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Backcountry Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Kyrgyzstan is a highly mountainous, mysterious country in Central Asia, with a rich culture and colourful history. It also contains some absolutely glorious backcountry skiing locale's to explore and discover.

Kyrgyzstan is an underrated and hidden gem in Central Asia, with its highly mountainous terrain and constant, heavy powder making it an ideal location for backcountry skiing. There is a wide array of places to backcountry ski, and with its relatively low profile and population density, the slopes are all yours to discover. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Kyrgyzstan, and discover its charms and delights!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Kyrgyzstan

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan may be an unsuspecting destination for backcountry skiing, but it is one of the best out there. If you are looking to stray away from the crowds and inflated prices of Europe this winter, consider booking a backcountry skiing trip to Kyrgyzstan.

The temperatures may be below freezing, but the continental climate of this former Soviet nation also makes for some of the very best snow conditions on the planet. You won’t want to miss the truly one-of-a-kind “après ski” experience here in Kyrgyzstan either. Try the hearty, traditional dishes and strong drinks while you chat with the curious local characters.

This mountainous country located along the Silk Road to China is incredibly interesting and just waiting to be discovered by the outside world.

Plan your trip before the word spreads about backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan!

Why should I choose Kyrgyzstan for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

The Snow

While Kyrgyzstan’s continental climate makes for chilly temperatures, it also creates some of the lightest and fluffiest snow on the planet. With over 20 meters of annual snowfall, you can count on abundant powder pretty much everywhere you turn.

Lack of Crowds

Backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan is only just now being discovered by the outside world, meaning that much of the terrain here is completely virgin and untouched. In Kyrgyzstan, you’ll find optimum snow conditions without the crowds and inflated prices.

Different "Apres Ski"

“Après ski” in Kyrgyzstan is anything but typical. You won’t find any run-of-the-mill slope side bars here! What you will find, however, is hearty, flavorful food and drinks that give you a glimpse into the rich history and culture of this former Soviet nation.

What can I expect from the weather in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate, which is characterized by extreme variations in seasonal temperatures. Summers can be scorchingly hot while winters are cold and long. If you are headed to Kyrgyzstan for skiing during the winters months, temperatures can be as low as -30° C.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyz, Russian

What currency is accepted in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstani Som

How can I get to Kyrgyzstan?

Flights to Bishkek from most Eastern European and Central Asian hubs.

What’s the country code of Kyrgyzstan?

+996

What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Kyrgyzstan?

December to March is the best time to ski in Kyrgyzstan, due to the extremely cold weather and very heavy snowfall.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Kyrgyzstan

Eugene

5.00

We spent our time skiing in Jyrgalan as there was a lot more snow there than in Suusamyr Valley. Jyrgalan was fantastic - blue skies and deep powder! It was a truly remarkable few days. Our guide, Anastasiya, was excellent and she is highly recommended - friendly, good fun, highly knowledgeable (particularly in respect of managing avalanche risk) and extremely helpful.

Olivia

5.00

Thank you for showing us your wonderful country, guiding us safely through the mountains and teaching us so much about ski touring. Our eyes have been opened to future possibilities and we hope you can guide us again another time.

Eric

5.00

I was noy in Suusamyr, but in Karakol yurt camps. It was was great. Anastasiya was very helpfull, friendly and professional.

Eugene

5.00

We spent our time skiing in Jyrgalan as there was a lot more snow there than in Suusamyr Valley. Jyrgalan was fantastic - blue skies and deep powder! It was a truly remarkable few days. Our guide, Anastasiya, was excellent and she is highly recommended - friendly, good fun, highly knowledgeable (particularly in respect of managing avalanche risk) and extremely helpful.

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