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The Best Turkiye Family Ski Resorts

Ski resorts are a huge part of winter tourism. A ski resort offers a quiet, peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy the beauty of nature while skiing or snowboarding. Skiing is a fun activity and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. We all love a good family trip, and when you go skiing or snowboarding, there’s nothing better than being able to show your children how cool it is to be out in nature. But where do you go? 

When does the Turkiye ski season start and when does it end? If you’re looking for the best family ski resorts in Turkiye as well as the best Turkiye ski resort options, look no further! This beautiful country has some of the best slopes around and has been attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. There are many areas that offer great access to high-quality skiing and snowboarding in Turkiye family ski resorts: Mount Erciyes, Mount Palandöken, Uludağ, Kartalkaya, Sarıkamış Ski Resort, and Mount Davras.

Istanbul lovers know that winter in Istanbul is so touristy! But in this article, we offer you the information you need for the family ski resorts in Turkiye. Which services do these resorts offer? Do they have anything special for junior guests? What makes them unique? Which mountain are these resorts close to? Can you rent ski and snowboard equipment and what are the ski brands in Istanbul that you can purchase from? What is the best time to visit the ski resorts in Turkiye? To find answers to these questions, read our article. If you want to figure out more winter sports to do in Turkiye, you can also read our article about winter sports in Turkiye

Mount Erciyes

Mount Erciyes is located in the Kayseri province of Turkiye. It is the highest mountain in central Anatolia. You may wonder about the best time to visit Mount Erciyes. Skiing in Erciyes starts around November and until March. Also, snow depth is ideal during these times being about 2 meters deep. As an alternative to the ski slope, your ski hotel and your sportive days: We have a proposal where you can both take a city break and go to the ski resort any day you want.


One day you can watch the magical winter scenery of Cappadocia and go on a balloon tour, and another day you can go to the ski resort in Kayseri you booked via this link. You can rent car here. The journey takes 90 minutes and as an alternative to the lively city holiday of Cappadocia, you can also stop by the ski center and touch the first snow of the year. Looking for the famous Turkiye family ski resorts, here are some family ski resorts in Kayseri:

Karlık Cave Suite Cappadocia

The first ski resort on our list is Karlık Cave Suite Cappadocia. It is located in Nevşehir with the best views of Mount Erciyes. It is one of the best ski resorts in Turkiye because the accommodation types it has ranged from cave types to stone houses. You can experience a great stay in suites or panoramic rooms which are in a cave. This aspect is what makes Karlık Cave Suite unique. The hotel is a boutique hotel. You can book a room out of the 14 rooms the hotel has for your honeymoon or for your other experiences, like skiing in Mount Erciyes. Apart from its unique room types and close location to Mount Erciyes, there are many reasons to choose this hotel.

The hotel is pet friendly, allows pets (up to 10kg, trained), offers breakfast also for people from outside (if you inform them beforehand), and it has a real cave room for special occasions, like celebrations or yoga sessions. Children up to age 6 are free of charge. To decide the best time to book this hotel, you can look up the best time to visit Cappadocia. People often say it is either spring or autumn, but winters pass great as you can see in Cappadocia with snow. You can make reservations from the website. Moreover, if you are interested in exploring Cappadocia further, check out our blog about things to do in Cappadocia.

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Argos in Cappadocia

The next Turkish ski resort is Argos in Cappadocia. This hotel might be the most friendly hotel! It is family-friendly, pet-friendly, and eco-friendly! The hotel is heated with a heat pump instead of fuel to reduce carbon emissions. What is unique about this hotel is the fact that it takes place in a social responsibility project to support women in their financial independence. The guests appreciate the fine details and mixture of traditional Turkish style with a modern one.

