March 3 snow conditions update, Karakol ski resort avalanche fatality

A huge storm on March 2-3 brought a lot of snow all over the east Issik-Kul area. Here is the small update on the local areas:

Jyrgalan back country skiing yurt lodge: 50+ cm of fresh powder.
Aksuu back country skiing yurt lodge: 35-45 cm of fresh powder overnight.
Karakol ski resort: around 20 cm of fresh powder.

There was also a couple small snowfalls during the past 7 days. The weather is already a spring-like and more and more slopes are becoming avalanche-dangerous.

Karakol ski resort avalanche fatality

There was an avalanche fatality at Karakol ski resort a few days ago. A family of 2 adults and 9 y.o. kid went off-piste and triggered avalanche. Whole group  got caught by avalanche and while 2 adults ended on the surface the kid got buried. Not much information available but seems like no any avalanche beacons or safety gear were used. The kid didn’t make it.

Snow status update for Aksuu Backcountry Skiing Yurt Lodge

As said in the previous post – this winter is quite poor for snow in the Northern Kyrgyzstan. At this date (Jan 18, 2018) we have around 40-45cm of snow at the Aksuu Backcountry Skiing yurt lodge site and around 50-60cm at the higher-altitude slopes. See some photos below.

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Jyrgalan Pow Yurt Lodge for backcountry skiers and splitboarders

Woohoo!!! We are so much happy to announce a completely new backcountry skiing yurt lodge setup at new location. Jyrgalan valley is well know for the huge snow amounts, nice scenery and great amount of lines for beginner and average backcountry skiers. More info will be available soon at the separate page (left menu). As for now you can make a reservation by contacting us.

Travelers With Skis at Aksuu Backcountry Skiing Yurt Lodge, Kyrgyzstan

We had a very special guests on March 2015. Travelers With Skis team came to visit Aksuu Backcountry Skiing Yurt Lodge, try out our camp life and shred the slopes all around. Check out the 15 min long video which will motivate you to make a step our of this world for a while and find the feeling of real freedom.

Aksuu Backcountry Yurt Lodge is ready for 2015/2016 season!

This season we started earlier to avoid difficulties connected with the transportation of all camp stuff and yurts. The way up to the Aksuu Backcountry Yurt Lodge site took just 3 hours with 2 military soviet URAL trucks compared to 3 days last years late December. We are already running, welcome.

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Skiing and snowboarding in Barskoon during May

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Well, this was our first spring we had a chance to try the snowmobiles at the 4200m! We had a plan to set the spring camp up there, but not much people are coming this way and we simply used our weekends to have some fun!

We have explored a few great spots with a really long runs and a various types of slopes. Basically all areas are around the glaciers. We plan to provide a few days tours during Spring 2014, feel free to contact us for more details.

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Powder perfect: splitboarding at Ichke-Jergez, Kyrgyzstan

Photo by Dan Milner
Photo by Dan Milner

Last year the 40tribes yurt site had some nice guests like a great photographer Dan Milner (the Deep movie), a great traveler Tristan Kennedy and numerous pro-rides. It’s been a while, but here is a great article by Tristan describing Kyrgyzstan backcountry experience!