Located 42km out of Bishkek, in a valley just below the ski base of Kolgookar, sits a tiny ski base called Edelweiss. Nothing to get too excited over, this resort consists of 1 surface lift towing skiers up a 2 km slope at a 15-20% angle. We have heard the piste is rocky and that is the reason why it attracts few skiers. No idea about the backcountry potential here.
How to get there
If you are driving yourself: we have a map with the exact location of all ski resorts in Central Asia. A 4WD is preferred as the last 2 km is seriously steep and the road is in bad repair.
There is no public transport going to Edelweiss. We recommend the ski taxi – they also have a Swiss quality store of ski equipment for rent.