Heliski and Freeride Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

No lines, no limits and no restrictions: That’s the motto for a ski trip to Kyrgyzstan one of the secret new skiing destinations!

Rates & Packages

Rates 2017 February - March

Package5 Days6 Days8 Days
Heli Nomads Karakol2750 USD3395 USD3990 USD
Heli Nomads Ala Archa2040 USD2440 USD3980 USD
Heli Ski Karakol3060 USD3880 USD4890 USD
Heli Ski Suusamyr2176 USD2917 USD4190 USD
Single Day Helifrom 700 USD per day

Please note:

  • Prices per person
  • Max 13 guests

 

Backcountry Skiing Kyrgyzstan Guided Tours
ProgramDepartureReturnPrice
Arslanbob Hut ski16.12.1623.12.16$990
Yurt Ski Karakol28.01.1704.02.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol04.02.1711.02.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol11.02.1718.02.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol18.02.1725.02.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol25.02.1704.03.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol04.03.1711.03.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol11.03.1718.03.17$1,190
Yurt Ski Karakol18.03.1725.03.17$990
Glacier Ski: Suek pass01.04.1708.04.17$990
Glacier Ski: Suek pass08.04.1715.04.17$990
Glacier Ski: Ala Archa15.04.1722.04.17$990
Glacier Ski: Ala Archa22.04.1729.04.17$990
Lenin peak 7134 m01.07.1721.07.17$1890

What is included / What not

Heliski and Boarding Packages

HeliNomads Karakol

  • 8 HRS Heli time fr Day 2 to Day 5.
  • 18,000/15,000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski yurt accommodation

Suusamyr HeliSki and HeliBoarding | 5 Days

  • 6,000/4,500 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Suusamyr Heliski and HeliBoarding | 6 Days

  • 12,000/10,000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Suusamyr Heliski and HeliBoarding | 8 Days

  • 18,000/15,000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Karakol Heliski and HeliBoarding | 5 Days

  • 6,000/4,500 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Karakol Heliski and HeliBoarding | 6 Days

  • 12,000/10,000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Karakol Heliski and HeliBoarding | 8 Days

  • 18,000/15,000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Service of Heli-Ski Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals
  • Ski Lodge accommodation

 

Heliski and Boarding packages don´t include

  • Excess baggage costs
  • Air fare to Kyrgyzstan
  • Single accommodations
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips for guides/porters/drivers
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Certain meal whilst not on tour
  • All personal expenses, equipment, clothing
  • Visa and passport cost

 

Single Day Heli Ski/Board in Kyrgyzstan

  • 2.5 HRS Heli time
  • 4.500/3.000 Vertical incl/guaranteed
  • Lunch

 

Arslanbob Hut & Yurt Karakol Ski Touring

  • Guides
  • All relevant transportation
  • Full board meals whilst on tour
  • Yurt lodging fees - for respective nights
  • Access to all yurt supplies and resources
  • Gear haul both ways

Arslanbob Hut & Yurt Karakol don´t include

  • Gear and people haul
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Air fare to Kyrgyzstan
  • Single accommodations
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips for guides/porters/drivers
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Certain meal whilst not on trek or tour
  • All personal expenses, equipment, clothing
  • Visa and passport cost if applied

Glacier Ski Suek Pass & Ala Archa

  • Ski Guide
  • All relevant transportation
  • Accommodation in hotels for 2 nts
  • Full board meals whilst on tour
  • Kitchenware + gas
  • NP entry fees

Lenin Peak

  • Mountain guide (1:3 ratio)
  • Climbing permit
  • All relevant transportation
  • Twin share accommodation in tents and hotels
  • Full board meals in BC and ABC
  • Tents in BC and ABC

Snowshoeing

  • Guide
  • All relevant transportation
  • Lunch on the hill (only with full day tour)
  • Entrance fees to national park if applied
  • Snowshoes and trekking poles
  • Gaiters

Extended Description

About Kyrgyzstan

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan: 94% mountains and 100% adventure! Here on increadibly huge territory of deep powder heli-ski and backcountry terrain we have No lines, No limits and No restrictions.

We realize you busy and that's why we offer a variety of flexible Heliskiing/Heliboarding packages, guided and self guided backcountry ski tours based on the network of our backcountry yurts, ski traverses, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing and sidecountry cat skiing in Kyrgyz Tien Shan mountains from 5-10 days in length. All our Kyrgyzstan Heli-Ski and Backcountry tours are led by Ski Pro crew - some of the Kyrgyzstan's best and strongest mountain guides to access wide open alpine slopes, and scenic glaciers covered with annual snowfalls of up to 2,200 cm. Skiers and riders of all ages and abilities are more than welcome, there is always a slope that would perfectly fit your needs.

We also offer ski packages with local ski resorts, providing you with ski and snowboarding options for all ages and abilities. We are sure you will have the ski/snowboard vacation of a lifetime and look forward to seeing you soon for your heli skiing/boarding or backcountry adventure tour in Kyrgyzstan!

