We spent the 2013 and 2014 season in Kaçkar, Turkey . For 2015 , we will come back to Gudauri , in Georgia , where we will also organise helirando trip . Gudauri is an incredible place for ski touring, with lot's of  different itinerary , forrest , high mountains, and wilderness terrain . More various and completly different from turkey , Georgia is the place to go .

    To give you an idea of what we are speaking about , we leave on the website , all our historical articles for you to see where POWDERCIRCUS  have been skiing. 

    A video from a swiss group who came last winter in Aylalar for a week of ski touring. As POWDERCIRCUS project to put a trooper for fews weeks in Yalalar for the 2014 winter, it could be a good idea to organise your Helirando week there.Look at the terrain , it's really great for ski touring with the possibility to start straight from the village, without the help of the machine. This unique opportunity could help you to save flying time to explore more terrain with the trooper the days you decide to use it...

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    Alexandre Dunand


    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 KASHKAR 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 héliski 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 Ikizdere, Ayder or Yalalar. 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 héliski base are situated in Ikizdere, Ayder or Yalalar those ski resort  are more or less at the altitude of 1300 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 “mountaineering skiers”

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    Helirando is a program that allows you to use the helicopter to accede in the central part of the KASHKAR RANGE and to enjoy the most beautiful runs of those mountains.


    RAID 10

    In the Alps refuges and roads offer you the possibility to reach easily the best spots and to enjoy ski touring in the best way. In wild range like the KASHKAR, it is unfortunately impossible to go straight to the best without the help of the trooper.

    Our helirando program offers you 20 minutes flying times per day. This will usually allows you one landing a day on a top from you will ski down to the departure of another run that you will climb for a few (or several?) hours before skiing down to the pick up point, where the trooper will bring you back to our base..


    You will have 6 days skiing, using as one pleases 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 KASHKAR RANGE, you will benefit from security of being close to the trooper and close to a team of guides who knows perfectly well those mountains. 

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

    To avoid different levels problems between heliski touring people, we just accept bookings from 4 persons groups who know them each other and who come with a common project.

    Great program for “ski-touring addict” and for those who want to discover wild mountains, helirando is a home made program for who wants to discover the beauty of the ski in the KASHKAR RANGE, and who would enjoy to meet people living in these mountains even in winter.


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