Ejder 3200 Ski Resort

http://www.powderhounds.com/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/Europe/Turkey/Ejder/overview/01.jpg
Ejder 3200 ski resort in the Palandöken sector above the city of Erzurum
Ejder 3200 ski resort in the Palandöken sector above the city of Erzurum
Sidecountry powder in the Palandöken sector of Edjer 3200
Sidecountry powder in the Palandöken sector of Edjer 3200
Palandöken is the main ski area at Ejder 3200
Palandöken is the main ski area at Ejder 3200
Wide, quiet pistes at Palandöken in Ejder 3200 ski resort Turkey
Wide, quiet pistes at Palandöken in Ejder 3200 ski resort Turkey
Ejder 3200 ski resort Türkiye, with avalanche danger in the off-piste
Ejder 3200 ski resort Türkiye, with avalanche danger in the off-piste
The
The 'Hotels' sector of Palandöken in Ejder 3200 ski resort is practically a private ski area!
Erzurum airport is the gateway to Edjer 3200 via direct flights from Istanbul
Erzurum airport is the gateway to Edjer 3200 via direct flights from Istanbul
The 13th century Erzurum Çifte Minareli Medrese (Double Minaret Madrasa) is a symbol of the region
The 13th century Erzurum Çifte Minareli Medrese (Double Minaret Madrasa) is a symbol of the region
Getting to Palandöken is easy from the airport by local taxi.
Getting to Palandöken is easy from the airport by local taxi.
Kapsul cafe is an interesting spot for tea & food at the base of Palandöken
Kapsul cafe is an interesting spot for tea & food at the base of Palandöken
Approaching the ski resort base at Palandöken with the
Approaching the ski resort base at Palandöken with the 'crowds'
Palandöken has several long pistes suitable for beginners, & reprobate snowboarders!
Palandöken has several long pistes suitable for beginners, & reprobate snowboarders!
Modern chairlifts are more reliable than the gondola at Palandöken ski resort
Modern chairlifts are more reliable than the gondola at Palandöken ski resort
Night skiing is possible on some pistes at Palandöken
Night skiing is possible on some pistes at Palandöken
Mid-mountain hotels, including the Dedeman, are a worthy place to stay when skiing Edjer3200
Mid-mountain hotels, including the Dedeman, are a worthy place to stay when skiing Edjer3200
Erzurum has the best Cağ Kebap in the world!
Erzurum has the best Cağ Kebap in the world!
Dinner buffets at the Dedeman Hotel in Palandöken is a feast for the eyes & taste buds
Dinner buffets at the Dedeman Hotel in Palandöken is a feast for the eyes & taste buds
We recommend staying at the Dedeman Hotels in Palandöken, or at least eat & drink there!
We recommend staying at the Dedeman Hotels in Palandöken, or at least eat & drink there!
Oh the possibilities at Palandöken ski resort
Oh the possibilities at Palandöken ski resort
Palandöken ski aera is part of Edjer 3200 in Erzurum Türkiye
Palandöken ski aera is part of Edjer 3200 in Erzurum Türkiye

Ejder 3200 Ski Resort

Readers Ratings

Ejder 3200

Ejder 32003/53
Ejder 32003 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
  • Recommend
    33%
  • Would Revisit
    67%
Racha Backcountry Ski Tour Georgia Snow Vigil

Ejder 3200 Ski Resort Stats

    Ejder 3200 Ski Trail Map
  • Ejder 3200(Palandoken & Konakli) Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    2,200m - 3,180m (980m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (19)
    2 Gondolas
    17 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late November to mid-April
    9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 65km
    Longest run - 10km
    Advanced - 40%
    Intermediate - 22%
    Beginner - 38%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 22/23
    Adult - from approx €6

Ejder Ski Resort Turkey

An intriguing location in northeast Türkiye, Ejder 3200 ski resort is just a few kilometres from the historic city centre of Erzurum. In a region known for very cold, snowy winters, Ejder 3200 rises above the city; a combination of two main sectors: the extensive Palandöken (itself separated into two zones including a lower elevation 'Hotels' zone); and the smaller, but still high alpine, Konakli. The ski area of Palandoken is below Mt Palandöken (3,271 m/10,732 ft) & Konakli is 25km by road away on the flanks of the amusingly named Karakaya Hill (3,170 m/10,400 ft)('hill' indeed!). The city and resorts are close to the awesome snowmobile-skiing/ski-touring at Ovit Mountain.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lift & Terrain

For skiing & snowboarding, the statistics certainly pique one's interest. A total of 19 main ski lifts (2 gondolas and 17 chairs of various vintages) serve a combined 65km of ski trails, of which 40% are rated as advanced. The north-aspect slopes have a skiable vertical of just under 1,000m and what appears to be a decent sized off-piste. To top it off, the longest combined run is around 10km, and from what we can tell, a lift pass that starts at less than €6/day - a helluva good bargain and could be the best value ski resort in the world. Our interest is definitely piqued!

