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 13resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(3060m — 5163m)

40
4
light snow
moderate snow
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 4112 m
1750m 1600m 800m 950m 600m

(177m — 1676m)

1
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 926 m
1000m 650m 650m 950m 450m

(1399m — 2799m)

58
25
51
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2099 m
1250m 800m 450m 850m 300m

(1400m — 1699m)

8
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
1700m 1750m 950m 1300m 800m

(1746m — 2156m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1951 m
2100m 2050m 2100m 1800m 1600m

(1666m — 2080m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1873 m
2150m 1750m 1850m 1900m 1300m

(1825m — 1980m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1902 m
1500m 1050m 1050m 1250m 850m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report 7 days ago

20
5
×
Closed
×
Not Enough Snow
4 cm
10 days ago
9
3
2
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2740 m
1700m 1300m 1100m 1300m 750m

(1740m — 2300m)

7
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2020 m
1600m 950m 650m 1150m 350m

(1899m — 2499m)

8
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2150m 1750m 1750m 1750m 1300m

(1859m — 2225m)

2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2042 m
1000m 650m 1200m 950m 600m

(1300m — 1699m)

4
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1500 m
1150m 1150m 1650m 1000m 800m

(1600m — 2034m)

1
4
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1817 m
700m 500m 800m 900m 300m

(1449m — 1999m)

1
10
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1724 m
650m 500m 1150m 850m 300m

(2100m — 3100m)

10
2
4
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2600 m
1500m 1200m 500m 900m 400m

(1999m — 2399m)

6
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2250m 2150m 2200m 2150m 1950m

(2098m — 2632m)

6
1
1
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2365 m
1400m 1300m 300m 750m 350m

(1199m — 2699m)

54
24
13
light snow
heavy snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1949 m
1350m 800m 500m 900m 250m

(1767m — 2322m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
1300m 1250m 1700m 1150m 850m

(1740m — 2335m)

4
2
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2038 m
1350m 900m 450m 900m 350m

(2051m — 2251m)

20
19
4
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2151 m
1400m 950m 600m 1000m 300m