It was the 2011 Winter University Games which brought the ski resort of Erzurum on the international contest map for the first time.
Thanks to hosting competitions for the best students from all around the world, major investments of more than 600 TL were made which helped building several brand-new facilities.
The Palandoken Ski Centre itself, since 2016 part of the Ejder 3200 World Ski Center – a joint venture the province's capital of Erzurum uses to market its two resorts Palandoken and Konakli – is ranging from 2,200 m up to 3,200 m.
Thanks to very cold temperatures during the winter time the resort is a snow-sure resort and a perfect host for the first SBX World Cup races on Turkish soil in history.
The Eastern Anatolian resort boosts a total of 43 skiable slopes and runs 13 different lifts.
With a length of 12 km Erzurum provides the longest run in Turkey. In addition, you can also find the countries steepest slope on the Northern face of Mt Palandoken which is called Ejder.