TURKEY HELISKI KAÇKAR MOUNTAIN HELISKIING

September 28, 2006

We have two ideal locations from which to ski :
The first is the Kaзkar range, North East Turkey, close to the Black Sea. We have chosen an awesome stretch, some 100 km long by 35 km wide. The highest summit is 3.900 m with the average vertical drop between 700 m and 1.200 m. The range is reputed for its good snow and the stability of the snow cover due to the proximity of the ocean.

The second is located to the south east of the country within the Taurus Mountains in the Aladağ Range, in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. The highest summit in this sector has an altitude of 3.700 m with a greater average vertical drop of 1.000 m to 1.500 m. The Taurus Mountains, whilst not as steep as the Kaзkar range, benefit from more sun. No stay will be organized in this mountain in 2007.

Our structure is built to allow you to live your dream in the best conditions:

No inertia due to the size of the groups.
No unnecessary waiting for the helicopters.
Choice of the slopes according to your wishes and to the group level.
Independence within the groups

The “STANDARD” package
We take a maximum of 4 groups of 4 people per week. Each group is lead by a guide. One helicopter takes the groups in rotation.

The “PRIVATE” package
One helicopter for one group. With this arrangement, you will benefit from a greater flexibility in the choice of slopes on the summit and you will be completely independent in the organization of your stay. We take one private group of 1 to 8 people per week, with 2 guides leading the party regardless of the size of the group.

Staff at the base:
2 helicopter pilots.
1 mechanic.
6 mountain guides.
1 base manager for the organization and the coordination of the hotel and the land infrastructure.
” The sum of their experiments is at the same time the richness of our company and the guarantee of your safety ”

The helicopters :
The helicopters, Ecureuil B2 or B3, belong to the company Air Zermatt. They performed well in the mountain environment and have a 5 passengers capacity.

The guides :
The guides are all members of the UIAGM and have a wealth of heliski experience, having worked in several other heliski operations around the world. Some of them are also helicopter pilots and professional rescuers.

The pilots :
The pilots have the same quality of experience and performance level; they are Swiss and work regularly for heliski operations.

SECURITY

Briefing : Each stay begins with a briefing of safety considerations for an enjoyable heliskiing experience. Every skier receives a leaflet with all needed information. The procedure of loading and unloading the helicopter are part of this briefing. Practical session will follow the theory in which you’ll practice using your avalanche transceivers.

Your safety equipment
1 Airbag ABS backpack with a shovel and a probe.
1 Ortovox (avalanche transceiver)
1 safety Memo
(small recap regarding the procedure in the case of an avalanche)
Guide’s equipment :

First aid kit including a neck brace and inflatable splints.
1 radio and 1 satellite phone to communicate with the other guides, pilots and the base.

Equipment in the helicopter :

A bag with :
1 comprehensive first aid kit.
Ventilation balloons, oxygen bottle.

Equipment at the base :
First aid station is setup at the base, including evacuation stretchers, vacuum splints and stretchers, neck braces, oxygen, ventilation balloons, security blankets etc.
Pharmacy with an extensive range of medications for small as well as more serious health problems.
Avalanche equipment with shovels and probes.

ACCOMODATION :
You will place with the Hotel Haşimoğlu – Ayder
The rooms are small but comfortable, with : an ensuite bathroom and shower, a telephone, satellite TV, mini bar and hairdryer are provided.
In the hotel, you can enjoy the use of a Turkish bath, a whirlpool and an internet connection.
You have the possibility of placing in a single room with the help of a supplement of Euro 250.– for the week.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
A thermal spring spa with water at 40 degrees is located adjacent to the hotel & .the perfect way to end a long days skiing.
Visit the surrounding region or a historical village on the edge of the Black Sea.
Snow shoe trails.
Horse trails and in ski touring .

YOUR EQUIPMENT

Clothing
As the climate is similar to that of the Alps, your usual skiwear will be adequate for your week’s heliskiing.