Argos is located about an hour and a half distance from Mount Erciyes, which is for your ski and snowboard experiences. In case you want to spend time in the hotel, there are authentic event venues, and spaces for your business or special events. There are also some tours that you can attend, like Cappadocia Vineyard and Garden Walk Tour or Cappadocia Bike Tour. To choose from their standard, deluxe, or suite rooms, please visit their website

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Wyndham Grand Kayseri

We are now moving to Kayseri! Another family ski resort in Turkiye is Wyndham Grand Kayseri. Similar to the previous hotels, Wyndham Grand Kayseri also offers great amenities, some of which are a heated indoor pool, sauna, beauty salon, onsite parking, bar, free Wi-fi, and fitness center. It also has meeting rooms for up to 850 people! This hotel stands out for its close location to many destinations: Cappadocia, Castle of Kayseri, Hunat Mosque, and most importantly Mount Erciyes. So, feel free to book this hotel for your ski experiences from their website

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Radisson Blu Hotel Kayseri

The second Kayseri ski hotel on our list is Radisson Blu Hotel. This Kayseri ski resort is located close to Mount Erciyes. This hotel offers a wide range of amenities, some of which are complimentary coffee and tea, a spa, dry cleaning, meeting rooms, a fitness center, running trails, express check-out, and room safe. The hotel is also family-friendly with many services! Children under 12 are free of charge, you can request baby cribs with no charge, too! The unique aspect of this family ski resort is the fact that every child receives a welcome bag consisting of activities, games, and enjoyable gifts! In short, you should book this hotel for a great family ski experience from here

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Mount Palandöken

It is a tectonic mountain located in the Erzurum province of Turkiye. Generally, the best time to ski on Mount Palandöken is from November to April when the snow depth is ideal. Keep in mind that the coldest month in Erzurum is January while the hottest ones are July and August so you can book at the best time for yourself. Here are some family friendly ski resorts around Mount Palandöken that you can arrive via renting a car and booking your hotel beforehand:

Sway Hotels 

 

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Another family ski resort in Turkiye is Sway Hotels located in Palandöken. Sway Hotels offer you a wide range of services and facilities. It has ski slopes, a trained team for your ski experience, ski rental, and it holds many events. What is unique about the hotel is that they have ski maintenance service, too! So, you should definitely pay a visit to this Erzurum ski resort. Moreover, it is only 15 minutes away from Erciyes airport by car. There is also great news for families! Do not be concerned about your ski resort, because Sway Hotels has a Kids Club to take care of your children (up to age 12) while you are enjoying one of their services. You can book from this Palandoken ski resort on their website

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Dedeman Erzurum Palandöken

Another family ski resort in Turkiye on our list is Dedeman Erzurum Palandöken. As you can understand from the name, it is an Erzurum ski resort. It is one of the best ski resorts in Turkiye because it offers great services. Apart from skiing, it has a fitness center offering you the latest technology to work out. It also offers aerobic courses on one of the toughest slopes of Palandöken.

Other services include a heated pool, ski rental, housekeeping, spa center, airport transfer (if you stay more than 3 days), business rooms, translation services, and many other things. What is more, is that it is family-friendly! Similar to the other hotels on our list, Dedeman also has a mini club for children so you will have no worries while you are skiing in Palandöken or doing other activities. You can book this Turkish ski resort from their website

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Uludağ

It is located in Bursa. The name means “great mountain” in Turkish. It is the highest mountain in the Marmara region. The Uludağ Ski Center is also the biggest ski center in Turkiye. The best time to ski on Uludağ is from December to March. You can rent a car via this link for your trip to Uludag.

Here are some family-friendly ski resorts in Bursa, around Uludağ. Enjoy yourself!

Kaya Uludağ

Another family friendly resort in Turkiye is Kaya Uludağ! Kaya Uludağ is located in Bursa. Different from most of the others, the concept of Kaya Uludağ is all-included, which means that breakfast, lunch, and dinner (all are buffets) are included in the price. This hotel is preferred a lot because of its ski, and snowboarding facilities, as well as the activities and concerts it holds. You can have a great time in the restaurant and bars, and also relax after a tiring day in the spa.

