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Ardahan Yalnızçam Ski Resort Opened

05.02.2018

ARDAHAN (İHA) – The official opening of Ardahan-Yalnızçam Ski Resort chairlift line and ski slope was held last weekend. In addition to the great interest exhibited by the public, the opening ceremony was also attended by Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications; Orhan Atalay, Ardahan MP for AK Party; Mehmet Emin Bilmez, Governor of Ardahan; Mayor Faruk Köksoy; Prof. Dr. Mehmet Biber, Rector of Ardahan University; and a large number of protocol members.

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3 MINISTERS’ OBSERVATIONS FROM CHAIRLIFT

05.02.2018

Following the speeches, Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications cut the ceremonial ribbon to open Yalnızçam Ski Resort and held observations riding the chairlift together.

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MINISTER FARUK ÖZLÜ OPENED YALNIZÇAM SKI RESORT

05.02.2018

The 3 ministers found horse sleighs ornamented with “red” and “white” balloons waiting for them at the entrance of the ski resort and rode the same to the ceremonial grounds. Delivering a speech during the ceremony, Minister Özlü stated that the facility had a modern 3-km chairlift line constructed within the framework of the Competitive Sectors Programme implemented jointly between the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology and the European Union.

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“THE MOST MODERN CHAIRLIFT LINE IN TURKEY”

04.02.2018

Explaining that they were offering brand-new commercial advantage and opportunities to Ardahan, Mr. Özlü provided the following statements: “These are our natural duties as a government and Ministry. We are working for the branding of our cities, the creation of advantages out of their positions, and the growth of sustenance for citizens. I believe that Ardahan will become one of the brand cities in Turkey. Ardahan is a brand with its cheese, meat, milk, geese, mountains, lakes, bards, and hospitable citizens. In addition to these, Ardahan will become a brand also with its ski resort. The beauty of Ardahan-Yalnızçam is not one inch behind that of the Alps. The mountains of Ardahan can easily compete with the Alps. The whole point is to promote these spots globally.”

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50-Million Project Commenced

04.02.2018

Situated at a distance of 15 kilometres from the provincial centre, the Ski Resort is now home to a state-of-the-art 3-km chairlift line and ski slope completed with funds of 25 million TL within the scope of the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Yalnızçam” implemented by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology and the structures were opened in the presence of Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications.

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Yalnızçam Ski Resort Opened

04.02.2018

Mr. Arslan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications, pointed out to the importance of revealing urban values and allowing them to be utilised and said: “A great project was initiated to modernise the facilities and host the guests better. The total investment extended for the facility under the project was 50 million TL. We are doing and will continue to do everything to globalise the quality of crystal snow here and make it known around the world. We have brought boats to Lake Çıldır and secured access to the sea from this region. There are social facilities constructed here. We have invested 2 billion and 225 million Lira in Ardahan. We have constructed 90 kilometres of dual carriageways which used to be missing in Ardahan before. Ardahan didn’t have hot asphalt and now it has 70 kilometres of hot asphalt roads. We attach great importance to the Sahara Tunnel to connect the region with the Black Sea. We have integrated Kars and Ardahan into the world along with Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project.”

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EN MODERN HAT

04.02.2018

Yalnızçam’daki telesiyej hattının Türkiye’deki diğer kayak merkezleri arasında en modern hat olduğuna dikkat çeken Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı Faruk Özlü de şöyle konuştu: “Burada uygulanan proje, Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığımızın Avrupa Birliği ile birlikte yürüttüğü rekabetçi sektörler programı çerçevesinde hayat bulmuştur. Proje kapsamında Yalnızçam Kayak Merkezi’nde yaklaşık 3 kilometre uzunluğunda bir telesiyej kurulmuştur. Bu hat ülkemizde ki diğer kayak merkezlerindeki hatların en modernidir. Yalnızçam Kayak Merkezi, kavuştuğu modern çevresiyle, Türkiye’nin, Doğu Anadolu’nun ve Ardahan’ın iftihar edeceği bir eser olmuştur.”