As the helicopter rides are shorter than those on chairlifts and it is not cold inside the helicopter, you will find that you do not get as cold as you do when skiing in a station. Your gloves however will become wet far quicker as you need to clear the snow off your skis and boards in order to pack them into the ski pods. We advise you to take one or two extra pairs of gloves as well as a pair of mittens.

Bring along strong sun protection and don’t forget a decent pair of goggles, the powder is deep and even in good weather ordinary sunglasses will rapidly become clogged with powder.

Ski or snowboard
We recommend you adapt your technical equipment for powder skiing and either use the skis supplied by the base or bring your own.
We do not supply snowboards, so please bring your own snowboard, adapted for powder conditions – the longer the better.
Each base is equipped to be able to perform minor repairs to ski and snowboard equipment.

Shopping
A small shop at each base will be able to supply forgotten or lost equipment such as goggles, gloves, sunscreen, beanies,etc.

ACCESSING AYDER, KAÇKAR : (most directly)

Saturday
Arrive Istanbul

Sunday
Flight Istanbul – Trabzon
Welcome by Turkey Heliski representative 7h00 – 8h50
Bus transfer to Ayder (180 km) 9h00 – 11h30
Settle into your hotel
Lunch at the hotel

Saturday
Bus transfer to Trabzon after the days’ skiing 17h00 – 19h30
Dinner and overnight in Hotel Zorlu ****

Sunday
Breakfast at hotel 8h00
Transfer to airport 9h00 – 9h10
Flight Trabzon – Istanbul 10h00 – 11h45
Depart Istanbul from 12h00

STANDARD WEEKS
6 days heliskiing, 30.500 vertical meters with 20.000 guaranteeds.
Maximum 4 groups of 4 personnes by week, 1 guide by group.
Price : Euro. 5.300.– / person

Price Includes
Airport transfers to and from Trabzon,
Accommodation in a twin room and all meals,
6 days heliskiing, 30.500 vertical meters with 20.000 guaranteed,
Use of safety equipment: Air Bag ABS, shovel, probe
and avalanche transceiver (Ortovox),
Use of “Fat boy” skis for powder skiing
(Atomic Sugar Daddy, Big Daddy).

Not Included
Flights to and from Trabzon, Drinks, Single supplement, Vertical supplement.

Single supplement – Euro 250.–
Vertical supplement – Euro 90.–/1.000 meters
Reimbursement if 20.000 vertical meters not reached – Euro 80.–/1.000 meters

PRIVATE WEEKS
6 days heliskiing, with 6 hour of helicopter.
1 group of 3 – 8 persons with 2 guides.
A private helicopter and guide at your disposal & If you wish you can extend your private group up to 8 persons. You choose, whether it’s cruising powder bowls or dropping into a steep gully & tailor-made heliskiing with no limits!

Price Includes
Airport transfers to and from Trabzon.
Accommodation in twin room and all meals.
6 days heliskiing.
Use of safety equipment: Air Bag ABS, shovel, probe
and avalanche victim detector (Ortovox).
Use of “Fat boy” skis for powder skiing
(Atomic Sugar Daddy, Big Daddy).

Not Included
Drinks, Flights to and from Trabzon, Single supplement : Euro 250.–/week, Flying time supplement : Euro 1.800.–/hour.

SKI TOURING

6 days skitouring including 6 helicopter hours.
Groups of 8 people.
Maximum 2 groups per week.

Price: Euro 2.900.- / pers.

These prices include
The transfers from Trabzon airports.
Accommodation in a double room on a full board basis.
Heliskiing.
The safety equipment : Air bag ABS back pack, shovel, probe, Ortovox (avalanche transceiver).

