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Kyrgyz Ski Resorts Guide: Part I — Closest to Bishkek

Kyrgyz Ski Resorts Guide: Part I — Closest to Bishkek

As the skiing season is now open in Kyrgyz Republic, lots of people spend their weekends skiing or snowboarding. Luckily, there are a lot of opportunities for that — according to different sources, there are 23 ski resorts in our country. GO KG has decided to make a guide on major ones. In this part we will introduce the nearest to Bishkek. 

1. 'ZIL' Ski Resort

One of the closest to and easiest to get from Bishkek ski resorts and, therefore, one of the most popular. Perfect fit for both beginners and more skilled skiers and snowboarders. As it is usually crowded during weekends, it may be a good choice to pay a visit on working days. 

Distance from Bishkek: 35 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 350 m (kids) to 1,3 km

Max altitude: 2,450 m

Vertical drop: 600 m

Ski lifts: 2-seat chair lift, T-bar

Working hours: Mon through Sun, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 700 (Mon—Fri), KGS 1,100 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 500 (Mon—Fri), KGS 700 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 600 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: the resort provides transportation services — buses and vans pick up from two locations on daily basis — 'Narodnyi' store next to 'Dordoi Plaza' store — 8:30 am, 'Narodnyi' at the crossing of Alma-Atinskaia and Ahunbaev streets — 9:00 am. Prices are KGS 250 for a bus and KGS 350 for a van, mandatory registration in advance. T: +996 (702) 107 420, +996 (776) 107 420 (Vladimir), +996 (556) 107 420 (WhatsApp). 

Meals: there are two small restaurants on site

Training: negotiated price

Parking: 800 parking lots

Additional services: sauna, snowmobile tours, a small hotel

T: +996 (701) 555 555, +996 (555) 583 010, +996 (773) 515 050 (hotel)

W: www.zil.kg

Web-camera: available

 

2. 'Chunkurchak' Ski Resort

One of the youngest ski resorts, still one of the most popular, it now has 5 lifts. Ideal for family weekends. The only ski resort in the country with free Wi-Fi onsite and kids corner.

Distance from Bishkek: 30 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: max is 10 km+

Max altitude: 2,820 m

Vertical drop: 370 m

Ski lifts: 2-seat, 3-seat, and 4-seat chair lift

Working hours: Mon through Sun, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 800 (Mon—Fri), KGS 1,200 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 500 (Mon—Fri), KGS 800 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Gear rental: Mon through Sun, 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 600—1,200 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: the resort provides transportation services — buses pick up from one location on weekends and working days (registration in advance is mandatory) — Gergert Sport Gear Store on Gorky str. — 8:30 am. Price is KGS 400. T: +996 (555) 911 285 (English), +996 (700) 911 287 (WhatsApp). 

Meals: there is one small restaurant and several food courts on site

Training: negotiated price

Parking: up to 400 parking lots

Additional services: kids corner and free Wi-Fi

T: +996 (558) 586 898

W: www.chunkurchak.kg

Web-camera: available

 

3. 'Toguz-Bulak' Ski Resort

Founded back in 1978, in Toguz-Bulak village of Chui region, the resort was reconstructed in 2003. Since then it is quite a popular resort among closest to Bishkek. While the two resorts above are good for beginners, this one may interest more skilled skiers and snowboarders.

Distance from Bishkek: 40 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 2,5 km to 2,8 km

Max altitude: 2,250 m

Vertical drop: 500 m

Ski lifts: 2-seat chair lift

Working hours: Mon through Sun and holidays, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 700 (Mon—Fri), KGS 1,000 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 500

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 800 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: the resort does not provide transportation services

Meals: there is one small restaurant on site

Training: KGS 800 per hour

Parking: available

Additional services: n/a

T: +996 (554) 212 121

W: www.toguzbulak.kg

Web-camera: n/a

 

4. 'Kashka-Suu' Ski Resort

One more closest to Bishkek and popular ski resort. Currently, it is operating only during weekends and holidays, but may be it will switch to a full week schedule. The resort also has a skating rink and a sports ground.

Distance from Bishkek: 35 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 1,2 km to 2 km

Max altitude: 2,270 m

Vertical drop: 400 m

Ski lifts: 2-seat chair lift, T-bar

Working hours: Fri through Sun and holidays, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 1,000

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 500

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 600—800 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: the resort provides transportation services — minibuses pick up from one location on weekends (registration in advance for groups over 15 people is mandatory) — 'Dordoi Plaza' store — 8:30 am. Price is KGS 250. T: +996 (555) 754 486. 

Meals: there are two small restaurants on site

Training: KGS 800 per hour

Parking: available

Additional services: skating rink, sports ground, a hotel for 65 people

T: +996 (550) 404 068, +996 (550) 107 522

W: www.kashka-suu.kg

Web-camera: available

 

5. 'Ak-Tash' Ski Resort

The resort is believed to be a perfect fit for more skilled skiers and snowboarders. It also has a unique lift — 1-seat chair lift. 

