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Couloirs freeride skiing in Kazakhstan, 5-day tour near the Big Almaty Lake

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Experience the exotic slopes of Kazakhstan on a 5-day freeride trip near the Big Almaty Lake with KMGA-certified mountain leader Sergey.

Tian Shan

5 Days

Apr, May




* Ski among the pristine beauty of the Tian Shan mountain range.

* Capture the extreme snowy wilderness of Central Asia.

* Benefit from having a guide accompanying you in the mountains of Kazakhstan.


Explore the winter wilderness of Kazakhstan centred around the alpine waters of the Big Almaty Lake.

Sitting at 2,511 meters above sea level, the lake is surrounded by mountains of the Trans-Ili Alatau, the northern chunk of the Tian Shan mountain range.

Resting above the Big Almaty Lake is the famous research station of Kosmostantsiya, with its astronomical observatory.

The research station also hosts a mountain hut, with comfortable conditions and heated rooms. It’s from here that we’ll ride the couloirs around the station.

The station sits at an altitude of 3,350 meters above sea level, along the Zhusaly-Kezen pass.

The neighbouring mountains and couloirs offer excellent backcountry adventures and fascinating lines to carve out.

Potential participants should already have previous experience of off-piste skiing, as well as having a good level of fitness.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on this 5-day freeride skiing trip in the Kazakhstan wilderness around to Big Almaty Lake.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


More info

What to bring: skis, ski boots and poles, goggles, climbing skins, waterproof jacket and trousers, ski gloves, rucksack, sleeping bag, torch, medical kit, thermal underwear, fleece, balaclava, hat, sun cream, sunglasses, beeper, avalanche probe and shovel, crampons, and helmet.

Meeting point

Equipment you will need to bring

Avalanche eqmnt

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the age of 14I began to walk in the mountains. In 19 I came to the club of the mountaineering. I took a part of the national team of Kazakhstan. I participated in expeditions to the Himalayas, Karakorum, Tien Shan, Pamir. I started ski touring in 2012 and I haven’t stopped since then. The love of the mountains turned my hobby into my craft and I’m absolutely happy. The tourism in Kazakhstan develops very slow that’s why, you can see their primordial character and enjoy.


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