Tu Ski Turkey

Turkey has the potential to be one of the world’s leading ski nations and its rulers know that, like Russia, China and Iran they are developing new ski areas in the more remote and politically sensitive areas – in Turkey’s case the East of the country in particular – with the aim of driving economic growth and employment in the region.

Because although it is best known to British tourists for its sunshine and beaches, Turkey is in fact a largely mountainous country, with some very high peaks in the East. So the country's 20 or so ski areas offer a very diverse mixture – some are close to the sea so you can combine a beach and snow holiday, some are in areas famous from antiquity with 6000 year old archaeological remains to explore in your après ski hours; others are highly fashionable.

Turkey’s original resort, Uludağ, remains its most fashionable and there are plans to upgrade its fragmented lift system.

Featured in British tour operator brochures in the 1980s and ‘90s, it is only 140km from capital Istanbul it is filled by snow fans from the Turkish capital each weekend in the winter.

However the big success story in Turkish skiing of the past decade has been Mt Palandöken to the East above the ancient city of Erzurum. This installed modern chairlifts and a gondola around 2000 and looked set to make it big in the Western European market thanks to low prices and a big vertical with runs up to 17km long. But then Gulf War 2 began and the Western Corporations pulled out. However Mt Palandöken is now enjoying something of a peace dividend and hosted the University Winter Games – a prestigious global winter sports contest, in 2011.
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Turkey: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Turkey. Fresh snow is forecast at 18resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Turkey

All resorts

Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (3)

Ski resorts of Turkey, alphabetically

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(3060m — 5163m)

45
56
2
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 4112 m
1550m 1450m 1350m 1350m 1100m

(177m — 1676m)

22
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 926 m
1200m 350m 300m 500m 550m

(1399m — 2799m)

79
89
25
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2099 m
1550m 1100m 1150m 1300m 1100m

(1400m — 1699m)

12
5
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1550 m
1500m 1650m 1750m 1650m 1250m

(1746m — 2156m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1951 m
900m 650m 300m 500m 2100m

(1735m — 2150m)

clear
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
1350m 1000m 450m 800m 1400m

(1825m — 1980m)

7
1
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1902 m
1200m 600m 300m 650m 1000m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report today

245
120

Excellent

Powder
10 cm
today
66
10
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2740 m
1550m 1100m 700m 750m 750m

(1740m — 2300m)

41
18
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2020 m
1500m 1350m 1100m 1350m 1050m

(1899m — 2499m)

52
14
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2199 m
1550m 1400m 1050m 1200m 1150m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 27 days ago

60
40

Good
×
Not Enough Snow
4 cm
34 days ago
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
clear
Mid station 2042 m
750m 250m 150m 350m 800m

(1300m — 1699m)

27
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1500 m
600m 200m 150m 250m 600m

(1600m — 2034m)

14
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1817 m
950m 300m 250m 450m 800m

(2100m — 3100m)

37
22
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2600 m
1150m 1350m 1300m 1400m 1100m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report 22 days ago

20
5
Fair
×
Not Enough Snow
10 cm
24 days ago
8
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
1750m 1250m 600m 900m 2150m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report yesterday

95
75

Excellent

Fresh
11
8
1
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2365 m
1000m 1350m 1150m 1100m 1100m

(1199m — 2699m)

69
50
12
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1949 m
1550m 950m 950m 1100m 900m

(1767m — 2322m)

14
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
600m 250m 150m 300m 900m

(1740m — 2335m)

54
2
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2038 m
1250m 650m 400m 600m 700m

(2051m — 2251m)

36
19
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2151 m
1300m 850m 750m 950m 850m