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New AGU International Students discover Erciyes Ski Resort

This year again, the AGU International Office organized a trip to the Erciyes Ski Resort, which is located only 30 minutes away from the Abdullah Gül University campus!

Participants had the opportunity to try out skiing, snowboarding and sledging or to simply go sightseeing on the mountain peak.

The trip starting off at the AGU dorms, where the students were picked up and driven straight to the Hacılar station, one of the four gates making up the Erciyes Ski Resort and its 200 km of slopes (along with Develi, Tekir and Hisarcık stations).

Erciyes, ski, resort, map, Kayseri, Turkey

Once there, the students went straight to the equipment shop to get their skis and snowboards. Most of the group stayed on the beginner slope in order to learn their new discipline, while a few skiing/snowboarding experts went straight to the cabins to ride the real slopes!

Abdullah Gül University, International Office, international students, ski, trip, snowboarding, Erciyes

A few students who preferred not to ski/snowboard also took the cabins to get a good view of the mountain chain and the Erciyes peak (which stands at 3917 m), while at the station the skiing and snowboarding beginners were doing their best to stay on their feet!

ERciyes, Ski, resort, Kayseri, winter, ski, snowboard, trip, Abdullah Gül University, international students

Thanks to agreements negotiated with the Erciyes Ski Resort by the University’s Health, Culture and Sports Office and the Department of Physical Education and Sports, AGU members were able to use the cabins, as well as the “magic carpet” lifting users back up the beginner slope for free and as often as they wanted, allowing them to maximize their time (and fun!) on the mountain.

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