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Kartalkaya Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Kartalkaya at 2225 m altitude issued: 7 am10 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Kartalkaya Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Kartalkaya Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Fri afternoon, min -3°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Wed morning, strong winds from the WSW by Thu morning).

Days 4-6 Kartalkaya Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow on Sat morning turning to drizzle on Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Mon night, min -2°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SW by Mon night).
Wednesday 10Thursday 11Friday 12Saturday 13Sunday 14Monday 15
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clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
rain showers
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 SSW15
20 SW20
35 SW35
50 WSW50
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
20 SW20
30 WSW30
30 SSW30
45 SW45
60 SW60
30 WSW30
25 SW25
30 SW30
25 SW25
25 SW25
20 SW20
15 SW15
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Snow cm
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max°C
Max °C
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min°C
Min °C
-3-1-3-2-2-1-10001-2-111133
chill°C
WChill°C
-7-7-11-10-10-8-7-7-6-7-7-9-7-5-5-4-2-1
Humid.%333889969692949596829080939696969073
Freezing level (m)175018001500170019002050205022002250245023501900220024002450260027503100
Kartalkaya freezing level scale
snowy slopeKartalkaya freezing level
Sunrise6:52--6:52--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:47--
Sunset-5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23--5:24--5:27-
Eyeball surf report
  1. Radikaltur1Radikaltur Excellent on and off piste conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.

Other resorts in Turkey are reporting: powder (2) / good piste (6)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Kartalkaya at the specific elevation of 2225 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Kartalkaya. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Turkey.

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Visitor Reviews of Kartalkaya

Somebody Who Isn't Me from Turkey writes:

I'm from Ankara; one of the closest big cities to Kartalkaya. It takes 2 hours car driving with the new Dörtdivan route from Ankara to Kartalkaya.
But if you are located in Istanbul, it is around 3 - 4 hours with car driving.
For last 10 years, during winters, I'm spending most of my weekends in Kartalkaya, so I guess I know much about the mountain. I wish to share my observations and experiences.

Some key points about Kartalkaya:
- Both from Istanbul and Ankara, every day (weekends and weekdays) there are daily buses direct from to cities to Kartalkaya. They depart very early in the morning, they arrive at Kartalkaya around 9:00 AM, so you will not miss the day, you will catch it from the beginning. To return back to cities, they leave Kartalkaya around 17:00 (when the slopes close). To reach those daily shuttle bus companies, you can have their information from the hotel receptions (via phone).
- This gives you an advantage to come for a daily trip, without accommodating. Ankara people are more lucky because it's much closer and daily trip becomes less tiring.
- Kartalkaya is the best option to ski or snowboard in Turkey, when you compared with other resorts. Only competitor would be Palandoken Mountain in Erzurum (and also Sarikamis could be a different option too) but they are located at the most east part of Turkey, so going with plane becomes another cost.
- Kartalkaya is an expensive resort. Unfortunately. Every service in mountain is overcharged! But when you have a hunger to ski or snowboard or when you want to do something different for a weekend, it becomes a nice option, because it's closeness to big cities like Istanbul and Ankara. So you may don't care about the expensiveness.
- When the weather is clear, sunny, without fog, and the snow condition is good, you can have excellent time for a couple of days. More than 3 days would be much, because you would get bored to ride on same slopes everyday.
- If you wish to stay long, weekdays would be cheaper, it would be fair.
- If you are going to organize your only winter holiday which you waited for whole summer, I suggest you to go to Alpes or Bulgaria. (Bulgaria stays extreme cheap when you compared for any season.)
- If you wish to go with your family, when the kids are at semester holiday, (so, I mean the semester period), stay away from the super-overcharged semester prices of Kartalkaya, even Alps would be cheaper option with flights included.
Conclusion:
* Daily trip is a good option from Ankara and Istanbul.
* Weekdays are fair.
* Weekends are ok to stay for 2 days.
* Long stays including weekends and semester holidays are meaninglessly overcharged, and you will get bored to ride in short, same slopes.

Kartalkaya is divided into two parts. Kartal Part is the left part and Doruk Part is the right part of the mountain. Unfortunately, you cannot ski on both parts with the same skipass. Here I wrote the pros and cons for each choices.

Common issues for both parts:
- You can finish every slope in one day. So your riding time pass in a loop on same slopes.
- Both part has a snowpark, organized and cared by volunteer snowboarders, there is no halfpipe, but the snowpark conditions are good when you compared with the overall attributes of Kartalkaya.
- The longest nonstop route is about 2,5 km, and there about total 6 or 7 different ski routes.
- Prices for both part are same or close.

Kartal Part Pros and Cons:
- Better off-piste than Doruk. Off-piste has more pines and more steep parts.
- At the afternoon, sun is leaving the area later than Doruk Part.
- The apres-ski and cafe option on piste is worse.
- Old mechanics (teleskis and chair lifts).

Doruk Part Pros and Cons
- Longer individual slopes than Kartal Part.
- The apres-ski and cafe option on piste is better.
- Has a one new chair lift which is fast and comfortable (on the longest slope), the rest of the mechanics are old.

About the hotels for whom want to accommodate:

Kartal Otel and Grand Kartal Otel:
- Gives you the free skipass for Kartal Part as you stay.
- Very polite and well trained staff, with a nice welcome.
- Incredibly delicious meals in both hotels (Kartal is even better than Grand Kartal about meals). They are using the all advantages of rich Bolu Mountain resources, so food they serve is very good.

Dorukkaya Otel:
- Gives you the free skipass for Doruk Part as you stay.
- Rude and uneducated staff, uncared service.
- Meals are catastrophic! Really bad when you compared with other hotels. (Still, foreigners could enjoy the meals, I guess they find it good when they compare with their own cuisine culture)
- The only positive thing I could say about this hotel is: the atmosphere of the lobby and apres-ski is more warm and enjoyable than other hotels.
- The only thing, the hotel owners' care is money they earned, they see the customers at the walking wallets. They don't care about the quality of their services.
- I guess, the only reason why people would chose Dorukkaya to stay is for to ski in Doruk Part.

Tips for daily visitors:
- Both Doruk Part and Kartal Part is competitive about slopes, they both have different advantages and disadvantages. Try and experience both of them in different days. But don't even think about purchasing both skipasses for the same day, it would be a meaningless expense, just choose one.

Have a nice trip ;)

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