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 21resorts. 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

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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)

snow report today

30 cm
today
79
22
24
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 4112 m
2350m 1900m 1400m 1450m 1700m

(177m — 1676m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
9
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 926 m
1100m 850m 1000m 1800m 2150m

(1993m — 2524m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
27
1
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2258 m
2000m 1100m 750m 950m 1400m

(1400m — 1699m)

3
4
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1550 m
2200m 1800m 1500m 1750m 2050m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report today

37 cm
today
10
3
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1951 m
1000m 1250m 2150m 2300m 2250m

(1735m — 2150m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
11
4
snow showers
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1942 m
1300m 1300m 1700m 2300m 2200m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report today

90 cm
today
5
light snow
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1902 m
1150m 800m 1250m 1950m 2100m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report today

20 cm
today
64
3
heavy snow
partly cloudy
heavy snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2740 m
1500m 750m 1250m 1850m 2000m

(1740m — 2300m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
44
6
1
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2020 m
1900m 1000m 1100m 1600m 1800m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report today

20 cm
today
9
5
light snow
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2199 m
1700m 1350m 1950m 2400m 2300m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report today

70 cm
today
17
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2042 m
850m 650m 1150m 1900m 2200m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report yesterday

53 cm
yesterday
9
1
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1500 m
800m 750m 1550m 2150m 2250m

(1600m — 2034m)

snow report yesterday

50 cm
yesterday
16
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1817 m
1100m 650m 850m 1650m 2150m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report today

94 cm
today
16
6
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2600 m
2050m 1200m 1100m 1400m 1700m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report today

19 cm
today
3
37
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2199 m
1600m 1550m 2050m 2350m 2150m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report today

11 cm
today
16
3
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2365 m
2000m 1100m 850m 1250m 1400m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
148
13
20
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2099 m
1650m 1050m 900m 1250m 1750m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report today

10 cm
today
123
5
5
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1949 m
1600m 950m 950m 1400m 1900m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report today

6 cm
today
28
1
heavy snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2044 m
700m 800m 1700m 2200m 2250m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report today

23 cm
today
28
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
1300m 700m 850m 1500m 1800m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
53
1
1
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2151 m
1600m 850m 800m 1400m 1600m