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9-day ski touring adventure in Kazakhstan

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Join Konstantin Bartosh, a certified ski-guide on this incredible ski touring adventure in the unexplored Tian Shan Mountains in Kazakhstan to have an amazing time.


Tian Shan

9 Days

Apr - Jun




* Ski in an unexplored region on Tian Shan Mountains in Kazakstan.

* Enjoy excellent snow conditions including skiing on powder snow.

* Spend 5 days in the barrels left by Soviet and Kazakh soldiers.


If you wish to go on a ski tour in a region that is largely unexplored, join me on this amazing ski-touring in Kazakhstan. For 9 days, we’ll explore the north-western part of the Tian Shan Mountains, in the south-eastern region of Kazakhstan and have a great time!

The ski area is easy to access and lies just 3 hours from the capital city of Almaty. You’ll be skiing in a spectacular area above clouds, on peaks as high as 4000 m on powder snow. The peaks offer untouched terrain, ideal for backcountry skiing. Alongside this, you’ll also get to experience the unique Kazakh culture.

We’ll begin the trip in Almaty. There are many direct flights to the capital city from Moscow and Istanbul. Upon arrival, we’ll take you to your hotel in a local ski resort and here, you’ll spend the next 3 days at 2300 meters.

On the first day, we’ll brief you about the trip, check your equipment and refresh your skiing skills. The next two days are reserved for acclimatization. Taking ski lifts, we’ll get to an altitude of about 4,000 m, come back and stay in our comfortable hotels.

On the fourth day, we’ll move to a high glacial camp at 3500m. Here we’ll be staying in barrels left by Soviet and Kazakh soldiers. And don’t worry, we’ll stay warm and dry as we’ll be using a wooden stove for heating. The next 5 days will be spent here, touring the glaciers and skiing in untouched gorgeous terrain.

Depending upon the group condition, it is quite possible to do up to 2-3 runs per day and to gain around 1000-2000 m. On the last day, we’ll ski down to Almaty and spent the evening exploring the cultural capital of Central Asia.

Regarding difficulty, keep in mind that it is a demanding trip that requires you to have advanced to expert level skiing skills. Also, since we’ll be gaining at least 1200 vertical meters per day, do ensure that you are in excellent physical condition.

If this amazing ski adventure in the unexplored terrain of Kazakhstan interests you, send a message now to reserve your seat. You’ll have an incredible time! Also, check out my page for some more adventures in the country.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price includes: Lift tickets. Price excludes: Airport transfers, Meals, Accommodation in Almaty, Medical/evacuation insurance.


More info

Please bring along these items:

Complete ski mountaineering kit (ice ax, ski and boot crampons, harness, etc.), avalanche equipment, and essential touring gear.

We will share with you a necessary gear list closer to the tour start date.

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About the guide

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Ski Guide

I’m a certified RMGA ski guide and member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. I grew up in Siberia with Siberian mountains as my backyard.

After successfully completing my studies at the Faculty of Geography and widespread personal experience in the backcountry skiing, I began my career as a guide in 2014 with internships in Khibiny mountains in Kola peninsula. In 2017, founded Smart Mountains - an independent guiding company, specializing in exploration of the best skiing spots in the Siberian mountains. I was one of the first who started provides guiding services for international markets in Siberia area.

My ski guiding experience includes 5 years guiding and avalanche forecasting for guiding operations in the mountains of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, many corners of the Russian Caucasus, as well as heli-skiing in the Kamchatka peninsula and of course running my operations in Siberia. Organized and led multi-day expeditions in remote areas, on glaciated terrain in the Northern Tien Shan, Tuyuk- su glacier where I did several technically first ski descents.

Member of the Russian Mountain Guides Association. Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1 diploma. Avalanche forecaster. ISIA Snowboard instructor of category C. Ski Patrol First Aid courses.


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