Heliski in Kyrgyzstan

Heliski – is the maximum pleasure from ski or snowboard,  snow, speed and certainly mountains. Kyrgyzstan is a mountain republic where about 70% of all territory is mountains. In Kyrgyzstan there are 87 ridges of Tien – Shan and on them 6582 glaciers with total area of 8047 sq.km. Kyrgyzstan is not a big country (approximately 900 km from West to East and 410 km from North to South), so 65 % of its territory is mountain ridges and 90 % of them are higher than 1500 m above sea level, so it is possible to ski here practically everywhere where there is a snow.

 

 

 

 

- BIPPER must be turned on in the moment of entering the helicopter, and it should be switched off only after landing of the helicopter on the base! (it has to be working all time of flights and skiing for all day)

- While you are working with a helicopter you shouldn't approach the steering screw (back) as it could be very hard to supervise and the bearing screw, which depends on deep snow and a steepness of a slope can be in dangerous affinity from you. 

- During the flight you cannot move in the interior, open doors and windows of the helicopter.

- At the moment of landing you shouldn't open doors and jump out on a slope without the permission of Guides.

- Do not lift the skis, sticks and snowboards above a head while the screws are working.

- After landing onto a platform it is necessary to sit down on skis or snowboard. Then, when the helicopter departs, it is necessary to check all equipment and listen to the instructions on descent down the slope.

- During a descent it is necessary to adhere the direction and the order specified by the guide. 

- To overcome doubtful sites on a slope you should be under obligatory visual control of the guide or comrades.

- You must always remember that with moving on a height and an exposition of a slope, the condition of a snow can be changed. 

- Do not gather in dangerous places and if it is difficult to avoid no more than 2-3 persons.

- Do not jump over cracks, eaves and rocks before the place of landing is checked. 

- Do not scream, throw stones or other objects, as it can provoke the falling of an avalanche.

- Remember, that any of your risk actions can lead to traumas. 

- Help to raise others after falling in a deep snow.

- You are not alone on a slope, and your wrong actions can spoil the rest of your comrades or moreover lead to irreparable consequences.

- In case of a non-standard situation, do not panic! Try to sensibly estimate the situation and follow the instruction of the guide or more skilled comrades. Remember, that the correct and real estimation of a situation is much better, than rash actions!

- Before the beginning of the program and daily - you will be instructed on weather of the area, on condition of a snow and some rules of driving on concrete slopes.

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Location: Issyk-Kul - Karakol,Terskei Ala-Too. Kyrgyzstan
Season: January-March
Duration: 8 days
Cost:  USD per person

The place of holding program - Terskey-Alatoo mountain range. These are themountains which frame beautiful lake Issik-Kul (1600 m above sea level) - 2nd largest mountain lake in the world.  

You will see grandiose 5000 m mountains of Terskey - peak Karakolskiy, Djigit, Oguz Bashi and others; mighty Tyan-Shan firs, immense glaciers and fantastic landscapes of one of the most beautiful mountain in the world named eastern Tyan-Shan with its legendary peaks Han-Tengry and Pobeda (Victory peak). Clear sky, bright sun, virgin snow fields, hot springs and Asian hospitality is a real paradise for Heliski and heliboarding!

Duration: 8 days

The tour includes 9 hours of helicopter time for riding (usually 5-8 runs per day) accommodation in "Karakol" mountain base, full board, all transfers.  

"Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base  

Mountain base is located in Kirgizstan, 400 km from Bishkek and 7 km from Karakol town on the Tyan-Shan mountainside. The region has mild climate grace to the Issik-Kul non-frozing lake. An average temperature in winter is -0 -10C. Ski season lasts from November till May.

The base is situated in the forest, 2300 m above sea level. The mountain base possesses: 
 

Hotel rooms 

Chalets 

Restaurant, night bar  

Billiard, table-tennis 

Sauna 

Conference-room 

Helipad 

4 chairlifts (with highest point of 3040 meters)

Wi-Fi 


Resort description

Resort has more than 20 km of trails which can satisfy both professional rider and beginner. Ski area features wide spacious descents both on country side and specially prepared slopes. The length of descent can vary from 400 m to 3,5 km; most trails lay over the coniferous forest.

