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8 days/7 nights/6 days heli-skiing

Have you experienced the most beautiful peaks and powder snow of the Turkish mountains? PowderWeGo offers you an extraordinary heli-ski trip on the Kaçkar mountains to discover the wonders of the Lesser Caucasus. Our team of high mountain guides and heli-skiing experts has selected beautiful itineraries for you. Come and experience the freedom of backcountry skiing in little-travelled areas and majestic panoramas.


Heliskiing in Turkey, Kaçkar massif


Turkey, Kaçkar

4 pax

Drops 15,000m


Incredible powder

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  • our great mobility by helicopter to reach the best spots

  • abundant snowfall

  • local food

  • Turkish baths

  • local culture

Heli-skiing in Turkey: discover the beauty of the Lesser Caucasus

The Kaçkar is a mountain range located in the north-east of Turkey in Anatolia, in the Pontic Range (or Pontic Alps). It stretches along the Black Sea to Georgia for about 500 km from east to west and is 60 km wide. Its highest point is Kaçkar Dağı, which rises to 3,942 m. The proximity of the Black Sea provides a favourable climate for abundant snow and its humidity allows for a good stability of the snow cover. These little-visited natural areas are an ideal place for heli-skiing and backcountry skiing, a true wonder of the world and a destination to discover!

The helicopter landing site is in Ayder, a traditional village in the Firtina Valley, located at an altitude of 1,100 m and a 3-hour drive from Trazbon. Heli-skiing professionals agree that it has an excellent reputation in terms of safety, maintenance and organisation. The aircraft (AS350 B2 and B3) are piloted by an experienced and qualified team of Swiss origin with whom we are used to working.

During your ski holiday in Turkey, you will have the chance to discover a ski area of over 5,000 km2 (2000 square miles), the areas are extremely varied, with unlimited routes and consistently sumptuous landscapes. You will be away from the ski slopes and the overcrowded ski resorts. The runs are generally located between 1,200 and 3,600 metres above sea level, with vertical descents of 700 to 1,200 metres. Most are in open terrain, some may continue into or end in forest. The helicopter picks up in front of the hotel and the nearest drop-off points are only a few minutes away.

After a day on the slopes, you can choose to relax in a traditional Turkish bath or in the comfort of the newly renovated Ayder Hotel. It now offers comfortable double rooms and suites with a sitting area and fireplace. A gym, sauna and whirlpool bath are available. Finally, dinner will be an opportunity to discover local specialities in a very friendly atmosphere.


If you need more details, we will reply within 24 hours to any questions you may have about this heli-ski trip in Turkey. We will provide a quote for a customised holiday based on your backcountry skiing level and your expectations.

Our strengths:

  • Our knowledge of the Kaçkar range in Turkey and high mountains

  • Our 22 years of experience in heli-skiing and backcountry skiing 

  • Our top-of-the-range customised packages 

  • Our concern for nature and safety conditions

You will enjoy: 

  • The quality and stability of the snowpack 

  • The delicacy of the powder snow and the beauty of the routes

  • The spectacular landscapes of the Lesser Caucasus

  • The charm and authenticity of the local culture

Outline of a heli-ski holiday in Turkey‘s Kaçkar mountain range


Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul the same day or the day before. 
Istanbul-Trabzon flight (1h45)
Transfer by bus or private taxi to Ayder (2 h)
Installation at the Ayder Hasimoglu Hotel *** and dinner.

Days 2 to 7:100% heliski days 

Day 7:Return by bus or private taxi to Trabzon, return flight Trabzon-Istanbul and transfer to your destination


This program is indicative and may be modified depending on the snow conditions and the weather, the level and the wishes of the group, in order to ensure the safety and pleasure of all. The accompanying guide is the sole judge in the matter. 

Number of travel days: 9

Number of ski days: 7

Technical level: 3/5 experience of ski touring and off-piste skiing in deep snow.

Physical level: 3/5 capable of moderate effort for several hours.

Number of participants: maximum 3 groups of 4 people + 3 guides.

Price from€9,250*/person on a basis of 4pax in classic formula excluding flights
€11,400*/person on a basis of 12pax in private formula (recommended) excluding flights

Payment: 35% deposit upon reservation, and balance no later than 3 months before departure. Payments by bank transfer or credit card. 
Full payment before May 31 = 5% discount

*Our formula includes:

(For a group of 4 people per guide, maximum 4 groups)

  • Supervision of the stay by a professional 

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Ayder Hasimoglu Hotel*** in double rooms (single rooms and suites at an additional cost).

  • Breakfasts, picnics and dinners (full board)

  • Taxi transfer from Trabzon airport to Ayder

  • Safety Packs (ABS® Airbag backpack or equivalent, DVA, shovel, probe) 

What is left for you:

  • Transport costs to Trabzon

  • Drinks and tips

  • Single room, Deluxe or Suite

  • Height difference supplement: €150/1000 m

  • Ski or snowboard rental

  • The insurance

  • Off-piste skiing outfit and equipment: suitable clothing, poles with large washers, cross-country skis, skins, climbing knives. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions or difficulties in finding this kit.

Level required for this stay:

  • Level 3/5 skiers, in good physical shape 

  • Off-piste skiing level: 3/5

  • Physical level: 2/5

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