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.
Aksuu back country skiing and splitboarding yurt lodge is ready to welcome guests for 2017 winter season. A great number of different skill-level ski touring areas available at the ski-out zone just around the Yurt Lodge. We are located just 8km from Karakol, Kyrgyzstan and ready to transfer your group from Aksuu (Teploklychenka) village to our cozy lodge with snowmobiles.
We have some updates for the 2017 season:
- A brand new sauna at Ice-Cold river
- An outdoor hot tub with a woodstove
- A trampoline and a slack line to have some fun
- A bunch of new lines in the endless Aksuu gorge
We have updates on our program page. We are setting up 3 brand new yurts and a new sauna for the upcoming season. The prices remain the same and the most affordable around the Kyrgyzstan’s BC camps! Check it out Aksuu Yurt Ski Lodge. Plus some new photos on our gallery.