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.

All resorts

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(3060m — 5163m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 4112 m
4850m 4800m 5000m 5250m 5300m

(177m — 1676m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 926 m
4250m 4550m 4700m 4800m 4950m

(1993m — 2524m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 2258 m
4450m 4550m 4900m 5000m 5200m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
5100m 5200m 5400m 5400m 5550m

(1746m — 2156m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1951 m
4350m 4500m 4500m 4500m 4350m

(1735m — 2150m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
4700m 4800m 4850m 5000m 4850m

(1825m — 1980m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1902 m
4350m 4500m 4650m 4900m 4950m

(2120m — 3360m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2740 m
4700m 4850m 5050m 5300m 5350m

(1740m — 2300m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2020 m
4600m 4850m 5100m 5250m 5400m

(1899m — 2499m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
4800m 5000m 5100m 5200m 5300m

(1859m — 2225m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2042 m
4250m 4350m 4550m 4750m 4700m

(1300m — 1699m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
4300m 4350m 4450m 4550m 4450m

(1600m — 2034m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1817 m
4250m 4400m 4500m 4750m 4750m

(2100m — 3100m)

thunderstorm
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2600 m
4600m 4750m 5100m 5200m 5400m

(1999m — 2399m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
Mid station 2199 m
4700m 4800m 4850m 5000m 4950m

(2098m — 2632m)

thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2365 m
4650m 4750m 5050m 5200m 5350m

(1399m — 2799m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2099 m
4350m 4500m 4900m 5000m 5100m

(1199m — 2699m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1949 m
4350m 4550m 4900m 5000m 5150m

(1767m — 2322m)

rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
4350m 4400m 4450m 4500m 4350m

(1740m — 2335m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2038 m
4400m 4650m 4900m 5050m 5200m

(2051m — 2251m)

thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
Mid station 2151 m
4350m 4600m 4900m 5050m 5200m