They don’t include
Flight to Trabzon airport.
Accommodation in Istanbul (if required)
Drinks.
Extra helicopter hours: Euro 1.800.- / per hour
Extra for the single room: Euro 250.-

PROGRAM KAÇKAR :

Saturday
Fly to Istanbul, Overnight in Istanbul

Sunday
Fly Istanbul – Trabzon, Transfer to Ayder, Check into your hotel, Safety and Helicopter briefing

Monday to Friday
Heliski

Saturday
Heliski, Late afternoon transfer to Trabzon, Overnight in Trabzon

Sunday
Fly Trabzon – Istanbul, Return flight from Istanbul

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HOTEL PRINCESS

September 28, 2006

Ödemiş – Izmir – Turkey

Welcome to Hotel Princess Ödemiş! Gölcük is a plateau on Mount Bozdağ , which is covered with pine, chestnut, walnut and various fruit trees and has an altitude of 1100 meters. A lovely lake of 10 meters depth and 7 km circumference is located in the middle of this plateau. Each season has a different excellence here. Winters are usually snowy, summers are pretty cool. Carp fish, sheatfish, wild ducks, goose and cormorant live in the lake. Hundreds of different bird species are found in the vicinity of Gölcük.

The environment of the lake offers many options like trekking, paragliding, motorbike. There are hundreds kilometers of stabilize mountain roads takes where you can go camping , surfing, fishing and hunting. This place is very convenient for jogging. Gölcük is a quiet, far from stress, exceptionally relaxing, peace giving place. A holiday in this place means to relax and rest your mind.

HOTEL
The distance between Mount Bozdağ Ski Center and our Hotel is 18 km. Our hotel is right on the shore of this lovely lake and it is surrounded by 10 hectare meadows. There are 33 rooms with a capacity of 80 beds. Each room has central heating system, hot water, bathroom, tv and a hair dryer.

We have out and in-doors restaurants, meeting room, sauna, soccer and volleyball playing fields. At breakfast and dinner buffets we mainly serve local meals and arrange music and entertainment programs.

GARDEN
We also provide Ödemiş style kebap, marinated meat and barbecue for our visitors for the day. We serve tripe soup, pop corn and worm wine to have our guests enjoy the camp fire at nights.

HISTORY
You can take a trip to capital city (Town Birgi) of historical Aydınoğulları principality, visit Imam Birgi Tomb and complex of buildings adjacent to the mosque, the historical Mosque Ulu (Ulu Cami), Çakırağa Mansion Museum and see regional silk weaving and handicrafts workshops. Also our hotel is only 30 km away from Sardes, the center of ancient Lidya Civilization and 20 km away from Salihli thermal spring.

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BOZDAG SKI CENTER

September 28, 2006

Ödemiş – Izmir – Turkey

Ski Center
Bozdağ Skiing Facility was established in Bozdağ, which is within the borders of Ödemiş sub province of Izmir. Bozdağ, is both of the name of a mountain and also the name of the skiing center. The road which comes out of the district and continues up to the summit of the mountain, where Bozdağ Skiing Center is located.

It is possible to ski from December until March. The thickness of snow is between 80-120 cm. under normal winter conditions. Mediterranean climate prevails in the region. The height of the skiing area is between 1528 m. – 2157 m. Especially the northern side of the mountain serves as an appropriate medium for skiing practises with Alp discipline. The skiing center has become a place to which people come for daily visits. It has a car park for 1500 vehicles.

Distance
From Izmir – Torbalı : 150 km, From Izmir – Salihli : 130 km. It is possible to reach the skiing center by bus or private vehicles from the city center.

SKI RYNS
650 meters going up- 1200 going down

TELESKI (T.BAR)
450 going up- 900 going down

TELESIYEJ (CHAIR LIFT)
1673 meters going up- it has the capacity to carry 1000 people per hour.

Rent A Ski
Ski sets that you can rent in our renting center : Ski set (ski , shoe, baton), Snowboard (binding, board), Plastic sledge for children, Accessories (glove , glasses, mont, pants, panorak)

CAFETERIA :
There is a cafe of 350 people, with satellite TV, music and fireplace with mountain and plain view.

