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From Uludağ to Palandöken – the best ski resorts in Türkiye

When you think of Türkiye, you probably think about summer holidays in the sun, but have you ever considered Türkiye as a ski destination?

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best ski resorts in Türkiye, where captivating mountains and sparkling snow await you.


Located on the highest mountain in Anatolia, Erciyes is the best ski resort in Türkiye for the average skier.

The ski centre sits on a 25-kilometre-square area and has 19 mechanical facility networks made up of modern chairlifts and a cable car system with 112 kilometers of interconnected ski slopes accessible to skiers.

The station is open from the beginning of December to the end of April. It is located at an altitude of 3000m. The ski resort is located just a 30-minute drive from Kayseri airport and a 20-minute drive from the city centre.

You can find out more about Erciyes Ski Resort here

Palandöken – Ejder 3200 World Ski Centre

Located only a few kilometres from Erzurum, over 40 kilometres of slopes await you at Palandöken (Ejder 3200 World Ski Center), with its renovated slopes and luxury facilities. This ski resort is popular with beginners and professional skiers as well as snowboarders. 

The resort is open to skiers and snowboarders from mid-December to mid-April. If there is not enough snow, over 200 snow cannons make for ideal conditions on the slopes. Palandöken features one of the longest ski runs in Türkiye – as well as a terrain park.

You can find out more about Palandöken Ski Resort here


With 20 km of slopes, this ski area located at an altitude slightly above 2000 metres, is one of the best ski resorts in Turkey.

Sarıkamış is a ski resort suitable for skiers of all levels, from beginner to professional. It is a good choice for those travelling in groups or with families who have different individual levels.

For skiing and snowboarding, there are 21.3 km of slopes and 1.1 km of ski routes available

The resort is located 45 minutes from Kars airport.

You can find out more about Sarıkamış Ski Resort here

Sources: European Best Destinations/Skiresort.info

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