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 15resorts. 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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(3060m — 5163m)

154
1
31
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 4112 m
3050m 2400m 2350m 2650m 3050m

(177m — 1676m)

light rain
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 926 m
2150m 1650m 2050m 2550m 2950m

(1993m — 2524m)

1
3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2258 m
2300m 2050m 2050m 2050m 2750m

(1400m — 1699m)

light rain
heavy rain
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
3150m 2650m 2500m 2750m 3050m

(1746m — 2156m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1951 m
2700m 2200m 3200m 3350m 3250m

(1735m — 2150m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
2900m 2200m 2700m 3150m 3200m

(1825m — 1980m)

1
moderate rain
light rain
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1902 m
2550m 2000m 2450m 2800m 3100m

(2120m — 3360m)

30
4
light snow
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2740 m
2950m 2100m 2200m 2800m 3250m

(1740m — 2300m)

3
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2020 m
2750m 2150m 2250m 2550m 2950m

(1899m — 2499m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2199 m
3100m 2450m 2500m 3000m 3200m

(1859m — 2225m)

6
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2042 m
2350m 1850m 2400m 2850m 3150m

(1300m — 1699m)

6
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
2250m 1850m 2750m 2950m 3200m

(1600m — 2034m)

8
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1817 m
2350m 1850m 2100m 2650m 3050m

(2100m — 3100m)

7
5
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2600 m
2800m 2250m 2200m 2550m 2950m

(1999m — 2399m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2199 m
3100m 2500m 2850m 3250m 3200m

(2098m — 2632m)

8
4
rain showers
light snow
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 2365 m
2750m 2250m 2300m 2450m 2950m

(1399m — 2799m)

28
23
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2099 m
2250m 1900m 1900m 2150m 2750m

(1199m — 2699m)

6
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1949 m
2200m 1750m 1850m 2150m 2850m

(1767m — 2322m)

5
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
2350m 1950m 2900m 3100m 3300m

(1740m — 2335m)

7
rain showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2038 m
2450m 1850m 2050m 2500m 2950m

(2051m — 2251m)

4
5
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2151 m
2300m 1850m 1950m 2250m 2850m