You can ski at different height. Toplift is located on 3040 m. Average vertical drop is 800 m; minimum down gradient 7%, maximum - 53%. You can see nearest 5000 m tall mountains and famous Issik-Kul Lake from the top summit of the resort. There is rent-office of "Rossignol" equipment in the resort.

Accommodation

Mountain base "Karakol" offers rooms in the main building and 2 chalets. All rooms have all necessary for your comfortable accommodation, each room has private shower/wc.  
Sample programm of the tour 

Friday
 Departure from your home town to Bishkek. 

Day 1. Saturday 
04:00 -  06.00  Arrival to Bishkek airport. Meeting in the airport, transfer to Bishkek, breakfast. Transfer to
           "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base (400 km). The road lies over picturesque Boom Canyon,
           along the coastline of the most beautiful in the world Issik-Kul lake; it's second biggest lake in the
           world after Titicaca lake in Peru. Check in "Karakol" mountain base. Main instructions in safety
           measures.  Rest and acclimatization. 

Days 2-6. Sunday — Thursday 

       08:00   Breakfast.
       09:00   Departure to Heliski areas
       12:00   Lunch in the mountains
       16:00   Return to the hotel 
       17-19:00 Sauna
       19:00   Dinner, rest

 

Day 7. Friday 

       08:00   Breakfast
       09:00   Departure to Heliski areas
       12:00   Lunch in the mountains
       16:00   Return to the hotel 
       17-19:00 Sauna
       19:00   Dinner
       20-21:30   Transfer to airport “Manas” (Bishkek)

Day 8. Saturday 
 Registration, departure home

 

Optional (is not included in the price of the tour):
1 Skiing in Ski Resort (20$ per person per day) 
2.  Riding on snowmobiles Yamaha (115$ per hour) 
3. Bar, disco, billiard, karaoke 
4.  Massage 
4.  Wi-Fi  

The program includes:

13 hours of helicopter time: 9 hours for riding and 4 hours for transfer Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek 

Accommodation in standard double rooms of "Kashka-Suu(Karakol)" mountain base – 7 nights; 

All group transfers mentioned in the program (Bishkek airport - "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base; "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base -  Bishkek airport); 

Full board meals 

Service of professional HeliPro guides; 

Avalanche equipment: ABS backpack, sensor (transceiver), shovel, probe.

Sauna (2 hours per day, sauna's capacity is 10-12 persons) 

The program doesn't include: 

air tickets, all airport taxes;

ski, snowboard and other equipment rental fee; 

emergency evacuation fee; 

visa and other consular service (Kyrgyzstan visa is required for the foreign visitors, not for Russians); 

individual menu (drinks and meals not included to the group menu); 

additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, airport time-table changes, equipment breakage, illness etc; 

luggage exceeding fee; 

Additional cost for single accommodation in "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" is 266 Euro for 7 nights; 

Individual expenses in the hotel: bar, international calls etc. 

Insurance. 

Price 2016 USD per perosn 

* The price can vary in case of price increase of helicopter servise, fuel etc
* Helicopter flight to the Karakol Base before the trip is divided between 4 groups. The price will increase in case of less number of groups.

 Additional heliskiing is available at +260 USD per helicopter hour, per person;

Price for the program, without heliskiing – 1400 USD;
Refund for every “unused” helicopter hour -180 USD


Additional program conditons:
1. group must consist of 13 people minimum; 
2.  the heli-ski routes are chosen by the guides and depend on the group riding level, weather and snow conditions;
3.  the program is planned for good weather; 
4. we will refund unused money in case of bad weather conditions or group danger; 
5. we do not give money back to the client if the runs didn't happen because of other reasons, such as broken equipment, illness, late take-off or early landing, caused by the client; 
6.  you are required to have insurance.

