General Information

Palandöken Ski Resort

Palandöken Ski Resort

Our Palandöken Ski program is planned as a short winter holiday. Palandöken ski resort located in the Palandöken district of Erzurum was completed in 2011 for the World University Winter Games. It is situated at the foothills of Palandöken Mountain, 7 km southwest of Erzurum city centre. The resort has an altitude of 3,176 metres and features 56 different pistes. It operates with 8 chairlifts and one gondola. The total length of the trails is 28 km, with the longest being 12 km and having an altitude difference of 1,100 metres.

  • Palandöken Ski Tour 3 Days Program:

    1st Day: It will begin with us meeting you at Erzurum Airport. After being welcomed at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. We’ll spend the day skiing until the evening, heading to the slopes from the hotel.

    2nd Day: On the second day of the programme, In Erzurum, we will take a small historical tour to see the Çifte Minareli Mosque and taste the city’s most delicious dish, Cağ kebab. After the meal, we will spend the entire day skiing on the slopes of Mount Palandöken, choosing your preferred pistes.

    3rd Day: On the final day of the programme, we will go skiing until noon after breakfast, depending on your flight time. If your flight is early, your transfer from the hotel to the airport will be arranged. After skiing, we will return to the hotel and transfer you by vehicle to Erzurum Airport.

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  • Attention:
     You’ll need to bring all of your skiing equipment with yourself before the tour. It’s important that you contact us for your missing equipment to have a smooth ski tour experience. Missing skiing equipment will be rented for you. There may be changes to the schedule according to weather conditions. In such circumstances, we’ll inform our clients at least one day earlier.
Booking code:

SKI-PALANDOKEN-3-DAYS

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Group Size: The number you specify
  • Category: Ski Resort Tour
  • Tour Type: Private Ski Mountaineering Tour
  • Mountain accommodation: N/A
  • Hotel accommodation: 2 Night 5 Stars Hotel
  • Tour Starting Location: Erzurum Airport
  • Tour Ending Location: Erzurum Airport

Palandöken Ski Tour Program includes:

Services Included in the Price

3 Nights Hotel Stay – “5 Stars Hotel”

All transfers from Doğubayazıt to the hotel at Sarıkamış Ski Centre and back to Doğubayazıt are included in the programme.

The unlimited ski pass allows you to access all the lifts throughout your stay, so you can explore every corner of the mountain at your leisure.

All our tours are covered by cancellation and general health insurance. For more detailed information about the insurance options we offer, please visit our insurance page here.

The tour guide service is included in the price,

Services Not Included in the Price

National and international flight tickets are not included in your package and therefore all costs associated with these tickets must be covered by the participant themselves. For more information on getting to the area, you can go to this link.

Personal equipment is not included in the tour price. However, we understand that some equipment might create extra baggage and cost for our guests and sometimes you may only want to use the equipment once. Therefore, you can rent equipment such as sleeping bags, boots, and walking sticks from our company. For this, you can visit our rental page. As our rental equipment stock is limited, don’t forget to reserve any equipment you need while making your tour booking. To review the equipment you can rent and the prices, visit our Mount Ararat Rental Gear page..

Alcoholic drinks are not included in the tour price, but you are welcome to bring your own alcohol.

Food in the city is not included in the tour price. However, breakfast will be provided at your hotel during your stay in the city. Additionally, we would like to mention that the quality of the local food options available in Van city is high and the prices are at reasonable levels.

All cultural excursions not included in the tour programme are available at an additional cost. If you would like more information about the tours we offer, you can check out our Climbs or Cultural Tours page, or use our site’s search engine.

Your personal expenses are not included in the tour price.

Palandöken Ski Tours Price

You can customize the Palandöken Ski Tours price by modifying the included services. As the group size increases, the cost per participant decreases. Travel agencies, mountaineering clubs, and tour guides can join our Two Ararat Partner Program to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts. For a price quote, please message us via our reservation page with the number of participants.

PALANDÖKEN SKI TOUR 3 DAYS:

1st Day: “Arrival to Erzurum”

It will begin with us meeting you at Erzurum Airport. After being welcomed at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. We’ll spend the day skiing until the evening, heading to the slopes from the hotel.

Accommodation: Erzurum Hotel

2nd  Day: “Cultural Tour and Ski Day”

On the second day of the programme, In Erzurum, we will take a small historical tour to see the Çifte Minareli Mosque and taste the city’s most delicious dish, Cağ kebab. After the meal, we will spend the entire day skiing on the slopes of Mount Palandöken, choosing your preferred pistes.

3rd  Day: “Leaving Erzurum”

On the final day of the programme, we will go skiing until noon after breakfast, depending on your flight time. If your flight is early, your transfer from the hotel to the airport will be arranged. After skiing, we will return to the hotel and transfer you by vehicle to Erzurum Airport.

RESERVATION PROCESS

By clicking on this image, you can go to the website of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies

By clicking on this image, you can go to the website of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies “TURSAB” verify that our company and website are legal.

During the tour, to avoid any issues and ensure your safety, it’s necessary for us to conduct your tour in compliance with legal procedures. This way, we won’t have any issues with local government and the gendarmerie. Furthermore, all travel agencies operating in Turkey are obligated to insure their customers. However, this insurance is not climbing insurance. Please review the detailed information on our insurance page. Below, you can find the Reservation process listed in points.

The reservation process includes the following steps:

  1. Select the tour that suits you and send us the necessary information for the reservation.
  2. We will send you a document with your tour details and our account information for you to confirm your reservation.
  3. Provided there are no errors in the information on the document, you will send a prepayment to our account. Once your payment reaches our account, we will send you a “Payment Received” document to confirm your tour.
  4. As your tour date approaches, we will prepare your Travel Insurance and send you the documents.

Cancellation and Refund

For our tours, a modest prepayment is required to secure climbing permits and initiate insurance processes. Please note that this fee is non-refundable in the event of tour cancellation. Full tour payment will be made in cash to our team on the day the tour starts, guaranteeing an experience. This allows you to make tour cancellations and changes without taking any risk. For detailed information about the tour cancellation and refund conditions, please click here.

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We look forward to meeting you! Please do contact us if you have any queries.