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

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
1
light snow
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 4112 m
1900m 1650m 1650m 1650m 1550m

(177m — 1676m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 926 m
1550m 1600m 1850m 1850m 1850m

(1993m — 2524m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
72
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2258 m
1500m 1200m 1050m 1400m 1200m

(1400m — 1699m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
4
2
10
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1550 m
1850m 1800m 1650m 1600m 1650m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1951 m
2050m 1800m 2050m 2300m 2400m

(1735m — 2150m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
3 days ago
1
9
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1942 m
2100m 1850m 1950m 2150m 2400m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report 3 days ago

10 cm
3 days ago
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1902 m
1500m 1550m 1600m 1800m 1850m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report 3 days ago

10 cm
3 days ago
1
1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2740 m
1700m 1550m 1700m 1850m 1950m

(1740m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2020 m
1550m 1450m 1600m 1550m 1550m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2199 m
2050m 1800m 1850m 1950m 2250m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 3 days ago

6 cm
3 days ago
1
1
light snow
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2042 m
1600m 1550m 1650m 1900m 2050m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report 3 days ago

16 cm
3 days ago
2
light snow
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
1600m 1600m 1850m 2050m 2150m

(1600m — 2034m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1817 m
1500m 1500m 1600m 1700m 1850m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
3 days ago
2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2600 m
1250m 1050m 1200m 1150m 1000m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
44
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 2199 m
2200m 1950m 2000m 2100m 2250m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report 6 days ago

20 cm
6 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2365 m
1450m 1150m 1150m 1250m 1000m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report 4 days ago

10 cm
4 days ago
123
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2099 m
1650m 1500m 1650m 1750m 1650m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report 2 days ago

14 cm
2 days ago
52
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1949 m
1700m 1550m 1850m 1900m 1800m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
1
1
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2044 m
1750m 1650m 1900m 2200m 2250m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
1300m 1450m 1550m 1600m 1600m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report 3 days ago

10 cm
3 days ago
32
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2151 m
1400m 1250m 1400m 1450m 1350m