If an individual is looking for an adrenalin rush vacation, helicopter skiing is an impressive manner through which lovers of skiing break free from the usual constraints and go skiing out of the ordinary routines. Kyrgyzstan, a country that is located west of China, in Central Asia has a lot of mountains that are suitable for heli-skiing. It is a peaceful home for the Pamir mountain system and the Tien Shan Mountains. 90% of the country is covered by mountains with 40% of the country measuring over 3000 meters, and it contains high peaks measuring 7000+ meters.
Helicopter skiing in this beautiful country is offered between the months November and May, but this is dependent on the areas one wants to do helicopter ski. 3000 meters-4500 meters are the average skiing altitudes. Suusamyr and Karakol are the popular destinations for heli-skiing.
HELI-SKIING IN KARAKOL, KYRGYZSTAN
Karakol is located next to Lake Issyk Kul. It has an area of 6,236KM2, and it rests at an angle of 1600 Meters. The lake is encompassed by many layers of snowcapped mountains. Just within these mountain ranges, the skiers tackle the Terskei-Alatoo Mountains slopes. Helicopter skiing in this destination is available between the months of November and May where the snow reaches a depth of approximately 2 meters.
Suusamyr, a valley located 130KM from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is well-known for the natural beauty present on the land and the quality helicopter skiing options. In the north, we have Kyrgyz Ala-Too Mountain Range, and to the south of Suusamyr, we have Suusamyr-Too Mountain Range. The two sandwich immaculate slopes of Suusamyr. The Valley sits at an elevation of 2000 meters to 2600 meters. Helicopter skiing Suusamyr Mountains is memorable since it has a wide variety of slopes and descents.
The best of helicopter skiing in the whole of Central Asia can be experienced in Kyrgyzstan. There is not only good quality snow but also outstanding scenery and virgin slopes.
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