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Ilgaz Ski Resort Guide

Ilgaz, Turkey

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners and Snowfall.
Highest Lift2,030m
Lowest Lift1,870m
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Turkey's newest and most rapidly improving ski centre now has a five star hotel. Located in the Ilgaz National Park and owned by the Turkish Directorate of Forestry. Situated right in the heart of Ilgaz Mountain National Park, covering an area of 1088 hectares, this resort has a reputation for its natural beauty. Due to the ideal climate of the region skiers can enjoy fairly long skiing season and the excellent powder snow. With the opening of Kastamonu Airport ( just 20 km away) and 14 km of new slopes planned, this long ignored place will soon become popular.


The Turkish ski resort of Ilgaz is at an altitude of 1,870m.

Ilgaz has direct access to 4 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,030m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Ilgaz offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Ilgaz offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ilgaz?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Ilgaz.

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Ski Area Stats

Ilgaz Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Ilgaz Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,030m
Lowest Piste1,870m
Max Vertical160m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Ilgaz
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Ilgaz?

This ski resort is in Cankiri, Turkey.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 1,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Ilgaz open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Ilgaz, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.