Winter Resorts

Turkey may not be the obvious ski destination, but it does have a number of winter sports resorts, generally located in forested mountains of average height.
The core season is from January to March. The following ski centres are easily accessible by road or Turkish Airlines domestic flights.


The lowest altitude is 1750 meters, the highest altitude is 2435 meters, Uludag Ski Center, the summit is 2543 meters. The summit point of the area where the hotels are located is around 2000 meters. In the Uludağ Ski Center where 11 main tracks are located, there are alpine style, snowboard, cross country, heli skiing with pistes that are skiing, Skiing is possible. In the Uludağ Ski Center, where 13 lifts, 7 lifts, 6 telescopes, 7 T bars, 24 hour emergency aid center and 1 mobile clinic are located, the longest track is 2.000 Meters (2 Km) Is 1,700 meters (1,7 km). It is said that the total length of the tracks in Uludağ Ski Center is around 25 Km.



Palandöken Ski Resort’s pistes are among the longest and steep ski slopes in the world. The total length of the pistes is 28 km. Dir. The longest runway is 12 km. . The ski area is 2200-3176 m. It is located on the elevation belt. The height difference between the starting point and the destination is 1000 m. Dir. For Slalom and Grand Slalom competitions, there are 2 registered runways (Dragon and Kapikaya). There are 5 lifts (4500 person / hour capacity), 1 teleski (300 person / hour capacity), 2 baby lifts (1800 capacity) and 1 gondola lift (1500 person / hour capacity) . Palandöken Ski Center has a total of 22 tracks, 2 of which are declared by the FIS as Olympic track with the 1967-83 registration notice. Palandöken, rising in Erzurum’s authentic atmosphere in Eastern Anatolia, is one of the most popular places for ski lovers. The mountain, which has an ideal snow quality, has many ski slopes with the longest and different difficulty levels of Turkey. The excitement of kayaking, when combined with the spectacular views of Palandöken, creates an unforgettable holiday.



Geologists take the history of Erciyes until 20 million years ago. According to the researches carried out, today’s mountain and its surroundings were covered with the sea 20 million years ago. Over time, cracks in the earth’s crust resulted in shattering of land around the resulting sea, and the surrounding area became a lake. Millions of years have passed for this job, and finally about 15 million years ago there was volcanic explosions in this lake. These eruptions that took place in this period called ” neogene period ” caused the formation of a cone-shaped mountain which is 400 m higher than this day’s Erciyes in the middle of the lake. Since the crater on the hill feeds two chimneys, large pieces of lavas gushing from it deposit in the lake, creating a new layer; And fine powder fragments were thrown as far as 100 km from the mountain, bringing ash heaps to the fields. This led to the formation of the stone quarries around this day’s Kayseri and the formation of the Fairy Bacalar in the vicinity of Goreme, and in particular the crater ashes as we have called the bims, to be found in large masses around. The rims and ashes erupted by Mount Erciyes in this period came to a conclusion. After this first formation, the Erciyes Mountain was a long one after the first formation. He entered silence period. During this period, the waters around the lake were pulled and a piece of land formed, breaking and slipping into it. Tekir Plateau, Koç Mountain, Sultan Sazlığı formed. The mountain later became operational again. This date is about 2 or 2.5 million years ago. This new volcanic movement brought Ali Mountain, Yılanlı Mountain, Beşparmak Mountain to the water. During this eruption, small stone fragments led to the formation of volcanic peaks around the mountain. Now the environment is completely black. Erciyes is the only guard of the land that is formed by water withdrawal.



The ski area lies between 2100 – 2634 meters in height, among the yellow pollack forests. Sarıkamış has very suitable conditions for Alpine Discipline, Northern Discipline and Tourist Slope. There is a magnificent natural beauty of the 2500-acre Cibiltepe with its 5-stage pistes, which total 12 km between the pines. Crystal snow is unique. Sarıkamış Ski Center has 2 ski lifts, 1 telescopic facility. Sarıçam Kayak Tesisleri has a capacity of 2400 people / hour and the other chairlift has a capacity of 800 people / hour. There are also two 4-wheeled telescopes in Cıbıltepe.



