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post #1 of 12
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Starli is famous on a number of European skiing forums for his trip reports. Every year he drives thousands of miles to cover dozens of off-mainstream resorts. Mostly going to exotic places. And shooting phenomenal quality photo's.

 

This year is the crown on dozens of reports. Driving 18000 km from Germany, through the Balkans and Greece, to eastern Turkey!

 

 

Here's the report on his own website http://www.sommerschi.com/forum/reportagen-f8/alanya-freeride-maerz-2015-t3261.html

Google translated DE -> EN https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sommerschi.com%2Fforum%2Freportagen-f8%2Falanya-freeride-maerz-2015-t3261.html&edit-text=

 

Below, just a some random pictures from the report. He shot thousands of photo's and the report is going to be a sequel - probably weekly updates and the report will take about 2-3 months to get complete...

 

Skiing on the edge of turkish desert

 

 

some good skiing mountains over there

 

 

wowww

 

 

 

eerie

 

 

modern lifts and more than enough snow

post #2 of 12

This is too cool. You know it would help if in your main post you list - the locations in order of where the skier is visiting, it makes following the journey easier for those of us who have not visited such places to ski anyway. Many am sure have been to Turkey or Armenia or Georgia but to ski, very few if any. A map, and chronological helps orient the reader, thanks.

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This is too cool. You know it would help if in your main post you list - the locations in order of where the skier is visiting, it makes following the journey easier for those of us who have not visited such places to ski anyway. Many am sure have been to Turkey or Armenia or Georgia but to ski, very few if any. A map, and chronological helps orient the reader, thanks.

 

If you read through far enough, you'll find the list (along with a map). It's most of the way down the second page :

 

A) Epleny (Hungary) 
B) Kopaonik (Serbia) 
C) Pisoderi (Greece) 
D) Uludag (Turkey) 
E) Davraz (Turkey) 
F) Saklikent (Turkey) 
G) Hazerbaba (Turkey) 
H) Nemrut / Lake Van (Turkey) 
I) Abali (Turkey) 
J) Bakuriani (Georgia) 
K) Tsakhkadzor (Armenia) 
L) Akhtamar (Armenia) 
M) Gudauri (Georgia) 
N) Palandöken (Turkey) 
O) Alanya (Turkey) 
P) Bolkar / Erzincan / Ergan (Turkey) 
Q) Bolkar (Turkey) 
R) Erciyes / Kayseri (Turkey) 
S) Elmadag / Ankara (Turkey) 
T) Kartepe (Turkey) 
U) Pelion (Greece) 
V) Bansko (Bulgaria) 
W) Parang (Romania) 
X) Prabichl (Austria) 

post #4 of 12

Fascinating trip Menno.  Thanks for alerting us.  The guy or his buddy get bonus style points for wearing blue jeans while skiing at many ski areas.

 

stealing more interesting photos from his report:

view of Mt Ararat:

Pilio/Griechenland (central Greece)

the city of Isparta in southwest Turkey.

 i believe this is the ski area of Saklikent near Antalya, also in southwest Turkey

if i'm not mistaken also Saklikent ski area

 

Lake Hazar in eastern Turkey.  The minarets in many photos convey that this is no typical ski trip.

post #5 of 12

I've read his travelogues every year for a while now -- fascinating. Thanks for reminding me to look at this year's.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

And yet another episode in this mega trip report - Tsakhkadzor in Armenia.
http://blog.inmontanis.info/?p=3145&lang=en

[img]http://ski.inmontanis.info/d/197753-3/DSC04362.jpg[/img]

post #7 of 12
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Made a mistake in the number of kilometers driven it´s `only` 12.470 km, 7750 miles

post #8 of 12


Sie sind Deutsch ? wooowww SUPAIR SUPERIOR Marco Polo ski Abenteurer..supremo

post #9 of 12
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I'm dutch (from NL) but fluent in German. I just posted the report on this forum, did not make the trip ;(

The 2 guys who made the trip are native german speakers, the guy who wrote the report (Starli, little star in german) is from Innsbruck Austria

post #10 of 12

Seriously incredible pictures.  Thanks for sharing the link.

post #11 of 12
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And probably the highlight of this tour, Gudauri in the Kaukasus.

http://blog.inmontanis.info/?p=3151&lang=en

 

This ski area is not only exotic, but it's BIG as well

[img]http://ski.inmontanis.info/d/198154-2/DSC04525.jpg[/img]

 

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If you read through far enough, you'll find the list (along with a map). It's most of the way down the second page :

 

A) Epleny (Hungary) 
B) Kopaonik (Serbia) 
C) Pisoderi (Greece) 
D) Uludag (Turkey) 
E) Davraz (Turkey) 
F) Saklikent (Turkey) 
G) Hazerbaba (Turkey) 
H) Nemrut / Lake Van (Turkey) 
I) Abali (Turkey) 
J) Bakuriani (Georgia) 
K) Tsakhkadzor (Armenia) 
L) Akhtamar (Armenia) 
M) Gudauri (Georgia) 
N) Palandöken (Turkey) 
O) Alanya (Turkey) 
P) Bolkar / Erzincan / Ergan (Turkey) 
Q) Bolkar (Turkey) 
R) Erciyes / Kayseri (Turkey) 
S) Elmadag / Ankara (Turkey) 
T) Kartepe (Turkey) 
U) Pelion (Greece) 
V) Bansko (Bulgaria) 
W) Parang (Romania) 
X) Prabichl (Austria) 

Thanks for the list, genuinely illuminating.

 

Menno, I see TR now has map on it, but Gudauri not marked ! All I will say is magnificent TR, could use some fine-tuning on guiding viewer, map should pinpoint the locations of the ski areas, not main towns, with labels and kind of a route trail so one gets a feel of the vectoring of the ride. It's a great trip, no one else has done such a trip or very few have , deserves a small book dedicated to it.

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