Palandöken Revived With Winter Tourism: In Erzurum's Palandöken ski resort, one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to winter tourism, ski lovers enjoy skiing under artificial snowfall at -5 degrees.
With the winter season, the ski center opens early in Palandöken, a night lit piste de ski can be made in Turkey. In Palandöken and Konaklı, which have an important place in the eyes of ski lovers, 45 thousand people can ski on 100 different tracks at the same time. In ski centers with two internationally registered tracks, the longest track is 14 km. in length.
Despite the -5 degrees cold weather, skiers say that skiing in a sunny weather is different. Erzur Governor Ahmet Altıparmak, the world No., while Palandöken and Konakli said to be unique in Turkey. Governor Altiparmak, "wherever you are in Turkey, where you have the opportunity to reach by plane to the ski resort 1.5 hours. When you leave the hotel, you get on the cable car. The hotels are inside the ski resort. The ski center is 5 minutes from the city and 15 minutes from the airport. When those who are bored with skiing come to the city, they see the decent, authentic side of Erzurum, an old Seljuk city and hundreds of historical artifacts. Apart from that, he can not only slide, he can do rafting, horse javelin, ice skating, curling or ice hockey. The swimming pools are fantastic, ”he said.
Erzurum, which hosted the World Universities Winter Games 6 years ago, is getting ready for the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017.