excellent cuisine and good diving, is pleased to offer its guests skiing. In winter, when the air on the coast can warm up to +20 degrees, it is especially pleasant to slide down with the breeze from Mount Olympos and enjoy the feeling of a wonderful flight.
Equipment and tracks
The only Cypriot ski resort is located on the slopes of Mount Olympos. It is called Troodos and is visited by thousands of skiers and snowboarders every year. The season is short here - from the beginning of January to the 20th of March, but this does not diminish the popularity of the Cyprus ski resort among fans of winter entertainment..
The resort is always guaranteed snow cover - the whims of nature are insured by snow cannons. The slopes here have varying degrees of difficulty: Hera and Zeus are slopes for advanced pros, while Hermes and Aphrodite are more suitable for beginner skiers and intermediate athletes..
Newcomers at the Troodos resort are warmly welcomed by the instructors of the ski school. Classes are held three times a day, and the prices for group training seem to be quite affordable.
The slopes in the ski resort of Cyprus are well-groomed and have a high degree of safety. To transport skiers to the place of descent, there are four drag lifts. Twelve Cypriot trails start at the top of Olympos and fan out towards its foot.
Prices for ski passes and equipment rental in the ski resort of Cyprus differ significantly from European ones for the better. By becoming a member of the Cyprus Ski Club, you can get an additional 25% discount on everything.
Entertainment and excursions
One of the main attractions in the ski resort of Cyprus is the Veterans Race, organized at the end of the season. Both famous athletes in the past and amateurs take part in it. The event is held in the evening by the light of lighted torches, giving the competition a special romance.
Also, fans of winter sports entertainment can ride a sleigh or go on an excursion to the valley. Limassol with its beaches is very close, where you can sunbathe with pleasure even in calm weather in winter..
And in the Troodos ski resort, you can learn to dance sirtaki, taste the famous meze, taste the best wines and admire the magnificent sunsets.