Where’s this again?
The Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Central Asia. Below Kazakhstan... if that helps any.
Sorta... What’ll we do there?
Heli-ski, mostly. Good ol’-fashioned jumping out of choppers and cutting through up to 11 miles of fresh powder. Then a dip in the heated outdoor pool or sweating it out in a Russian banya.
They require a minimum of a baker’s dozen. So you and 12 friends. Or very trusting strangers.
What’s the hotel like?
It’s a lot like a yurt.
Because it is a yurt. You know, those round tent-like structures? That.
Huh. Okay. Why Kyrgyzstan?
Easy. It’s 94% mountains. The powder’s so good, they call it the “Switzerland of Central Asia.”
Intriguing. When should I go?
Their season is late January to mid-March. And you can book this thing now.
Is that it?
Well, this feels anticlimactic.
... There’ll be vodka.
Okay, now we’re done.