RESTAURANT :
There is a Restaurant of 450 people, offering grills and examples from Turkish and world cuisine.

CAFE BAR , 2 TERRACE VIEW BAR :
Fireplace, eastern place (with cushions on the floor), mountain and plain view, live music at the weekends…

GAME ROOM
American billiard, pinball, table tennis, Atari (game machine), okey, tavla, chess…

BOZDAĞ SKI CENTER HOTEL
Bozdağ Skiing Center Hotel is run by Balзova Thermal. Quality and tranquility of the Balçova Thermal was reflected in this Hotel as well.
It leaves unforgettable memories in you with its incredible views of mountain and plain. Our hotel serves for 12 months.

ROOMS
16 Normal Rooms, 4 suites, Total 20 rooms with 60 beds
Room Specials: Satellite tv, Central heating, Telephone, Shower cabin

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Kardelen Restaurant : There is a restaurant of 450 people, offering grills and examples from Turkish and world cuisine.
Cafe Bozdağ : There is a cafe of 350 people, with satellite TV, music and fireplace with mountain and plain view
Cafe Bar And Seyir Bar : 1 Cafe Bar 2 Terrace View Bar with fireplace, eastern place (with cushions on the floor), mountain and plain view, live music at the weekends

ACTIVITIES
American billiard, Pinball, Air hockey, Table tennis Atari (game machine), Okey, Backgamon, Chess

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SIRENE MOUNTAIN RESORT HOTEL

September 28, 2006

Davraz – Isparta – TurkeyROOMS
3 Floor, 123 Rooms; 2 Floor, Public Area, 52 Ski Route View Standart Room, 24 Mountain View Standart Room 2 Ski Route View Suit, 26 Penta Dublex Suite, 6 Penta Suite, 1 Presidential Suite, 280 Total Beds

In all the rooms; Satellite TV, Direct Telephone, Safe box, Minibar, Shower, Hair Dryer
GENERAL FACILITIES
Shopping Center (Drugstore, Boutique, Photo Shop, Rent a car), Hairdresser (male / female), Ski Equipments Room, Indoor Garage (60 parking), Autopark (50 parking), Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Internet, Doctor (24 hours), Wheelchair Baby Sitting (on request)

SPA
Sauna, Hamam, Steam Room, Semi Olympic indoor pool, Kids Pool, Shock Pool, Classic Massage & Theme Massage, Fitness Center (Full Equipment), Face Cares

SPORTS & RECRATION
Football Fields 68 x 105 m 68 x 55 m, Tennis : 4 Hard Courses, Basketball, Volleyball
Hotel Inside : Bowling, Billard, Elektronic Games, Cinema, Game Room, Mini Club
Winter Season : Ski Lessons (Private & Group), Safari by ATV Skid Tours
Summer Tours : Trekking, Mountain Bike Tours, Riding, Fishing, Hiking, Caving, Paragliding, Balloon Tours

DINING
Lobby Bar, Sports Pub, Night Club & Disco Bar, International cuisine buffet style Restaurant, Anatolian Steak & Kebap House, A la carte Restaurant, Open-air Snack Bar, Wellfit Restaurant, 24 hours Room Service

LOCATION
Isparta Centrum : 25 km, Isparta Airport : 50 km, Eğirdir Centrum : 25 km, Antalya Airport : 120 km.

MEETING
400 m2 Meeting Room, 80 m2 Club Room, 40 m2 Club Room

SKI
Submit : 2637 m, Hotel : 1650 m, Telesiege : 1211 m, T-Bar : 625 m, Baby Lift : 300 m

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SELENE HOTEL

September 28, 2006

Davraz – Isparta – TurkeyROOMS
62 beds


DINING
Restaurant 150 pax

HOTEL
Bar, Tv Room, Ski Room

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DAVRAZ SKI CENTER

September 28, 2006

Eğirdir – Isparta – Turkey

The Davraz Ski Center is located between three crystal clear lakes. Whilst skiing you’ll be astounded by the scenery of Lake Eğirdir. Davraz is in the middle of the “Golden Triangle” of lakes. Ideal for both amateur and professional skiers, Davraz Ski Center offers an extremely modern chairlift, carrying up to a thousand people per hour over a length of 1211 meters. Davraz Ski Center with it’s 2637 m peak hight, is a favorite spot for the people who are interested in mountain sports.

