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Freeride and Backcountry in Kazakhstan

Every season we offer a series of freeride, ski mountaineering and skitouring trips in the mountains around Almaty(Kazakhstan). Our programmes include freeride camps and guided tours for skiers and snowboarders of all different ability levels – from absolute beginner to experienced pro.

Guided freeride and ski tours
For more experienced riders who want to discover new spots. Our mountain guides show you the best places to ride – and share tips, theory, and local knowledge.
Heliskiing in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Heliskiing makes use of helicopters to access hard-to-reach summits and lines, allowing you to descend thousands of metres of untouched powder in a day.
Ski mountaineering
Two-three days of full-on backcountry hardcore for those who are strong in body and mind! We’ll tackle some of the trickiest lines in the mountains around Almaty.
Almaty freeride intro tour
Our 4-day Almaty freeride intro tour is designed to give you a taste of three very different but equally amazing resorts near the city.


Ketmen Ridge skitour programme
The Ketmen ridge, just 20km from the Kazakhstan / China border, is almost untouched by humans, notwithstanding its proximity to Almaty. The unique geography of the ridge means it gets relatively early and heavy snowfall every year, allowing us to
Join us on a unique ski touring adventure in Ridder and enjoy an unforgettable deep powder skiing in the woods! Kazakhstan is an amazing country for adventures, offering new experience, new destination as well as new culture for skiers. We
Winter Alatau
Freeride below the treeline in the Zailiiskiy Alatau – spend your winter enjoying the snowy slopes far from the pistes and lifts! We’ll ride new spots every day, focussing on couloirs, valleys and peaks below the treeline. Almaty is a
Shymbulak Backcountry
An intensive 5-day backcountry programme in the couloirs above the Shymbulak ski resort and from the summits of the Eastern and Western branches of the Maloalmatinsky ridge surrounding the Bogdanovich glacier. The freeride spots above Shymbulak are easy to access
Ski Tuyuk-Su – Backcountry In The Tuyuk-Su Valley
Our seven-day Ski Tuyuk Su programme offers the chance to explore the Zailiiskiy Alatau, including 4,000m peaks, in the company of an experienced guide. We’ll explore some of the region’s most photogenic areas at a time when most people have
Cosmic freeride ski-tour programme
‘Cosmic’ freeride adventures in the area around the legendary ‘Kosmostantsiya’ research station above the Big Almaty Lake. We’ll ride the couloirs around the Almaty-Alagir range, staying in comfortable conditions in a heated mountain hut in the research station itself.

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