There are not many places in the world where you can be gliding down powder snow in the morning and gliding through turquoise waters in the afternoon, but Mount Davraz (8,652ft) in the Taurus mountain range of southern Turkey fits this bill. Turkish ski resorts are one of the country's best kept secrets, with a handful of them scattered around Turkey's vast interior. Davraz has the added advantage of being located just a couple of hours drive from the stunning Mediterranean coastline, enabling you to experience 'all four seasons in one day' as many locals will proudly tell you.
The resort itself is, unsurprisingly, a lot smaller and quieter than its alpine counterparts (although this is more than reflected in the price difference) yet still has a runs ranging from green to black in difficulty. For more accommodation options, stay in one of the many guest houses in the nearby lakeside town of Eğirdir. In fact the real beauty of a ski holiday here is that it can be combined with a city break (to nearby Antalya – where the nearest airport is also located), a visit to the ruined Roman city of Sagalassos, a chance for bit of seaside winter sun or simply a taste of rural Turkey in the afore-mentioned Eğirdir – all just a short drive away.
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