There are 4 lifts, 3 ski lifts and 1 telescope in the ski area of Kartepe and the runway lengths vary between 400 m and 3500 m. The ski season at the kartepe ski resort lasts from the end of December to the end of February. The thickness of the snow at the ski area of the Kartepe is normally between 80 and 200 cm.



There are 2 pistes in the Ilgaz ski resort. There is a chair lift at the Ilgaz ski resort which is 1 stop right in front of the hotel. There is a 1400 meter track on the second ski slope in the ski resort, and snowboarding on all tracks is possible. There is a summit café in 2010 m which is the peak of 2nd runway. Ilgaz ski resort also has the possibility to make night skiing on the 1st runway. In addition, Ilgaz ski center has 350 mt. There is also a baby lift.



Davraz Mountain is one of the mountain masses that rise between the Eğirdir and Kovada Lakes in the Lakes region of the Mediterranean Region and surrounds the Isparta Plain and is 2637 m high. The ski season at the center where the terrestrial climate prevails is from December to April. Snow thickness is 50-200 m. The mountain, which has a bare structure, has several winter sports opportunities.



Bitlis is located on the Diyarbakır – Tatvan – Van highway in the Eastern Anatolia Region. Van lake is about 25 km. Bitlis, located in the south-east, is itself a ski resort. The ski areas are located in the eastern and western parts of the city center. The eastern Dideban (1821 m.) And the Sapunt Mountains and the Altincalbur Mountains in the west are used as ski areas. In the winter season it is constantly snowing. Snow thickness is 100 – 200 cm (1 – 2 meters). The ski season is open from December to April.



Eastern Anatolia Region is located within the boundaries of Agri Province, Ski Center is 18 km. It is located in the mountain of Bubi in the distance. The ski center has a length of 1227 m. Which has a capacity of 600 people / hour. It is also 45 km to Ağrı and 4 km to Eleşkirt. In the distance, a detachable chair lift with 4 seats was built. The plant has a length of 1650 m and the capacity is 1000 person / hour.


Yolaçtı Kurucadağ

Bingöl is 25 km from the city center. Distance, main road route. There is a telescope of 499 people, 925 meters in length. There is also a ski house in the center. The track length is 1000 meters for beginners and advanced skiers. The lower station is 650 thousand, the upper station is 890 meters. Transportation is provided by bus and special vehicles.



Kartalkaya ski and snowboard center, one of the most popular ski resorts in Turkey, is located in the Western Black Sea region, on the southernmost of Bolu province, on the Köroğlu Mountains. The Eagle Rock Ski Resort has very convenient conditions for Alpine skiing and touring skiing. The movable area of Kartalkaya Ski Center is located on the 1850 – 2200 meter elevation. The area is semi-temperate and has Kartalkaya Ski Center and the surrounding pine forests. The dominant wind direction is west – northwest. Skiing can be done from the beginning of December to the end of March at Kartalkaya Ski Center which is the first place that comes to mind in terms of skiing in Turkey. There are 3 meters of snow in Kartalkaya ski resort.



The Zigana Ski Center located in the Eastern Black Sea Region of the Black Sea Region is located within the boundaries of Gümüşhane province. A large part of the forested area is suitable for skiing at altitudes between 1900 m and 2500 m. The ski season begins in December and ends in April, with snow thickness varying between approximately 100 cm and 150 cm throughout the season. Zigana Ski Center is also interested in highlanders as well as skiers. Zigana Gümüşkayak Yaylakent is located in the district of Gümüşhane. In fact, the Zigana Ski Center is our own facility. Each facility has a television, heating system, bathroom and hot water. This restaurant, which has live music every night in a restaurant for 150 people, is of the standard and quality standard of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. You can allow this unique resort to offer the unique weather and incredible scenery of the Eastern Black Sea to all mountain, highland and winter sportspeople on the way through the pine forests right next to all the splendor of nature. The magnificent beauty of “Limni Lake” in these pine forests is also only 5 km away from Yaylakent.



Saklıkent Ski Center; It is a ski resort consisting of ski facilities and mountain houses, set up on the north-facing slope of the summit of Bakırlıdağ, a part of the Taurus mountain range. He has the title of being one of the ski centers nearest to the “equatorial line” on earth. It attracts attention with its temperate climate. The average number of sunny days at Saklıkent Ski Center is 75. The average snow thickness ranges from 100 cm to 230 cm, and this thickness can be as high as 500 cm. The ski season runs from December to April at Saklıkent Ski Center. Saklıkent Ski Center is located 37 km from Antalya.



