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 19resorts. 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

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(3060m — 5163m)

98
24
28
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 4112 m
2400m 2700m 2500m 2250m 2350m

(177m — 1676m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 926 m
1300m 1450m 1550m 1900m 2550m

(1993m — 2524m)

31
1
2
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2258 m
1950m 2200m 1900m 1450m 1750m

(1400m — 1699m)

moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1550 m
2400m 2500m 2450m 2400m 2650m

(1746m — 2156m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1951 m
2000m 1600m 2150m 2600m 2800m

(1735m — 2150m)

4
clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 1942 m
2100m 1750m 2100m 2550m 2700m

(1825m — 1980m)

1
3
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1902 m
1500m 1550m 1650m 2050m 2500m

(2120m — 3360m)

4
15
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2740 m
1500m 1600m 1800m 2300m 2650m

(1740m — 2300m)

19
clear
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2020 m
1650m 1900m 1700m 1750m 2200m

(1899m — 2499m)

16
clear
snow showers
light snow
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 2199 m
1950m 1750m 2200m 2600m 2700m

(1859m — 2225m)

16
4
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 2042 m
1400m 1350m 1450m 1900m 2450m

(1300m — 1699m)

10
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1500 m
1350m 1350m 1500m 2050m 2600m

(1600m — 2034m)

10
4
snow showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1817 m
1350m 1400m 1450m 1750m 2300m

(2100m — 3100m)

35
11
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2600 m
1950m 2250m 2000m 1700m 2000m

(1999m — 2399m)

2
2
clear
clear
snow showers
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 2199 m
2400m 2000m 2300m 2650m 2750m

(2098m — 2632m)

36
5
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2365 m
2100m 2300m 2100m 1550m 1850m

(1399m — 2799m)

70
6
31
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2099 m
1750m 1950m 1800m 1550m 2100m

(1199m — 2699m)

55
7
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1949 m
1600m 1950m 1650m 1450m 2300m

(1767m — 2322m)

21
2
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
Mid station 2044 m
1400m 1400m 1550m 2200m 2650m

(1740m — 2335m)

1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
1350m 1550m 1700m 1950m 2450m

(2051m — 2251m)

18
1
9
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2151 m
1450m 1650m 1450m 1500m 2000m