Similar to the other Turkiye family ski resorts mentioned until now, Kaya Uludağ also has a mini club for junior visitors. It also has ski schools for kids. What is unique about Kaya Uludağ is that you can access 17 facilities and all of the ski tracks in areas 1 and 2 only with a single card! You can rent ski and snowboard equipment from worldwide brands. To make a reservation and learn more about their services, visit their website

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Karinna Hotel Uludağ

Our next stop for a family ski resort in Turkiye is Karinna Hotel Uludağ! Being a Bursa Uludağ ski resort within the options of Turkiye family ski resorts, the hotel is located in the city of Uludağ–one of the most famous mountains of Turkiye for skiing. The hotel serves as a snowboarding center and it has its own lifts and ski school. What makes this hotel unique is that it has 10 floors! It is not only great in its size but also in the services it provides. No wonder it is family friendly, because there are child clubs, a kids play area in the restaurant, and an indoor play garden!

Karinna Hotel Uludağ also offers valet service, television and cinema rooms, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, gala meals for your special occasions, an indoor pool, a hair stylist, jeweler, late-night soup service, spaces for meetings and other activities. Not to forget to mention that it also has forest houses. Well, now all you should do is a book on their website

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Ağaoğlu My Mountain Hotel

The next stop in our family ski resort in Turkiye list is Ağaoğlu My Mountain Hotel. The hotel is located close to Mount Uludağ’s tracks. A Skipass system is applied, which means that you can use the slopes with one single ticket. The hotel is one of the best hotels for your ski and snowboarding experience because of the facilities it offers. You can rent equipment not only for adults but also for children from their ski room, as well as book private individual or group lessons. Moreover, the hotel’s ski school offers services. What is unique about this hotel is that you can experience snowmobile tours! You can go by yourself, or with a team (your family, friends etc.) or with a guide. Other facilities include a spa center, indoor and outdoor pool, game room, and hairdresser. For junior visitors, it has a kids playroom, too!

So, you should definitely book a room in this hotel from here. The best time to visit this hotel depends very much on you. Apart from skiing and snowboarding in winter, there are also many other activities to do in spring, like ATV and trekking tours held by professionals, which means visiting this hotel in spring is also an option for you!

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Oksijen Zone Hotel Uludağ

Another ski resort in Bursa, Turkiye is Oksijen Zone Uludağ. Located in the mountain and in the midst of pine forest, the hotel stands out with its architecture! It offers 7 different types of rooms, ranging from deluxe family suite to zone luxury with a fireplace and jacuzzi. Now, let’s get to the most important point, which is skiing! Oksijen Zone Hotel is located in the middle of 3 different tracks, and is also located at the highest point of Mount Uludağ’s first development zone, so you can enjoy your skiing experience. To get more information about the tracks, and how to get there visit this page.

Another service offered by Oksijen Zone Hotel is the ski school. What is unique is the fact that you can take courses from Olympic skiers! There is also a mini club for your children including many activities and games. Other important aspects of the hotel are that it is pet-friendly, it has a spa and sauna, and it offers a special honeymoon package. To book a room, visit their webpage or call their phone number. 

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Hotel Monte Baia

Here is another Bursa ski resort! It has deluxe and quattro deluxe rooms. All rooms have mountain views, and many other services, like free wi-fi, a safebox, bathrooms and hair dryers. The hotel offers a spa, sauna, hammam, and massage services and it has meeting and events spaces just like most of the hotels on our list. Hotel Monte Baia is one of the best ski resorts in Turkiye as the guests can directly access the slopes. Some great news for families! Monte Baia offers a mini club, baby-sitting, indoor pool and game center services. To make a reservation, please check out their website. As we mentioned several times before, the best time to visit Bursa depends on the weather, please check the heading Mountain Uludağ.