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Three Ministers at the Opening

04.02.2018

The state-of-the-art chairlift line and ski slope constructed at Yalnızçam Ski Resort completed in ARDAHAN was officially opened in a ceremony attended by Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications. Situated at a distance of 15 kilometres from the provincial centre, the Ski Resort is now home to a state-of-the-art 3-km chairlift line and ski slope completed with funds of 25 million TL within the scope of the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Yalnızçam” implemented by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology and the structures were opened in the presence of Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications. Reaching Ardahan by land from Kars, the ministers were greeted with sleighs at Yalnızçam Ski Resort.

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Grand Opening at Yalnızçam Ski Resort

04.02.2018

The state-of-the-art chairlift line and ski slope constructed at Yalnızçam Ski Resort completed in Ardahan was officially opened in a ceremony attended by Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications. Arriving in Ardahan for the opening, Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications; Osman Aşkın Bak, the Minister of Youth and Sports; and Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology, reached the ceremonial grounds on horse sleighs following the greeting at the entrance of the ski resort.

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Grand Opening at Yalnızçam Ski Resort

04.02.2018

A turf football field has also been constructed in the area for football camps and training and three out of the 5 slopes planned in the construction plan have been put into operation. The first one of these slopes is 650 metres long with a capacity of 800 persons per hour, while the second slope is 1450 metres in length and also has a bearing capacity of 800 persons per hour. The third slope, which we are opening today, has a length of 4 thousand metres and is complemented by a 3-km state-of-the-art chairlift line with a capacity of 806 persons per hour. 21 plots have been designated in the construction plan of the locality for the construction of facilities and enterprises. 5 plots are located for touristic facilities and hotels and one plot for commercial areas. We invite business people and investors to construct facilities on these plots. The ski resort has until now serviced only amateur skiers and it is now able to offer its services to professional skiersby reason of its newly opened chairlift line and ski slope of 4 thousand metres. In addition, those wishing to learn how to ski at the ski resort are offered daily training by trainers from the Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports and volunteering trainers free of charge.

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3 ministers to open Yalnızçam chairlift line and ski slope

03.02.2018

Deniz BAŞLI-Dinçer AKTEMUR/ARDAHAN, (DHA)- The state-of-the-art chairlift line and ski slope constructed at Yalnızçam Ski Resort completed in ARDAHAN was officially opened in a ceremony attended by Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications. Situated at a distance of 15 kilometres from the provincial centre, the Ski Resort is now home to a state-of-the-art 3-km chairlift line and ski slope completed with funds of 25 million TL within the scope of the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Yalnızçam” implemented by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology and the structures were opened in the presence of Osman Aşkın Bak, Minister of Youth and Sports; Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry, and Technology; and Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications. .

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“Yalnızçam”, a Strong Candidate for the Apple of the Caucasian Eye

02.02.2018

Situated on Yalnızçam Mountain in Ardahan, the ski resort will be the apple of the Caucasian eye with its modern chairlift line worth 6.2 million Euro to be opened officially at the weekend. Mr. Bilmez, Governor of Ardahan, said: “We are climbing to the summit slowly with Scotch pines on one side and trees ornamented with snow like brides, it is a grasping view. 3rd February is a very important day for us. We will invite everyone in Turkey and the Caucasus to our opening.”

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Promotion of the Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam

25.01.2018

Specifying that the spending put forth for the finalisation of Yalnızçam Ski Resort had reached 50 million TL, Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez announced the completion of the construction plan and all infrastructure works for the area. Governor Bilmez stated: “The total area available in the region is 2.500 decares. The plots required for public units have been designated and the plots to be available for tourism operators prepared. Our smallest plot has been delimited with 5.000 and the largest as 40 thousand. We invite ventures from business people to our significantly promising ski resort. We have done everything that befalls on our shoulders and revitalising this area now rests with you, business people. We used to have two facilities 1450 metres and 650 metres in length. These were complemented by a modern 3-km line constructed under the leadership of the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology with the support of the EU. The testing period has been completed and the facility is now in active use. We expect to see all skiing lovers here from now on. But, especially, we invite business people from Ardahan for investments.”

