Heli Skiing Turkey
Heli Skiing Turkey

Heli-Skiing in Turkey

As of winter 2019, Turkey has been placed firmly back on our heli-ski map. Measuring 100 km in length by 35 km width, the Kaçkar range is situated in the north east of Turkey, on the Black Sea and is (perhaps surprisingly) ideally suited for heli-skiing. During the winter months moist air from the Black Sea combines with cold mountain air to create incredible powder skiing conditions between mid-January and mid-March.

At just under 4,000 metres Kaçkar Dagi is the highest peak in the Kaçkar Mountains.

Travel to the region from Europe is generally simple and quick with major airlines flying regularly to the Turkish capital Istanbul. From there, an internal flight brings you to Trabzon and it is a further two hours by road to the heli-ski base in Ayder.


The Lowdown

Ease of Access

Travel is quick, easy and inexpensive making this one of the most accessible and reliable powder skiing destinations for Europeans.

Exclusive, Unrestricted Terrain

Containing over 400 marked runs between 700 and 1,200 vertical metres this vast mountainous area covers over 5000 km2 and is reserved for just 16-24 skiers per week. This is genuine Canadian-style heliskiing at the gateway to Europe.

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