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Ayder, Turkey, group heliskiing guided week

Join Thierry, an IFMGA Certified Guide, or another IFMGA certified member of his staff, for a thrilling week of Guided Group Heliskiing in Ayder, Turkey.

Mountain RangeKackar Mountain Range
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique heliskiing adventure in Turkey.

  • Go on an amazing winter adventure and ski on untouched powder day in and out.

  • Rest in a comfortable, luxury hotel with sauna, massage rooms and more.

  • Participate in small heliski groups of four plus your guide.

Description

Join me for a week of guided group heliskiing in Ayder, Turkey, and enjoy skiing down the slopes of the beautiful Kackar mountain range.

The Prestige Group Package allows you to go heliskiing in small groups of only people per guide. Thus creating an experience that will give you the feeling of freedom every adventurer craves.

Heliskiing is unique and exciting. Not only you enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing, but also the adrenaline of riding in a helicopter above the slopes below. With vertical ski runs ranging from 500 meters to 1400 meters, you will have the opportunity to ski to your heart’s content.

When it comes to locations, you really can’t do much better than Ayder. During summer it’s beautiful and famous for its hot-springs and dense forests. But in the winter season, Ayder is even more spectacular, because those same forests sparkle under a blanket of snow.

Another advantage of this heliskiing package is the lodging. After days of skiing through open terrain above the tree line, or through the forests if that is what you desire, you want to rest, and you want to rest comfortably. And in the newly renovated Hasimoglu Hotel, that is exactly what you will get to do.

Within the hotel, there is the Turkey Heliski Lounge, where guests can relax and watch movies on a big screen TV. There is also a fitness area with a climbing wall, gym, jacuzzi, and sauna. Besides, there are also two massage rooms available all day to relieve those achy muscles. Finally, there is also a Turkish Hammam just 2 minutes away that has 45-degree natural hot spring water.

So come and join me for a week of guided Heliskiing in Ayder, Turkey, and enjoy the openness of slopes that are as close as a 5-minute helicopter ride away from your hotel. I’ll be awaiting your request!

And if you are interested in participating in a private package of this trip, you can do so here.

 

Details

Accommodation

Full Board Accommodation in a standard double room at the Hotel Hasimoglu. For an extra fee you can stay in a single or deluxe room or in a suite. There is direct dialing phone service, satellite TV, Mini Bar, Wireless Internet throughout the entire hotel. You can also upgrade to a single, deluxe, or suite room at an extra charge.

Disclaimer

The payment schedule is as follows: 35% deposit to confirm your registration, 35% of the total to be paid 120 days before your departure, and remained 30% of the total to be paid 60 days before the start of your heliskiing week. In the event of the cancellation of a participant registered on the initial list, you have the possibility to replace it with another person. If you do not replace this person, the terms and conditions will apply. In case of cancellation of your stay, the deposit will not be refunded. It will be postponed to a subsequent equal reservation only if we are able to resell your space. In case of cancellation 90 days or less of your departure, the deposit and the balance of your stay will only be refunded if your booking could be resold. A detailed outline of the cancellation policy will be provided on request.

More info

Safety Equipment that will be offered to all participants includes ABS Backpack (Avalanche Balloon System) with shovel and probe, DVA Mammut Pulse (Avalanche transceiver, and safety card (info card in case of emergency/avalanche). Vertical Meter Count is a daily count of vertical meters skied and is applied to the group as a whole, even for those people who decide to stop skiing earlier in the day. There is a choice once you reach your guaranteed vertical mile limit, to either continue skiing or return to base. If necessary, groups can be changed to accommodate members who wish to continue skiing. A minimum of 5000 additional vertical meters are counted for every day the helicopter takes off for rotations above those covered by your initial package. This does not apply to the day when you reach your limit of 30,500 vertical meters. The cost of additional meters is 98 Euros per 1000 meters. Refunds on vertical meters are given if you do not reach your guaranteed 20,000 vertical meters as a result of bad weather or technical problems, at a rate of 80 euros per 1000 meters. No refunds are given if you decide to stop skiing in the middle of the day and you do not attain the number of vertical meters outlined in your package during the week and if you are not present for the full duration of your package, due to late arrival or early departure.

Meeting point

Trabzon Airport


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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival (Saturday)

Participants will make their way to Istanbul, and catch flight TK 2832, Istanbul – Trabzon ((17:35 – 19:20).). Upon arrival, you will met our staff and be transferred by bus to Ayder. The trip will take approximately 2 hours. There will be a welcome meeting, followed by administrative formalities before a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

Note: due to COVID travel circumstances for our 2020/2021 offer we have adapted the transfer times between Trabzon and Ayder according to the flights currently available.

The Trabzon – Ayder Transfer on Saturday will now be at 8:30 PM, at the arrival of the flight Istanbul (IST) – Trabzon (TZX) TK 2830: 18:35 – 20:20.

Day 2: First Day (Sunday)

Arrival, security and helicopter briefing, followed by distribution of equipment. Heliskiing from 10 am onward.

Day 3 to 7: Heliskiiing (Monday- Friday)

In case of bad weather, other activities will be set up for all participants.

Possibilities include:

Outdoor:
• Ski touring (we have ski
touring equipment for all
participants).
• Snowshoeing.
• Rescue exercise or avalanche
prevention training courses.

• Adventure trail in the trees(zip
lines, monkey bridge, etc.).
• Visits to the region: Zikale
Castle, Sümela Monastery, Rize
or Batumi cities (Georgia).

Indoor:
• Thermal baths.
• Conferences on different
themes.
• Film screenings.

Day 8: Last Day (Saturday)

Heliskiing for majority of the day. At the end of the day participants will take the bus transfer to Trabzon, where they will be checked into a Novotel Hotel only 5 minutes away from the airport.

Day 9: Return Home (Sunday)

Participants will be transferred to airport by Hotel shuttle bus, where they will catch their flights home.


About the guide

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I'm a IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Verbier in Valais. For the past 15 years I have been working in most of the heliski bases around the globe. For the moment, I'm focusing on Val d'Aran in the Pyrenees and Ayder and Ayladar in Turkey. I'm guiding there with a team of IFMGA guides. If I'm busy when you try to book a heliski day or tour, you'll be skiing with one of them. Join us and experience amazing skiing in less classic destinations!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 7469 each

Group of 2

EUR 7469 each

Group of 3

EUR 7469 each

Group of 4

EUR 7469 each

Group of 5

EUR 7469 each

Group of 6

EUR 7469 each

Group of 7

EUR 7469 each

Group of 8

EUR 7469 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Helicopter drops as described

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Included in the package:

• Transfers: Trabzon Airport - Ayder -Trabzon Airport

• Accommodation: 8 nights in a double Standard room with full board.

• The heli-skiing package: 7 heliski days, 30'500 m/vert. of skiing

• Safety equipment: Airbag, Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe

NOT included in the package:

• Access flights to Trabzon Airport

• Drinks

• Single, Deluxe, or Suite supplement

• Extra Vertical meters: € 140.- / 1'000 m/vert.

• Skis or Snowboard rental: € 150.-

Vertical meters: 30'500 m/vert. are included in your package with a guarantee of 20'000 m/vert.

Refund Policy: If, for weather reasons, you do not reach the 20'000 m/vert. guaranteed, You will be refunded at a price of € 95 .- / 1'000 m/vert.


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