One of the most popular destinations for winter tourists, Palandöken and Konaklı Ski Center in Erzurum, has opened for the ski season – Palandoken ski season. Visitors were not charged since it was the opening day of the season in the facilities run by the Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality.
Palandöken and Konaklı Ski Center in Erzurum welcome thousands of domestic and international visitors each winter, while the ski resorts built in collaboration with the public and private sectors continue to boost winter travel.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has recognized 20 special racetracks at Palandöken and Konaklı Ski Center, which are among the world’s longest and steepest tracks. Additionally, there are special and exhilarating circuits like slope and style.
With a total of 12 tracks, the longest of which is 5.55 kilometers, Palandöken and Konaklı offer simultaneous skiing for thousands of skiers. The lighted 10-kilometer-long slopes in Palandoken are also open for night skiing. Palandoken offers customized sled tracks for people who are unfamiliar with the sport in addition to tracks designed for beginner, intermediate, and professional skiers.
Palandoken is home to Turkey’s only artificial ice wall, which is 20 meters high and 150 meters long. This was said by Selim Bağrıyanık, General Manager of Ejder 3200 A.Ş.
“We kicked off the season at the Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality’s Palandöken and Konaklı Ski Resorts. We opened the ski season in Turkey early this year, like we do every year. There’s about 1.5 meters of snow on the ski runs right now. Palandöken is a ski resort that caters to all skill levels and has benefits over many others due to its close proximity to the airport and the city core of Erzurum.
In addition to offering easy access and the chance to enhance their vacation experience, Palandöken Ski Center, located just 5 minutes from the city center and 15 minutes from the airport, offers its guests the chance to explore significant historical and cultural sites from the Seljuk and Ottoman eras in the city center in Palandoken ski season.”