Kyrgyzstan, nicknamed “the Alps of Central Asia,” is known for its mountainous landscape. It is known that approximately 90% of the country is covered by mountainous terrain. It is the home of the Pamir and the Tien Shan Mountains. The mountains make Kyrgyzstan a skier’s paradise. Mountains that are snowcapped are the natural setting for most of the country, and thus the skiers are provided with a wide variety of options for a ski tour making skiing in Kyrgyzstan an exciting experience.
Heli-skiing bypasses the ski lifts and takes the skiers directly to the high and hard-to-reach mountain tops and then drops them off the helicopter. Since the entire experience is an adrenaline rush, these skiing tours are popular is Kyrgyzstan. Highly qualified and well-experienced pilots drop off the skiers on mountainsides that are unexplored tracks and 100% safe. The season to go skiing in Kyrgyzstan is between the months of November and April.
Backcountry tours, well known as “free-ride tours” or ”off-piste” are recommended for individuals who like to go skiing beyond the lines. No boundaries and no trails. Skiing in Kyrgyzstan where your heart desires. Since the land has not been patrolled, surveyed or maintained, this is considered the most dangerous type of skiing. For skiers who want this kind of adventures, some guides help them select the areas that are safe thus making it the best place for free-ride skiing.
Cross country ski tours
Cross country skiing is highly recommended for tourists who are looking for both exercise and enjoyment. While in the cross-country tours, the skiers typically do not the natural elevation decent to propel themselves forward but on their poles and skis. Kyrgyzstan in visited many times by the trekkers since the country has freedom of movement and natural beauty which makes it the best place for “trekking on skis.”
For the skiers and for the individuals who want to try this amazing adventure, consider going for skiing in Kyrgyzstan. This fantastic place never disappoints.
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