Interwiew of our lead guide 


    An interwiew of our lead guide , Olivier , which was made in Georgia , as we were managing Heliksir program .We devlopp other destinations since this time , but our philosophy stay the same , and we are still working very hard to be efficient on every details of the security program.

    Powdercircus is aware that your first requierement when you buy a heliski trip is safety.That's why it's so important for us , to be sure that you trust us .




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    Our flying crew in Turkey 


    A video about our flying crew in Turkey . Our first requierement when we decide to manage the Turkish Program , was to bring experienced pilots we work with in Greenland to work with us . 

    We have been working there with , very professional Turkish pilots, and  experienced sweden pilots, to built an international  professional heliski team of pilots.

    For 2015, as it was impossible to continue to work with those pilots and 2 machine for the all seasons, we tried, and succeed to bring back our operations in Georgia where we have benn working 3 seasons. We will be there for the next seasons flying on 2 Austrian machines , with experimented pilots.

    This video is a part of our history , and will help you to understand that POWDERCIRCUS is involved in every point building a heliski operations .



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    Mountain Guide and National instructor



    The first concern of Anatolian heliski is your security. Master piece of our organization, all our guide are certificated mountains guide or National ski instructor. Those French diploma, organize by the National ski school of Chamonix are some of the most requiring in the world, and exemplify as models in a lot’s of country . Our guide are also following every years an internal training, to actualize their knowledge and unify their process.

    In our team you will ski with Mountains guide or national ski instructor, Wich are the two french diploma that allow their owner to act as a professionel.


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    National Instructor BEES

    As all the sport job in mountains, the job of ski instructor require a perfect skill of the activity, a solid teaching motivation, and …Mountains passion

    The 1er degre of the state sport instructor diploma, alpin ski option , allowed  to frame with payement alpin ski and other snow activity ( snowboard, snow shoes….) in all the level of the class of progression.

    The holder of the diploma is allowed to wear the title of National ski instructor, and can exercise his activity on the secures slopes and off pistes, except the glaciers area untagged and on the terrain where it need alpines techniques to progress.

    The technical test of the state diploma is a slalom which requires a good sport experience of the ski.(Level: Chamois de vermeil)


    Training content

    The teachings which reach at the BEES 1er degré option ski alpin , contain a common part of all the sport diploma and a specific one. The common part could be either a general common mountains sport diploma, either the “tronc commun BEES” Or any diploma that have the equivalence. This diploma give evidence of the level of knowledge in general knowledge (physiological, anatomic, biomechanics, institutional environment, economic and juridical environment…) The specific part is turn on the acquisition of the technical capacity, the development of pedagogic knowledge and the risk management in mountains terrain.


    Training duration

    The training to be instructor takes between three to four years after the preformation.The training is a sandwich course: Pedagogic time in ski school, and course in the national school.

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    Mountains guide



    The trade of Mountains guide requires serious physical, technics, and moral ability.

    To sit to the aspirant guide exams , a high technical level in alpinisme,alpine ski , off piste ski , ice climbing, canyons,  and a huge high mountains experience is require.

    The diploma of high mountains guide delivers the skill to exerce as professional, in rock ascent, snow ascent, ice, mixt ascent, and in all the ski touring and off piste excursion.

    The teaching of the alpines technics.

    The teaching and the management in all canyons.

    The training for competition in all the alpines technics.

    Training duration

    It take 6 years between the first exams as aspirant guide and the final mountains guide exam. The diploma is a sandwich course: Pedagogic time in activity, and course in the national school.

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    Our trooper


    The Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil "Squirrel" is a single engined intermediate helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale (now part of Eurocopter Group). The AS350 is marketed in North America as the AStar. The AS355 Ecureuil 2 is a twin engined variant, while the Eurocopter EC130 is a derivative of the AS350 airframe. Development began in the early 1970s to replace the Alouette II, and the first flight took place on 27 June 1974. Despite the introduction of the EC130, production of the Eurocopter AS350 remains strong.

    On May 14, 2005 an AS350 B3 piloted by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle touched down on the top of Mt. Everest, at 8,850 meters  .This record has been confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

    On April 29, 2010 a stripped-down AS350 B3 succeeded in rescuing three alpinists from Annapurna at 7100 m, one at a time, the highest such rescue ever.General characteristics

    •          Crew: 1

    •          Capacity: 6

    •          Length: 10.93 m

    •          Rotor diameter: 10.69 m

    •          Height: 3.14 m

    •          Disc area: 89.75 m²

    •          Empty weight: 1,174 kg

    •          Max takeoff weight: 2,250 kg


    •          Never exceed speed: 287 km/h

    •          Cruise speed: 245 km/h

    •          Range: 662 km

    •          Endurance: 4.1 hrs

    •          Service ceiling: 4,600 m

    •          Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s

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    Hospital GUDUSHAURI , Georgia


    " Before the 2012 Winter and for three seasons , the team who is now in charge of heliski in Turkey , opened the heliski base of Gudauri in Georgia , this blog relate this story and as it's a part of our history we keep the article about this place where we spent good time."




    After the customs clearance,  our helicopter go straight to confirm  the DZ of the hospital of Gudushauri .

    During the all season a medical staff will be at our base, with an ambulance. We will be in position to medicalize the rescue from the hotel and to integrate the doctor in our safety procedure.

    In case of medical problem our skiable terrain is at twenty minutes flying from Tbilissi. And in case of bad weather conditions, with no fly possible , we will be able to evacuate a wounded persons very fastly with the ambulance.


    Hospital of Gudushauri support us by preparing the all our safety materiel and also by training our staff to the use of this materiel.

    We continue to work on the safety of our operation , and our working agreement with the hospital insure us  a news quality of SERVICE in the heliski business.

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    Security point by point


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    Security.....Heliski is a high risk activity.

    There are two options for us. Deny it ...or facing it , and work point by point to limit the risk.

    We will set out the efforts we make to offer you a real plus during your heliski trip.

    In all our activity, we set up working procedures and decision process in the way to reduce snow activity risks , aerological risk and all those of outdoor activities.

    Our first concern is to bring as fast as possible a wounded person to an hospital or a doctor.

    Till our first preparation trip in TBILLISI, we work to make a deal with the university hospital in this town, which is just 20 minutes flying time from our base.We operate with 2 helicopters in our base , to be able to securize all our operations. That's one off the reasons why we stop to operate in Turkey .The Turkish operator doesn't garanty us a second machine every week at reasonable conditions , and we were not able to make a good backup for the safety . 

    Every autumn our team of guide follow a course to review all the first aids technics .Some of us have been patrol men , and our team is specially careful to be efficient on Medical evacuation techniques, to be able to be safe, fast and comfortable for a victim.

    We’ve got vacuum mattress, total and partial, evacuation sledge, and all the safety gears are stocked in the helipad.  First aid kit is always in the trooper, with an O2 kit.

    All the team is train to the “ humain cargo “ evacuation system that allowed us to escape a skier with a winch from the trooper when the terrain is too steep for the sledge.

    We are constantly working to progress on our knowledge about security and safety to increase our work on those point 

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