Ski Kyrgyzstan

There’s been mechanised skiing in Kyrghyzstan for at least 50 years with half a dozen ski areas, several of them established when the country was still part of the former Soviet Union, and several heliski operators in the Tien-Shan mountains. Now more than ever there are increasing opportunities to ski Kyrghyzstan.

In the past decade the country’s government has increased its interest in winter sports and supported developments that have installed chairlifts, in some case accessing some of the world’s highest slopes.

Wherever you go you can get the national beverage – “kumyz” which is reputed to improve your health.

One of the country’s oldest ski areas is Orlovka, which was founded in the late 1960s by a group of enthusiasts.

It has a good mix of terrain and a reputation for well groomed slopes that dates back to Soviet times.

It also claims to be the first resort in central asia to introduce snowmaking soon after 2000 and in recent years has added a new chairlift, modern trail groomers, floodlighting for night skiing and even offers a snow guarantee.

Another of the country’s larger ski centres, Issyk-Kul has skiing up to 3000m and five lifts while Kashka-Suu recently installed one of the newest chairlifts at any Kyrghyzstan ski resort.
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Kyrgyzstan: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Kyrgyzstan. Fresh snow is forecast at 1 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Kyrgyzstan, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(2248m — 3040m)

1 cm
on 5 Jun
light rain light rain rain showers light rain rain showers
Mid station 2644 m
2850m 2950m 2750m 3200m 3050m

(1390m — 1999m)

5 cm
on 30 Mar
cloud light rain clear light rain light rain
Mid station 1694 m
3000m 2850m 3000m 2850m 3000m

(1524m — 3048m)

1 cm
18 days ago
cloud light rain clear light rain light rain
Mid station 2286 m
3000m 2800m 3000m 2850m 3050m

(1201m — 1800m)

4 cm
on 25 Apr
cloud part cloud clear light rain light rain
Mid station 1500 m
3000m 2600m 3000m 2850m 3000m

(1300m — 2100m)

5 cm
on 30 Mar
cloud light rain clear light rain light rain
Mid station 1700 m
3000m 2800m 3000m 2850m 3050m

(1640m — 2249m)

2 cm
on 23 May
cloud light rain clear light rain light rain
Mid station 1944 m
3000m 2850m 2950m 2800m 3000m

(1493m — 1890m)

5 cm
on 30 Mar
cloud light rain rain showers light rain light rain
Mid station 1692 m
3000m 2800m 3000m 2800m 3050m

(2249m — 2999m)

2 cm
18 days ago
3
cloud light rain rain showers light rain rain showers
Mid station 2624 m
3000m 2950m 2800m 3100m 2950m
Zil

(1849m — 2399m)

3 cm
on 23 May
cloud light rain clear light rain light rain
Mid station 2124 m
3000m 2850m 3000m 2850m 3050m