 

Heliski and Heliboarding

Suusamyr

Suusamyr is vast valley south of Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan's capital and biggest town. This playground is known for its epic snow conditions created at 3500-4500 meters above sea level under really low temperatures that can drop down as low as -35 Centigrade in the night to make snow as light as dust. Epic ski/board is guaranteed.

Itinerary

  • 1 Day. Arrive Bishkek. Meet agent. Drive to Bishkek. Breakfast. Continue to Karakol ski resort. Accommodation in lodge. Lunch. Meet guides/pilots. Safety Briefing. Dinner in lodge.

  • 2 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge.

  • 3 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge.

  • 4 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. After dinner transfer to airport.

  • 5 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. After dinner transfer to airport. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 6 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. After dinner transfer to airport. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 7 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. After dinner transfer to airport. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 8 Day. Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)



Karakol

Karakol area is widely known for its great snow conditions and tree skiing possibilities. The region has mild winters with average temperatures of -5-15 Centigrade, long lasting season, loads of deep powder snow and mostly sunny weather all year round! The second largest alpine lake in the world set here at 1,600 meters above sea level never freezes and provides lots of necessary moisture for the best powder snow in the country.

Itinerary

  • 1 Day. Arrive Bishkek. Meet agent. Drive to Bishkek. Breakfast. Continue to Karakol ski resort. Accommodation in lodge. Lunch. Meet guides/pilots. Safety Briefing. Dinner in lodge.

  • 2 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge.

  • 3 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge.

  • 4 Day.08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge.

  • 5 Day.08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 6 Day.08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 7 Day. 08:00 Breakfast. 09:30 Gather together at helipad. 10:00 Take off. Full day Heli-Ski. 13:00 Lunch on the hill. End of day between 15:00 and 17:00 (depending on weather and/or group decision). 19:30 Dinner in lodge. After dinner transfer to airport. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 8 Day. Onward travel. End of Services.

 

Single Day

During our multy day heli skiing packages whenever possible we accept individuals and solo skiers/boarders bookings for single powder day either in Suusamyr or Karakol - our prime big mountain playgrounds. Due to various reasons we cannot accept more than 3-4 skiers/riders at a time to join a large group. Please note we may require previous backcountry skiing/boarding experince in order to match the group abilities.

Custom single day heli ski/board packages are also available and can be operated at any date regardless the number of people and previous heliski/backcountry experience. Custom single day heli ski/board packages are suitable for group of skiers/riders with similar abilities who are looking for a more private experience.


Backcountry Ski Touring

Backcountry ski touring in Kyrgyz Tien Shan mountains has never been so accessible: international flights arrive to Bishkek Manas airport, visas for Kyrgyzstan are now abolished for many western nationals and days are filled with powder, fresh air and sun. For adventure skiers and riders in search of unusual winter ski touring and splitboarding holidays we offer a selection of backcountry itineraries along with great opportunity to experience Kyrgyz hospitality by staying in our winter backcountry yurt.

 

Yurt Based Backcountry Ski Touring

Nothing beats a powder filled adventure with good friends in Kyrgyz Tien Shan mountains and the yurt based backcountry ski or splitboard experience in Kyrgyzstan is like none other. Hand crafted kyrgyz yurts has been given a shelter to nomads since time immemorial and now we welcome you to our backcountry ski yurt set cozily in Terskei Ala Too backocounty among the towering peaks. The yurt provides direct access to a great variety of finest backcountry ski and snowboard terrain, wide open alpine slopes and scenic glaciers covered with annual snowfalls of up to 2,200 cm. Ski at day time and enjoy fire and dinner in the evening by staying in our warm, wood burning stove heated yurt.

Itinerary

  • 1 Day. Arrive Bishkek. Meet agent and load a vehicle with gear. Long day drive to Karakol for aprox 6 hrs. Lunch on the way. In Karakol we meet guides and continue to trailhead with ex army truck. Skin up the yurt. Final preparations/gear check/avalanche safety briefing. Dinner. Overnight in yurt.

  • 2 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt.

  • 3 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt.

  • 4 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt.

  • 5 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt.

  • 6 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 7 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt.

  • 8 Day. Breakfast. Full day backcoutnry ski touring in the area. Lunch on the hill. PM 7:30 Dinner in the yurt. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 9 Day. Ski out after breakfast. Meet vehicle. Drive to Karakol. Switch vehicles and continue to Bishkek. Lunch on the way. Dinner in downtown. Accommodation in hotel. OR Onward travel. End of Services (dependent on package chosen)

  • 10 Day. Early breakfast. Transfer to airport for your up coming onward journey. End of services.

 

Intro to Backcountry

New to Backcountry Skiing and Alpine Touring? Join our "Intro To Backcountry ski" course to get you away from the lifts and crowd. Whether you plan to ski untracked backcountry terrain or to experience the beauty of alpine ski touring, this weekend course will introduce you to one of the fastest growing winter activities in the world.

