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Best Places for Heli-Skiing

Discover Turkey, home of best heli-skiing places


Turkey's Best Heli-Skiing Places

Turkey's three of best places for an unforgettable heli-skiing experience, best powder close to Europe. These places have a vast, beautiful territory, a variety of landscapes and the Black Sea that never really disappears from view.

Best Heli-Skiing Locations

Turkey is known as the best place in Europe for heli-skiing. With a guarantee of regular and plentiful snow fall and exceptional powder, the reputation of heli-skiing in Turkey could not be better. The heli-skiing terrain in Turkey is characterised by wonderful, open alpine pitches at the perfect gradient.

Ayder, Ikizdere and Yaylalar, which are some of the most beautiful centers for helicopter skiing, welcoming their heli-skiing passions. These all centers are located near the snowy Kackar Mountains.

Turkey's top 3 best locations for powder heli-skiing;

  • Ayder Plateau, Rize
  • Ikizdere Town, Rize
  • Yaylalar Village, Artvin

Kackar Mountains

Kackar Mountains, which have a wild geography with its untouched virgin nature, one of the most beautiful places for heli-skiing. Kackar Mountains stretch over 130km in length and 30km in width. There are more than 150 summits over 3000 metres and the highest peak is nearly 4000 metres. Currently there are more than 250 drop points listed.

Ayder Plateau

Ayder Plateau is one of the best places in the world for heli-skiing. The hotel service, the proximity to the ski area and the foods are excellent. Ayder provides for both the regular and private heli-skiing programmes. You can immerse yourself in village culture of the Kackar Mountains with friendly and relaxed environment.

Ikizdere Town

Ikizdere is for maybe just private groups only, those looking for a more luxurious heli-skiing experience in Turkey. You can enjoy glorious, open alpine terrain, and modern accommodation with spa centre and thermal baths.

Best Places for Heli-Skiing in Turkey

Kackar Mountains, Eastern Black Sea