Palandoken Ski Center
Palandöken Mountain is about 2200-3176m altitude and covars the area which is on the south, nort-east, sout-west of city. Mount Palandöken covers area of 72 km in width. Mt. Palandöken, whic is among the foremost and privileged ski-centers in point of winter tourisim and winter sports in Turkey, has conveyed the features of the international main station for winter activities. With this feature, it constitutes the most significant part of the city tourism sector. The south ski run is 8 km. long. The nort ski run is devised for the advanced skiers.
The highest point of Mt. Palandöken is great Ejder, which is 3188 m high. It is possible to ski on Great Ejder (2200-3100m) and possible to reach 3100 m. by chair lift is 3237 m. long and can carry 360 people per hour. It is possible to ski with drawn sledges by horses besides skiing. The available skiing part of Mt. Palandöken is, 6 km. away for the city center and is located on the strait of Erzurum. The facilities situated on Mt. Palandöken are 16 km. from the airport..
Palandoken Ski Center World Ski Center has a powder snow. Powder snow is the sweetest type of snow. You’ll hear skiers and snowboarders the world over talking about their ‘sweetest powder day’ or the most recent dumping of the fluffy stuff.
Palandökende has a capacity of 32 thousand people in a day to ski, international competitions and even winter olympics can be organized, 6 thousand people can be directly employed. The pistes at the Palandöken Ski Center are among the longest and steep ski slopes in the world. The longest runway is 13 km. The total length of the ski slopes is 28 km. On Palandöken Mountain there are about 12 (scenic) runways. Each of these tracks has different difficulty levels. The most difficult dragon track; International Ski Federation also registered. The peak of the runway at 3125 meters. The height difference between the starting point and the destination is 1000 m. Palandöken has 2 registered slopes for Slalom and Big Slalom competitions. (Dragon Track and Door Rock Runway).
5 ski lifts in the ski resort (total 4500 person / hour capacity) 1 teleski (300 person / hour capacity) 2 baby lift (with a total capacity of 1800 people) 1 gondola lift (1500 people capacity) serves.
Palandöken Ski Center with its proximity to the city center as well as the quality of snow shows the difference from other ski resorts.
Erzurum Airport, which is open to international flights, has direct flights from different countries such as Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir with direct flights from different countries of the world
Palandoken Ski Center Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality's trained search Rescue teams, as well as the motorized mobile teams of the Jandarman to prevent unwanted incidents, but in case of need to help the injured or lost skiers who are running.