Location: Kyrgyzstan, Valley of Suusamyr
Season: middle of January — middle of March
from $1300 USD per person
Suusamyr – is a high mountain valley located 160 km away from Bishkek city in the South-West direction. The Valley is located at an altitude of 2100–2500 meters, distance from the West to the East is over 100 km, the maximum width of the Valley is about 40 km. Suusamyr valley is surrounded by three big ranges with peaks up to 4500 meters high. In the North is Kyrgyz Ala-Too, in the South West is Djumgal range.
Large amount of precipitations in the area is mostly due to these geographical features. Snow cover in winter is 1,5–2 meters and is 100–120 days a year. Slopes that surround the valley have a different steepness and exposure that allows to find the most interesting and safe slopes for skiing during the entire ski season (December – March).
The program is suitable for experienced off ski run skiers.
The ski area is very extensive, steepness is from 20 to 35 degree.
Difference in height level is up to 1000 meters.
For ascents and descents there are three different ski fields with varied topography:
— Area of Tua –Ashuu pass. Heights are 3000–3650 m. Steepness is 20–35 degrees. Length of the runs is from 3 km to 10 km.
— Area of Otmok pass. Height are 3000–3450m. Long gentle slopes. Steepness is 20–30 degrees. Length of the runs is from 2 km to 5 km. It is possible to do a few descents and ascents on different slopes during a day.
— The rout starts from the lower part of the valley. These routs are long-haul, combining descents and ascents. Heights are 2300–3200 meters.
Ski-tour Program in Suusamyr Valley
Approximate time table:
09:30 Transfer by minibus or walk up to the beginning of the ski tour route.
Skiing activities. Return to the base.
18:00 Dinner. Overview (discussion) of ascents and descents. Spare time.
Suusamyr ski-tour price in USD
The program price includes:
- Transfers from/to the airport in Bishkek
— All transfers according to the program by 4WD
— Double room accommodation in the guesthouse in Bishkek
— Excursion in Bishkek
— Accommodation in the Ski base cottages
— Full Board during the tour*
— Ski pass for one full day and a half day
— Guide services**
— Rent of walkie-talkies
Price doesn’t include:
- Airfare to/from Bishkek
— Rent of ski equipment
— Use of ski lift at the base or snowmobile
— Alcoholic beverages
Necessary skiing equipment for ski tour in Suusamyr valley
Skis with ski bindings and ski skins (split board or snow shoes for snow borders). Ski poles. Helmet. Set of avalanche equipment: transceiver (beeper), probe and shovel. Backpack with the possibility of securing the ski or snowboard. Suitable skiing clothes (in winter period the temperature variation id from ‑5C to – 25C in this area). Sunglasses, sun block.
Set of avalanche equipment is available for rent in advance request (limited number of sets).
During the whole program Full Board a day. Breakfast and dinner is in the café. The menu offers both national and European cuisine, lunch boxes while travelling (sandwiches, hot tea, fruit).
Moving is carried out:
«JEEP», «Mitsubishi DELIKA», «UAZ», «Minibus».