Holiday in the Kaçkar Mountains

Heliskiing in Turkey is an adventure that is both exceptional and original.
The Kaçkar mountain range is in northeastern Turkey, stretching for some 500 kilometers along the shores of the Black Sea.
Thanks to this ideal position facing the Black Sea, the Kaçkar mountains benefit from an amazing depth of snow every winter.
The relief offers a heliskiing terrain that is never monotonous: lovely couloirs, wide valleys and skiing in the forest… with over 400 runs awaiting you!
Come and enjoy this unique experience at the gateway to Europe!


Mid-January to mid-March


Ecureuil AS-350 B3


Kaçkar, northeastern Turkey


Semi-private or private


A private ski area of 5,000 km2
Abundant, stable snow
Set-downs 5 minutes from the helipad
A varied mountain terrain to explore
A nearby destination with only a small time difference


A driver meets you at the airport. You will usually travel via Istanbul to get to Trabzon airport.
The on-site team will welcome you to drive you to the little village of Ayder which will be your base camp for the week. Journey time to get to this base camp perched 1,200 meters above sea level is about two hours.
You will be welcomed by the team and, after a few administrative formalities, you can settle into your room and get your bearings.
Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant and you will eat with the guides and pilots who will be accompanying you throughout the week.

You have breakfast at the hotel then you can get ready for your first day.
Before you fly mid-morning, the guides give you a safety briefing to remind you of all the safety instructions and the specific characteristics of the helicopter, then check your equipment.
The helicopter base is in a great location with the first runs only a 5 minute flight away! Even if you set off a little later on this first day, you will still have the opportunity to get in a really good warm-up.

get ready for five full days of heliskiing.
The holiday is offered on an “out and back” basis, leaving from the hotel every morning and sleeping there every night. Breakfast is served from 7.30am so you can fill up and be ready to tackle the slopes of the Kaçkar mountains.
You will usually leave at around 8.30am, a time that will of course be adapted to the weather conditions.
Refreshments for lunch will be provided on site in the mountains and you can share a convivial moment with the guides and pilots in the heart of picture-postcard scenery.
Everyone will then be ready to continue the day with more descents during the afternoon.
Back at the hotel you can enjoy a Turkish bath, book a massage, play billiards in the hotel lounge or simply relax.
It will then be time for dinner and a good night’s sleep so that you can keep up the pace over the week.

You may want to enjoy a few more descents on the Saturday morning before returning to the hotel.
You will have time to pack your bags before leaving for the airport at the end of the afternoon.


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From 8,650€/person for the standard “unlimited” formula
From 10,625€/person for the private formula (privatization of the helicopter).




You will stay at the 3* Hotel Hasimoglu for the week, next to the helipad.
Situated in the heart of the Kaçkar mountains and very close to the center of the picturesque village of Ayder, it is the perfect base camp.
With its wood-clad facades, the imposing hotel blends perfectly into its surroundings.
It has 70 rooms that all have an en suite bathroom with toilet.
Wood is the main material used, giving the bedrooms a cozy, traditional mountain chalet atmosphere.
The rooms have a balcony or patio from which you can enjoy the view of the mountains.
A fitness room, sauna and Jacuzzi are at your disposal to make the most of the time when you are not skiing.
The hotel is open to all tourists but certain areas are privatized for groups of heliskiers, including a lounge where you can enjoy an aperitif and spend the evening, as well as a dining room and a room where you can dry your skiwear and boots.
You will find a relaxed, convivial atmosphere and a high level of comfort.