Thanks to its proximity to the Black Sea and the many mountain ranges that cover the territory, Turkey is ideal for heliskiing. In addition, the snow quality here is excellent and the snowpack particularly stable.
You can overfly Ayder in the Rize region and find deep runs between 3.600 and 1.200 meters on varied alpine terrain with incredible open slopes to ski down. You won’t only ski in the best powder conditions but you’ll be also immersed in a new culture with a friendly and relaxed environment.
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For many, heliskiing and Turkey do not sound like much of a combination, but they are. Turkey is consistently listed as one of the top ten heliskiing destinations in all of Europe.
Its beautiful landscapes, defined by rugged mountains, proximity to the sea and gorgeous valleys, are perfect for heliskiing. You definitely want to see as much as you can in the time you have.
And heading to Turkey for heliskiing is more than just a ski trip, it’s an experience. Head to the hot springs around Ayden and loak in the natural mineral waters after a long day pout on the slopes. Don’t forget to check out all of the local teas and cuisine too.
During the winter, northern Turkey is fairly warm. Average temperatures sit 5 or so degrees above freezing. Temperatures dip as you head farther up into the mountains, so snow sticks. Winter also tends to be the wettest time of year, with plenty of snow falling throughout ski season.
Getting to the northwest of Turkey for heliskiing usually begins with a flight into the Ataturk International Airport (IST) in Istanbul. From here you will generally fly into Trabzon Airport (TZX) before meeting with your guide and heading to your final destination.
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January to March. Some guides offer trips, depending on snow conditions, ranging from December to May, however.
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