Sarikamis Ski Resort

http://www.powderhounds.com/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/Europe/Turkey/Sarikamis/overview/01.jpg
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @sarikamishabitatotel)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @sarikamishabitatotel)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey
Sarikamis Habitat Hotel
Sarikamis Habitat Hotel
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort Turkey (photo: @letsgosarikamis)
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey
Sarikamis ski resort, Turkey

Sarikamis Ski Resort

Readers Ratings

Sarikamis

Sarikamis4/51
Sarikamis4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
Ski Tours in Europe
World Nomads Travel Insurance
     Sarikamis Ski Trail Map
  • Sarikamis Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    2,130 m - 2,635 m (505 m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (5)
    5 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to mid-April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 23km
    Longest run - 5km+
    Advanced - 28%
    Intermediate - 37%
    Beginner - 35%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 22/23
    Flat Rate -  from 120TRY (approx. €6.60)

Sarikamis Ski Resort Turkey

Sarıkamış ski resort is a little gem in the east of Turkey, not far from the ancient city of Kars and its famous citadel. With some long pistes, excellent tree skiing potential, modern lifts and a lift pass price that is practically free, if in Turkey, why wouldn't you come here for a slide?

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lift & Terrain

Sarikamis has around 23km of trails on north-east aspect slopes, ranging from long flat highways for novices, easy pitched intermediate & mellow advanced runs, plus a cheeky ski route as well. The terrain is served by 5 chairlifts, and perhaps  surprisingly, most are high-speed detactables and even include a six-seater with a bubble (constructed in 2019). Providing a fast, uphill conveyance is always a great way to impress, particularly if the lift pass for a day is in the realms of only about €6 ..... yes 6 - that's not a typo. Even though seemingly just a bump on a broad plain, Sarikamis has a respectable vertical drop of over 500m, and highest lifted altitude of 2,635m. The resort has been described as being kind of Japanese in nature - snowy, compact, forested, and with just enough pitch to make it interesting.

Whilst we add more info to this overview, check out the ski trail map for Sarikamis below.

Sarikamis Ski Trail Map
Sarikamis Ski Trail Map

Where is Sarikamis Turkey?

The Sarikamis ski resort is in eastern Turkey about 55km by road south-west of the city of Kars and 1,150km as the crow flies east of Istanbul. The town of Sarikamis is 3km from the ski area.

The closest gateway airport is at Kars (KSY) which has good links with Istanbul (IST) and Tbilisi (TBS) in Georgia. Most travellers flying into Turkey will come via Istanbul.

A railway runs from Kars to Sarikamis (and we think all the way to Ankara - a 25hr+ journey!), but finding a schedule is difficult. Hopefully we will work out a POW (Protect Our Winters) friendly way of getting there when we visit. For the moment it looks like a long taxi ride....

Sarikamis Accommodation

Slopeside accommodation is available in Sarikamis at a small village near the base of the chairlifts. A good option is the highly rated, Sarikamis Habitat Hotel. Alternatives include a 5-star hotel (the Ekinata Grand Toprak Hotel), numerous other hotels (including the fun sounding Snowflake Dag Hotel!) plus some guesthouse apartments.

Search & book here for all Sarikamis ski accommodation.

Review

The Powderhounds will review Sarikamis next season. More information about this Turkish ski resort will come after our visit. Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

See how the European ski resorts compare on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

Follow Powderhounds Europe on Instagram to see where we are currently skiing. Follow our main Powderhounds page on Facebook to stay in touch with up-to-date info, tours, and discussions.

Tours in or near Sarikamis

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Ovit Mountain Backcountry Snowmobile Skiing
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SNOWMOBILE-SKIING
3-day Weekend Packages
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Discover snowmobile ski operations at Ovit Mountain in northeast Turkey. From your boutique hotel at 2,640m (8,660ft) altitude, explore 30,000 acres of untouched snow by snowmobile, led by professional local guides. Choose a weekend package or fully customise for your best dates & duration ...
Price p/p From price based on 3-night weekend package twin share lodging
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,376
View Details
 
See all Backcountry Skiing tours that visit Sarikamis here
200