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Palandoken Ski Center


TheSkiCenterislocatedonnorthernslopesofPalandokenMountainonsouthwestofErzurum.Itisonly5kilometersfarfromthecity.Therearepubliccoachesfromthecitycenterduringwholewinter.Therefore,thecitycentercanbereachedin10minutesbyprivatecarorbusandtheairportcanbereachedin20minutes.ThereareregulardailyflightsfromAnkaraandIstanbultoErzurum.

ThefirstseriousandextensiveprojectrealizedforwintertourisminTurkeyisErzurum–PalandokenWinterSportsandTourismMasterPlan.IthasbeendeterminedinthestudythatPalandokenMountainshavethequalificationofbeinganinternationalcenterforwintersportswithitsnaturalstructureandclimate.Itisanticipatedintheprojectthat32personstotalcanskionthreeareasaday,internationalcompetitionsandevenwinterOlympicscanbeheldand6thousandpersonscandirectlybeemployed.

ErzurumisoneofthehighestandcoldestprovincesofTurkey.Itsclimateisthecontinentalone.PalandokenMountains,peakofwhichis3185meters,islocatedonthesouthofErzurumandliesdownthrougheast–west.Theskiingareaison2200–3176metersheightzone.Snowfallis2–3metersinnormalwinterconditionsandskiismadeon“powdersnow”throughouttheseason.Itiscoveredwithsnowfor150daysoftheyear.PeriodbetweenDecember10th–May10thistheverybesttimeforskiingactivities.

SkirunsatPalandokenSkiCenterareoneofthelongestandsteepestrunsoftheworld.Totallengthoftheskiruns,longestofwhichis12kilometers,isupto28kilometers.Altitudedifferencebetweenstartpointandfinishpointis1000meters.Therearecompetitionandfreeskiruns.There2officiallyregisteredskiruns(EjderandKapikaya)forSlalomandBigSlalom.Oneshouldnotgooutsidethemarkedskirunsinfoggyweather.

“AlpSki”,“TourSki”and“HelicopterSki”canbemadehere.Thereare5chairlifts(withacapacityof4500persons/hourtotal),1platterlift(withacapacityof300persons/hour),2babylifts(withacapacityof1800persons/hourtotal)and1gondolalift(withacapacityof1500persons/hour)intheSkiCenter.Coursescanbetakenfromcertifiedskiinginstructors.

Theones,whodonotwanttotaketoomuchequipmentwiththem,canrenttheequipmenthere.

Skirunsandmechanicalfacilitiesarecheckedbyexpertofficials.

Firstaidservicesareprovidedonthemountain.Thereisahealthcenterpresentthere.

Thereare4and5staraccommodationresorts,skihouse,resortsfordaytrippersandrestaurants.

Polat Renaissance Erzurum Otel (*****)
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi- Erzurum
Tel : +90.442.232 00 10
Fax : +90.442.315 68 45
www.polatrenaissance.com

palandoken@polatholding.com



Ski Resort Dedeman Palandöken (****)
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi- Erzurum
Tel : +90.442.316 24 14
Fax : +90.442.316 36 07
www.dedemanhotels.com

palandoken@dedeman.com.tr


Tourin Palan Otel (****)
Palandöken Kayak Merkezi- Erzurum
Tel : +90.442.317 07 02
Fax : +90.442.317 07 00
www.palanotel.com

info@palanotel.com