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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(3060m — 5163m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
rain showers thunderstorm part cloud clear clear
Mid station 4112 m
4350m 4700m 4750m 5200m 5550m

(177m — 1676m)

7 cm
49 days ago
clear clear clear rain showers rain showers
Mid station 926 m
4250m 4050m 4150m 4100m 3800m

(1993m — 2524m)

1 cm
43 days ago
part cloud mod rain rain showers rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 2258 m
4200m 4400m 4450m 4700m 4900m

(1400m — 1699m)

14 cm
on 27 Mar
part cloud part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 1550 m
4950m 5000m 5100m 5450m 5550m

(1746m — 2156m)

3 cm
79 days ago
clear clear cloud clear clear
Mid station 1951 m
4200m 4250m 4000m 3800m 3900m

(1735m — 2150m)

1 cm
78 days ago
clear part cloud clear part cloud clear
Mid station 1942 m
4400m 4450m 4400m 4000m 4150m

(1809m — 2418m)

2 cm
79 days ago
clear clear clear cloud clear
Mid station 2114 m
4400m 4400m 4350m 4000m 4150m

(1825m — 1980m)

1 cm
87 days ago
part cloud part cloud rain showers mod rain part cloud
Mid station 1902 m
4000m 4050m 4250m 4000m 3750m

(2001m — 3001m)

2 cm
44 days ago
part cloud part cloud clear rain showers clear
Mid station 2501 m
4500m 4400m 4600m 4550m 4200m

(1740m — 2970m)

1 cm
12 days ago
part cloud rain showers clear clear clear
Mid station 2355 m
4550m 4600m 4550m 4900m 4850m

(1899m — 2499m)

2 cm
56 days ago
rain showers clear thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 2199 m
4550m 4600m 4700m 4600m 4500m

(1859m — 2225m)

1 cm
63 days ago
thunderstorm clear rain showers mod rain rain showers
Mid station 2042 m
3950m 3850m 4050m 3750m 3600m

(1300m — 1699m)

3 cm
49 days ago
part cloud clear clear thunderstorm light rain
Mid station 1500 m
3850m 3800m 3950m 3550m 3300m

(1600m — 2034m)

7 cm
61 days ago
part cloud part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers
Mid station 1817 m
4050m 3900m 4000m 3850m 3650m

(2100m — 3100m)

5 cm
44 days ago
part cloud light rain clear clear clear
Mid station 2600 m
4450m 4550m 4650m 5000m 5150m

(1999m — 2399m)

2 cm
57 days ago
clear part cloud rain showers part cloud clear
Mid station 2199 m
4500m 4500m 4500m 4100m 4250m

(2098m — 2632m)

8 cm
43 days ago
part cloud rain showers part cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 2365 m
4300m 4500m 4600m 4900m 5250m

(1399m — 2799m)

3 cm
44 days ago
thunderstorm mod rain thunderstorm part cloud light rain
Mid station 2099 m
4400m 4350m 4400m 4700m 4550m

(1199m — 2699m)

2 cm
44 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers part cloud light rain
Mid station 1949 m
4500m 4500m 4400m 4700m 4500m

(1767m — 2322m)

1 cm
49 days ago
part cloud clear part cloud thunderstorm rain showers
Mid station 2044 m
3900m 3800m 3850m 3600m 3550m

(1740m — 2335m)

1 cm
44 days ago
clear clear part cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 2038 m
4450m 4250m 4300m 4600m 4100m

(2051m — 2251m)

2 cm
44 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers
Mid station 2151 m
4450m 4400m 4300m 4650m 4400m