Bozdağ Ski Resort; In the Aegean Region, within the boundaries of Ödemiş District of Izmir, within the borders of the village of Bozdag with the same name as himself and above the same name Bozdağı. There are 2 teleskies at Bozdağ Ski Center where the ski areas are between 1528 m and 2157 m. One of them is 650 m out, 1200 m landing capacity. There is also a ski lift in Bozdağ Ski Center. The chair lift has an output of 1549 m and a capacity of 1000 passengers per hour.


Bolu / Gerede

It is located in the Western Black Sea region with an area of 1059 km2 to the east of Bolu. It is surrounded by Kızılcahamam and Çamlıdere in the east, Çerkeş and Eskipazar in the north east, Dörtdivan in the south west, Mengen in the north and Yeniçağa in the west. The inner Anatolian Region is situated in a position giving a passage to the Western Black Sea, and it is shaped like a wavy land at an average height of 1300 meters and is surrounded by forests covered with mountains and is a hard climate with a rich rainy plain. Gerede springs are located in flat strips 1600-1800 meters high in the mountainous area in the north. Earthquake related to Gerede found in the earthquake zone that does not sit well in the land structure of our country is known as the earthquake that destroyed the historic Bitina city in the first period and the Gerede earthquake in 1944. There is a Ministry of Public Works report on this earthquake.



It is in the Eastern Anatolia Region. 39 29 and 38 29 between the northern latitudes 41 06 and 41 47 between the east longitudes. The surface area is 8196 km2. Turkey occupies 11 percent of its surface area. Muş Doğan Ağrının Patnos and Tutak Bitlisin Ahlat and Adilcevaz from the north Erzurumun Karayazı Hınıs Tekman Karaçoban Bingölün Karlıova from the west and Solhan from the south are surrounded by Kulp Siirtin Sason and Bitlisin Güroymak and Mutki districts of Diyarbakır. Mus is set up among the valleys of the Tsar and Karni mountains on the northern slopes of Kurtik Mountain, one of the important summits of the Mount of Hacreş, an extension of the Taurus Mountains in the South East. Mus is a high and mountainous region. The mountains covering 349 percent of the province’s area are extensions of the Southeast Taurus. These mountains are young mountains formed together with Alpine-Himalayan fold system. Altitude is usually above 1250 meters. Covered with young and fertile alluvium covers 27.2 percent of the province’s surface area. Murat Valley broke the provincial lands in the east-west direction. Typically, platitudes with an elevation of 1500-1700 m cover 37.9% of the provincial area.


Yıldız Dağı

Located at the north of Sivas, Yıldız Mountain is 2,552 meters high and is composed of gabbro-type rocks. In the upper part of the mountain, which is 58 km away from the city center, endemic plants and especially wide widespread forests in the western skirts are striking. From mid-November to the end of March, it is covered with snow, with a solid ground structure and snow quality, and with its beauty, Yıldız Mountain has features that can serve both nature and geothermal as well as winter tourism. The ancient and aesthetic traverten formations found in the region, waterfalls and streams are important natural beings.



Munzur Row is in the skirts of the mountains and the height of the plant is 2 thousand 970m. The Ergan Ski Resort is 10-12 minutes from the airport. The ski center is transported with double lane, reflux illuminated and bituminous hot coated roads. In the Ergan Ski Center area, there is a ski lift system consisting of 2 etenders. There are 1 day accommodation facilities. Starting point; With 22 gondola-cableway lines for 8 persons in Arpalik area, access to the beginning of the skiing area in Ardıçlı Lake is provided. In addition, Ardıçlı Lake can be reached by the road to the boarding area. The first section of the ski area starts from Ardicli Lake at an altitude of 1740 m and ends at Yayla Level at 2340. This area has a bubble system chair lift system for 4 people with a length of 2580 meters. Ski area II. Starting from 2340 m high plateau; It ends at the altitude of 2950. This area has a bubble system chair lift system for 4 people with a length of 2362 meters. For the guests coming to the ski area, the accommodation centers of Erzincan are available. Erzincan has all the transportation, road, air and rail transportation facilities.

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