Karakol ski base is included top 10 best ski resorts in Russia and CIS countries, according to Forbes.
Many European ski resorts have become unaffordable after the fall of the ruble. However, one can spend a vacation in the mountains of the Altai, the Southern Urals, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. Tourist service Travel.ru collaboratively with Forbes has made the Top 10 of best ski resorts in Russia and CIS countries, which do not require a visa. The budget vacation for up to two adults included cost-night stay in a cheap hotel (according to the site Oktogo.ru), ski pass for the day and a dinner at the cafe in the first half of January.
The Top 10 also included: Belokurikha (Altai region) - RUB 3200, Logoisk (Minsk, Belarus) - RUB 3400, Zavyalikha (Chelyabinsk Region) - RUB 3400, Krasnaya Sopka (Kamchatka) - RUB 3400, Karakol (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) - RUB 3500, Chimgan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) - RUB 3500, Shahdag (Baku, Azerbaijan) - RUB 3700, Bukovel (Ukraine) - RUB 3800, Bakuriani (Tbilisi, Georgia) - RUB 4100, Shymbulak (Almaty, Kazakhstan) - RUB 4300.
Karakol ski base is located 400 km from the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. In Soviet times, the Karakol base, situated at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level on the slopes of the Tien Shan, used for training the country's Olympic team. In 2004, the base was completely modernized.
More than 20 kilometers of trails through the pine forest, suitable for freeride fans and for fans to ride on a well-kept place. The highest point on the Karakol ski - 3040 m, length of slopes - from 400 m to 3.5 km, elevation - 740 meters. There are five lifts. The panoramic mountain top and seen the next five thousand meters high mountain lake Issyk-Kul.
The ski season at a ski lodge begins in November and lasts until April.
Total length of slopes greater than 20 km. Ski area features wide spacious descents on virgin soil, and specially prepared slopes. The length of each descent varies from 800 m to 4.5 km. Most of the trail passes through pine forest.
The highest point of 3040 m skating. The difference in height of 740 m, the minimum slope of 7%, the maximum slope of 53%. With panoramic views of the top of the next five thousand meters high mountain lake and Issyk-Kul.
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