Kyzyl Beles is the highest ski resort near Bishkek, above Oruu-Sai in the Ala-Archa valley. This is where the skiing season starts and ends for residents of the capital. It’s nothing special: just 1 lift and 1 ungroomed slope, so this is mostly for the fanatics who want to ski until the last snowflake has disappeared.
If you are spending a few days skiing the different resorts in the Ala-Archa valley, you can come up here for the afternoon. The already cheap tickets then become half-price.
If you are that fanatic who wants to taste every last snowflake, you would probably prefer backcountry skiing in Suusamyr or Song Kul rather than spending your day on this tiny slope.
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 Kyzyl Beles. 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.