18. August 2016      

The Tianshan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan provide a stunning backdrop to an exceptional splitboard freeride adventure with the Bootsjungen Chris Fuschlberger and Hans Fleckl. All information and registration here...

Touring paradise Arslanbob

Arslanbob is a village in Jalal-Abad region in the heart of Kyrgyztan. The village is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and the biggest walnut growing area woldwide. First export from Kyrgyztan to Europe was the Arlsanbob Walnut.

In March 2015, the tip of a Kyrgyz led the Bootsjungen to this magical place. Many of our readers will perhaps remember the exciting Trip Report and now you could be there!

The mix of Walnut Forest treeruns, steep edges for big lines and playful terrain for pure touring enjoyment, makes Arslanbob the perfect starting point for freeride action at its best. Due to the "Mountaineer tourism" in summer, the place offers a, for Kyrgyz conditions, very high standard with cozy accommodation, delicious traditional food, showers and a small market in the town center....

What can you expect?


The homestays with local standards in Arslanbob are mostly original farmhouses that have been enhanced for the mountaineer tourism in summer, thus providing enough space for guests .
In groups of 4-8 people we live with the family, it is cooked by the lady of the house and so you'll get the lives of Kyrgyz first hand.


The mountains around Arslanbob provides, with the 60,000 hectare Walnut Forest and the Khrebet Babash - Ata mountains, a suitable tour for any weather and snow conditions to go for the passion of freeriding.


Arslanbob is surrounded by the worlds largest walnut cultivation area and offers many options for treeruns at snowfall or bad weather. The sunrise tour up through the forest to a high plateau is one of theses specialities.


The guides from Arslanbob have built a hut at the high plateau in the last years which is a perfect starting point for splitboarding and freeriding. Chris, Hans and Timo have been already convinced of the comfort of the cabin. Enjoy a fascinating panorama, which opens up directly in front of the hut!!


Horses are in Kyrgyzstan not only a status symbol, but also work and sports equipment. We use the horses for one of the Freeride variants and save us the arduous access to the northwest base of the mountain! From there the ascent begins and each meter gained wil be ridden -  "Earn your turn in its purest form!

8 Days Kyrgyztan SKI-PLUS  Date: 18. - 26. 02. 2017

The journey 18.02. - 26.02.2017

01. day, Germany- Osh
Included flight from Germany with Turkish Airlines (or similar) via Istanbul to Osh.

02. day, Arrival in Osh - Transfer Arslanbob
After arrival at Osh in the early morning the bus brings us directly to Arslanbob.  Division to the several homestays.

03. day Arslanbob
First relaxed tour in the Walnut forest for acclimatization and group division by skills.

04. - 08. day
Details of the program will be adapted to the weather forecasts on site and agreed upon with the group. The following experiences are waiting for you:
• overnight stay in a cabin with private chef and Sunrise tour the next morning
• Horse Skiing Tour - with the horses to the foot of the descent and return to the Homestay
• Freeride Touring around Arslanbob
• tree runs in Walnut Forest of Arslanbob

09. day Arslanbob - Osh
On day 9, early in the morning we go back to Osh. First stop is the large market in the city center, where everything from silk to spices waiting as souvenirs for you! On the last night the week ends with Kyrgyz home cooking and a beer or the other.

10. day, Flight back To Germany

Your Tour Guides

Chris Fuschlberger
... is snowboard freerider and managed in recent years to number 21 of the FWQ World Ranking. For 10 years, he is in the Austrian scene and has founded the platform LineHunters.

Hans Fleckl
... is a certified ski guide and guide in his home area Fieberbrunn. Hans has accumulated experience over many years in the Alps, the trip to Tajikistan was the spark for more adventures.

More Information

This journey is accompanied by german speaking tour guides and aims to german speaking attendees. For practical and safety reasons you should have a good understanding of German even though a lot of local communication will probably be in English. See the package details and inquiry form on the german version of this page.