PREPARE YOUR

TRIP

GET READY FOR YOUR TRIP 

Your stay will start on a Saturday and will end on the following Sunday. You will be delighted with 7days of great heli-skiing from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon.

Saturday

  • Flight to Istanbul.
  • Flight TK 2832 Istanbul – Trabzon (17:35 – 19:20)
  • Welcome at Trabzon airport by our staff.
  • Bus transfer to Ayder (2h00)
  • Check-in and evening meal at the hotel
  • Administrative formality.

Sunday

  • Safety briefing and handing out of the safety equipment
  • Héliski after 10h00

Monday to Friday

  • Heliski or alternative activity in case of bad weather.

Saturday

  • Heliski
  • Late afternoon transfer to Trabzon
  • Night at the Hotel Dedeman,  5 min from the airport

Sunday

  • Transfer to the airport by Hotel shuttle.
  • Return flight via Istanbul


Equipment

You can bring and use your own gear, or you are welcome to use the equipment we have at your disposal. 

Equipment at your disposal

Safety equipment

We supply the Safety Pack for the duration of your stay:

  • 1 Airbag
  • 1 DVA (avalanche transmitter)
  • Shovel
  • Prove

Skis/Snowboard

You can rent the skis and snowboards that we have at your disposal. 

  • Skis SCOTT SCRAPPER, 165 to 189 cm, and ski poles, 110 to 140 cm.
  • Snowboard Salomon SICK STICK, 157/163 cm; Hologram bindings M et L.
  • Rental price for the duration of the stay: € 100.-

Equipment for alternative activities

The equipment below is available for alternative activities that we offer:

  • Touring skis with skins
  • Snowshoes with mountain boots
  • Harness and slings for the adventure park
Your personal Equipment

As the climate is similar to that of the Alps, your usual skiwear will be adequate for your week’s heli-skiing.

Bring along strong sun protection and don’t forget a decent pair of goggles, as the powder is deep and even in good weather ordinary sunglasses will rapidly become clogged with powder.

As the helicopter rides are shorter than those on chairlifts and it isn’t cold inside the helicopter, you will find that you don’t get as cold as you do piste skiing. Your gloves, however, will become wet far quicker as you need to clear the snow off your skis and boards in order to pack them into the ski pods. We recommend you take one or two extra pairs of gloves as well as a pair of mittens.

Safety

In case of emergency, we are autonomous from the site of the accident to the hospital. For this we are equipped with: backboard with helicopter slinging gear, vacuum mattress, AED, First Aid kit, etc

Safety gear and protocol have been put together by Guides/Rescue Professionals that are part of our staff.

At the start of each season, our staff follows a specific training on Rescue equipment use and practice the Rescue protocols.


Your Trip

The nearest airport to Ayder is the International airport of Trabzon (TZX). Scheduled flights transit via Istanbul, which is served by daily flights with Turkish Airlines as well as most other major airline companies. We organize all your transfer from Trabzon.

Plane

There are two airports in Istanbul, Atatürk (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen (SAW). They are roughly two hours’ drive from each other.

Do make sure you book international and internal flights that arrive and depart from the same airport. In any case, most flights arrive and leave from Atatürk International Airport. This is also the nearest airport to Istanbul city center (around 40 minutes by car), while Sabiha Gökçen is over an hour from Istanbul’s old city.

Many airlines offer internal flights from Atatürk or Sabiha Gökçen to Trabzon.

You can book flights through your usual travel agent, and we can also offer you a range of flight options.

Tranfers

Classic Package: 

The scheduled transfer is included in your package. Departure is on the Saturday at 19h30, upon arrival of the Istanbul-Trabzon flight TK 2834( 17:25 – 19:20 ).

Your scheduled transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay (Saturday, between 16h00 and 18h00) is also included in the package.

You stay in the Hotel Dedeman in Trabzon for your last night in Turkey. The hotel is 5min away from the airport. This is also included in your package. The following morning the hotel bus will take you to the airport for your flight.

Private Package: 

A single transfer for your group on arrival and at your departure is included in your package. Please advise us of your arrival and departure times so we can arrange these transfers for you.

You stay in the Hotel Dedeman in Trabzon for your last night in Turkey. The hotel is 5min away from the airport. This is also included in your package. The following morning the hotel bus will take you to the airport for your flight.

Transfers at the times shown behind are included in your package. Outside these hours, you will be charged.