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.
Inspections ahead of the 2018/19 ski and snowboard cross tours begin in Val Thorens (FRA).
Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA) and Chloe Trespeuch (FRA) as well as Emanuel Perathoner (ITA) and Omar Visintin (ITA) have claimed victory in this season's second Team SBX World Cup race which took place in Erzurum, Turkey today.
Eva Samkova (CZE) and Omar Visintin (ITA) have won the first ever Snowboard Cross World Cup race in Turkey which was staged today in Erzurum, part of the Ejder 3200 resort.
Due to ongoing strong and gusty winds, today's training and qualifiers for the season's sixth snowboard cross race staged in Erzurum had to be called off.
As the riders are having their official training on the Erzurum course tomorrow right before qualifiers, here is a quick overview what they will ride on over the next couple of days battling for World Cup points in one individual as well as one team event.
With the Snowboard Freestyle and Alpine Snowboard World Cup already in full swing in 2018 it's finally time for the snowboard cross specialists to return to business, too. The first races of the New Year will take place this weekend in Erzurum which therefore becomes the first ever Turkish ski resort to host a SBX Word Cup.