Near the ski base of Kashka Suu you can find the lifts of Polytech, about 30 km out of Bishkek. It’s one of the oldest ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan, operating since the 70s, so lovers of Soviet metal will love to sniff the air here, resounding with the creaking noises of pancake lifts swinging above the snow.
Nonetheless, various innovations have happened over the past 40 years and Polytech is well-loved by the sports community of Bishkek. There are 3 slopes, 1 green/blue, 1 blue/red and 1 red/black. Prices are low for a day pass or ski rental. There is no food or accommodation on site.
You can get a decent overview of the place with this photoreportage.
There is no public transport going to Polytech. Tour companies operate a ski taxi and equipment rental. We recommend the ski taxi of Nomad’s Land, who also have excellent up-to-date ski rental equipment.