Erzurum Palandoken Ski Resort

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Palandoken Ski Center is located in one of Turkey's coldest and highest province of Erzurum.

Erzurum has both a very high and extremely cold weather due to its altitude and climate conditions. The Palandoken Mountains are a tectonic type of mountains in the south-east of Erzurum. Palandoken, has a summit of 3.185 meters and is covered by snow 6 months out of the year. Due to cold weather, snow is powdered for 4-5 months. A tough place to meet all the conditions for ski tourism.

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Where does the Palandoken name come from? Interesting and remarkable question. Some curious researchers and ski lovers are looking into it. Let's share a brief information about it. Palan, formerly is a tool attached to the back of the donkey saddle. As the donkeys climbed up this mountain, the people of the time called it Palandoken Mountain because they slipped and fell on their backs.

The ski season starts from the end of November to the end of December, however It is possible to ski until the end of April. Local and foreign tourists flock the area. It has an important contribution to tourism.

Palandoken Ski Resort, which has the longest and steepest tracks in the world, offers a total of 28 km lengths of runways as well as a wide variety of tracks ranging from beginner skiers to professional skiers. The longest uninterrupted runway is 12 km.

The difference in altitude between the starting point and the end point of the 2200, or even 3160 M. is approximately 1000 M.

Palandoken Ski Center Ejder and Kapikaya runways, Slalom and Big Slalom are registered runways for competitions.

Since slalom and big slalom races take place on these tracks, they are frequently preferred among the ski slopes.

Palandoken Ski Center is located in a very convenient area for snowboarding due to heavy snow.

Palandoken Ski Center has 5 chairlifts with a capacity of 4500 people per hour, a chair lift with a capacity of 300 people per hour, 2 baby lifts with a capacity of 1800 people and a gondola lift with a capacity of 1500 people per hour.

The highest point of Palandoken is the Dragon Hill, it offers professional facilities for accommodation, special skiing tours, special ski lessons, ski equipment rentals.

Palandoken Ski Center has 3 to 5 stars hotels, which offers its customers unique services and activities.

The hotels, which have the capacity to host thousands of people, welcome many ski lovers both domestic and foreign.

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