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 10resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(3060m — 5163m)

74
49
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 4112 m
750m 700m 800m 1000m 1150m

(177m — 1676m)

23
31
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 926 m
800m 950m 1650m 1300m 400m

(1399m — 2799m)

6
126
50
light snow
snow showers
clear
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2099 m
600m 900m 1200m 1400m 700m

(1400m — 1699m)

48
41
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1550 m
750m 800m 1000m 1400m 1250m

(1746m — 2156m)

4
13
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1951 m
1750m 2000m 1750m 1550m 750m

(1666m — 2080m)

3
clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1873 m
1400m 1650m 1750m 1600m 1050m

(1825m — 1980m)

14
1
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1902 m
800m 850m 1150m 1250m 500m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report 2 days ago

145
30
Packed
×
Not Enough Snow
1
40
42
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2740 m
800m 900m 1600m 1700m 950m

(1740m — 2300m)

34
12
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2020 m
900m 900m 1400m 1200m 900m

(1899m — 2499m)

7
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2199 m
1450m 1600m 2000m 1950m 1350m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 7 days ago

130
40

Good

Fresh
10 cm
7 days ago
2
22
9
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2042 m
950m 1150m 1250m 1100m 300m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report 7 days ago

265
250

Excellent
Heavy
20 cm
8 days ago
1
38
10
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1500 m
850m 1350m 1600m 1050m 200m

(1600m — 2034m)

20
16
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1817 m
900m 900m 1100m 1100m 350m

(1449m — 1999m)

1
32
22
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1724 m
850m 1350m 1600m 1100m 250m

(2100m — 3100m)

2
36
14
snow showers
snow showers
clear
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2600 m
900m 950m 1150m 1150m 950m

(1999m — 2399m)

3
3
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2199 m
1900m 2000m 2000m 1850m 1400m

(2098m — 2632m)

23
12
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2365 m
650m 750m 800m 900m 900m

(1199m — 2699m)

91
32
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1949 m
600m 900m 1350m 1350m 500m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 7 days ago

250
225

Excellent
Heavy
5
32
9
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2044 m
1000m 1500m 1650m 1150m 250m

(1740m — 2335m)

32
28
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2038 m
700m 850m 950m 1150m 450m

(2051m — 2251m)

56
33
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2151 m
800m 950m 1000m 1250m 450m