Moving time  one hour 30 minutes

Time  3 hours 25 minutes

Coordinates 760

Uploaded January 9, 2020

Recorded January 2020

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6,314 f
6,045 f
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1.3
2.6 mi

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near Tróodos, Eparchía Lemesoú (Cyprus)

Snowshoe trail around Mount Olympus.

Start and finish at Sun Valley ski hut. From Sun Valley, connect to the Artemis trail using the ski connector. Follow Artemis trail to approx site of Venetian camp and then head up the dry river valley or nearby ridge to the top road near the entrance the military base on the summit. Take road or ski connector back to Sun Valley.

While we have checked this route in summer, it’s perfect for a snowshoe trek in the snow. It would be possible to do this with touring skis and skins but lot more practical (and cheaper!) in snowshoes.

Our route is a bit haphazard as it was hard to follow the trail covered in deep powder. In more usual Troodos snow conditions (icy crust), progress would be quicker and easier. Depending on snow depth/conditions, would be possible to do this route in hiking boots and using poles. As the Artemis trail is narrow with steep sides, would not attempt this route in the snow without using poles.

Enjoy!
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End of ski connector from Sun Valley and intersection with Artemis trail past Hermès lift.

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View from Artemis toward the West coast

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Looking along Artemis trail

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This is Cyprus? How blessed!

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Steeper section of the Artemis trail.

We overshot the turnoff to head to the summit. The trail is noticeably steeper and narrow and not great in deep snow. You would have another 1.5km if similar terrain to cover if you followed Artemis all the way roan Olympus.
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The trail is hard to follow especially in deep fresh snow

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On some sections the trail are quite clear

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Heading up to Olympus summit/base road

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First sign of the road (electric pole)

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Summit road about 100m from base entrance.

Head down the road back to start at Sun Valley car park.
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Road from army base back to Sun Valley.

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Car Park

Car Park at Sun Valley.

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    You can or this trail