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Karakol Ski Base

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Address: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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Ski complex with many opportunities

If anyone speaks to local people, it seems to be obvious, everyone is proud of their Ski Base. For skiers the most important is the snow. This winter was not so cold and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2016
LechBK
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Warsaw, Poland
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Second trip to this ski resort This resort has the most amazing views and great variety of runs with varying degree of difficulty. Day pass for Skiing is approx. $20.00 USD so great value. Some staff speak English so I didn't feel to uncomfortable with my broken Russian language skills.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is the biggest ski station in Kyrgyzstan . Nice ski slope , 1 for beginners , few Bleu slopes, 2 red , few black one . People can do wild ski it is look like not dangerous like in Europe .but I don't know how is the security infrastructure service here. Many seat lift.you can rent equipment event rent... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The longest ski routes (4 km). The variety of slopes (freeride and backcountry). The mountains of Tien-Shan is very beautiful nature.

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1 Thank Yuriy Y
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

And it is the best ski resort in the Kyrgyzstan. 4 chairlifts, a lot of different groomed and offpiste lines. Snow conditions are not always good.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

If anyone speaks to local people, it seems to be obvious, everyone is proud of their Ski Base. For skiers the most important is the snow. This winter was not so cold and there was not much snow. Artificial snow was also not available, Many skiers especially from Russia, have gone to Chembolak where snow in the Winter is guaranteed.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We met up with some friends that were experienced skiers, we are not not. The equipment hire is cheap and good quality by European standards around 1000 Som. A ski pass is about 900/1200 for half/full day. The shops can accommodate both experienced and novice skiers and snow boarders. There is a cafe that is OK, serving hour drinks, pizza... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We horse rode through the National park it was truely beautiful. There was no snow in May, the spring flowers were out rivers flowing. The area was quiet and inviting. I would recommend a visit.

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1 Thank John H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

We visit Karakol during the last three years. As always it was the best experience, perfect various skiing paths. Love this place!

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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

The view on the mountain is perfect. The slopes are really good and also the free rides. The lifts are slow and not in good shape. The ski shop rental has good quality of skis but not enough skis for free ride. The ski base is small and it would be better if they expand. Also the road to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Karakol ski base is small but a great mountain for Kyrgyzstan. Unfortunately the service is kind of a gamble and the prices change frequently and without notice. I have had good experiences renting equipment with competent staff, but have also encountered equipment that needed hourly maintenance (the bindings continuously came loose). When asking for a replacement or for the problem... More 

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