Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports in Turkey; Uludag in Bursa is Turkey’s oldest established ski resort and conveniently close to Istanbul.

The list of the largest ski resorts in Turkey is based on figures from the Turkish Ski Federation. All the Turkish ski resorts belove have in recent years developed excellent facilities. All resorts are family friendly.

ULUDAG

 

Uludag Ski Resort is the oldest and most popular alpine village in Turkey, situated 36 km away from Bursa. The ski area lies between 1800-2500 m and the best season from December to April. The total lenght of ski tracks is about 20 km, and the longest one is about 2 km.

PALANDOKEN

 

Palandoken Ski Resort in Erzurum is one of Turkey's largest ski areas and considered by many the best, with good hotels, good conditions, good facilities, and Colorado-type powder. The ski area is at an altitude of 3185 m covered with snow for 4-5 months during winter.

KARTALKAYA

 

Kartalkaya Ski Resort is 40 km away from Bolu in the Black Sea Region. The ski area is at an altitude of 1850-2200 m. The best season for skiing is from late December and late March.

ERCIYES

 

Erciyes Ski Resort is one of Turkey's oldest ski resorts. The ski resort is at Mount Erciyes, approximately 3915 m the highest summit of Anatolia, and located 25 km away from Kayseri.

ILGAZ

 

Ilgaz Ski Resort lies 40 km from Kastamonu, and have an altitude of 2850 m. The skiing season runs between December and April. The ski runs are between 1800-2000 m altitude.

BOZDAG

 

Bozdag is 110 km away from southeast of Izmir. The skiing season runs between December to March. The ski areas are at an altitude of between 1700–2157 m and the northern slopes are suitable for alpine discipline.

SAKLIKENT

 

Saklikent Ski Resort is 50 km west of Antalya, in the Beydag mountain range, with an altitude of 2550 m. The altitude for the skiing areas is between 2000-2400 m, with a snow depth 1 m and a short season.

ELMADAG

 

Elmadag Ski Resort is a few kilometres southeast of Ankara, on the northern slopes of Elmadag between the altitudes of 1500-1850 m. The area is treeless and covered with alpine meadows. The season runs between January and March.

KARTEPE

 

Kartepe Ski Resort in Kocaeli is a good beginner's and intermediate skiers' hill with three chair lifts and a 1700 m summit.

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