Distance from Bishkek: 35 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: n/a

Max altitude: 2,700 m

Vertical drop: 300-350 m

Ski lifts: 1-seat chair lift

Working hours: Mon through Sun and holidays, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 500

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 300

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 500-600 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: the resort provides transportation services — buses pick up from two location on weekends (registration in advance is mandatory) — 'Dordoi Plaza' store — 8:00 am, 'Southern Gates' — 8:45. Price is KGS 200. T: +996 (551) 007 710.

Meals: there is one small restaurant on site

Training: KGS 500-1,000 per hour

Parking: available

Additional services: n/a

T: +996 (551) 007 710, +996 (772) 574 439

Facebook page: @aktash.kg

Web-camera: n/a

 

6. 'Oruu-Sai' Ski Resort

Skiers would love this resort more — it has a number of ski slopes and a T-bar lift. The resort also has a small hotel, and a sauna. 

Distance from Bishkek: 35 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 1 km

Max altitude: 2,200 m

Vertical drop: n/a

Ski lifts: T-bar

Working hours: Mon through Sun and holidays, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 500

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 300

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, KGS 500 for a set of skis / snowboard per day

Getting there: upon request, 6-seat minivan, KGS 420 per person, +996 (555) 003 996 

Meals: there is one small restaurant on site

Training: KGS 600+ per hour

Parking: available

Additional services: a small hotel with 10 rooms, sauna

T: +996 (555) 003 996

Diesel Board: ski resort thread

Web-camera: n/a

 

7. 'Politeh' Ski Resort

One of the oldest ski resorts founded back in 1976 by students of Institute of Technology in Frunze. Was reconstructed in late nineties. The resort also has a skating rink.

Distance from Bishkek: 27 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 500 m to 2,8 km (12+ km in total)

Max altitude: 2,250 m

Vertical drop: 620 m

Ski lifts: T-bar

Working hours: Mon through Sun and holidays, 10 am to 4:30 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 300 (Tue—Fri), KGS 500 (Sat—Sun and holidays) 

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): KGS 150 (Tue-Fri), KGS 250 (Sat—Sun and holidays)

Gear rental: available, 10 am to 4:30 pm

Getting there: the resort does not provide transportation services

Meals: n/a

Training: n/a

Parking: available

Additional services: skating rink

T: +996 (555) 965 595

Diesel Board: ski resort thread

Web-camera: n/a

 

8. 'Norus' Ski Resort

Good for both kids and novices, this ski resort is still good for more skilled skiers. The latter will like it more, as it offers a T-bar lift. 

Distance from Bishkek: 35 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 150 m (kids) to 1.8 km

Max altitude: 1,980 m

Vertical drop: 300 m

Ski lifts: T-bar

Working hours: Tue—Sun and holidays, 9 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): KGS 500

Lift ticket (kids up to 13): KGS 300

Gear rental: n/a

Getting there: the resort does not provide transportation services

Meals: there is one small restaurant on site

Training: KGS 500 per hour

Parking: available

Additional services: a small hotel

T: +996 (772) 388 548

Diesel Board: ski resort thread

Web-camera: n/a

 

9. 'SKI-Tatyr' Ski Resort

Probably the best ski resort for those, who just started skiing recently. 

Distance from Bishkek: 25 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 800 m to 1,4 km

Max altitude: n/a

Vertical drop: n/a

Ski lifts: T-bar

Working hours: Tue—Sun and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm (weekends) 10 am to 4.30 pm (working days)

Lift ticket (adults): to be announced in a week time

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): to be announced in a week time

Gear rental: 10 am to 4 pm, pric for a set of skis to be announced in a week time

Getting there: the resort does not provide transportation services

Meals: n/a

Training: per hour price to be announced in a week time

Parking: available

Additional services: n/a

T: +996 (708) 531 056, +996 (772) 531 056

Diesel Board: ski resort thread

Web-camera: n/a

 

10. 'Chon-Tash' Ski Resort

Only 20 km away, this ski resort is easy to get to — you don't even need an SUV, a light vehicle will do. 

Distance from Bishkek: 20 km (1 hour drive in average)

Slope length: 400 m (kids) to 1.2 km

Max altitude: n/a

Vertical drop: n/a

Ski lifts: T-bar

Working hours: Mon through Sun and holidays, 10 am to 4 pm

Lift ticket (adults): to be announced in a week time

Lift ticket (kids up to 12): to be announced in a week time

Gear rental: n/a

Getting there: the resort does not provide transportation services

Meals: n/a

Training: per hour price to be announced in a week time

Parking: available

Additional services: n/a

T: +996 (772) 212 137, +996 (708) 908 528

Diesel Board: ski resort thread

Web-camera: n/a

 
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