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.
2017/2018 winter in Kyrgyzstan is quite poor for snow. Karakol ski resort has a worst new year holidays in the past 10+ years. A lot of tourists came from around the globe and got nothing except a tiny amount of groomed snow on the runs which turned into a mixture of mud and ice in after a couple days. The same story on all offpiste slopes and areas around Karakol. We could not even run a snowmobile backcountry in the Karakol gorge as we usually do during this time.
Most areas towards the East has almost similar story. But wait, what about Jyrgalan? Seems like it is a special place hidden in the mountains at the edge of the Issik-Kul valley. It gets a true lake-effect which really works compared to other places around the huge Issik-Kul valley. Last week we had 30+ hours of snowing in a row at Jyrgalan backcountry skiing yurt lodge!
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.
After one week at the Aksuu backcountry skiing yurt lodge we have done a lot of small upgrades all over the camp. We have a slackline and swing now. New sauna looks and feels so great. We already had a couple snow dumps since beginning of November.
Check the gallery below.
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.
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.
Once again. A couple seasons ago Dan Milner had a nice week at our parners yurt along with the Lib Tech ripper James Stentiford and Roxy rider Tania Detomas. Check out official post and gallery at the LibTech website.