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Backcountry Skiing in Kyrgyzstan

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!

Top backcountry skiing trips | Kyrgyzstan:


There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Kyrgyzstan

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.


Good to know:

Country Code



Kyrgyz, Russian


Kyrgyzstani Som

How to get there

Flights to Bishkek from most Eastern European and Central Asian hubs

Best time to visit

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


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

More info about Backcountry Skiing in 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!

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