Skiing is the most popular winter tourism leisure activity. There are many ski resorts just a couple of hours’ drive from Istanbul. You can enjoy nature and the snow through many leisure activities, such as sledging and hiking. You can also rent equipment for a unique skiing experience in the ski resorts near Istanbul. Here are the ski resorts near Istanbul:
Uludağ Ski Center
Uludağ tops many lists of the most popular resorts in Turkey. Located near Istanbul, Uludağ is one of Turkey’s most easily accessible ski resorts, offering many options to ski lovers. Visitors flock to Uludağ in winter. It boasts a large accommodation capacity, easy accessibility, numerous slopes and many activities, such as snowboarding, ski biking and night entertainment.
Kartalkaya Ski Center
With snow depth reaching up to three meters, Kartalkaya is an ideal skiing and snowboarding center. It is located just 40 kilometers from the Bolu city center, on the Köroğlu Mountains. The best time to visit Kartalkaya is between early December and the end of March. Here you can enjoy some of the highest quality snow in Turkey.
Kartepe Ski Center
Kartepe is situated 115 kilometers away from Istanbul, making it an excellent destination for ski lovers. It is an attractive and scenic region for day-trippers, located proximate to Lake Sapanca. The center offers a good selection of beginner and intermediate slopes, attracting many visitors.