The 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival will be held in Erzurum, Turkey from 11 to 18 February 2017.
The event had initially been planned for Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereas the 2019 EYOF had been planned for Erzurum. In November 2015, the two cities agreed to swap their events, since Sarajevo could not be ready in time, while Erzurum already had facilities in place from the 2011 Winter Universiade.
The mascot of 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival is a snowman named Karbeyaz. The name Karbeyaz, which is combined from the Turkish words Kar (snow) and Beyaz (white), won the public vote against the other 3 proposed names.