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Ski Ilgaz Mountain, Turkey

Ilgaz Mountain, Turkey: Slope View
View down Ilgaz Mountain from the top of the ski lift

Ilgaz Mountain in Turkey was much different than any US resort I’ve been too. To start, you can buy lift tickets per ride, or per day, which was pretty cool. Prices were cheap, but lines were long. Because of the single ride tickets, many patrons chose to ride the lift not to ski, but just to experience the views, which lead to lift waits exceeding an hour. Ilgaz is the smallest resort in Turkey, boasting just 2 lifts, neither of which are for beginners. Because of this it was very crowded, but still a nice place to visit.

Note: the driving and parking situation was a bit extreme in Ice / snowy conditions. It’s recommended to book a ride with a tour agency if you’re coming from major cities like Ankara or Istanbul. We saw a driver nearly strike a woman while building momentum to get up an icy hill, then he hit a parked car on his second attempt.

Ilgaz, Turkey: Mountain View
View of the Ilgaz Mountain ski lift from the line for ski lift

Ilgaz Mountain Resort Map

2 Good comments on "Ski Ilgaz Mountain, Turkey"

  • Gbpanchal  @ Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Hi Mike, any idea about snow is there in Ilgaz or enough snow in Ilgaz during mid august month?

    • Mike  @ Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6:16 AM

      I’m pretty sure it’s seasonal, don’t think there will be any outside of winter time.

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