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

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Ski resorts of Turkey, alphabetically

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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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(3060m — 5163m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 4112 m
3400m 3950m 4050m 4050m 4050m

(177m — 1676m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 926 m
4200m 4100m 3950m 3800m 3900m

(1399m — 2799m)

clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2099 m
3550m 4150m 4000m 3900m 4050m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
3850m 4200m 4150m 4050m 3950m

(1746m — 2156m)

4
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
Mid station 1951 m
4250m 4250m 4100m 3800m 3150m

(1666m — 2080m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1873 m
4300m 4250m 4150m 4000m 3600m

(1825m — 1980m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1902 m
4250m 4100m 4000m 3800m 3800m

(2120m — 3360m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2740 m
4150m 4250m 4250m 4100m 4100m

(1740m — 2300m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2020 m
3850m 4150m 4050m 3950m 3850m

(1899m — 2499m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2199 m
4300m 4250m 4250m 4050m 3950m

(1859m — 2225m)

1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 2042 m
4150m 4000m 3950m 3800m 3500m

(1300m — 1699m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
Mid station 1500 m
4150m 4050m 4000m 3700m 3100m

(1600m — 2034m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1817 m
4250m 4000m 3900m 3700m 3750m

(1449m — 1999m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1724 m
4150m 4000m 3950m 3800m 3600m

(2100m — 3100m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2600 m
3550m 4100m 4100m 4000m 3950m

(1999m — 2399m)

clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2199 m
4300m 4300m 4200m 4000m 3650m

(2098m — 2632m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2365 m
3450m 4050m 4000m 3950m 3950m

(1199m — 2699m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1949 m
3700m 4200m 4000m 3900m 4000m

(1767m — 2322m)

3
7
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2044 m
4150m 4100m 4000m 3750m 2850m

(1740m — 2335m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2038 m
4150m 4100m 4000m 3900m 4000m

(2051m — 2251m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2151 m
3850m 4150m 4000m 3900m 3950m