Alexander the " boss" of our Helirando program




    Alexander, you’re in charge of the development of POWDERCIRCUS helirando program, explain to us what will be the program?

    The basic idea is to enjoy the wilderness and the beauty of the Kaçkar range .

    The helicopter helps us to go far away, and we use the mountain ski to climb as we do in the Alps. The trooper land us on a top in the morning, from there we ski down a beautiful run, and then we will climb with the skins to go to another peak from where we will have a new descent.

    The pleasures of the heliski and at the same time those of the mountain ski? How will be organized a day of hélirando ?

    We will start every morning from our base in Ayder. The trooper will land on a peak from where we will ski down. After that, two or three hours climbing in direction of a peak or a pass, will offer use another long run.

    We will have a typical Turkish pic nic, and then the trooper will get us back to the base.

    What will be the physical and technical level that will be required to enjoy the week?

    The ski level that we ask to participate to this program is intermediary.

    We want our guests to be able to ski with efficiency in different kind of snows, and easy enough to enjoy mountain skiing.

    People have to be fit enough to walk 2-3 hours a days, at a normal rhythm like summer hiking. So no need to be a “chamois”, if you are used to practice off pist skiing in the Alps, this program is for you.

    Will it be possible to do more runs with the help of the helicopter if people want to during their stay?

    Our philosophy is to adapt our program to our guests expectations, so if the conditions are good and if the group ask to make one or two runs in heliski, we will organize it with pleasure. As soon as the machine will be available for that…

    How high will we ski and does the altitude can be a problem?

    Our heliski base is situated in AYDER a ski resort at the altitude of 1200 meters.

    Every day, according to the snow conditions we will ski between 2500 m and 3500 m, which is the same altitude as we usually ski in the Alps. So, we guess that it won’t be a problem….

    And the knowledge that our team get from the heliski is a guaranty of good days for the

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    Helirando is a program that allowed you to use the helicopter to acced in the central part of the Kaçkar Range and to enjoy the beautifullest runs of those mountains.

    In the alps refuges and road offers you the possibilities to reach easely the best spot and to enjoy ski touring in the best way . In wild range like the Kaçkar, it is unfortunately impossible to go straight to the best without the help of the trooper.




    Our helirando programm offer you 20 minutes flying times per day. This will usualy allowed you one landing a day on a top from wich you will ski down to the departures of another run that you will climb for few ( several? ) hours before to ski it down in the direction of the pick up point where the trooper will catch you to bring you back to our base.


    You will have 6 days skiing , using at your choice your flying time either to visit as much as you can the range , either to optimize your ratio flying time / skiing pleasure.


    While you will ski in the wildest part of the Kaçkar Range, you will have the security of beiing close to the trooper and close to a team of guides who know perfectly well those mountains.


    For evident safety reasons you will be systemically accompanied by a guide and always in radio contact with our base. We ask our visitor to come with their own ski touring gears, and we provide you the technical safety kit ( Shovel , Probe, DVA, Airbag, Radio )  


    To avoid problems of different level between heliski touring peoples, we just accept inscription from groups of 4 personns that know each other and who comes with a common project.


    Great programm for ski-touringholic and for those who want to discover wild mountains, helirando is a home made programm for those who want to discover the beauty of the ski in the Kaçkar Range , and who are ready to meet the people who live in those mountains in

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