They all come from different alpine countries. They spend the majority of the season in Turkey or in other heli-skiing operations around the world. Some of them are also professional helicopter pilots, renowned Himalayan specialists or part of professional rescue teams.
The helicopter pilots are Swiss and work all year long in alpine conditions, hauling loads, heliski or rescue work. Some of them are as well Certified Mountain Guides.
The Massage Therapists
The massage therapists for Turkey Heliski are trained in different fields like physiotherapy, acupuncture, reflexology or sport specific.
Engineers and helicopters
The helicopter service provider for Turkey Heliski is “Air Zermatt”. They are in charge of the machines, the maintenance, the engineers and the pilots working with us in Turkey. Here we fly with the Ecureuil B3, very performing in the mountains and can take up to 5 people on board.
Interpreter and tourist guides
Also part of our heliski team, Celal is our interpreter and mountain leader. He will make you discover the region and the customs or to help you communicate with the local hotel staff.
Our heliski base is situated in Ayder, a small mountain town located in the heart of the Kaçkar mountains at 1’100 meters. It is a two hours drive from the airport in Trabzon.
The Turkey Heliski infrastructure is located at the Hotel Hasimoglu***, fully renovated in 2016, it has 70 rooms. It is a small, family-run mountain resort hotel with a cozy feel and friendly staff.
We have there our office, massage rooms, bar, lounge, ski room, workshop, locker room with drying facilities for your ski equipment. Next to the hotel is the Helipad with the helicopters and technical equipments.
All the rooms have a private bathroom with shower, washbasin, toilet, and hairdryer. Also available in each room: direct dialing phone service, satellite TV, minibar, wireless Internet connection
Your Turkey Heliski package includes lodging in a standard double room. At an extra cost, you can upgrade to a Single Room, Deluxe Room or a Suite
The Lounge «Turkey Héliski»
Is where we share ‘après-ski’ downtime after a great day out in the mountains. There you will find a bar and the shop. The lounge is fitted with a big screen where guests can watch movies. Games and a library are there for you too.
Is where you can get ready for skiing and dry your equipment. You will dispose of a locker for equipment and drying facilities for boots.
It is a small room including the fitness room with treadmill, rower, bike…
Two cozy rooms
Two rooms with a log fire and big screen TV.
The dinning room
Where all the meals are served buffet style and where you will find games & entertainment at your disposal: Pool table, Table football, Table tennis, Dartboard…
Where our massage therapist and physiotherapist are available to help you with those aching muscles after a long day skiing.
The wellness area
Located in the basement, next to the river. It includes a sauna, Turkish
bath and jacuzzi. The bay window of this assembly gives a direct view of the
river and the forest.
Your heliski trip in Kaçkar, Turkey
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.
- Flight to Istanbul.
- Flight TK 2830 Istanbul – Trabzon (18:35 – 20:20)
- Welcome at Trabzon airport by our staff.
- Bus transfer to Ayder (2h00)
- Check-in and evening meal at the hotel
- Administrative formality.
- Safety briefing and handing out of the safety equipment
- Héliski after 10h00
Monday to Friday
Heliski or alternative activity in case of bad weather.
- Late afternoon transfer to Trabzon
- Night at the Novotel, 5 min from the airport
- Transfer to the airport by Hotel shuttle.
- Return flight via Istanbul
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
We supply the Safety Pack for the duration of your stay:
- 1 Airbag
- 1 DVA (avalanche transmitter)
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: € 150.-
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
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.