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 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report 16 days ago

22 cm
16 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 4112 m
3750m 3950m 3950m 3700m 3750m

(177m — 1676m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 926 m
3800m 3650m 3550m 3600m 3500m

(1993m — 2524m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2258 m
3700m 4000m 3800m 3650m 3650m

(1400m — 1699m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
3950m 4100m 3750m 3600m 3750m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report on 28 May

2 cm
on 28 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1951 m
3300m 3350m 3600m 3400m 3250m

(1735m — 2150m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
3250m 3400m 3650m 3500m 3350m

(1809m — 2418m)

snow report 9 days ago

×
Closed
×
No snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2114 m
3200m 3350m 3700m 3550m 3200m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report on 23 May

1 cm
on 23 May
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1902 m
3550m 3650m 3650m 3500m 3300m

(2001m — 3001m)

snow report on 24 May

4 cm
on 24 May
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2501 m
3850m 3750m 3700m 3700m 3700m

(1740m — 2970m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2355 m
3900m 3950m 3750m 3650m 3700m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report on 24 May

2 cm
on 24 May
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2199 m
3700m 3800m 3700m 3700m 3700m

(1859m — 2225m)

Kartalkaya webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2042 m
3500m 3600m 3600m 3400m 3300m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report on 23 May

7 cm
on 23 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 1500 m
3400m 3500m 3550m 3200m 3200m

(1600m — 2034m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1817 m
3650m 3600m 3550m 3500m 3350m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report on 25 May

11 cm
on 25 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2600 m
3900m 4050m 3800m 3600m 3750m

(1999m — 2399m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
3150m 3400m 3600m 3600m 3400m

(2098m — 2632m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2365 m
3850m 4000m 3850m 3700m 3700m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report on 24 May

15 cm
on 24 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2099 m
3800m 3950m 3700m 3600m 3700m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report on 25 May

24 cm
on 25 May
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1949 m
3800m 3950m 3700m 3650m 3700m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report on 28 May

3 cm
on 28 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
Mid station 2044 m
3300m 3450m 3550m 3150m 3150m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report on 25 May

2 cm
on 25 May
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2038 m
3700m 3700m 3600m 3550m 3550m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report on 25 May

15 cm
on 25 May
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2151 m
3900m 3850m 3650m 3550m 3650m