We can highly recommend his company. He was the perfect tour guide as he was born and bread in Isparta, an amazing university town just 20 minutes from the ski slopes so knew the area very well. He was attentive and well organised and knew the perfect places to stop and eat. He even took us for a brief tour of Isparta which again we want to return to and explore. We didn’t expect to see such a vibrant town centre with outstanding coffee shops and great deals in restaurants and bars. The fact that there are over 50,000 students residing there gives it a great atmosphere and buzz that made us want to stay longer.
Tourism Center of Winter SportsDavraz Mountain with its 2635 m height is one of the mountain masses surrounding Isparta Prairie that is in the region of lakes in Mediterranean Region and rises between Eğirdir and Kovada lakes. Davraz Mountain-Karlıyayla Winter Sports Tourism Center is in 26 km southestearn part of the center of city Isparta. It was announced as a tourism center on 17.02.1995. It is 8 km far away from Cobanisa village which is the closest settlement. The skiing center is on the northern side of Davraz Mountain in Kulovası plateau. The most important stream in the field of skiing center is Ardıcdibi stream. Dominant vegetation consists of mountain pine, juniper, cedar and welwitschia. Davraz Skiing Center has a special advantage by being close to Antalya and having a location suitable for development. Davraz’s geographical conditions provides opportunity for other natural sports besides skiing.
Davraz Mountain-Karlıyayla Winter Sports Tourism Center appeals to every skiers from each level with its suitable geographical condition and is one of the most popular sports centers in Turkey that develops very rapidly in recent years. With its wonderful roads and accessibility, it began drawing attention in not only Turkey but also Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and middle east countries. Transport that is never hindered in winter, is supplied through asphalt-paved road. It is far from;
Isparta city center : 26 km
Isparta airport : 50 km
Eğrdir city center : 23 km
Antalya airport : 25 km
Antalya city center :140 km
In the skiing center, there are 2 chairlifts which are with 1000 people capacity per hour and 1211 m long and wih 800 people capacity per hour and 936 m long, there is 1 teleski (T-bar) which is with 800 people capacity per hour and 624 m long, and there are 2 babylifts 300 m long. First chairlift with 1211 m long is with a chair for two people and starts in 1674 m and ends in 1961m. Second chairlift with 936 m long is with a chair for two people and starts in 1961 m and ends in 2150 m. With 624 m long T-Bar which is the third mechanical facility in the skiing center, people can climb up by skiing from 1961m to 2150 m. Mechanical facilities are kept by the Union of Operation and Substurcture Services of Davraz Mountain-Karlıyayla Winter Sports Tourism Center.
People can ski in the wonderful panorama of Eğirdir Lake in the skiing center. In Davraz Skiing Center, there are nonhazardous routes with the softness of natural configuration and wonderful quality of snow for the beginner skiers; and for the professionel skiers there are 8 to 10 km long unique tracks in which they can ski as they wish. Altitude of the skiing racetracks changes from 1650 to 2150 m that can be reached by current mechanical facilities. Moreover, the fact that there is no possibility of avalanche or getting lost is a great advantage for the skiers Davraz’s racetracks provide the opportunities of cross-country, down hill, touring ski and snowboard to all the skiers whether professional or amateur.
Blue tracks show the tracks for the beginner skiers.
Red tracks show the tracks for medium-level skiers.
Black tracks show the tracks for professional skiers.
Accomodation and Other Services
In the Skiing center, there are 3 mountain cafes, and 3 hotels one of which is four-star and with 280 bed capacity, the other is of Suleyman Demirel University with 84 bed capacity, and the other one is an auberge with 55 bed capacity. There also is an auberge with 24 bed capacity known as Davraz Mountain Houses in Cobanisa Village which is 8km far from the
Skiing Center and the entrance of Davraz. From the hotels in Eğirdir and Isparta can be benefitted from, too. In Sirene Davras Hotel, there is a semi-olympic indoor swimming pool, fitness center, sports center, conference hall, gambling hall, disco, billiard hall and tennis court. Moreover, there are 4 football fields 2 of which belong to Sirene Davras Hotel and 2 of which belong to the Provincial Directorate. In the skiing center, skiing trainers, health services and skiing storage room supply service to ski-lovers during the whole season.
You can watch the ones coming by chairlifts, skiing people and Eğirdir Lake downside whose color always changes through the day while sitting in the mountain cafe’s terrace which is in 1950 m. You can watch a snowboarder coming down the slope by drawing S like a speedboat skiing on a white sea.
Isperia Davraz Hotel : Auberge, 55 bed capacity
SDU Application Hotel : 84 bed capacity
Cobanisa Davras Houses : 1 auberge, 24 bed capacity
Cafe : There are 3 cafes in the mountain.
Isparta Governorship : +90 246 223 80 80
Isparta Directorate of Museum : +90 246 218 34 37
Yalvac Directorate of Museum : +90 246 441 50 59
Uluborlu Directorate of Museum : +90 246 531 24 99
Eğirdir Tourism Consultancy Office : +90 246 311 43 88
Sirene Davras Hotel : +90 246 267 20 20
Isperia Davraz Hotel : +90 246 267 20 20
SDU Davraz Application Hotel : +90 246 267 20 44
Cobanisa Davras Mountain Houses : +90 246 264 20 22
Skiing season starts in December and goes on till the end April. Snow depth changes from 50 to 250cm.
Properties of the Skiing Center
Length of the Season : December-April
Snow Depth : 0,50- 2,50 m
Skiing Field : 440 ha
Altitude of Skiing Field : 2000 m in average
Peak : 2635 m (Ulparçukuru Top)
Altitude of Skiing Racetracks : 1650-1982 m
Length of Skiing Tracks: 8-10km in average
Types of Skiing: Cross-country, Down hill, Touring ski and Snowboard