Ski-Resort Karakol

Karakol is probably the nearest what you can get to a western Resort. The ski area is a six hours drive (420 km) away from Manas international Airport. Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Issyk Kul,Karakol is a Russian town that has developed over the years into a tourist centre, with a collection of small hotels, guest houses, restaurants and coffees.

There are several opportunities to stay overnight. You can choose between one of the many possibilities in Karakol Town (from low budget up to three star hotels) or you check directly in to one of the two resorts in the ski area. Those two hotels offer you anything you wish for your luxury stay in Kyrgyzstan ski resorts. They have their own rental centre, instructors, restaurants and different entertainment facilities.

The ski resort of Karakol is located 7 km out of town. The drive up there lasts half an hour due to the circumstance of the road. This is covered by snow and a four wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended. There is the possibility to hire a taxi or transportation from Advantour in Karakol for driving up to the ski area.

The resort is located in the Tien Shan Mountains on an altitude of 2,300m to 3,040m and gets therefore a lot of snow.In between liean array of runs that vary from the moderately demanding to black - steep slopes – and some of them have moguls. But it sounds worsethan it is. Beginners have a wonderful terrain for practicing in the lower part of the ski area, with bright, long and beginner friendly slopes.

The off-piste possibilities offered in Karakol are one of the major attractions in the area and a must for any expert skiers. Snow cats can bring you up to an altitude of 3,450m without any human efforts. There are plenty of possibilities to ski down. The ski base is not only popular by local people for the great slopes more due to the fact that it is surrounded by fir forest and you will be amazed by the tree runs you can get here.

Next to ski adventures Karakol offers different side activities as paragliding, excursions by snow cats or ice skating.

Where to stay
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Caprice Karakol Hotel and Karakol Ski Resort a great places to stay in the middle of the ski resort. They require everything for skiing until a great traditional and international cuisine. Prices are between $180 - $260* / night.

Who is looking for cheaper accommodation or wants to experience Karakol Town can check in at the Green Yard Hotel $35-$52* / night.

Fast facts:

Resort: 2,300 meter above sea level
Slopes: 2,300m – 3,450m
Lifts: 5
Pistes: 20 km
One-day lift pass: $12.00- $16.00*
*The prices may be higher on holidays or at weekends.

Accommodation in Karakol:

  Ski Resorts around Karakol

Room

Price

Caprice Karakol Hotel

Caprice Karakol Hotel
Kyrgyzstan
Details and booking

Double
Luxe
$150
$240
Karakol Ski Resort

Karakol Ski Resort
Kyrgyzstan
Details and booking

Double
Triple

on demand

Green Yard Hotel

Green Yard Hotel
Kyrgyzstan
Details and booking

Single
Double

$35
$52