Kyrgyz winter tourism popular among foreign tourists
Winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan is becoming more popular among foreign tourists. (The number of foreign tourists increased in the Central Asian country). Winter activities, such as alpine skiing and snowboarding are the most preferred winter tourism activities in Kyrgyzstan. Various mountain terrains offer a range of recreation activities for the tourists.
Kyrgyz ski resorts offer a variety of recreational activities at the ski trails. Tourists have access to a wide range of services, including translators.
AKBAR RUZIYEV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, SKI RESORT:
- We do our best to provide high quality services for our visitors. We provide a wide range of services for the holidaymakers. First of all, we have a lot of snow and trails for different styles of skiing. The Government prioritizes the tourism development program. (The Government helps me a lot).
Swiss travelers were attracted to Kyrgyzstan by its hospitality and beautiful nature.
JOHN, SWISS TOURIST:
- I am really happy and lucky to be here in Kyrgyzstan where we can really live our habitat in the mountains with snow.
Winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan has a significant capacity to become a successful sector. The Government develops special programs aimed at the winter tourism development.
MAKSAT DAMIR, DIRECTOR, TOURISM DEPARTMENT:
- Winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan consists of several components, including skiing, snowboarding and other activities, such as freeriding which is a free skiing without a set course and heli-skiing which is a downhill skiing by jumping off a helicopter. (Our ski resorts offer a variety of extreme sports).
According to the statistics, more than five million tourists visited Kyrgyzstan in 2018.