My friends, Dmitry Leshev and Natalya Yamkovaya, have returned from their winter Kyrgyzstan holidays. They spent two weeks on the beautiful ski resort of Kyrgyzstan – "Karakol" ski-base. This ski-base is being developing for the last 2-3 years and we can already see the real results of this improvement: new chair lifts, new buildings, new ski routes and wonderful service is appeared to be usual nowadays in this region.
Lots of people visited Karakol this winter time – almost all hotels and guest houses were booked in the New Year season. Local inhabitants are happy from one side – more money comes to region, but also they think that the region can be suffered from big crowds and from disrespectful attitude to nature, which is very wild and beautiful in Kyrgyzstan.
What can offer "Karakol" ski-base? A lot. Just look at the features:
Ski route distances: from 400m to 3.5km
Total distance of all routes: more than 20km
The upper point of ski routes: 3040m
Minimal slopes degree 7%
Maximal slopes degree 53%
Duration of season: from November till May
On-place features also include: helicopter pad, hotel, cottages, restaurant, sauna, billiard, ping-pong, computer room.
There is a hiring room for skis, snowboards, sledges is also there. 5 lifts with one chairs equipped are serving the slopes and routes. Even the sledges route is equipped with lift.
So, after the trip of my friends and their pictures of Karakol ski-base I’m going to visit this unique resort as soon as possible. Of course it depends on my work and annual holidays, but I will try to find 1-2 weeks in the coming years. Moreover the prices for such a trip for me are lower if compare with other closest good skiing resorts around, of course if you know where to go and how to go to Karakol (and I am not the last in the queue of experienced travelers to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan).
Please find the best photographs of Karakol ski-base below and if you have any comments or words to say – just