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.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Turkey

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 7 days ago

4 cm
7 days ago
8
25
1
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 4112 m
1150m 1150m 1850m 350m 0m

(177m — 1676m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
4
2
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 926 m
1100m 1400m 600m 0m 0m

(1993m — 2524m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
4
12
1
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2258 m
300m 250m 850m 0m 0m

(1400m — 1699m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
2
24
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy snow
clear
Mid station 1550 m
1200m 1500m 1700m 350m 0m

(1746m — 2156m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
4
1
9
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1951 m
1950m 2250m 1250m 800m 2950m

(1735m — 2150m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
6
6
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1942 m
1950m 2100m 1500m 850m 2550m

(1929m — 2420m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
4
10
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2174 m
2100m 2400m 1550m 700m 3150m

(1825m — 1980m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
3
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1902 m
1400m 1900m 1200m 500m 950m

(2001m — 3001m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
7
9
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2501 m
1450m 1950m 2050m 0m 550m

(1740m — 2970m)

snow report yesterday

13 cm
yesterday
3
11
2
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2355 m
900m 1250m 1850m 0m 0m

(1899m — 2499m)

snow report 8 days ago

2 cm
8 days ago
6
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2050m 2150m 2400m 800m 1300m

(1859m — 2225m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 cm
2 days ago
5
3
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2042 m
1150m 1700m 700m 250m 1000m

(1300m — 1699m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 cm
2 days ago
7
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1500 m
1250m 1850m 600m 400m 1500m

(1600m — 2034m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
4
2
3
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1817 m
950m 1350m 700m 0m 550m

(2100m — 3100m)

snow report yesterday

14 cm
yesterday
1
14
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2600 m
400m 600m 1250m 0m 0m

(1050m — 3340m)

snow report yesterday

15 cm
yesterday
6
24
2
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2195 m
650m 800m 1250m 0m 0m

(1999m — 2399m)

snow report 6 days ago

11 cm
6 days ago
2
2
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2199 m
2150m 2250m 1850m 1100m 3200m

(2098m — 2632m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
10
1
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2365 m
350m 350m 1100m 0m 0m

(1399m — 2799m)

snow report yesterday

23 cm
yesterday
13
30
2
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2099 m
750m 850m 1150m 0m 0m

(1199m — 2699m)

snow report yesterday

21 cm
yesterday
8
46
1
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 1949 m
800m 950m 1150m 0m 0m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 cm
2 days ago
9
10
clear
cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2044 m
1350m 2050m 700m 400m 1750m

(1740m — 2335m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
5
6
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2038 m
1100m 1450m 1100m 0m 0m

(2051m — 2251m)

snow report yesterday

11 cm
yesterday
6
10
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2151 m
800m 1050m 1200m 0m 0m