If skiing is not for you, Ilgaz offers long walks under snow laden pine boughs or romantic trips by horse-drawn sleigh through the woods. When you pause to take a breath on the slopes overlooking the deep valleys, do not forget to shout a greeting to the now covered peaks high above.
The Ilgaz skiing season lasts from 1 December to 30 March. There are three natural ski slopes, where not a single tree has been felled. As well as the main 1000 metre run there are two other superb runs of 750 metres and 1500 metres respectively, all served by a 1000 metre ski lift and 750 metre baby lift. The powder snow here provides excellent skiing material, which combined with a fairly long winter sports season is rapidly taking Ilgaz out of the realm of imagination and onto the holiday map.
KAR AYDINLIGINDA, ORMANLARIN VE DAGLARIN CAGRISI
Fondest memory: Ve kar... Sessizligin rengi... Üzerinde yesilin gölgesi, upuzun yatiyor. Henüz ayak izlerimi ona vermedim. Gece beni buraya getiren yol kaybolup gitmis. Sabahin bu erken saatlerinde basibos bir rüzgarin ugultusu ortalikta dolasiyor. Kaç zamandir hasret kaldigim uçsuz bucaksiz beyazlik beni kendine çagiriyor. Birazdan ona kavusmanin heyecani ve coskusuyla basimi alip gidecegim...