Skiing may not be the first thing which comes to mind when you think of Turkey, but being such a mountainous country, it is not surprising that you can enjoy thrilling backcountry skiing adventures there. From the Black Sea Region to the Mediterranean, and from Southeast Anatolia to Cappadocia, Turkey offers great ski touring and heliskiing possibilities, with excellent snow conditions throughout the year and world-class resorts. A ski touring trip is also a great opportunity to discover the warmth of traditional Turkish hospitality and enchanting small villages.
Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria and Greece to its northwest; Iraq and Syria to the south; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia and Iran to the east. Ankara is the capital of the country, but Istanbul is the largest city. Turkey is a fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar. A ski trip in this country is a great cultural adventure at the same time. The friendliness of Turkey people will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
The climate is alpine in the mountainous areas, at higher altitudes, and the temperatue decreases with altitude, with many sunny days. On Mount Ararat you can even find glaciers. Expect cool winters near the Mediterranean and warmer winters near the Black Sea.
Turkish Lira (TRY)
You can fly into Istanbul or Ankara from most European capitals. Numerous flight connections can get you to your final destination at a good price.
The best time for a skiing trip is between December and March.
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