Cyprus, the island which boasts an average of 326 days of sunshine a year, has a little winter secret that not many tourists will be aware of: between the months of January – March (sometimes mid-December) typically snow will fall on it’s highest mountain, Olympus, which stands tall at 1952m high.
With this snowfall comes the opening of Mount Olympus’ ski slopes, of which there are 4. Troodos Resort’s slopes accommodate the beginner through to expert, and fear not, if you have never skied before then there are instructors on hand to teach you the basics. Even if you don’t fancy skiing at all we would still recommend a trip up if you are visiting Cyprus in the winter, as it is well worth the drive for the views; Cyprus truly glistens in the snow.
If you do venture up, don’t forget to stop off at Troodos for some fresh corn on the cob which is cooked at the road side, or to visit the little markets selling all sorts of peanuts and dried fruits – this is the true taste of Cyprus in the winter, and it’s delicious. You could even hire a sledge if you get the urge!
You can see live footage of Troodos via Ski Cyprus’ webcam to watch out for snow – HERE. Check out today’s snow below!
We’ve put together some of the details about skiing in Troodos below, we hope you find it helpful. We also came across a lovely article detailing the construction of the slopes which is definitely worth a read, especially as the accompanying pictures are brilliant: read via the skicyprus website HERE.
Day Pass Fees:
Full Day Pass: Eur23.00 / Afternoon pass (from 1pm): Eur16.00
Contact: Tel: +357 (25) 420104 / Website
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