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Vryssopoules Ski Center - Olympos

Last Update: Dec 2015
Ski Center OLYMPOS , ELASSONA , GREECE
40200 OLYMPOS , ELASSONA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 24930 23467, 23821, 62163
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Vryssopoules Ski Center - Olympos - Overview

Mountain: Olympos

Altitude: 2000 m - 2450 m.

The Ski Center of Olympos is located on westside of the mountain, at Vryssopoules site. It is a ski center that belongs to the Hellenic Army. 

Slopes

3 quite easy (red). One of them is small and the two others of 2 km length each.

Lifts

  • 2 one-seat sliding, 1200 m & 850 m in length, with a capacity of 850 persons/hour each.
  • 1 baby-lift

Other facilities/services

  • Cafeteria, open for the public at Officers' Club.
  • Shelter B, at Vryssopoules site. It is located in the military’s facilities, with a capacity of 30 persons. The accommodation is for free, but it’s required an approval from the Administration.  
  • Parking lot at 1800 m. It is a 15-minute walk from the lifts' base.

Accessibility/Road network

Olympos Ski Center is 42 km away from Elassona. After the pave complement with asphalt of last 13 km dirt road part, Sparmos - Vryssopoules, which ends to ski center, the access is easy. 

Operation period

Olympos Ski Center operates from December to March, only on weekends 09.00-15.00.

Useful notes

At the Vryssopoules site is located the KEOAH (Educational Center of Alpine Ski Races) of Hellenic Army.  There the army constructed and operate, for ski training its staff, a ski center known as Ski Center of Olympos.
The entry and ski to the S.C. of Olympos is for free. A prerequisite for entry to it is the demonstration of the identity card or the passport. Foreigners must have a special permission from Special Forces Directorate of Hellenic Army General Staff.
For groups, also is required an approval from Special Forces Directorate as from Camp’s Administration.
The completion of a formal declaration, where is noted that in case of an accident the army has no responsibility of it at all, is necessary for everyone too.


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