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Bof Hotel Uludağ Ski & Convention

The next family ski resort in Turkiye is Bof Hotel Uludağ Ski & Convention. This hotel’s policy is to make you feel like home! It has a health club, consisting of a hamam, sauna, and fitness center facilities. It also has an event hall like many of the other hotels on our list and a game room. If you want to stay as a family, no worries! Bof Hotel, Turkiye family ski resorts option has a kids club to ensure junior guests have a nice time, as well. The hotel has a ski and snowboard school and ski rental service. What is unique about the hotel is the “Torch Night Skiing”, that is, a visual feast accompanies you in your skiing experience! So, this hotel is definitely one of the best ski resorts in Turkiye. To make reservations please visit their website

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Kartalkaya 

Kartalkaya is a ski center located in the Köroğlu Mountains, in the Bolu province of Turkiye. It is one of the most well-known ski centers in Turkiye. The best time to ski at this ski center is from late December to late March. Here is a ski resort located around Kartalkaya that you can visit by renting a car.

Dorukkaya Ski & Mountain Resort

Another ski resort in Turkiye on our list is Dorukkaya Ski & Mountain Resort. This hotel is located in Kartalkaya, which is one of the most renowned ski resorts in Turkiye. Like Kaya Hotel, Dorukkaya resort is also all inclusive. What is unique is that the indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center are free of charge. It is a family-friendly resort. Junior guests can enjoy themselves with the Mini club just like the other hotels (for children over 4 years).

What is different from most of the other hotels, Mini Club, is that Dorukkaya resort has a mini disco for juniors, too! There is also a children’s ski track and ski school for kids. You can rent the equipment you need for skiing and snowboarding. Another unique thing about this resort is that you can enjoy yourself in the first snow park of Turkiye in Dorukkaya! So, check their website to make a reservation. 

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Sarıkamış

Sarıkamış ski resort is located in the Kars province of Turkiye. The best time to visit this resort is from December to March considering the snow amount. We listed a family-friendly ski resort around Sarıkamış.

Sarıkamış Habitat Hotel

Another family friendly ski resort in Turkiye is Sarıkamış Habitat Hotel. It is a Kars ski resort. The foremost reason why people choose this hotel is its close location to the ski tracks. The hotel is located within Kars-Sarıkamış Bayraktepe Ski pistes and scotch pine trees. It has direct access to chairlifts. Sarıkamış Habitat Hotel also has mini clubs and entertaining activities for children. So, you can pay a visit to this hotel after booking as a family and enjoy your ski experiences. The hotel has 48 rooms. You can book online from their website from the button saying “Online rezervasyon” on the upper right corner.

The best time to visit Kars is from May to September for good weather, but do not forget that the best time is subjective and you should check your own, as well.

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Mount Davras

Mount Davras is located in the Isparta province of Turkiye. It is a winter sport and ski center. Snow starts to fall around December on Mount Davras. The best time to visit Mount Davras for skiing and snowboarding is generally in January and February when the snow depth is about 2 and a half meters. You can read more information about the Turkiye family ski resorts option on Mount Davras below.

P.S: You are going to need renting a car! I recommend you check out this link to rent your car and get ready for your ski trip!

Sirene Davras Hotel

Let’s end with a hotel in Isparta! The last recommendation from Turkiye family ski resorts list of mine, Sirene Davras Hotel is another family ski resort in Turkiye. It has plenty of services, all of which are hard to enumerate. It offers an open buffet restaurant, spa center, sauna and hammam, and fitness center with professional sports equipment. For ski lovers, it offers charged ski courses, group or individual. For families, it has mini clubs and an indoor pool. So, it is a great hotel to book to ski in Davras with your family!

Just like Dedeman Erzurum Palandöken, Sirene Davras Hotel also offers business meeting rooms. Apart from this, there are many entertainment opportunities in hotels, from disco to bowling. To book, you can call their phone number or simply make reservations online through their website as well as holiday websites. Visit this link to rent your car to plan your trip to this hotel.

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Betül Mulbay

Interested in languages and translation studies. Multilingual. Loves exploring different cultures. Also loves making the culture and beauties of Turkey closer to the world!
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