Palandoken Ski Resort – Erzurum
Palandoken Ski Resort; 70 km. length and 25 km. covering an area of Palandöken Mountains, was declared Winter Tourism Center in 1993. Within this center; There are 3 ski centers consisting of Erzurum (Hinis) Strait, Konakli and Gez Plateau. The Strait of Erzurum is also known as Palandöken Ski Center.
The Palandöken Ski Resort has two slopes registered by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for slalom and big slalom competitions.
In 2011, which hosts the 25. World University Winter Games in Turkey and has become one of the new attractions of the world’s winter tourism. The Palandöken is one of the longest and steepest tracks in the world. Palandoken is ranked 18th among the 41 ski resorts in the world designated by the New York Times.
Skiing season starts in November and continues until the end of April in Erzurum, where snowfall manifests itself in October-November. Palandöken maintains its “powder snow” sağlayan feature that allows skiing during the whole ski season due to its climate. There are 10 telesiyej, 1 teleski, 2 baby lifts and 1 gondola lift on the slopes of Palandöken Ski Center between 2000 – 3176 meters. With a gondola lift, you can reach Ejder Hill with a 1000 meter climb. In Palandöken; There are 7 easy, 8 medium, professional (difficult) and 4 natural tracks. It is possible to ski approximately 12 thousand people on all the slopes at the same time.
The surroundings of Palandöken Mountain, with its natural park view, offer different beauties in four seasons as a trip, picnic and viewing area. Palandöken is also a convention tourism center. Palandöken Ski Center, with avalanche prevention and artificial snow systems, is only 5 km away from the most modern hospitals of Erzurum, a health city.
There are 2 5-star, 1 4-star, 1 3-star and 2-star hotels in the Palandöken Ski Center, which can serve skiers of all levels. There are many 3 and 2 star hotels in the city center. The distance to the city center is 4 km. Transportation to the ski resort is provided by Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality buses on holidays and other vehicles only by private vehicles and taxis.