Davraz Ski Center with a peak of 2637 meters is a new attraction spot for alpinism lovers. Smooth natural surroundings and perfect snow quality excellent for new beginners and amateurs can ski undangerous (routes) slopes, professionals can ski up to 6 km as they wish.

The possibilities include Nordic and Alpine skiing, cross-country, snow boarding, mountaineering, botanic exploration and trekking. With the chair lift that can carry 1000 people per hour that is 1211 m long, you can watch the view of Lake Eğirdir for 8 minutes and reach the mountain house cafeteria, and after having a rest here you can choose one of these activities to do; North Discipline, Alp Discipline, Tour Skiing, Snow Boarding, Tele Mark, Mountain Climbing, Botanical Observing or Tracking.

The site is 26 km from the city of Isparta, 154 km from Antalya and 58 km from the Süleyman Demirel International Airport.

The Davraz Ski Center on Mount Davraz is 21 km away from district Eğirdir city centrium. The skiing center, with it’s proper geographical position, is proper for all kind of skiers an is developing rapidly. It is a unique nature site for one day visitors and for spending over the night. You can ski with a perfect view of the Lake Eğirdir. It presents safe courses with a perfect snow quality amateur skiers and unique 4 km long courses for Professional skiers.

The Davraz Ski Center, is in a 26 km distances from Antalya Airport. There are no kinds of transportation problems for visitors.

Beside this 62 bed and 150 eating capacity modern facility are on service, it is also possible to use 600 bed capacity which are located in Isparta and Eğirdir.

The Mount Davraz presents an ideal environment for skiers the whole winter season and in the summer for botanical observers, mountain climbers and trackers. The closest accommodation to Davraz Ski Center is Hotel Eğirdir and Hotel Eğirdir presents all the possibilities that is needed for a perfect vacation.

Hotel Eğirdir serves not only ski sets but also ski trainers for new skiers.

The Resorts Specialities
Height 287 m
Resorts length 1197 m
Operating speed 0-2,50 m/sec
Seats amount 134
Pole amount 13
Cord diameter 13 mm
Capacity 1000 people per hour
Spool amount 208
Lower station 1674 m

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GRAND ERAS HOTEL

September 24, 2006

Erciyes – Kayseri – Turkey

ROOMS
55 Rooms, 130 beds, 8 suits. Special rooms for disabled people.
In all rooms central heating, direct telephone, mini bar, TV.
 
HOTEL
24 hours rooms service, secretarial services, laundry, parking, Internet office, barber, doctor, minishop.

RESTAURANT
All special meals of the world kitchens have been presented to your taste of palate.

SNOW BAR
Cherry hours which you’ll spend with your family and friends are so close to you.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
You have fun with your family in our disco bar to the accompaniment of live music. It’s one of the most quality places to have a memorable night for our guests.

SKI COURSE
With helping our skiing education team who all are certificated and expert, you will race with the wind in short time

SPA
Our indoor hot swimming pool and sauna which is regarded for all hygiene conditions have been presented to our visitors who want to have comfort of peak.
 
MEETING
Special organizations needs care. Our meeting saloons with 200 and 650 people capacity have high technology sound, image and lighting systems for your conferences, congress, with meal or music meetings, balls, cocktails. With our educated meeting coordinators; cinevision, mobile screens, stereo equipment, office equipments, lighting have been presented to service for our visitors. Erciyes Saloon 500 m2, Zirve Saloon 250 m2, V.I.P. Saloon 80 m2

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