Winter Kyrgyzstan: Where to go skiing?

If you love winter and skiing, then a trip to winter Kyrgyzstan is the perfect destination for you! As a mountainous country, Kyrgyzstan offers great opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts.

A large selection of ski resorts will not leave anyone indifferent, where there are slopes for both professionals and beginners. Most of them are located in the Chui region and Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. In the city of Karakol, Issyk-Kul region, there is one of the most popular ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan “Karakol”, which is considered one of the best on the territory of the CIS countries.

Skiing, snowboarding or freeriding – ski holidays in Kyrgyzstan are suitable for everyone and everyone will find something to their liking! Here is a list of ski resorts where you can have a great time.


Ski complex Chunkurchak

The Chunkurchak ski complex is located in the gorge of the same name, 30 km from Bishkek. The close location from Bishkek and the presence of a variety of skiing trails, opportunities for freeriders and ski touring make Chunkurchak a truly popular destination both among the local population and among tourists.


Ski base Kashka-Suu

Ski base “Kashka-Suu” is located 35 km from the capital at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level. The base has a hotel, excellent slopes, a cable car, conference rooms and a winter skating rink.

The ski base offers a panoramic view of the Chui Valley and the Great Kyrgyz Range.


Ski resort Karakol

The ski base “Karakol” is located in the city of Karakol, Issyk-Kul region and is considered one of the best in the CIS countries. Located at an altitude of 2300 meters, the base provides excellent recreation for skiers, snowboarders and freeriders. Great joy and enjoyment of the panoramic view of the Issyk-Kul Lake and the next five-thousanders.

Freeride in Kyrgyzstan. For lovers of freeriding, the mountain peaks of Kyrgyzstan will offer excellent opportunities for winter recreation. The country has terrain freeride sites for all levels of fresh air training and technical advancement.

Below are the places where you can roll out untouched fields of snow and enjoy the beauty of the wild mountains:


Jyrgalan Valley

The Jyrgalan Valley is located 60 km from the city of Karakol in the Issyk-Kul region at an altitude of 2300 meters. It is ideal for skiing, snobboarding, snowshoeing and more. Also, freeride lovers will be happy! After all, the valley offers trails for both professional and beginner skiers. If you have a couple of days to spare, go to Jyrgalan.

Too Ashuu ski base

The Too Ashuu ski base is ideal for those who love to ski on virgin soil. Too Ashuu is located 135 km from Bishkek at an altitude of 3000 meters. From the panoramic peak, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Suusamyr Valley.


The south of Kyrgyzstan also offers good opportunities for freeriding, for example, Arslanbob, located in the Jalal-Abad region in the mountains of the Fergana ridge.

Freeriding in Arslanbob, famous for its unique walnut forests, will give you an unforgettable experience. Due to the thicker snow drifts in winter, freeriding enthusiasts can ride on untouched virgin snow with beautiful mountain landscapes.

The above and other ski resorts will help make your winter incredibly interesting. Despite the widespread belief that Kyrgyzstan is good only in summer, it has something to surprise and offer in winter. A winter vacation in Kyrgyzstan is a great opportunity to experience a winter fairytale.