Heliski (heliskiing), heliboarding in Uzbekistan (SUH -1)
Heliski (heliskiing), heliboarding - one of the varieties of ski free ride with using of helicopters in order to deliver skiers (snowboarders) to the mountain peaks, ridges and passes.
During last decades Uzbekistan has become one of the most popular places in the world for heli-skiing programs.
Heliski in Uzbekistan is a wide choice of mountain slopes, couloirs, rocky ramps, wide snowfields. Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is "the most slippery and fluffy" snow in the world.
Heli ski in Uzbekistan is dizzying descents with 2000 meters amplitude.
Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is stable sunny weather and comfortable temperature for skiing.
Heliski in Uzbekistan is the best price of package program of 25 vertical kilometers in the world.
Heliboarding in Uzbekistan is the east exotic and traditional Uzbek hospitality. more...
How to get to ski area. The tours start in the capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent city. The most comfortable flights are fulfilled by Uzbekistan Airways, AEROFLOT, Turkish Airways.You will be met by our representatives at the International airport and during the whole tour he will take care of you.
Skiing area. Skiing/snowboarding is offered in the region of Western Tien-Shan (Ugam, Pskem and Chatkal Ranges) just 100 – 150 km from Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan at the altitude from 2,500 m to 4,200 m above the sea level. Amplitude drop for downhill is up to 2 km and the downhills are as long as up to 10 km. Mountains of Uzbekistan and technical possibilities of helicopter allow to accomplish descends from summits, ridges, passes. Skiing/heliboarding is run along the slopes of different steep, extreme skiing/heliboarding is also possible. Skiers/heliboarders are waited for vast snow fields, wide gullies. There are also timberlands (archa-covered slopes), natural ski jumps, rocks allowing to accomplish jumps. Each heliskier and heliboarder will find for themselves the slopes according to their taste.
Snow conditions and temperature. Snow conditions allow for skiing/heliboarding within the period from the second half of January to middle of April. Usually, slopes accumulate up to 1,5m - 2 m of snow at the beginning of ski season. Snow is fresh, soft and powder-like everywhere. Middle of March and April are characterized by spring-like snow, but still on some slopes soft and powder snow even at that time can be enjoyed. Air temperatures vary depending on ski zones and seasons: from - 10oC to -3oC.
We use Mi-8MTB helicopters (made in Russia). The helicopter"s capacity is 15 persons plus 2-3 guides with ski equipment. Experienced crew (with length of service 15-18 years) knows well the mountains and peculiarities of highland flights in labored visibility conditions. The group will be escorted by 2 guides at minimum; one of them is avalanche engineer. The helicopter is equipped with necessary rescue-transportation facilities, GPS, satellite telephone and first-aid set.
* Note: During the skiing/heliboarding all participants of the program obligatory should have bipper, ABS, avalanche spade, avalanche probe (it can be rented in Asia Adventures Company).