There are lots of great ski peaks in Eastern Turkey. 5137m Mt Ararat is not one of them unless you happen to be exceptionally lucky with conditions. I’ve seen photos of people skiing from the top, but I can’t help feeling that this must be a rare achievement.
We’d had good snow conditions on a previous trip but the weather had been awful. This time the snow was poor and it was hot, but the weather was stunning. The views from the top to Mt Aragats, the highest in Armenia and to the mountains of Iran and the mysterious Nakhchivan made the considerable effort worthwhile.