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The Project for Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam Introduced in Ankara

25.01.2018

The “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam” initiated by the Special Provincial Administration under the Governorate of Ardahan within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Programme was promoted in Ankara. Mehmet Emin Bilmez, the Governor of Ardahan, explained that 50 million TL had been spent until then for the ski resort and invited business people to invest in the area. A 3-km-long chairlift line was established on Yalnızçam Mountain in Ardahan, the gate between Turkey and the Caucasus. The city will become a centre of attraction along with the activities undertaken under the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure” and aims to accommodate a large number of tourists from both the domestic market and from across the border.

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YALNIZÇAM LAUNCHED IN ANKARA

25.01.2018

A meeting was organised for the promotion of the most modern and longest chairlift in Turkey constructed, put into service and to be officially opened on 3rd February within the scope of the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam” implemented at Yalnızçam Uğurludağ Ski Resort situated in Ardahan. The chairlift line and ski slope have been constructed and are being prepared for the official opening within the scope of the project implemented by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology and the meeting held for their promotion was attended by our Governor, Mehmet Emin Bilmez; MP for Ardahan, Prof. Dr. Orhan Atalay; Ardahan Mayor, Faruk Köksoy; Representative of the Delegation of the EU to Turkey; Rector of ARU, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Biber; Secretary-General of Ardahan Special Provincial Administration, Anıl Aksel; mayors, bureaucrats, representatives of NGOs and Political Parties and Chambers; managers of Federations and Associations from Ardahan; representatives of the sector; investors; and other invited guests. The meeting promoted the most modern and longest chairlift line and ski slope in Turkey that have been put into service at Yalnızçam Ski Resort, as well as other, already available facilities.

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We will establish a centre of attraction in the region

25.01.2018

AK Party MP, Orhan Atalay, stated in his speech that the city would become a centre of attraction in the region in a short period of time. Atalay said: “Our dream has become a concrete reality. We used to have a region beyond which there was no road or long-term future since the War of ’93. Now, we hope for people not to abandon their hometown for work or food. We have an Ardahan that extends beyond this limit with roads. We have new roads and tunnels in construction. We have the advantage of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway. The completion of Sahara Tunnel opening to the Black Sea will lead Ardahan to become one of the centres of attraction in the region. This project will facilitate cross-border access for tourists.

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50 Million Spent – Investments Needed

25.01.2018

The Project for the Improvement of the Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam was promoted in Ankara. Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez invited business people to Ardahan and said: “We have spent 50 million TL to add these features to the ski resort. It’s your turn now; come and invest!” Onur SAĞSÖZ / ERZURUM Commenced by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology through the Special Provincial Administration under the Governorate of Ardahan within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Programme, the “Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan-Yalnızçam” was promoted in Ankara.

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We will offer an important alternative

21.01.2018

Stating his belief that the project would add excitement and circulation to Ardahan, a source of traumatic emigration for a long time, Faruk Köksoy, Mayor of Ardahan, underlined the significant potential featured by the province and its surroundings.

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The Perfect Spot for White and Green: “Yalnızçam

21.01.2018

GÜNAY NUH - The smallest province of Turkey, Ardahan, will take a leap in tourism along with the opening of the chairlift line of 6.2 million Euro completed in construction within the ski resort situated on Yalnızçam Mountain.Located within the borders of Ardahan, the smallest province in Turkey in terms of population, between Eastern Anatolian and Black Sea Regions and Caucasia, Yalnızçam Mountain wears a different form of beauty with its greener-than-green nature and snow cover in the winter.

