Ski touring in Tien-Shan mountains - Backcountry in Kyrgyzstan
Ski touring in Tien-Shan mountains

Backcountry in Kyrgyzstan

Ski touring in Tien-Shan mountains
(Backcountry in Kyrgyzstan)

Ski-touring on untouched slopes, off-piste and away from hundreds of people crowded near the lift, will give you an unforgettable experience, test your strength and test your capabilities, giving you a boost of vivacity, new skills and satisfaction from skiing.

The Kyrgyz ridge will delight you with its slopes, various routes, ascents and descents along virgin slopes.

The Suusamyr Valley is one of the best off-piste skiing spots. The valley stretches 90 km from east to west, forming the southern (Kyrgyz ridge) and northern (Suusamyr ridge) expositions. You will find wide slopes and steep couloirs. At first glance, this region looks harsh and lifeless, since there are no forests here. However, you will be enchanted by the panorama from these mountains. The drop is up to 1000 meters, often 30 degrees or more. Beautiful dry, powdery snow can be one and a half to two meters thick.

When skiing on the Kyrgyz ridge, accommodation is provided at the hotel. In the Suusamyr valley, accommodation will be in warm and cozy cottages. The cottages provide storage space for ski equipment and a spot for drying clothes. The cafe offers a variety of delicious dishes of European and national cuisine.

Program conditions:

The program is aimed for confident off-piste skiers. The ski area is very extensive, the steepness of the slopes is from 20 to 40 degrees. Altitude gain is up to 1,200 meters. Most routes pass on fir-covered slopes. Ascent options and the number of descents is chosen by the guides based on the group’s readiness, the level of skiing and the preferences of the participants. The difficulty levels of the routes are different. We have something to offer to both experienced free riders and those who are just starting the backcountry.

During the program, one-day hikes (ski touring) and ascents are planned, which means that it is necessary to devote time to physical preparation and training before the trip.

It must be remembered that off-piste skiing is an extreme and potentially dangerous sport. Failure to follow safety instructions and guide's instructions may result in personal injury.

You should be strong and fit and feel comfortable for long walks with your own backpack.

Available dates:

  • 27.01-03.02.2024 | 8 places Book
  • 10.02-17.02.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 17.02-24.02.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 4
Season Winter, Spring
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Predator birds, Rodents

Price: $ 1,300 (≥ 4 people)

Great for Individuals Couples

This tour combines two amazing locations near Bishkek city, allowing you to enjoy skiing instead of driving. You will see the most beautiful Kyrgyz ridge and the wide snowy Suusamyr valley, which will delight you with their slopes, level of snow and allow you to test your endurance along with the satisfaction of skiing on untouched couloirs and wide slopes.

What's Included:

  • Meeting / seeing off at the airport
  • All transfers, according to the program
  • Accommodation for four-six people
  • Meals (Breakfast / - / -)
  • Entrance tickets to the Ala Archa National Park
  • Professional guide

What's not included:

  • International flights
  • Equipment
  • Lift on ski bases
  • Snowmobile
  • Expenses related to luggage
  • Single occupancy - $ 185 per person
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips for guides / drivers
  • Costs in case of an Accident
  • Any changes in the program
  • Personal expenses

Arrival in Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek, meeting at Manas airport, transfer to the Asia Mountains hotel. Accommodation. On this day, you can visit the Osh bazaar, the main squares of the capital - Ala-Too Square, Old Square and Victory Square, you can stroll through the oak park and see the government house, the Philharmonic Hall with the Youth Alley and the Manas Complex.

For those who want to immediately plunge into the clean mountain air, we offer a trip to the Ala-Archa National Park for acclimatization. It's only 40 minutes’ drive from the city. Hike to the waterfall and return back to Bishkek. Dinner at the hotel.


Day skiing on the Kyrgyz ridge. Departure to the Kyrgyz ridge to the area of the Kashka-Suu gorge. The first day of the ski-touring will take place near the city, just 50 km away. Approximate height from 2000m above sea level. Return to Bishkek in the evening. Hotel accommodation.


Second day skiing on the Kyrgyz ridge. On this day, after breakfast, the car will take you to the Chunkurchak gorge, to the ski base. The second day of the ski tour will be held here under the guidance of a professional guide who will choose the slope and route for skiing. Return to Bishkek in the evening. Hotel accommodation.


Bishkek - Too-Ashu. Departure to the Too-Ashu ski base. The ski base is located 135 km from Bishkek in the Suusamyr valley at an altitude of 3000 meters. The road will take about 2.5 hours by car. Day of ski-touring. Overnight in cozy cabins at the ski base.


Day 5 and 6. Ski tour in the area of Suusamyr valley. The valley itself is located in the inner Tien Shan between the Talas and Kyrgyz ranges. Snow falls early in this area, which contributes to an early start to skiing. It also melts quite late, which prolongs the skiing season in the spring. Overnight in cozy cabins at the ski base.


Too-Ashu – Bishkek. Return to Bishkek after lunch. Arrival, rest. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bishkek.


Departure. This morning the car will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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