When to go
Snow-wise, the best time to ski in Turkey is between Christmas and the end of March, as with most northern hemisphere ski resorts. Lift opening times and seasons vary from resort-to-resort and year-to-year: it’s best to contact the resorts for up-to-date information. www.skiingturkey.com is a good source of information for specifics regarding dates of operation and relevant phone numbers.
How to get there
Turkish Airlines has domestic flights from Istanbul to cities relatively close to each ski area. Rental cars are available at all airports, but 4WD, winter tires and/or chains are not easy to come by. If the roads are impassible with a rental car, take a taxi for the last leg.
What to take
Rentals are available but quality varies so bringing your own is recommended. Despite what you might think, skiing in Turkey can be a very cold experience, so come equipped.
There is a much better selection of accommodation and restaurants in nearby towns or cities than at the ski resorts. In Cappadocia, the spectacular villages of Göreme and Ürgüp are about a 75-minute drive from the lifts but offer atmospheric hotels with ancient cave dwellings for rooms.