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"The Perfect Spot for White and Green: “Yalnızçam”

21.01.2018

The smallest province of Turkey, Ardahan, will take a leap in tourism along with the opening of the chairlift line of 6.2 million Euro completed in construction within the ski resort situated on Yalnızçam Mountain.

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Corridor is going to have a brother!

20 DECEMBER 2017

A 3-kilometre lift line was constructed in Ardahan, Turkey’s gate into the Caucasus. Ardahan will be a “brother” to Erzurum, Erzincan and Kars Winter Tourism Corridor and the facilities will be put in service on 20th January, 2018.

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Giant Investment in Ardahan

15 DECEMBER 2017

“The Governorate of Ardahan and the Special Provincial Administration are putting forth intensive efforts with respect to investments. The ski resort currently boasts fully-prepared infrastructure and features land plots allocated specifically for the construction of hotels. We will do everything in our power for this centre of significant potential to be discovered by investors.”

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EMITT in Progress in the East

9 DECEMBER 2017

“Even though the project is entitled the ‘Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure’, we aim to extend tourism over the course of 12 months a year through the establishment of a mountain sports centre in Ardahan. In fact, Yalnızçam is quite a favourable spot for mountain biking, golf and trekking not only in winter, but also in summer. Moreover, its proximity to Lake Çıldır and the cultural richness of the area represent significant advantages for the resort. Besides, we involve our Georgian neighbours in our activities, as well. To this end, we held meetings on ‘cross-border’ tourism and hosted them in Ardahan. Of course, our priority target is the domestic market and notably the neighbouring provinces. Then, we would like to build a child-oriented ski resort for families from Ankara and Istanbul.”

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HAIRLIFT AND GONDOLA LIFT LINES

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Our General Secretary, Anıl AKSEL, offered a briefing on the lift construction process to the Governor of Ardahan, Mehmet Emin BILMEZ, and Ardahan MP, Orhan ATALAY.

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Are You Ready for an Exciting Sled Motor Ride in Yalnızçam Forests?

3 OCTOBER 2017

Situated on Ardahan Uğurludağ, Yalnızçam Winter Tourism Centre has opened its doors to guests with its renewed and improved concept. You will surely love Sled Motor tours starting in 2017 along with the new lift lines.

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Lake Çıldır Awaits You for Horse-Sledding on Ice

15 OCTOBER 2017

Experience the excitement of Horse-Sledding during the Lake Çıldır Festival held in February ever year on Lake Çıldır…

The new concept created for the current year will also offer tours around Lake Çıldır to its visitors.

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SUMMER BIKING TOURS

19 OCTOBER 2017

You can enjoy nature with exciting activities in Ardahan Yalnızçam not only in winter, but also in summer.

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Growth in Ardahan, Improvements in Yalnızçam

28 OCTOBER 2017

Preparations for 2017-2018 Winter Season are in full throttle. This year, the visitors’ experience will be improved further with the new chairlift and gondola lift lines.

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LAKE ÇILDIR FESTIVAL

4 NOVEMBER 2017

Lake Çıldır Snow and Ice Festival is one of the most interesting festivals organised in Eastern Anatolia. Çıldır, a district of the border city of Ardahan, feels the joy of hosting such an outstanding festival every year in addition to the Lake Çıldır and Culture Festival held in summer months.

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A Family-Friendly Fish Restaurant on Lake Çıldır

13 NOVEMBER 2017

A family-friendly fish spot on Çıldır lakeshore: Atalay’s Fish Restaurant… A restaurant not to be missed by visitors of Ardahan with its delicious offer of yellow carp fished directly from Lake Çıldır. Be sure to pay here a visit!

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Yalnızçam Hotel

22 NOVEMBER 2017

With its capacity of 73 beds in 36 rooms, Yalnızçam Hotel is ready for the new season with a warm welcome awaiting its customers.

This website is created for "The Project for the Improvement of Winter Tourism Infrastructure in Ardahan ,Yalnızçam", financed within the framework of financial cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and implemented within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Programme executed by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology.

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