Kyrgyzstan Adventure

Ski the fantastic mountains of the famous Silk Road

In true Snoworks style join us for a stunning back country touring adventure in this virtually undiscovered area of central Asia.  New for 2020, Kyrgyzstan is a rugged country along the famous Silk Road – the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean – bordered by China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  The Tian Shan mountains which surround the old caravan route are home to fantastic wildlife such as snow leopards and lynx.  This is a ski touring adventure with a unique chance to discover the raw beauty of this country staying in traditional yurts, hotels and guest houses in the heart of the mountains.

Inspired by Snoworks instructor, Lee Townend’s epic Silk Road Mountain Race this summer – read his blog

THIS ADVENTURE IS FOR:
EXPERIENCED OFF PISTE SKIERS LEVEL 5 AND ABOVE

SKIERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS TO SKIN FOR UP TO 3 HOURS PER DAY AND SKI ALL DAY OFF PISTE

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Essential Information

Time of Year
Winter
Days Per Week
6
Hours Per Day
All day
Skiers per group
maximum 6, average 4
SKI PASSES
N/A
Ski Equipment
Touring skis, skins and ski crampons required
Video Analysis
N/A
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack with ski carrying straps
Helmet
Required

Our first resort is Karakol, located in the Tien Shen mountains at 3040m this is the highest ski resort in central Asia.  It has a small amount of pistes surrounded by pine forests, and endless off piste descents with views of the stunning Issyk-Kul lake.  A great base for our first few days skiing at altitude.

We will then transfer to Jergalan, situated in the Issyk-Kul region in the east of the country where we will be spending most of our time.  The Jergalan valley is one of the best for fantastic snow conditions due to the surrounding mountain range offering stable weather conditions with very little wind.   This area offers a huge choice of descents with different exposures, lengths of descent and altitude ranging from 2500m – 3400m.

Accommodation
We will be staying in local hotels and guest houses the with a unique opportunity to experience the traditional Kyrgyz mountain lifestyle in a ski yurt camp for two nights.  The camp consists of several Kyrgyz yurts and a removable hot sauna.  Transfer to the slopes will be by snowmobile.

A Yurt is the traditional dwelling for the nomads of central Asia.  The local yurts are portable, sturdy, round felt covered tents and can be set up by a family within 4/5 hours.  The walls are wooden lattice, attached to the roof by curved poles.  There is a circular opening in the roof to let sunlight in and smoke escape.  This is basic tent accommodation in mixed sex shared yurts, with 4 people per yurt, there will be a shared toilet and dining tent for the camp.

 

Available Dates for Kyrgyzstan Adventure courses

Kyrgyzstan Adventure
22/01/20
01/02/20

£2259
Kyrgyzstan Multi Centre