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Ayder, Turkey, private heliskiing guided week

Join Thierry, or one of the other IFMGA certified guides from his staff, for an unforgettable week of private, guided Heliskiing in Ayder, Turkey.

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

Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing heliski week in Turkey.

  • Explore the remote powder white slopes Kackar Mountain Range.

  • Return to a comfortable hotel in the evening with amazing amenities.

Description

Let me guide you on a full-week of private heliskiing in Ayder, Turkey. An ideal trip for those who want to experience the essence of heliskiing!

With over 4,000 square kilometers of the available ski area, you will get to ski wherever. This unique heli-skiing package includes 6 hours of flight time for groups of 1 to 3 people, 9 hours of flight time for groups of 4 to 8, and 12 hours of flight time for groups of 9 to 12 people. Furthermore, our private groups are accompanied by a minimum of 2 guides.
If you wish to fly as a single load, your group will have to consist of a maximum of 3 people.

Not only will you have a helicopter at your disposal for an entire week, but you will also have the chance to spend one or more nights in a remote village on the other side of the Kackar Mountain Range, adding some extra adventure to this trip.

You will also be more than comfortable in the Hasimoglu Hotel. Inside, you can enjoy the Turkey Heliski Lounge, where guests can relax and watch movies on a big screen TV. There is also a fitness area with a gym, jacuzzi, and sauna. A game room and two massage rooms are also available all day. Finally, you can also go to the Turkish Hammam just 2 minutes away that has 45-degree natural hot spring water.

Would you like to join this unforgettable week of private Heliskiing in the Kackar mountains in Ayder? Then send me a request! You will have so much privacy, you will feel like the slopes are just for you, like a beautiful, soft, white carpet.

And if are looking for a more social version of this trip, you can also join me for a Group Heliskiing Guided Week here.

Details

Accommodation

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

Disclaimer

"Private" group reservations: • A private group is composed of 1 to 12 people maximum. The reservation is confirmed only when all the deposits and group registration forms have been returned to us. • The different payments (deposit: 35% upon booking, 35% 120 days before the trip, and the balance 30% 60 days prior to your departure) are made in one payment for the entire group. • If a group member cancels his booking, you can replace that person or change the final number of participants. In this case, the final bill will be modified according to the number of people. Cancellation 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. Please request our detailed policy before booking.

More info

Extra activities include: Ski Touring (we have ski touring equipment available for all guests), Snowshoeing, Adventure Park (rope course through the trees with ladders, rope walks, etc.), Trips to various local sights like the cities of Rize and Batumi (Georgia) and the Sumela Monastery. 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). Groups of 1-3 people (1 rotation) get 6 helicopter hours. Groups of 4-8 people (2 rotations) get 9 helicopter hours. Groups of 9-12 people (2 rotations) get 9 helicopter hours. Only the actual time flying is counted against your helicopter hours, so if the helicopter is on the ground, even if the rotor blades are still turning, does not count against your hours. The first 6 hours of helicopter time is non-refundable. The next 3 hours of helicopter time is refundable if not used. Refunds for helicopter time not used is 2,400 Euros per hour. Extra Helicopter time is 2,400 Euros per hour. Groups of 9 cost 9,800 Euros per person. Groups of 10 cost 8,950 Euros per person. Groups of 11 cost 8,150 Euros per person. Groups of 12 cost 7,580 Euros per person. Payment schedule is as follows, 35% deposit to confirm your registration, 35% of total to be paid 120 days before your departure, and remained 30% of total to be paid 60 days before the start of your heliskiing week.

Meeting point

Trabzon Airport


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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Access flight to Istanbul :
Flight TK 2832 Istanbul – Trabzon
(17:35 – 19:20). Upon arrival, you’ll meet 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.

Day 2: First Day

Arrival, Security and Helicopter Briefing, followed by Distribution of Equipment. Heliskiing from 10 am onward.

Day 3 to 7: Heliskiing

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

Day 8: Last Day

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

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 59655 each

Group of 2

EUR 29827 each

Group of 3

EUR 19885 each

Group of 4

EUR 20370 each

Group of 5

EUR 16296 each

Group of 6

EUR 13580 each

Group of 7

EUR 11640 each

Group of 8

EUR 10185 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

The price includes:

• Transfers: Trabzon - Ayder - Trabzon airport.

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

• The heli-skiing package: 7 heliski days, 6, 9, or 12 hours of the helicopter.

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

NOT included in the package:

• Access flights to Trabzon Airport

• Drinks

• Single, Deluxe, or Suite supplement

• Extra helicopter hours: € 3’300.- /hour (€ 55 .-/min.)

• Skis or Snowboard rental: € 150.-

12 people: € 9’200. p/person

Helicopter Hours: The heli-skiing package includes 6 hours of flight time for groups of 1 to 3 people, 9 hours of flight time for groups of 4 to 8, and 12 hours of flight time for groups of 9 to 12 people. Refund on hours helicopter: The first 7 hours are not refundable. The remaining helicopter hours will be refunded if not used at € 1,800 .- / hr. Group set-up: Private groups are accompanied by a minimum of 2 guides. If you wish to fly as a single load, your group will have to consist of a maximum of 3 people.


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