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 1resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of Turkey, alphabetically

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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
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(3060m — 5163m)

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Mid station 4112 m
4300m 4450m 4650m 4650m 4700m

(177m — 1676m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 926 m
3850m 4050m 4100m 4000m 4000m

(1993m — 2524m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2258 m
4000m 4150m 4400m 4350m 4300m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
4250m 4300m 4550m 4500m 4700m

(1746m — 2156m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1951 m
3800m 3850m 3800m 3800m 3850m

(1735m — 2150m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1942 m
3850m 3950m 3900m 3950m 3950m

(1825m — 1980m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1902 m
3850m 3950m 3950m 3950m 3950m

(2120m — 3360m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2740 m
4100m 4100m 4150m 4150m 4250m

(1740m — 2300m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2020 m
4100m 4150m 4300m 4200m 4350m

(1899m — 2499m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2199 m
4000m 4000m 4050m 4150m 4250m

(1859m — 2225m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2042 m
3800m 3950m 3950m 3900m 3850m

(1300m — 1699m)

thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 1500 m
3800m 3950m 3950m 3900m 3800m

(1600m — 2034m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 1817 m
3800m 3900m 3950m 3950m 3900m

(2100m — 3100m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2600 m
4150m 4250m 4400m 4350m 4400m

(1999m — 2399m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2199 m
3800m 3950m 3900m 4000m 4000m

(2098m — 2632m)

thunderstorm
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
Mid station 2365 m
4150m 4300m 4450m 4450m 4450m

(1399m — 2799m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2099 m
3950m 4100m 4300m 4250m 4200m

(1199m — 2699m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1949 m
4000m 4150m 4250m 4250m 4200m

(1767m — 2322m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2044 m
3800m 3950m 3900m 3850m 3750m

(1740m — 2335m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2038 m
3950m 4150m 4100m 4050m 4100m

(2051m — 2251m)

thunderstorm
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2151 m
4000m 4150m 4250m 4150m 4200m