Skiing in Uzbekistan is real. Near the capital of the country, Tashkent, is Chimgan – a ski resort, a place where you can go skiing. This hill belongs to the western Tien Shan. A recreation center was organized here with good infrastructure, slopes and places to stay.
Location of the recreation center
Big Chimgan or Beldersay is a mountain range that is part of the Tashkent region. Its maximum height is 3300 m. The mountain is located 80 km from the capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent. Several trails lead to it, delivery of tourists and independent travelers is organized for skiing octopus, a relaxing holiday.
Features of the location of the Chimgan resort:
- The tract. It is located at the foot of the mountain, called “Twelve Keys”. The main Tashkent-Brichmulla highway passes through it.
- There are two ski resorts – Chimgan and Beldersar. The distance between them is 7 km. The average height is 1300-1500 m.
- There is only one chairlift, built in the USSR.
- Restoration work began in 2011.
The top of the mountain is domed, which allows you to make smooth descents of varying difficulty. There is little vegetation on the slopes, there are areas for freeride. There are no trails or lifts leading to the peak. You can hire a helicopter for extreme trips on the slopes on skis or snowboards.
Description of the ski resort
Of the two recreation centers, Chimgan is more popular. On its territory there is a hotel of the same name, which was recently modernized. Local residents have equipped cafes and restaurants with local cuisine near the slopes. According to reviews, even the peak season there are no queues for the lifts.
Facts about the ski resort Chimgan:
- Lifts – chairlifts and ski lifts. The length of the first is 800 m, the second is 550 m.
- Equipped tracks – “blue” and “red”. For well-read athletes and amateurs, a 1500 m long descent has been made. Professionals can try their hand at a 900 m long slalom track.
- The maximum height difference is 390 m.
- The average rise time is 10-15 minutes.
On the territory of the recreation center there is a hotel where you can book rooms – single, double, family, suite. The cost of living can include meals – breakfast or full board. Entertainment – sauna, bath, billiards, tennis. In the evenings, discos are held, the nightlife is active.
How to get there
Before the trip, book a place in the hotel of the Chimgan ski resort. Although there are always free rooms, you can book a room with a mountain view in advance. Prepayment – up to 50% of the total cost. Traveling to Uzbekistan by car is difficult and expensive. Tourists choose a different route – to Tashkent by plane, from it – by car or bus to the ski resort of Beldersare or Chimgan.
The actual road distance to the recreation centers is 118 km. In Tashkent, they rent a car, taxi or buy a ticket for a regular bus. Travel time – 1 hour 50 minutes. On the way, you can stop in the villages of Yubileyny and Yusupkhana. Here, locals offer national souvenirs, dishes of Uzbek cuisine.
- Taxi to the recreation center – up to 150,000 soums.
- By train to Khodjikent (2000 soums), from there by taxi – up to 8000 soums.
- For groups and large companies – minibuses on M. Gorky.
You can arrange a return trip with the drivers. But it’s better not to leave them a deposit. A taxi from a ski resort will be 10-15% more expensive compared to city services.
Prices for accommodation and meals
To book a room in a hotel or inn use booking. Average prices for accommodation for 7 days for two – 20,000 rubles. you can choose a hotel with maximum amenities or cheaper. The distance from it to the lifts should be minimal. Otherwise, a lot of time will be spent on walks. Near the ski lifts there is a ski equipment rental.
Featured Hotels in Chimgan Apple Garden, LAYNER GKK, Dana, Green Canyon Uzbekistan. Breakfast is included in the price. According to tourists, the service is good. It is better to come to the resort at the beginning of the season, in December. At this time there is already a layer of good snow. The season ends at the end of February. There are no machines for the formation of snow cover, you need to follow the weather forecast.