  

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Location: Suusamyr valley, Tien Shan. Kyrgyzstan 
Season: January-March
Duration: 8 days
Group size: min 12
Cost: USD per person

Fixed date 2016 

We suggest you to discover the untouched snow slopes in Suusamyr valley. What is Heliski in Suusamyr? 

Suusamyr mountain kettle is situated in 130 km from Bishkek city and is located between two ridges: Kyrgyz ridge from the North and Suusamyr-Too from the South. The altitude of the valley is 2200-2600m with surrounding tops of 4500m high. The uniqueness of this area consists in a great choice of slopes with a different exposition, extent and differentials. 

 Lodging will be on Too-Ashoo ski resort in twin rooms with standard services. Too-Ashoo base is located on the altitude of 2900m above sea level. There are comfortable cottages with twin rooms. Each room has following facilities: TV,toilet,shower. The base has also ski-lift, bar and sauna. 

Advantages of Suusamyr valley:

•proximity to Bishkek city, 130 km from the Airport to the base,

• stable windless weather,

•stable snow cover from the beginning of November till the end of March, 

•short time of approach of riding zones, 

•big differentials,

•the great numbers of descents from one place of landing. 

And above all: quality of snow - cold winter powder with depth up to 2,5 metres!
Besides, there are excellent possibilities for driving with use of SkiDoo and SnowCat (snowgroomer with a cabin for passengers). Paragliding, speedriding, magnificent winter landscapes, Asian cuisine and hospitality. 

You have a great possibility to try this winter “heli-ski-fairy tale” only for USD for the week program! This price includes (standard): all transfers, full board, service of professional guides, life-saving and avalanche equipment, 8 hours of helicopter time for the riding, and, of course, guaranteed vertical differential of 18.000 m. 

 

Program: 

Day 1: Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting with the representative of the company. Transfer to Bishkek. Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Suusamyr valley. Accommodation in the mountain hut at Too Ashuu ski resort.

Dinner. Meeting with guides and pilots, avalanche safety briefing.  

Day 2. Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00

Day 3.  Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00

Day 4. Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00

Day 5.   Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00 

Day 6. Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00  

Day 7. Full day of skiing. End of siing from 15:00 to 17:00 Late transfer to the airport

Day 8.  End of program

 

Price 2016:  USD per person

* The price can vary in case of price increase of helicopter servise, fuel etc
Additional heliskiing is available at  + 260 USD per helicopter hour, per person;
Refund for every “unused” helicopter hour - 180 USD/pers.  

The program includes:

1. 8 hours of helicopter time 
2. Accommodation in standard double rooms of  Too-Ashoo ski base – 7 nights; 
3. All group transfers mentioned in the program ( Manas airport - Too-Ashoo ski base - Manas airport); 
4. Full board meals 
5. Service of professional HeliPro guides; 
6. Avalanche equipment: ABS backpack, sensor (transceiver), shovel, probe. 

The program does not include: 

1. air tickets, all airport taxes;
2. ski, snowboard and other equipment rental fee; 
3. emergency evacuation fee; 
4. visa and other consular service (Kyrgyzstan visa is required for the foreign visitors, not for Russians); 
5. individual menu (drinks and meals not included to the group menu); 
6. additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, airport time-table changes, equipment breakage, illness etc; 
7. luggage exceeding fee; 
8. Additional cost for single accommodation is 320 USD per person for 7 nights; 
9. Individual expenses in the hotel: bar, international calls etc. 
10. Insurance. 

Additional program conditions:

1. group should consist of 12 people minimum; 
2. the heli-ski routes are chosen by the guides and depend on the group riding level, weather and snow conditions;
3. the program is planned for good weather; 
4. we will refund unused money in case of bad weather conditions or group danger; 
5. we do not give money back to the client if the runs didn't happen because of other reasons, such as broken equipment, illness, late take-off or early landing, caused by the client; 
6. you are required to have insurance. 

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