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 3resorts. 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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(3060m — 5163m)

40
72
26
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 4112 m
3300m 3400m 3750m 3900m 3950m

(177m — 1676m)

rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 926 m
2450m 3050m 3200m 3200m 3000m

(1399m — 2799m)

11
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2099 m
2400m 2950m 3400m 3400m 3300m

(1400m — 1699m)

rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
3150m 3300m 3650m 3750m 3600m

(1746m — 2156m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 1951 m
3200m 3050m 2950m 2850m 2950m

(1666m — 2080m)

clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1873 m
3100m 3150m 3100m 3100m 2900m

(1825m — 1980m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
Mid station 1902 m
2750m 3150m 3200m 3200m 3100m

(2120m — 3360m)

1
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2740 m
2800m 3350m 3400m 3500m 3300m

(1740m — 2300m)

partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 2020 m
2550m 3050m 3250m 3400m 3400m

(1899m — 2499m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 2199 m
2950m 3300m 3250m 3300m 3200m

(1859m — 2225m)

clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 2042 m
2900m 3150m 3150m 3100m 2850m

(1300m — 1699m)

clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1500 m
3100m 3100m 3050m 3000m 2800m

(1600m — 2034m)

rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
Mid station 1817 m
2600m 3100m 3200m 3150m 2950m

(2100m — 3100m)

1
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 2600 m
2750m 3100m 3450m 3550m 3550m

(1999m — 2399m)

rain showers
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2199 m
3200m 3100m 3100m 3050m 3000m

(2098m — 2632m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 2365 m
2900m 3150m 3500m 3650m 3600m

(1199m — 2699m)

4
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 1949 m
2350m 2900m 3400m 3400m 3250m

(1767m — 2322m)

clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 2044 m
3200m 3100m 3050m 2950m 2900m

(1740m — 2335m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2038 m
2450m 3100m 3200m 3300m 3250m

(2051m — 2251m)

rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2151 m
2350m 2950m 3200m 3350m 3300m