Whilst we prepare more info on this Turkish ski resort, check out the ski trail map for Ejder 3200 (Palandöken & Konakli) below.

Ejder 3200 (Palandöken & Konakli) Ski Trail Map
Ejder 3200 (Palandöken-Konakli) Ski Trail Map

Where is Ejder 3200 Türkiye?

The Ejder 3200 ski area is in Türkiye's eastern Anatolia region, spread across two separate mountain resorts (Palandöken & Konakli) south of the city of Erzurum. Erzurum is around 1,050km as the Bald Ibis flies east of Istanbul, or a harrowing 14hr drive. The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is a 500km (8 to 9hr) drive to the north-east of Erzurum.

The closest gateway airports are Erzurum (ERZ), 13km by road north-west of the city centre. Erzurum airport is served by flights from Istanbul & Ankara, plus several smaller regional cities. Most travellers flying to Erzurum will require a transit through the airports in Istanbul [Istanbul airport (IST) or the smaller Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)]. Flight time from major European & UK airports including transit through Istanbul is between 5 & 7hr. A non-stop flight from Istanbul direct to Erzurum is around 1¾hr.

Once in Erzurum, the city centre and ski accommodation are only a short taxi ride away from the airport. The base of the main Palandöken sector of the ski resort is only 5km south of the city centre. The Konakli sector is further; a 25-minute (21km) drive south-west of the city centre.

Ejder 3200 Accommodation

The accommodations available in Ejder is a toss-up between staying near the fascinating Erzurum city centre or at the base of either ski resort sector. We suggest staying in the base of the Palandöken sector at one of the Dedeman Hotels.

Erzurum is a city of over 350,000 people which came to prominence in the 5th century. In the heart of the city, significant historic buildings still exist including the Çifte Minareli Medrese (dating from the late 13th century). Sited at an altitude of 1,950m, the city is bounded by plains to the north and mountains to the south. There are several decent hotels arrayed around the city centre.

Up the road from the city, the Palandöken ski resort hotels are split into 2 sectors that are connected by an excruciatingly slow chairlift. The lower 'Hotels' sector is fine on a storm day, but limited otherwise.

Search & book here for all Ejder ski accommodation.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Ejder 3200 in February 2023. More information about this ski resort is currently being put together. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

See how the European ski resorts compare on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

Follow Powderhounds Europe on Instagram to see where we are currently skiing. Follow our main Powderhounds page on Facebook to stay in touch with up-to-date info, tours, and discussions.

Tours in or near Ejder 3200

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Ovit Mountain Backcountry Snowmobile Skiing
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SNOWMOBILE-SKIING
2 or 3-day Packages | Full Private Custom Tours
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Discover snowmobile assisted backcountry skiing at remote Ovit Mountain in northeast Turkey. From your boutique hotel at 2,640m (8,660ft) altitude, explore 30,000 acres of untouched snow, travelling by snowmobile, led by professional guides. 2 or 3 day packages on weekends, or fully customise a package for your group..
Price p/p From price based on 2-night package with twin share lodging (2024 rates)
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,231
View Details
 
See all Backcountry Skiing tours that visit Ejder 3200 here

Cat Skiing Tours

Cat Skiing Freeride Kaçkar Mountains
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY CATSKIING
8 Day | 7 Night | 6 Catski days
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Experience the only cat skiing operation in Türkiye & enjoy amazing snow, terrain, cuisine, culture & hospitality on a week long adventure in the Kaçkar Mountains near Erzurum. Join a fixed date tour or get a group of friends together for a private custom tour ...
Price p/p From price based on an 8-day catskiing program, twin-share accommodation in low season.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR incl taxes.
USD 2,149
View Details
 
See all Cat Skiing tours that visit Ejder 3200 here
200