Skiing in Cyprus…and Other Odd Locations

Like most Mediterranean-philes, we were way surprised learn that Cyprus has “snow country”. But it does –in the region surrounding the Troodos Mountains (above). Located roughly 90 minutes from the beach resorts of Paphos and Limassol, the area includes a full-service ski resort complete with four lifts and eight runs. While the facilities are admittedly meager by European standards, the region’s close proximity to the Sea means that in spring and fall, visitors can ski in the morning, and sun on the sand in the afternoon. Or perhaps reverse the order as we did a few years back.


Troodos is just one of a series of unusual ski destinations featured in this weekend’s Financial Times — including such random snow spots as Dubai, the Ukraine and Montenegro.


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