Snowmobiling in Kyrgyzstan: Tell Me More
What does snowmobiling look like in Kyrgyzstan? Visit ski resorts and rent a snowmobile to explore the Tien Shan or to ascend them and go skiing.
Kyrgyzstan’s wild, mountainous terrain oozes with wintertime sports potential. Since over 90% of the country is mountainous, 85% of it sits over 1000+ meters, and 40% reaches above 3000 meters, engaging in winter sports is a natural reaction to this snowy paradise. Fans of outdoor sports have lots of options available to them in Kyrgyzstan, one of them being snowmobiling.
WHERE IS SNOWMOBILING AVAILABLE IN KYRGYZSTAN?
Snowmobile rides and rentals in Kyrgyzstan are available at Kyrgyzstan’s larger resorts, the most famous of which is near Karakol. The average snow depth at these resorts in the winter months is between 1.5 – 2 meters.
IS SNOWMOBILING INCLUDED IN SILK ROAD EXPLORE TOUR PRICES?
Not usually. Most tours will offer snowmobiling as an optional extra for your tour.
WHAT ARE KYRGYZSTAN’S SNOWMOBILE OPTIONS?
There are basically 2 different types of snowmobile rentals in Kyrgyzstan: practical and play. Some people rent snowmobiles to haul them up a mountainside to a place where they can start skiing or snowboarding. These kinds of snowmobile rentals can cost per trip or per hour.
Snowmobiling enthusiasts that want to go explore and ride around mountainsides for fun can also rent snowmobiles, often with a guide. Some resorts offer lessons with instructors for as short as 10-minute stints or by the hour.