Guys from USA having a great adventure by traversing through 4200+ m Tien-Shan mountains starting at Chon-Ashuu pass and visiting Aksuu Back country Skiing Yurt Lodge at the end of their journey.
Finally the web camera at Jyrgalan valley is back online. We had a huge renovation at the site since the September and had to turn off the camera.
Overall we have 4th yurt set up at our area and now we have 3 client yurts, in the spring we will add one more yurt which means that in summer you can choose to stay from 3 private yurts and one shared.
As for mid-December snow status – there is around 35-45cm of snow at the snowmobile-supported back country skiing area and yesterday we had a group from Kazakhstan who enjoyed the snowboarding at this area.
The plans for upcoming season are huge and awesome, check them out:
- New lodge at the upper Jyrgalan valley at 2900m – named Jyrgalan Heights Yurt lodge – done, details coming soon
- New lodge at the Tyup valley at 2300m – named Jyrgalan-Tyup Yurt Lodge – in the process of setup
- Personal windguru weather station at the Jyrgalan Yurt Lodge site – done
- Explore snowkiting possibilities at Jyrgalan valley – coming soon
- New website dedicated to the back country yurt skiing in Kyrgyzstan – SKIYURT.KG – coming soon
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renegade OB crew from New Zeland had a trip of a lifetime during the 14/15 winter season. Gaint mountains, good people, deep powder and cheap vodka. See the video edit.
see at youtube
Checkout this guys having a great fun after an average snowfall in the “Wet Gorge”, Karakol! You can easily go foward and book any day for a snowmobile backcountry skiing or snowboarding.
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.