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Palandöken Ski Center is a ski resort for alpine skiing and snowboarding on the Palandöken Mountain in Erzurum Province, eastern Türkiye. On the road from Erzurum to the summit, the Palandöken Ski Resort is located at the mountain village of Başköy at an altitude of 2,100 m. The distances between the lift station and Erzurum is 4 km.
The ski trail is the longest in Türkiye. Due to the quality of the snow (a fine-grained light powder), steepness of the slopes, and the length of the trail, Palandöken is known as the best mountain in Türkiye for skilled skiers. The toughest run is on the backside of the mountain, known as the Ejder (Turkish for “Dragon”) trail. Due to fog and the risk of an avalanche, the Ejder lifts and trails are sometimes closed. The skiing season can begin in November and last as long as June. In 2008-2010, more lifts were opened. Currently, there are a total of 8 lifts.
The ski center is situated 7 km southwest of Erzurum, and was built for the 2011 Winter Universiade. Its base is at 2,200 m and the top elevation is 3,176 m. In addition to a gondola lift, there are five chairlift lines serving all 22 pistes on different slopes on a skiable area of 460 hectares. The skiing season usually begins in late October and, in the higher regions, ends in the first weeks of May.
The Ejder and Kapıkaya runs are the longest. They are Olympic-sized and are suitable for slalom skiing and giant slalom disciplines. The total length of the runs is 28 km with the longest one being 12 km long and having an elevation difference of 1,100 m.
Yunusemre, Kayak Yolu Uzeri, 25070 Palandöken / Erzurum
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