Ski touring in Tian-Shan

Most of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is covered with mountains but not so many places for ski touring, the most popular places are: 

1. Eastern Terskey Mountains, near Karakol city.

2. Kyrgyz range, near Bishkek. It is possible to make a ski tour program at ski resorts and at the glacier in the basin of Ala Archa river even in summer time.

3. Suusamyr Valley and Too Ashuu pass.

4. Area of Arabel suu river.

5. Arslanbob.

6. Ak Tuz, Chon Kemin.

7. Lenin Peak in summer time.

 

In our program we offer three interesting regions for ski touring: Eastern Terskey Mountains near karakul city, Suusamyr Valley and Kyrgyz Range. Here you will find so many different slopes and landscapes.

The program starts in Bishkek city- capital of Kyrgyzstan. The city is located at the foot hill of Kyrgyz Range. Northern slopes of Kyrgyz range have many ski resorts with ski lifts and hotels where is possible to stay for the night. It is possible to get under the slope by car. The way usually takes about one hour by 4x4 car. The way up starts from the ski lift at the altitude of 2000-2200m. During the ascent we will get to 3000-3500m. There’s not so much snow if to walk higher. Routes length is usually not more than 7-8 km. It is possible to make 2 descents and more during the day.

Of the most interesting areas for ski touring is the area of Eastern Issyk Kul. This place is close to Karakol city. Eastern part of the Valley is warm enough and deeply covered with snow. The ski season starts in November and finishes in April here. 

Another interesting area for skiing and free ride is the Valley of Suusamyr River. This is a huge area covered with mountains (almost 1000 sq km) useful for skiing. Suusamyr valley is located it the altitude of 2200-2500m. Through the Valley goes a Republic road and it stays in good conditions during the whole year. The ski touring routes will start from this road and two ski bases.  Too Ashuu ski resort is located at 3000m, Suusamyr base 2200m located at the main road.  

 

 

Collective dates for 2017

01.02.2017 – 14.02.2017
Minimum 5pax in the group, maximum 15
(*** If there will be less than 5 pax in the group you will be offered to join another group or pay for individual tour )

Price: 1990 USD per person

Price includes:

1. All transfers according the program
2. Twin rooms in Asia Mountains hotel in Bishkek and Too Ashuu and in the yurt camp.
3. Food – B/L/D
4. Logistics
5. Professional ski guide 
(one guide for maximum 5 pax in the group)

Recommended to have: Individual equipment and  shovel, beeper, probe, backpack ABS

Price for the groups 2016-2017: 

4 pax –  1700 USD per person

5 pax – 1640 USD per person

6 pax –1563 USD per person

7 -8 pax –  1524 USD per person

9 pax – 1519 USD per person

10 pax – 1496 USD per person

 

Tour leader FREE for groups 4+1 and more! 

 Price includes:

1. All transfers according the program
2. Twin rooms in Asia Mountains Hotel, ski resort Too Ashuu and in yurt camp
3. Food – B/L/D

Price doesn’t include:

1. All changes in the program 

2. Alcohol drinks

3. Single supp 135$ per person

4. Extra food

5. Guide 2000 USD for the group of (4-5persons).

6. Ski lifts at ski resorts.

7. Individual equipment and  shovel, beeper, probe, backpack ABS

Collective  dates  for  2016

01.02.2016 – 14.02.2016
Minimum 5pax in the group, maximum 15
(*** If there will be less than 5 pax in the group you will be offered to join another group or pay for individual tour )

Price: 1990 USD per person

Price includes:

1. All transfers according the program
2. Twin rooms in Asia Mountains hotel in Bishkek and Too Ashuu and in the yurt camp.
3. Food – B/L/D
4. Logistics
5. Professional ski guide
(one guide for maximum 5 pax in the group)

 

Recommended to have: Individual equipment and  shovel, beeper, probe, backpack ABS

 Price USD:

4 pax –  1700 USD per person

5 pax – 1640 USD per person

6 pax –1563 USD per person

7 -8 pax –  1524 USD per person

9 pax – 1519 USD per person

10 pax – 1496 USD per person

Tour leader FREE for groups 4+1 and more!

 

Place: Tien Shan, Kyrgyz Range, Suusamyr Valley,  Kyrgyzstan 

Season: December - March
Duration: 14 days
People: mininmum 4 persons

Program:

Day 1. Arrival to Manas airport in Bishkek. Transfer to Hotel Asia Mountains. Free time. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2.  After breakfast transfer to Karakol town by the Southern Shore of the Lake Issyk Kul. Lunch at Bokonbaevo village. The car will take you to the Forestry. By skis we walk to the yurt camp. Snow cats will carry all bags. Dinner and overnight in a yurt.

Day 3. Full day of ski touring. Lunch in the mountains. Dinner and overnight in the yurt.

Day 4. Full day of ski touring. Lunch in the mountains. Dinner and overnight in the yurt.

Day 5. Full day of ski touring. Lunch in the mountains. Dinner and overnight in the yurt.

Day 6. Full day of ski touring. Lunch in the mountains. Dinner and overnight in the yurt.

Day 7. Early breakfast. Descent to the Forestry.   Transfer to Bishkek. Dinner and overnight in Asia Mountains hotel.

Day 8. Transfer to Suusamyr Valley, ski resort Too Ashuu.  135 км from Bishkek. Accommodation in the mountain hut and dinner.

Day  9-12. Ski touring in Suusamyr Valley. Accommodation in the mountain hut and dinner.

Day 13. After breakfast ski tour till noon.Lunch. Transfer to Bishkek.Dinner and accommodation in Asia Mountains Hotel. 

Day 14. End of program. Transfer to the airport. 

Note:

Groups of 4-10 people. Groups are guided with 1 or 2 instructors (2 guides for the group of 5 and more people).

The instructor reserves the right to select the slopes in the area for a ski touring, depending on the snow conditions and avalanche danger.

Necessary equipment

  • Skiing with ski-tour bindings and Skins.
  • For snowboarders -  split boards or snowshoes.
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Goggles
  • Avalanche equipment: beeper, probe, shovel
  •  Backpack with the ability to secure skis or snowboard and warm clothes.
  • Comfortable clothing for skiing (temperature can get to -15)

Note:  Avalanche Equipment can be rented, upon request; the amount of equipment is limited.

 

The program notes:

The tour is made for confident off-piste skiers. The ski area is very extensive, steep slopes of 20 to 35 degrees. Elevation changes of up to 1200 meters. The instructor chooses the way of ascent and descent according to the group’s skills and preferences of the participants. We offer programs of ski tours for both, experienced free riders and those who are just beginning to explore the backcountry skiing.

Collective dates for 2016

01.02.2016 – 14.02.2016
Minimum 5pax in the group, maximum 15
(*** If there will be less than 5 pax in the group you will be offered to join another group or pay for individual tour )

Price: 1990 USD per person

Price includes:

1. All transfers according the program
2. Twin rooms in Asia Mountains hotel in Bishkek and Too Ashuu and in the yurt camp.
3. Food – B/L/D
4. Logistics
5. Professional ski guide
(one guide for maximum 5 pax in the group)

Recommended to have: Individual equipment and  shovel, beeper, probe, backpack ABS

 

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