Helicopter skiing in Kyrgyzstan

Heliski

       Kyrgyzstan has a lot of opportunities for heliskiing in   the mountains. 95% of the territory of the country is lying in the mountains of Tien-Shan. Hundreds of virgin slopes are waiting for the skiers who love wild nature and nice free runs on the fresh snow. Experienced pilots of the helicopter MI-8 MTV can land on the peaks and passes at the altitude of 4500 m, with the group of 16 skiers.

Season: January, February and March.

In winter:

The snow is powdery with the depth of 0,7 – 1 m.

Avalanche risk is minimal.

In spring:

The snow is flaky with the depth of 1 – 1,2 m.

Avalanche risk is middle.

The riding decent: 1-5 km.

Height difference: from 500 m to 1500 m.

The optimum size of a group is 12 persons, maximum 16 persons.

 

Services

Tien-Shan Travel provides transfers according to the program, including 9 hours helicopter flights; full board; double room accommodation; 2 guide-instructors; radio connection, rescue equipment and all formalities.

Extra services

Sauna, bar, billiards and using ski-lifts in case of non-flying weather.

Note

Tour leader of a group has a last word for deciding about skiing in the region. Our guide can recommend and explain everything regarding a region of skiing, snow conditions and avalanches.

Heliski at Too Ashuu

 

Conditions

Each member of the group must have medical and accident insurance (covering the amount of 20 000 EURO), personal skiing equipment including beacon and helmet.

 

 

Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range

 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek. Drive to the mountains. Accommodation at the Kashka-Suu Ski Base .

Day 2-7: Heliskiing in Suusamyr Valley, West Karakol Valley and the Upper Ala-Archa Glacier.

Day 8: Departure.

A group arrives in the Manas airport located 35 km from Bishkek. Our team (experienced heliskiing guides) meets skiers at the airport and drive together to the Kashka-Suu mountain hotel (30 km from Bishkek). Check in in double room cottages, breakfast.

Preparing for heli skiing, discussion details with our guides.

Helicopter is based not far from the cottages.

On the next day after breakfast the program is starting. Fly to the mountains. Helicopter lands on the top and all skiers get off. One of our guides is in the helicopter all the time for radio connection and avalanche situation control. Skiers ride down and take seats at the helicopter for one more riding. If group likes this region we can do it a few times. If not, we fly to another spot. Around 12:00 pm we find a good place to land and have a lunch. After lunch skiing till 2:00 pm and fly back to the hotel. Free time.

In case of non-flying weather it is possible to use ski lift at near the hotel. Or we can organize excursion to Bishkek (visiting the museums, restaurants).

It’s possible to make 6-8 and more downhill riding depending on physical training of the team. Summarized height difference could be about 6000 m.

Price of the program in EURO:

Group size 10 +1 11 +1 12 +1 13 +1 14 +1 15 +1 16 +1
per group (1TL FOC) 44700 45260 45820 46380 46940 47500 48060
or per person 4470 4115 3818 3568 3353 3167 3004

Single supplement: 260 Euro

The program price is based on 9 helicopter flight hours.

But it’s possible to have more helicopter flight hours and to pay for this at the end of the program accordingly.

In case of unused flight hours from guaranteed 9 hours due to weather conditions, your request or any others reasons we pay a refund based on the price of 2900 Euro per 1 hour.

 

Terskey Ala-Too Range

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek. Helicopter flight to Karakol. Accommodation at the Karakol Ski Base .

Day 2-6: Heliskiing on the slopes of Terskey Ala-Too Range.

Day 7: Morning heliskiing/Terskey Ala-Too Range area. Afternoon helicopter flight to Bishkek.

Day 8: Departure.

A group arrives in the Manas airport located 35 km from Bishkek. Our team (experienced heliskiing guides) meets skiers at the airport. After breakfast helicopter flight to Karakol (2 hours). On arrival in Karakol check in the hotel and preparing for heli skiing, discussion details with our guides.

Helicopter is based not far from the cottages.

On the next day after breakfast the program is starting. Fly to the mountains. Helicopter lands on the top and all skiers get off. One of our guides is in the helicopter all the time for radio connection and avalanche situation control. Skiers ride down and take seats at the helicopter for one more riding. If a group likes this region we can do it a few times. If not, we fly to another spot. Around 12:00 pm we find a good place to land and have a lunch. After lunch skiing till 2:00 pm and fly back to the hotel. Free time.

In case of non-flying weather skiing (using ski lifts) is possible or we can organize excursion to Karakol.

Price of the program in EURO:

Group size 10+1 11+1 12+1 13+1 14+1 15+1 16+1
per group (1TL FOC) 56300 56860 57420 57980 58540 59100 59660
or per person 5630 5169 4785 4460 4182 3940 3729

Single supplement: 280 Euro

The program price is based on 9 helicopter flight hours including helicopter flight Bishkek – Karakol – Bishkek (4 hours).

But it’s possible to have more helicopter flight hours and to pay for this at the end of the program accordingly.

In case of unused flight hours from guaranteed 9 hours due to weather conditions, your request or any others reasons we pay a refund based on the price of 2900 Euro per 1 hour.

Note: in case of the bad weather on Day 1 or Day 7 a group will get to Karakol or to Bishkek by bus.

 

Suusamyr Valley

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek. Helicopter flight to Suusamyr Valley. Accommodation at the Teo-Ashu Ski Base.

Day 2-6: Heliskiing in Suusamyr Valley.

Day 7: Morning heliskiing in Suusamyr valley. Afternoon helicopter flight to Bishkek.

Day 8: Departure.

A group arrives in the Manas airport located 35 km from Bishkek. Our team (experienced heliskiing guides) meets skiers at the airport. Helicopter flight to the Teo-Ashu Ski Base located in 130 km from Bishkek. Check in and breakfast on arrival. Preparing for heli skiing and discussion details with our guides.

Helicopter is based not far from the cottages.

On the next day after breakfast the program is starting. Fly to the mountains. Helicopter lands on the top and all skiers get off. One of our guides is in the helicopter all the time for radio connection and avalanche situation control. Skiers ride down and take seats at the helicopter for one more riding. If a group likes this region we can do it a few times. If not, we fly to another spot. Around 12:00 pm we find a good place to land and have a lunch. After lunch skiing till 2:00 pm and fly back to the hotel. Free time.

In case of non-flying weather skiing (using ski lifts) on the ski base is possible or we can organize excursion to Bishkek.

Price of the program in EURO:

Group size 10+1 11+1 12+1 13+1 14+1 15+1 16+1
per group (1TL FOC) 45500 45960 46520 47080 47640 48200 48760
or per person 4550 4178 3877 3622 3403 3213 3048

 

Single supplement: 246 Euro

The program price is based on 9 helicopter flight hours including helicopter flight Bishkek – Suusamyr – Bishkek (1 h 20 min).

But it’s possible to have more helicopter flight hours and to pay for this at the end of the program accordingly.

In case of unused flight hours from guaranteed 9 hours due to weather conditions, your request or any others reasons we pay a refund based on the price of 2900 Euro per 1 hour.

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