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Catskiing and Heliskiing in Turkey: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover varied terrains, pristine powder and unforgettable adventure when you heliski in Turkey!

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. Choose Turkey for your next heliskiing adventure! Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.

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FAQs: Heliskiing and Catskiing in Turkey

What should I know about Heliskiing and Catskiing Turkey?

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.

Why should I choose Turkey for my Heliskiing and Catskiing adventure?

Perfect powder

Low pressure storms coming off of the Black Sea deposit plenty of high quality powder in Turkey’s northern mountains. These snowpacks allow for long and uninterrupted runs through these ranges and their foothills. Heliskiing gets you to the best spots the fastest and increases the amount of time that you can spend in the snow.

Avoid the crowds

Unlike other popular European skiing destinations, northern Turkey is often overlooked. This means that you can expect plenty of snow all to yourself. Forget waiting in line at chair lifts and enjoy more time in the powder. Heliskiing can take you well beyond the slopes of the local resorts and out into the untouched areas of the mountains. This increases your range and pleasure.

Stunning scenery

Snow-capped mountains might not be the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of northern Turkey. However they are a stunningly beautiful reality. Enjoy views from snowy summits down into evergreen forested valleys and even out over the Black Sea. Explore the undulating foothills of this elevated plateau or head from to mountain ridge.

What can I expect from the weather in Turkey?

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.

How do I get there

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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What currency is accepted in Turkey?

Turkish lira (TRY)

What’s the high season for Heliskiing and Catskiing in Turkey?

January to March. Some guides offer trips, depending on snow conditions, ranging from December to May, however.

What people are saying about Heliskiing and Catskiing | Turkey



Nice team, very well organized (hotels, transfers, helicopter), good safety management, although there was not as much snow as usual, the guides made the extra effort to find the perfect spots and conditions and succeeded. This a was a great week, I came alone and joined a fantastic group.



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