Best Places for Heli-Skiing

Discover Turkey and its best heli-skiing spots

Turkey's Best Heli-Skiing Spots

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

Chasing the Powder Snow

Turkey is known as one of the best places 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 the most famous spots for helicopter skiing, are welcoming their adventure enthusiasts. Located near the giant snowy Kackar Mountains, these all centers are exceptional heli-skiing terrains.

Turkey's top 3 best places for powder snow 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.

For the last 10 years, around 3500 athletes have come to the Kackar Mountains for heli-skiing mostly from Germany, Austria, UK, France, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Canada, USA, Norway, Finland, Russia and Switzerland.

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.


Located in the west of the Kackar Mountains, 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, typical mountain villages, wooden houses, and modern accommodation with spa centre and thermal baths.

Best Places for Heli-Skiing in Turkey
Kackar Mountains, Black Sea