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 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Turkey, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
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
clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 4112 m
4550m 4600m 4800m 4900m 4650m

(177m — 1676m)

thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm part cloud clear
Mid station 926 m
3450m 3400m 3400m 3200m 3600m

(1993m — 2524m)

part cloud part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 2258 m
4250m 4000m 4600m 4150m 4150m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1550 m
4450m 4600m 4700m 4700m 4850m

(1528m — 2156m)

rain showers rain showers part cloud clear part cloud
Mid station 1842 m
2850m 2700m 2700m 3550m 3700m

(1735m — 2150m)

thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers clear clear
Mid station 1942 m
3250m 3150m 2850m 3450m 3800m

(1929m — 2420m)

opens in 201 days
thunderstorm rain showers clear part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2174 m
3250m 3000m 2750m 3650m 3800m

(1825m — 1980m)

thunderstorm light rain cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 1902 m
3250m 3000m 3050m 3400m 3650m

(2001m — 3001m)

snow report 22 days ago

4 cm
22 days ago
clear clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 2501 m
3650m 3600m 3250m 3150m 3900m

(1740m — 2970m)

clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2355 m
4150m 3950m 4450m 3750m 4200m

(1899m — 2499m)

part cloud part cloud rain showers clear clear
Mid station 2199 m
3650m 3650m 3250m 3500m 4200m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 12 days ago

1 cm
12 days ago
mod rain rain showers mod rain rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 2042 m
3000m 2600m 2800m 3150m 3600m

(1300m — 1699m)

mod rain rain showers light rain rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 1500 m
2600m 2450m 2900m 3200m 3550m

(1600m — 2034m)

thunderstorm part cloud rain showers rain showers rain showers
Mid station 1817 m
3350m 3000m 3000m 3050m 3500m

(2100m — 3100m)

clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2600 m
4400m 4150m 4550m 4050m 4350m

(1050m — 3340m)

clear clear clear rain showers part cloud
Mid station 2195 m
4300m 3900m 4500m 3850m 3950m

(1999m — 2399m)

thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers part cloud clear
Mid station 2199 m
3400m 3250m 2900m 3700m 3950m

(2098m — 2632m)

clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 2365 m
4400m 4200m 4650m 4400m 4400m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report 11 days ago

5 cm
11 days ago
clear thunderstorm clear rain showers part cloud
Mid station 2099 m
4200m 3900m 4550m 3800m 3900m

(1199m — 2699m)

clear part cloud clear rain showers part cloud
Mid station 1949 m
4250m 3950m 4550m 3750m 3850m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 12 days ago

3 cm
12 days ago
mod rain thunderstorm mod rain rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 2044 m
2600m 2500m 2800m 3300m 3550m

(1740m — 2335m)

rain showers rain showers thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 2038 m
3700m 3650m 3600m 3200m 3850m

(2051m — 2251m)

thunderstorm clear clear thunderstorm part cloud
Mid station 2151 m
4100m 3800m 4400m 3550m 3850m