Our three-day course is perfect for alpine skiers who want to learn more about backcountry skiing using alpine touring bindings or adapters.

We'll tell you about the most appropriate gear to ski in backcountry, good tricks and techniques with your climbing skins for the uphills and strategies to find the best snow on the downhills.

 

During the course you will learn about

  • Appropriate clothing and accessories
  • Alpine Touring equipment options
  • Intro to avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, avalung and floating bags.
  • Uphill touring techniques with climbing skins
  • Step-around turns and kick turns
  • Avalanche hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Downhill group travel techniques
  • How to make emergency sleds out of your skis

 

Requirements

  • Reasonable fitness
  • Intermediate/advanced alpine skills at ski resorts.
  • Previous skiing in ungroomed snow conditions recommended but not essential.

 

Backcountry Yurt Rentals in Kyrgyz Tien Shan

At Ski Pro we are proud to offer ultimate backcountry skiing and boarding experiences for backcountry enthusiasts based on traditional hand made Kyrgyz Yurt.  The Ski Pro yurt lies deep in Terskei backcountry and located at 2350 metres above sea level, providing immediate access to some of Kyrgyzstan's best powder skiing which ranges from mellow glades to steep wide open bowls or forested valleys and has an access to surrounding peaks of 3700 metres.

To make it simple for customers we offer two options: guided, fully catered backcountry trips and self guided, fully catered backcountry trips. Self Guided trips provide more freedom in choice of terrain but requires previous backcountry experince as well as avalanche safety and first aid sertificate.

The Yurt offers about 30 square metres of backcountry comfort, and comes with the following amenities:

  • 4 comfy bunk beds with matresses (sleeps 8pp max, bring your own sleeping bag)
  • Wood burn stove with attached snow melter
  • Woods supply
  • A propane cook stove and gas supply for cooking
  • Cookware and Kitchen utensils
  • Water supply
  • Snow shovels
  • Outhouse

Timings: Bookings for yurts are accepted Dec thru May. Please enquire for your specific dates.

Access: Access to the yurt during the winter period is via skin track.

Group size and period: min 4 pax max 8 pax.

Experience: All skiers/riders must be confident to ski/board off piste and all types of snow conditions. Previous backcountry ski/board experience is requested for self guided parties. We reccommend Orientation Guide for at least the first day to orientate with terrain - subject for extra 100 USD/Day.

Gear: Powder skis with minimum 100 mm underfoot, touring bindings or alpine bindings with BCA adapters, skins. Splitboards are required for snowboarders. Personal avalanche safety pack which includes: floating bag (strongly recommended), beacon (must), shovel and probe (must).

Physical Requirements: You must be reasonably fit and comfortable touring for long distances with your own backcountry equipment behind your shoulders.

Vertical: Ascents from the campsite are from 500 to 1500 m in vertical gain, maximum elevations of around 3,700m.

 

Snowshoeing

As snowshoers often say if you can walk - you can snowshoe! Discover winter Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan mountains while snowshoeing in the backcountry of this beautiful mountain kingdom. Hike across untouched snowy meadows, observe wildlife while moving through quiet fur tree wooded valleys, or gain some elevation by climbing a ridge. We run single day tours around Bishkek - the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Tours available December thru March. We are happy to offer the tour for every level begginners or expericenced shoers.

 

Snowshoeing Day and Half Day tour

Join us this winter for an amazing day trip up to the Kyrgyz Range of Tien Shan mountains. This area offers a wide range of terrain for all ability levels. With fantastic views of surrounding peaks this full day 7 hour tour will allow you to experience the incredible magic of winter and fulfill your day off with fresh, frozen air!

Itinerary:

  • 09:00 AM Pick up at your place. Drive to the park
  • 10:00 AM Hike thru stunning alpine terrain
  • 12:00 Lunch on the hill OR Drive back to Bishkek (if half day tour)
  • 01:00 PM Hike back OR Drop off at your place (if half day tour)
  • 03:00 PM Drive back to Bishkek.
  • 04:00 PM Drop off at your place.

 

Other Notes

Heli Skiing/Heli Boarding on Saturdays generally ends at 15:00. We will do our best to meet guests desires to heliski / heliboard more if possible, and provide more time, but however, most Saturdays will be finished by 15:00.

Water supply: 0,5L water bottles are provided freely by the breakfast. There is also a water supply of several 5L kegs on board during heli ski tours. However if you have a personal water canteen, we encourage you to bring it with you for your trip. This is how we can protect our enviroment with getting less plastic bottles with us.

Down Days: Bad weather and poor flight conditions may cause a delay or bring changes into our usual shedule. In general we do not have many foul weather days but that is one aspect of your holiday we have absolutely no control over.

  • On average we might experience 1 or 2 down day per week.
  • Down day activities include snow cat or resort skiing, snowshoeing or any relaxing activity that works best with you.
PP/Night from US$ 165