Cyprus Mail

Ski slopes open on Troodos

Two of four pistes on Mount Olympus in Troodos, are open to skiers, according to the Cyprus Ski Federation & Club.

Sun Valley I (Aphrodite) and North Face II (Hera) slopes are open, with lifts operating from 9am to 4pm daily during the winter period.

Pistes Sun Valley II (Hermes) and North Face I (Dias) remain closed.

The maximum snow depth is 60 cm and temperatures in the area are around -2˚C.

Roads to Troodos and the ski-slopes are open to cars with four-wheel drive or snowchains. However, the police urge all drivers to exercise extreme caution when driving to Troodos due to road conditions.

Skiing equipment for non-members of the Cyprus Ski Federation & Club is available for rent from the Sun Valley ski shop at Mt Olympus.

Renting ski equipment cost varies from as little as €14 for children and €17 for adults for afternoon-only rentals (after 1 pm) to €16 for children and €24 for adults for full-day rentals, not including a ski lift pass (daily pass €20 and afternoon-only pass €12).

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