Best Ski Resorts in Turkey

Best Ski Resorts in Turkey
Best Ski Resorts in Turkey

There is a stereotype among tourists that Turkey is the best destination only for a beach holiday. But few people know that there is another Turkey ... With snow-capped mountains and professional ski resorts. Feel like a pioneer this winter – conquer the mountains of Turkey!

The best way to get from Ukraine to ski resorts in Turkey is to take regular UIA flights to Ankara.

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Erciyes is an extinct volcano. Local landscapes resemble alien scenery, because there are no trees around. 34 tracks with a length of more than 100 km, mild climate, lack of wind, a large selection of hotels and the lack of queues for ski lifts, even in the midst of the ski season. By the way, from Erciyes you can go to the famous Cappadocia and make an unforgettable balloon flight! It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Erciyes from Ankara by car.


Uludag is the best destination for those planning a ski vacation with children. The resort includes 18 green and blue pistes, perfect for beginners. After skiing, you can go for a walk to the Uludag National Park or relax at the thermal springs of Yalova Termal. The resort is located near the city of Bursa, which can be reached by bus from Ankara.


Kartalkaya is suitable for those who are just going to understand the art of skiing, and experienced skiers. All hotels are located directly on the hillside. One of the main attractions of the resort's surroundings is the Edigoller National Reserve, known for its system of lakes. Kartalkaya is a three-hour drive from Ankara.


Palandoken is a paradise for extreme lovers. The resort is located on the highest mountain in Turkey. Palandoken is the official base of the Turkish ski team. But do not worry: you do not have to be a professional to conquer the tracks of this resort. You can get to Palandoken by train or bus from Ankara.


If you prefer more peaceful and quiet places, you will definitely like the resort of Elmadag, located just twenty kilometers from Ankara, on the slopes of a small mountain of the same name. It is considered a fairly small resort, but, despite this, it is also very popular among local athletes.