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.

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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report today

4 cm
16 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 4112 m
4650m 4650m 4600m 4850m 5100m

(177m — 1676m)

2.0 cm
on 23 Mar
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 926 m
4200m 4250m 4500m 4650m 4650m

(1993m — 2524m)

5 cm
64 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 2258 m
4400m 4250m 4300m 4700m 4750m

(1400m — 1699m)

19 cm
on 26 Mar
part cloud thunderstorm cloud cloud cloud
Mid station 1550 m
5300m 5200m 5000m 5150m 5350m

(1527m — 2156m)

9 cm
90 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1842 m
4600m 4550m 4900m 5000m 4850m

(1735m — 2150m)

17 cm
76 days ago
clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 1942 m
4600m 4450m 4850m 5100m 5150m

(1809m — 2418m)

1.0 cm
76 days ago
part cloud clear clear part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2114 m
4650m 4550m 4850m 5100m 5100m

(1825m — 1980m)

5 cm
on 25 Mar
part cloud part cloud clear part cloud clear
Mid station 1902 m
4400m 4250m 4600m 4850m 4800m

(2001m — 3001m)

4 cm
75 days ago
clear part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 2501 m
4500m 4300m 4800m 4850m 5150m

(1740m — 2970m)

7 cm
67 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear clear
Mid station 2355 m
4700m 4550m 4650m 4950m 4950m

(1899m — 2499m)

8 cm
75 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2199 m
4800m 4600m 4850m 5050m 5300m

(1859m — 2225m)

1.0 cm
67 days ago
part cloud part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 2042 m
4300m 4250m 4500m 4800m 4700m

(1300m — 1699m)

3.0 cm
67 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1500 m
4300m 4300m 4600m 4800m 4600m

(1600m — 2034m)

4 cm
67 days ago
clear part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 1817 m
4250m 4250m 4500m 4700m 4550m

(2100m — 3100m)

2.0 cm
64 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2600 m
4600m 4600m 4550m 4950m 5000m

(1050m — 3340m)

3.0 cm
64 days ago
mod rain thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 2195 m
4400m 4250m 4400m 4800m 4800m

(1999m — 2399m)

2.0 cm
on 20 Mar
part cloud clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2199 m
4700m 4550m 4850m 5100m 5200m

(2098m — 2632m)

2.0 cm
64 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear thunderstorm
Mid station 2365 m
4450m 4350m 4500m 4800m 4950m

(1399m — 2799m)

4 cm
64 days ago
mod rain thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers
Mid station 2099 m
4450m 4250m 4350m 4750m 4750m

(1199m — 2699m)

5 cm
64 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1949 m
4350m 4250m 4350m 4800m 4700m

(1767m — 2322m)

3.0 cm
76 days ago
part cloud part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 2044 m
4350m 4400m 4700m 4850m 4700m

(1130m — 2300m)

1.0 cm
on 22 Mar
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1715 m
5150m 4850m 5000m 5100m 5350m

(1740m — 2335m)

1.0 cm
66 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2038 m
4400m 4400m 4700m 4750m 4750m

(2051m — 2251m)

3.0 cm
64 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear clear
Mid station 2151 m
4350m 4200m 4400m 4700m 4700m