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

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Turkey

All resorts

Best piste conditions (1)

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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
5
1
4
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 4112 m
950m 850m 1100m 1450m 1600m

(177m — 1676m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
4
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 926 m
800m 1150m 1700m 1650m 1200m

(1993m — 2524m)

snow report 3 days ago

11 cm
3 days ago
2
2
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2258 m
450m 350m 750m 1150m 900m

(1400m — 1699m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
4
4
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1550 m
1050m 850m 1150m 1250m 1800m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report 2 days ago

19 cm
2 days ago
5
clear
clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1951 m
1850m 2000m 2000m 1700m 1100m

(1735m — 2150m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
21
clear
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1942 m
1450m 1650m 1900m 1600m 1300m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1902 m
1350m 1250m 1450m 1750m 1300m

(2001m — 3001m)

snow report 5 days ago

240
110

Good

Powder
14 cm
5 days ago
11
1
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2501 m
950m 1050m 1350m 1400m 1650m

(1740m — 2970m)

snow report 3 days ago

15 cm
3 days ago
11
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2355 m
850m 950m 1400m 1200m 1200m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report 4 days ago

10 cm
4 days ago
9
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 2199 m
1450m 1600m 1800m 2100m 1850m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report yesterday

Kartalkaya webcam
1 cm
yesterday
6
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2042 m
1250m 1500m 1650m 1550m 1100m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
10
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1500 m
1300m 2150m 1900m 1200m 900m

(1600m — 2034m)

snow report 5 days ago

9 cm
5 days ago
8
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1817 m
950m 1300m 1450m 1450m 1100m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report 3 days ago

9 cm
3 days ago
1
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2600 m
650m 600m 1050m 950m 1050m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
23
clear
clear
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2199 m
1700m 1750m 1950m 1900m 1400m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
1
1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2365 m
500m 350m 900m 1050m 1000m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report 3 days ago

69 cm
3 days ago
5
7
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2099 m
850m 950m 1600m 1500m 1400m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report 3 days ago

44 cm
3 days ago
1
7
7
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1949 m
900m 1450m 1800m 1650m 1750m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
9
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2044 m
1300m 2200m 1950m 1400m 950m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report 4 days ago

20 cm
4 days ago
9
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
0m 550m 950m 1000m 900m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report 3 days ago

26 cm
3 days ago
7
2
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2151 m
550m 750m 1150m 1300m 1150m