Turkey’s Palandoken – Ejder 3200 ski resort / kayak merkezi is one of the few ski areas in the world that offers comprehensive night skiing. Palandoken’s nightskiing pistes are fully floodlit, lengthening the skiing day to a massive 11 hours, from 09.00 to 20.00. Scroll past the booking and flight information for further details on one of the world’s best and longest night ski areas.
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It’s worth remembering that Turkey isn’t strictly speaking part of Europe – and Erzurum is considerably further east – so you’ll need to choose an insurer with protection outside the continent. TrueTraveller ski insurance offers some of the best value, most comprehensive ski and snowboard cover that even includes park riding and off-piste (check the exact details at time of booking). Go with the best – go with TrueTraveller.
Ejder 3200 / Palandoken night skiing pistes
The Palandoken night skiing piste is reported as being 5.6km and accessed by gondola or a combination of two chairlifts. There’s an easy, long blue route that curves around the globe restaurant then flows all the way down to the base passing the Dedeman hill hotels or the option to ride a steeper combination of red runs (more direct). All runs terminate at the ski area base near the Dedeman ski lodge hotel – probably the best accommodation in Palandöken ski resort.
Is night skiing in Palandoken free?
Depending on which lift pass you buy, the nightskiing in Palandöken is included. Otherwise you should expect to pay around 45TL – which, at today’s exchange rates (04/22) amounts to around 3€ for three hours. By way of comparison, the 6km night ski piste at Aprica in Italy costs 19€.
Find out more about Palandöken / Ejder 3200
For comprehensive video footage of Palandöken / Ejder 3200 ski resort (kayak merkezi), follow this link to see our YouTube Palandoken ski resort playlist. Alternatively, you’ll also see more of these types of videos in our winter snow reports section.
You’ll also find more information about the world’s cheapest ski resort – Palandoken / Ejder 3200 – on this link as well as info about another area well known for its budget skiing, Bansko, on Bansko360.com.
Palandöken / Ejder 3200 piste map
Palandöken night skiing area
At 5.6km in length, the Palandöken night ski piste is one of the longest in Europe (you know what we mean – kind of in Europe). Another lengthy nightski piste opened this year with the Aprica nightski slope in Italy – reckoned to be a little short of 6km.