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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report today

14 cm
today
4
2
7
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 4112 m
1350m 1600m 2000m 1850m 1600m

(177m — 1676m)

snow report 19 days ago

5 cm
19 days ago
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 926 m
2550m 2500m 1750m 1350m 1550m

(1993m — 2524m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2258 m
1550m 1750m 1700m 1250m 1250m

(1400m — 1699m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1550 m
1300m 1600m 2000m 2050m 1900m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report 4 days ago

5 cm
4 days ago
6
clear
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1951 m
2800m 2700m 2600m 2600m 2700m

(1735m — 2150m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
5
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
2800m 2750m 2650m 2500m 2600m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report 3 days ago

13 cm
3 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1902 m
2750m 2650m 2300m 1900m 2000m

(2120m — 3360m)

snow report 2 days ago

31 cm
2 days ago
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2740 m
2650m 2650m 2450m 2050m 2000m

(1740m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

18 cm
2 days ago
7
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2020 m
1900m 1900m 1950m 1600m 1500m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report 3 days ago

11 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2700m 2650m 2600m 2400m 2400m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 2 days ago

13 cm
2 days ago
10
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2042 m
2750m 2500m 1900m 1750m 2100m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
12
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
2700m 2500m 2000m 1850m 2250m

(1600m — 2034m)

snow report 2 days ago

30 cm
2 days ago
8
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1817 m
2750m 2500m 1900m 1700m 1900m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
6
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2600 m
1450m 1750m 1850m 1400m 1350m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report 3 days ago

18 cm
3 days ago
4
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2850m 2750m 2700m 2650m 2650m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2365 m
1300m 1500m 1800m 1450m 1250m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report yesterday

47 cm
yesterday
1
5
12
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2099 m
1800m 2000m 1650m 1150m 1200m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report yesterday

30 cm
yesterday
2
8
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1949 m
1800m 1950m 1550m 1100m 1150m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
17
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2044 m
2750m 2550m 2150m 1950m 2350m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report 2 days ago

27 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2038 m
2600m 2400m 1900m 1600m 1600m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report 2 days ago

16 cm
2 days ago
1
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2151 m
1950m 1900m 1700m 1350m 1350m