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

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Turkey

All resorts

Ski resorts of Turkey, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 4112 m
3250m 2750m 4050m 3800m 3600m

(177m — 1676m)

clear clear part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 926 m
2750m 3600m 3700m 3550m 3450m

(1993m — 2524m)

2
2
part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2258 m
2450m 2200m 3850m 3300m 3300m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1550 m
3050m 3550m 4400m 4000m 4000m

(1528m — 2156m)

clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1842 m
4000m 4100m 3900m 3800m 3650m

(1735m — 2150m)

clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 1942 m
3950m 4200m 3950m 3850m 3700m

(1929m — 2420m)

opens in 98 days
clear part cloud clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2174 m
4100m 4050m 3950m 3850m 3750m

(1825m — 1980m)

clear clear cloud clear part cloud
Mid station 1902 m
3200m 3950m 3700m 3400m 3450m

(2001m — 3001m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2501 m
3200m 3850m 3800m 3700m 3650m

(1740m — 2970m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2355 m
3000m 3050m 4000m 3800m 3700m

(1899m — 2499m)

clear clear clear clear rain showers
Mid station 2199 m
3750m 4250m 3950m 3900m 3800m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
part cloud clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2042 m
2850m 3950m 3750m 3500m 3300m

(1300m — 1699m)

part cloud clear clear clear rain showers
Mid station 1500 m
3250m 4050m 3850m 3550m 3400m

(1600m — 2034m)

rain showers clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 1817 m
2750m 3850m 3650m 3350m 3200m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
part cloud clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2600 m
2850m 2650m 4150m 3750m 3750m

(1050m — 3340m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
4
4
light rain clear part cloud rain showers part cloud
Mid station 2195 m
2500m 2400m 3850m 3400m 3450m

(1999m — 2399m)

clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2199 m
4050m 4150m 3950m 3900m 3800m

(2098m — 2632m)

part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2365 m
2600m 2400m 4000m 3650m 3550m

(1399m — 2799m)

10
10
light rain part cloud part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 2099 m
2300m 2350m 3750m 3150m 3250m

(1199m — 2699m)

light rain part cloud part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 1949 m
2450m 2400m 3800m 3400m 3350m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 cm
2 days ago
clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2044 m
3650m 4050m 3900m 3600m 3450m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2038 m
2900m 3500m 3850m 3650m 3550m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
light rain clear part cloud rain showers rain showers
Mid station 2151 m
2600m 2500m 3800m 3450m 3500m