- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snowboarding in Mount Olympus Ski Area, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
Troodos Mountains offer to visitors a wide variety of sports and activities all year round. During the winter months and especially from January until mid March, the area is dressed in white and the ski season is on. The climate on the mountains is Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and an average temperature of 28 °C/82.4 °F and cold and wet winters with an average temperature of 3°C/37.4°F and an abundance of snow.
The ski resort is located at an altitude of 6069 ft/1849 m and the peak of Mt. Olympus has a maximum altitude of 6332 ft/1929 m. Organized with schools, gear rentals and restaurants, the resort is an ideal getaway from the coastal cities of Cyprus and attracts the snowboarding enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
There are six slopes available for snowboarding, with chair lifts and t-bar lift system. The slopes are situated in the North Face area of Mt. Olympus and the Sun Valley area and have the names of Greek Gods, such as Hera, Dias, Hermes and more. The vertical drop of the resort is 262 ft/79.8 m and offers maximum fun to snowboarders. However, no board parks are available for now.
The resort is open seven days a week, from 9:00 to 16:00 during the ski season. Winter in Cyprus might not be long, but for those who wish to exercise amazing snowboarding on the most southern slopes of Europe, Mt. Olympus ski area is the ideal destination for winter sports. Accommodation is available in several villages around the area.