Dates - 18-28 February 2023 TBC

  • Duration - 11 days
  • 7 days ski-touring
  • 2 days bus transfers
  • 2 days International travel


IVisiting Kyrgyzstan should be at the top of everyone's bucket list: it's beautiful, welcoming, accessible and crucially, still relatively untouched. Kyrgyzstan is a mecca for ski-touring, our trip is in the Terskey-Ala-Too range based around the two ski centres of Karakol and Jergalan, excellent ski touring terrain in the east of Kyrgyzstan close to the Lake Issyk Kul.

• first four nights near Karakol we stay in winter-ready hand crafted Kyrgyz yurts heated by wood burning stoves. •
 After four ski days we move further east to Jergalan valley and stay in a guest house for the rest of the trip.
• Kyrgyz saunas are available every night after skiing

Most nationalities can travel to Kyrgyzstan visa-free.

• Bishkek flights are via Istanbul

• Journey time 10-12 hours

• Flight costs - economy flights for February 2023 c.€500


Day 1 International travel to Bishkek
Day 2 Arrive Bishkek. Meet guides. Drive to Karakol for aprox 6 hrs. Skin up to yurts.
Day 3-6 4 days ski-touring in the Karakol region, 4 nights staying in yurts, hot saunas.
Days 7-9 3 days ski-touring in the Jergalan region, 4 nights staying in a guest house.
Day 10 Ski out, transfer back to Bishkek, evening out in the city and overnight in a city hotel.
Day 11 International travel day

CHF2750* per person - based on minimum of 4 guests. (*Price is based on quadruple occupancy in yurts and double occupancy in hotels).

Price Excludes

• International flights

• Single-room accommodation

• Insurance

• Last night meal in Bishkek

• Equipment hire

  • CHF1560
    per per guest
  • 2 IFMGA guides
  • All relevant transportation in Kyrgyzstan
  • 9 nights accommodation in yurt/guest house/hotel
  • All meals and drinks
  • All yurt and guest house
  • resources

“This was the second time I skied with Stefano and it’s only getting better! I am a 22 years-old skier in competitive level, and just like the first time, I enjoyed every single moment of my journey…”


“I chose Zenit because of their approach and program. All the other schools I contacted didn’t seem to offer what I needed. Dedicated 1/2 day lesson 1 to 1 reaching.Alex was my teacher, and I felt…”

GERMANY, Trip Advisor

“My son had an awesome experience. The coaches are all extremely professional, kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Our son got excellent feedback on his skiing and how to improve and he grew hugely in confidence both on and off the piste. We were very impressed by the coaches and by the whole setup. He’s looking forward to training with them again soon. Thank you!”

Switzerland, Trip Advisor


Off-piste safety equipment is necessary for all our freeride skiing lessons. This consists of an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. We highly recommend the use of a backpack with an inflatable air bag system to be even safer. We highly recommend the use of ski touring equipment to all our freeride guests to maximize terrain access
To enjoy a freeride lesson, you need to be an advanced skier. You don't have to be an experienced off-piste skier, but you have to be comfortable on all slopes of a ski resort. Skiing off-piste will prove itself more challenging than any type of ski slope.
There are multiple ski hire shops in Saas Fee, we recommend Glacier Sport and guests having lessons with us receive a 10% discount on equipment rental.
If you have booked private lessons our instructors can meet you in a variety of locations in resort such as: Plattjen / Spielboden Gondola station. Alpin Express Gondola station. Kalbermatten - Beginner slopes (Lift ticket office). For our intermediate and advanced skiers we can also meet up on the slopes at the Morenia Restaurant. Children’s group lessons will meet at the Plattjen / Spielboden Gondola station on Monday mornings. Please confirm your meeting point with the office when booking.
Our children’s group lessons are all taught in English. Private lessons can be booked in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish subject to availability.
We always check that all safety equipment is working perfectly. Skis, bindings, ski touring skins and boots must be checked by the guest prior to the freeride lesson.

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