Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range

Almaty mountains panorama

Ile Alatau — mountain range located near Almaty, one of the biggest kazakh city embracing it from south side. Average peaks altitude is 4000-4600 meters (13000-15000 ft) above sea level. Highest point is Talgar peak (4973-4979 meters/16315 feets ASL).

United with Kungey Alatau and connected with it by Chilik-Kemin bridge it present the North Tien-Shan mountain range. Trans-Ili Alatau’s length is about 280 km. It starts from Chu river in west and ends by Chilik river in east and includes lands of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Northern part transfers to Kazakh plains and southern part bordered by big rivers Chilik and Chon-Kemin.

Heliskiing in Kazakhstan

Our company gives you a unique opportunity to draw your own line on untouched powder downhills on mountains and glaciers of Trans-Ili Alatau (Northern Tien-Shan) near Almaty city.

You will be transferred by helicopter to places barely seen by other people.

Winter season: January – March

Riding zone: 1500-3600 meters ASL (5000-12000 feets)

Heliski zone in Winter

Spring season: March – July

Riding zone: 3000-4500 meters ASL (10000-15000 feets)

Heliski in Spring-summer

Heliski program includes:


To the helicopter site


From Burundai airport or Alma-arasan gorge at 9:30 am. Arrival time – 3:00 pm

5 drops

Depends on weather/snow conditions. The number may be higher.


In the break between runs.


Please contact us to get current actual price. Minimal group size to make flight possible is 8 persons. Maximum group size is approx 15 persons.

  • Rider level

    Intermediate – Advanced

  • Personal gear list:

    Freeride skis/snowboard, ski suit, googles, gloves, sunscreen

  • Avalanche safety gear:

    Avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel.

    *Rental is possible, please inform before start.

Our team consists of professional pilots and guids who have a big experience in heliski programs. You will see gorgeous places and you will go through the one of the best moments in your life.