TRAVEL 17 February 2021 This is Hakkari! They make stones for professional skiers with their wooden skis Posted By: administrator 0 Comment Young people who make their own skiing teams in the village of Aşağı Kayalar in the district of Şemdinli in Hakkari, perform a performance like professional skiers on the snow-covered hills. Young people who make their own skiing teams in the village of Aşağı Kayalar in the district of Şemdinli in Hakkari, perform a performance like professional skiers on snow-covered hills. In Hakkari, where the winter is hard, the snow, which has reached approximately 1.5 meters with the last days, makes life difficult, as well as colorful images. Urban residents living in rural areas resort to different methods to turn the “white hank” into fun despite the harsh winter conditions. In the village of Aşağı Kayalar, 23 kilometers from Şemdinli district, young people shape the ash tree, which is common in the region and known for its durability, with molds and transforms it into a ski suit. The young people, who fasten the team called “Liyan” with a strap and rope, slide down from the snow-covered hills they climb to the village in about 2 hours. Even though they escape the danger by falling from time to time, the young people who do not give up this fun, make stones for the skilled skiers with the movements they make on the slopes they turn into a ski track. Hüsamettin Eren, one of the young people, said that skiing is the only social activity in the village in winter. Stating that they made the ski suits by their own means, Eren explained the production process as follows: “Making the materials requires workmanship. We cut two pieces of the same size from the tree and leave it to dry for 20 days. Then we mold it into a certain shape. When it is ready, we fix the strap on it. We use the gold after making it smooth. We make it with our own means because the ski sets are expensive. We are skiing by climbing high hills “ Cemal Avcı stated that they preferred ash wood while making their ski sets because it is durable. Stating that they transformed the snowy slopes in the village into a ski track, Avcı said, “It is a fun activity as well as tiring. Not everyone can do their ski suits, but it is possible to see them in almost every house. At the moment, there is 1.5 meters of snow in some places. we took off We descend in half an hour from the hills we climbed in 2 hours. We also invite professional skiers here. Skiing with them would be a nice activity, “he said.