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 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Turkey

All resorts

Best piste conditions (1)

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(3060m — 5163m)

19
66
45
snow showers
clear
moderate snow
heavy snow
light snow
Mid station 4112 m
2200m 2500m 2350m 2250m 2200m

(177m — 1676m)

clear
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 926 m
2400m 2600m 1900m 1650m 2050m

(1399m — 2799m)

15
22
38
clear
rain showers
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2099 m
1900m 2450m 2250m 2100m 2100m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear
clear
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 1550 m
2350m 2500m 2500m 2450m 2350m

(1746m — 2156m)

2
5
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1951 m
2450m 2500m 2350m 2200m 2400m

(1666m — 2080m)

4
clear
cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1873 m
2500m 2600m 2450m 2300m 2350m

(1825m — 1980m)

4
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1902 m
2550m 2550m 2350m 2050m 2200m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report 18 days ago

75
45
Packed
Varied
4 cm
18 days ago
42
20
17
clear
snow showers
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2740 m
2500m 2700m 2400m 2250m 2350m

(1740m — 2300m)

11
4
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 2020 m
2200m 2500m 2350m 2250m 2300m

(1899m — 2499m)

2
16
14
clear
heavy rain
thunderstorm
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2199 m
2550m 2550m 2500m 2250m 2300m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 12 days ago

140
130

Excellent

Powder
14 cm
13 days ago
1
13
clear
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2042 m
2550m 2500m 2050m 1900m 2400m

(1300m — 1699m)

1
6
clear
clear
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
2600m 2500m 1950m 1900m 2450m

(1600m — 2034m)

19
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1817 m
2450m 2550m 2050m 1800m 2250m

(2100m — 3100m)

11
16
16
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2600 m
1950m 2300m 2250m 2250m 2300m

(1999m — 2399m)

2
5
16
rain showers
light rain
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2199 m
2500m 2550m 2450m 2350m 2350m

(2098m — 2632m)

4
10
8
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2365 m
1850m 2250m 2250m 2000m 2200m

(1199m — 2699m)

8
18
19
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1949 m
1900m 2450m 2150m 1950m 2000m

(1767m — 2322m)

46
clear
clear
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
2650m 2550m 1950m 1850m 2400m

(1740m — 2335m)

2
2
12
clear
rain showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
2300m 2600m 2200m 1800m 2000m

(2051m — 2251m)

3
6
5
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2151 m
2200m 2550m 2250m 2000m 2050m