A small resort near Bishkek, Kolgookar has 3 surface lifts that lead to a big variety of slopes and a great panoramic view over the Chuy valley. Kolgookar is located between the ski resorts Kashka-Suu and Oruu-Sai.
The microclimate at Kolgookar makes it one of the best places near Bishkek for early and late snow. You are free to pick a path on the short, steep slopes. The varied relief means any experienced rider should be able to find a hill to their taste at Kolgookar.
Ski rental is available, but we have no indication as to the quality of the gear. Day prices for the ski lift are low. Accommodation is nearby at the Ak Tash ski resort. There is no cafe.
How to get there
If you are driving yourself: we have a map with the exact location of all ski resorts in Central Asia.
There is no public transport going to Kolgookar. We recommend the Nomad’s Land ski taxi – they also have a Swiss quality store of ski equipment for rent. Possibly Iron Horse Nomads can help you out too.