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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.
Basic mountain safety course
Covers the basic knowledge and techniques you need to enable you to move safely through the mountains.
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.


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
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
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.
Turgen Camp
If by the start of March you’re missing snowy mountainsides, and if you’re keen to be one of the first people to discover one of Almaty’s most recently-discovered freeride spots, we have the answer – the Turgen valley, one of

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