The Guardian: Skiing in Kyrgyz Republic: Fresh Powder, Pristine Rides and Great Value
While the article mentions lack of sophistication in terms of restaurant options and infrastructure, it is very favorable about the rest — it underlines it is now easier to get here, praises the price, which is quite affordable, and calls Kyrgyz food tasty.
Photos: The Suusamyr Freeride Lodge's Instagram page
The article also tells us about Azret Daniiarov, owner and manager of Suusamyr Lodge, the first in the country to offer “cat-skiing” — piste-bashers with passenger cabins to shuttle groups of skiers up the hill. First planned as a paragliding base for the summer season, it became a popular spot for groups from Europe after the first snowcat was imported three years ago.
The Suusamyr Freeride Lodge is located 150 away from Bishkek, capital, at the altitude of 2,200 m. It offers a number of lodging options for up to 25 guests in double and triple rooms with cable TV and Wi-Fi. It also arranges a minibus transfer from the airport (170 km), which seats 15 people and is included in the price for the week.
Cover image: Azret Daniiarov's Instagram page