Winter in Cyprus: First snowfall and ski opportunities

When you think of Cyprus, what is the first thing that springs to mind? For most, it will be the beautiful golden sand beaches. That of course is no surprise at all. Cyprus benefits from over 300 glorious days of sunshine every year, and it’s also home to many gorgeous, award-winning beaches. So, everyone who visits the island will go home with many happy memories of blissful days spent on the beach. You may also know Cyprus for its natural beauty, sites of historic and archaeological interest, and its amazing cuisine. However, you might be surprised to know that Cyprus is also a thriving snow and ski resort during the winter months!

A winter wonderland in a sunshine paradise

From around the middle of December until the end of March, the snow falls on the slopes of the Troodos mountains, transforming it into a picturesque winter wonderland, and a ski resort. The Troodos mountains are beautiful all year round, so we recommend a visit whatever time of year you’re here, but there’s something particularly magical about them in the winter months. Being a compact island, no matter where you’re staying, you’ll find the Troodos mountains perfectly accessible for a day trip from all the major resorts, or you can choose to stay in the nearby village of Platres to make the very most of the ski facilities.

Great skiing for all the family on four slopes

With four slopes to choose from, set on the slopes of the iconic Mount Olympus. Head to the top of the mountain and you’re 1953 meters above sea level. The Olympus ski resort is great for both beginners and experienced skiers. If you’ve never been skiing before, why not make 2021 the year you learn a new skill?

So, remember the Troodos mountains on your next Cyprus holiday

If you’re a fan of winter sports, then you certainly won’t be disappointed. Ski equipment can be bought or hired nearby so you don’t have to worry about bringing bulky ski gear on the plane. Even if you’re not keen on taking to the slopes yourself, a visit to the mountains is certainly well worth it. In the summer months it can be a cooling escape from the blazing midday heat, and in the winter it’s a magical trip that will have you feeling as if you’re walking through a fairy tale. Don’t forget your camera too as you’ll have some of the best photo opportunities here!

Cyprus is always wonderful and full of surprises

One of the great delights about Cyprus is that it’s just full of lovely surprises. Whether it’s a full ski resort on an island renowned for sunshine, a quaint church hidden in the countryside, or the most amazing and delicious dish you’ve ever tasted, no matter how many times you visit Cyprus, there seems to always be something new to discover and surprise you.