Heli-skiing in Kyrgyzstan offers an adrenaline-pumping and unforgettable experience for skiers seeking extreme adventure and the untouched powder slopes of Tian Shan mountains.
If you can ski intermediate runs at your ski area, then you can heli-ski with us on our heli-ski program.
Here are the highlights of heli-skiing in Kyrgyzstan:
- Vast and Remote Terrain: Kyrgyzstan is home to vast mountain ranges like the Tien Shan and the Pamirs, providing vast expanses of untouched and remote terrain. Heli-skiing allows you to access these remote areas that are not easily reachable by other means, giving you the opportunity to ski on pristine slopes that few have ever touched.
- Varied Terrain for All Levels: Kyrgyzstan offers a diverse range of terrain suitable for heli-skiers of all levels. From open bowls and wide slopes for intermediate skiers to steep chutes and couloirs for advanced skiers, there is something to challenge and thrill every level of heli-skier. The vast terrain and varying slopes ensure that each run is unique and offers a different experience.
- Cultural Immersion: After an exhilarating day of heli-skiing, you can also immerse yourself in the rich Kyrgyz culture. Visit local villages, experience traditional cuisine, and interact with the warm and hospitable locals. This unique combination of extreme skiing and cultural immersion makes heli-skiing in Kyrgyzstan a truly unforgettable adventure.
Mostly the area has no ski developments and many side valleys and mountains are seldom visited but have good landing places on high mountain passes, ridges and glaciers where it is possible to start descents. Then the helicopter takes the group to another location. On a good day it is possible to make about 6 trips like that.
Your guide will select terrain within a zone according to snowfall, the weather, and your group's ability. Our guides are professionals, dedicated to safety and comradeship. We employ three guides for the program. The guides carry radio and can contact with the helicopter or the mountain rescue. They also carry emergency equipment.
We use the MI-8-MTB helicopters, which are known in many countries as good and reliable helicopters. It is powered by two turbo-engines and has a carrying capacity of two tons. It can carry a group of 15 skiers and boarders, depending on weight, plus the guides and the pilots. Two pilots fly the MI-8-MTB, which means extra safety. You can be sure that the helicopters are flown by very experienced pilots, who are very experienced in heli ski and mountain rescue flying.