Palandöken ski resort was declared Winter Tourism Center in 1993.Within this center; There are 3 ski centers consisting of Erzurum (Hınıs) Strait, Konakli and Gez Plateau.The Strait of Erzurum is also known as Palandöken Ski Center. The Palandöken Ski Resort has two slopes registered by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for slalom and big slalom competitions.Located in the south of Erzurum, with a height of 3176 m., Palandöken is one of the most important ski centers in the world with its structure suitable for skiing for 5-6 months, snow quality and long slopes.Erzurum, which hosted the 25th World Universities Winter Games in 2011, has been one of the new attraction and winter tourism centers of the Turkey and world.Even the winter olympics can be organized in Palandöken runways are among the longest and steepest tracks in the world.There are more then 15 ski lifts, 2 baby lifts and 1 gondola lift on the slopes of Palandöken Ski Center between 2000 – 3176 meters.It is possible to ski approximately 12 thousand people on all the slopes at the same time. Palandoken Ski Resort; Alpine skiing and snowboarding is very suitable for offering; skiing, paragliding, mountaineering, snowtube, paintball is an alternative for different types of tourism.The surroundings of Palandöken Mountain, with its natural park view, offer different beauties as a trip, picnic and viewing area.Palandöken Ski Center with avalanche prevention and artificial snow systems is only 5 km away from the most modern hospitals of Erzurum. There are 2 5-star, 1 4-star, 1 3-star and 1 1-star hotels in the Palandöken Ski Center, which can serve skiers of all levels.The ski resort is 15 kilometers from the airport and 4 kilometers from the city center.Transportation to the ski resort is provided by Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality buses and privite taxis from