At ten local time, we're flying to Trabzon. From there we will be going tp a place called Zigana Pass. Zigana is about 50km due south from Trabzon. We'll be at our hotel at about 1 am.
Zigana pass is in the Kackar mountains of Turkey, along the black sea heading towards Iran. They're also called the Pontic Crest. The Zigana massif's summit is about 8300 feet, and its skiable down to 4000. So, about 4300 vertical feet. Maybe a bit more. At 4000 feet, they have over a meter of snow on the ground, with the aforementioned snowfall in the past few days. The snow in this range tends to be somewhere between sierra concrete and utah fluff.
Usually, we've been skiing the BC at a place called Uludag. We've been averaging 15cm fresh a week, and since we are the only people who ski powder, its sorta all ours. We're encouraging and teaching the local kids that powder rules, but they're a bit slow on the uptake.
I have tons of pictures, and will have a lot more, but we need to get our website up when we get back from this trip to show them off...its www.outdoorturkey.com
, but there aint nothing there right now. I have to get the basic text written this week and then we'll put up the site nice and professional like.