Topic: Back to basics through remoteness and quietness
Program: Kyrgystan is mainly occupied by high mountains. Large parts of the country belong to the Tian Shan mountain range with its highest peak at 7,439 meters (more than 50% of the country are higher than 2500 meters). Eternal snow and glaciers cover about three percent of the land area. The perfect place for a great heliskiing adventure – level: Expert!
The part of the Tian Shan we will be exploring has an almost unlimited amount of 4.000 meters mountains with endless possibilities for big pow with many of the runs being first descents. We will be experiencing long runs through a wild and unspoiled landscape – hard to find elsewhere!!
Every imaginable steepness and exposure is available and at our doorstep – just waiting to be explored.
The starting point and base station for this trip is located near the town of Sussamir, which is also the disembarking point of a ski lift on top of the Too Ashu resort. The highlight of the resort being a chair lift that takes you to 3.000 m above sea level. In case of bad weather or bad visibility where the helicopter is unable to fly the lift is a valuable alternative to a snow cat skiing and ski toouring that is also available in case of bad weather (at extra costs).
30.01.2016 Arrival in Bishkek (Departure Europe on 29.01.)
31.01. – 05.02. Heliskiing, Ski Touring & Freeriding with professional guides (9 hours flight time included)
06.02.2016 Flight from Bishkek back to Europe
Location: Heli Base “Too Ashuu Ski base” located at approx. 3000m alt.; distance Bishkek 130 km (3-4 hours in the car)
Lodging: Base Camp (at 3,000 meters) with twin rooms (single rooms available) with shower and toilet; Common room & sauna; Local food for breakfast & dinner; Lunch packages while on the mountains
Guides: Experienced local mountain guides
Helicopter: MIL MI-8MWT. Military helicopter that is designed to fly at high altitudes. 9 hours of flight times included. Additional hours available at extra costs. Partial refund in case of bad weather.
Ski Area: The Suusamyr valley is a high steppe plateau – 2200 meters – that although only some 160 kilometers from Bishkek is also one of the more remote and rarely visited regions of Kyrgystan. We will be skiing within a 10 – 70km radius of the Heli Base. Northern and Southern Slopes with various degrees depending on snow conditions with runs of up to 1,800 meters in elevation. Flight times of 5 – 30 minutes averaging 8-10 runs / day.
Fees: 4.720.- EUR for 6 day event, including all presentations, first run experiences, latest test material. (Costs based on 12 participants). International flights excluded, approx. € 500 from central Europe.
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