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Uludag in the south Marmara region of Turkey seems to be keen on maintaining its reputation as the venue for glorious activities. While in mythology it is the famed Mount Olympus of Mysia from where the Gods surveyed the Trojan War, in present times it is one of the hottest skiing destinations in Turkey. Moreover, lakes, plains and forests combine to make this region a scintillating beauty. Uludag as the western wing of the Pontic Mountains, means "big mountain", in fact it is the highest peak in Western Anatolia rising to 2443m. Though you could visit this place any time round the year, winter seems to impart an exquisite loveliness to Uludag. Uludag, with its uncommon name, promises a singular experience and even if you do not enjoy skiing, it offers much more ensuring a memorable holiday for you. The skiing area of Uludag is 1750 - 2547 m high and covered with forests. The duration of skiing is 120 days a year. The most suitable skiing conditions are between 20 December and 1 March. The average snow fall is 3 m in winter. At the beginning of the season the type of snow is ''powdery snow'' and at the end of the season the snow characteristic is slightly "slushy".This center has suitable conditions for Alpine skiing, ski touring, cross country and heli-skiing. Uludag Ski Center is qualified skiing instructors and equipment for hire are available. The center has first aid facilities and a rural clinic. High season is between November and April.