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1-day Backcountry Tour provided by FrozenRocks Backcountry Adventures

1-day Backcountry Tour
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About
Take a guided freeride tour with our experienced mountain guides to discover new spots and bag the best lines! The Zailiyskiy Alatau mountains present almost unlimited opportunities for backcountry riding and offer something for everyone, from newbies right through to the most seasoned pros. Whatever it is that floats your boat, we’ll help you find it – couloirs, rock drops, tree runs, or simply untouched fields of the deepest, fluffiest powder. Join a guided tour to find out more about these beautiful mountains, spend time exploring far from pistes, roads and skilifts, and develop your backcountry skills. Guided tours are a great option for people who can ride confidently on the piste but are new to offpiste riding, as well as for those with years of experience in the backcountry. Our guides will choose routes to match the ability of the group, ensuring your experience will be fun and enjoyable.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Freeride below the treeline in the Zailiiskiy Alatau – spend your winter enjoying the snowy slopes far from the pistes and lifts! We’ll ride new spots every day, focussing on couloirs, valleys and peaks below the treeline. Almaty is a modern, bustling city situated in the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains. Its location means it offers almost unlimited possibilities for backcountry skiing and snowboarding within a short drive of the city. * We’re happy to organise the programme on dates to suit your group – please contact us for more information.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 198663P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Services of a ski guide • all transfers as part of the ski tour programme • return transfer from Almaty • avalanche equipment rental if needed • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Guest House on Sadovaya or any other hotel
Guest House on Sadovaya, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan We can pick you up from the airport or any hotel in Almaty
Airports:
Almaty Airport, Almaty Kazakhstan
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Services of a ski guide • all transfers as part of the ski tour programme • return transfer from Almaty • avalanche equipment rental if needed • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Guest House on Sadovaya or any other hotel
Guest House on Sadovaya, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan We can pick you up from the airport or any hotel in Almaty
Airports:
Almaty Airport, Almaty Kazakhstan
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Near public transportation
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Kevin C
2 contributions
Great Skiing with Excellent Guides
Apr 2021
I have done several 1-day backcountry tours with the Frozen Rocks team and each one has been excellent. Backcountry skiing outside of Almaty is challenging due to conditions and geography, so it is essential to have a good guide who knows the terrain and the snowpack. I highly recommend them for your outdoor adventures in Almaty and around Kazakhstan.
Written April 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
FrozenRocks
Thanks a lot for your kind words, and hope to ski with you soon!
Written April 3, 2021
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ARJ5555
Unteraegeri, Switzerland2 contributions
Trip to Almaty mountains with Max
Nov 2020
Evey years I do 2 trips to the Almaty mountains and it is always beautiful. Max is an excellent guide. I recommend to all Europeans to visit Kazachstan and discoiver the beautiful scenery in this huge country. It is really worthwhile and totally undiscovered.
Written December 16, 2020
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Hi Andreas! Thanks a lot for your feedback. Appriciate it. And hope to see you again some day.
Written December 16, 2020
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Andrew
Bangkok, Thailand68 contributions
Excellent ski touring around Almaty
Apr 2019
Did 2 separate 1 day trips with Frozen Rocks last year in the springtime. Stayed in Almaty city so I could enjoy the city in between tours. Excellent spots to freeride above Shymbulak and also above Cosmostation. Oleg was my guide and he knew the terrain very well and I had a great time. Would def be back for more touring!
Written January 22, 2020
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Thanks a lot Andrew! Really nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Julia
Written February 18, 2020
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tomas m
3 contributions
Great people, great experience, beautiful mountains!
Apr 2019
Are you in Almaty for a short period, maybe you just have a day free and you want to do some touring in the beautiful local mountains? Be prepared for a really special experience, touring is still a novelty in Central Asia, so you will be able to explore untouched slopes with ease. Get in touch with Yuliya at Frozen Rocks and she will efficiently and in perfect English organise your tour. My recommendation is that you ask for Oleg. He works in Shymbulak, a nearby skiing station as a piste-controller and knows the area inside out. You will have a great experience! Highly recommended.
Written October 23, 2019
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Thanks a lot Tomas! Much appreciated. Looking forward to having more adventures together in the upcoming season 😊
Written October 23, 2019
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Blairbb
4 contributions
Great way to get to know the Central Asia Backcountry Scene!
Feb 2019
Traveling to Central Asia to ski or ride? If you're looking for guides to get you backcountry - FrozenRocks is a great option. We stayed close to Almaty for a day tour (I was actually living there) but one day I'd like to get back for a longer trip. We would use them again. Their guides know the mountains well and they can set you up with someone who speaks English. Response from the office team is quick and terrific and the service was door to door. Obviously, as with any backcountry experience, you need to go avy aware and know your own risk tolerance but some of the best lines and greatest experiences are not off the chair lifts. Check out Frozen Rocks!
Written October 20, 2019
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Many thanks Blair! We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you in the Tien Shan mountains again soon!
Written October 23, 2019
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About the operator

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By: FrozenRocks Backcountry Adventures
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Perfect team to arrange freeride/skitour program in Almaty
Very professional job done by the team with right to my level routes chosen. All safety measures were in place and
tacod601
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A unique experience in the remote Kazakh backcountry
Our 7-day program with FrozenRocks was excellent! Our group, consisting of two skiers and two boarders, first did a
BenjaminD400
BenjaminD400
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Helpful off-piste instruction and scenic ski tour
The Frozen Rocks crew customized a three day ski with me for my trip to Almaty. Julya instructed me on off piste sk
perivark2016
perivark2016
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Excellent ski touring around Almaty
Thank you Max for some wonderfull days skiing around Almaty Best day ever skiing 35cm powder at Shymbulak I will n
722mikhaill
722mikhaill
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Great off piste experience in less than an hour away from the city center
I've been skiing in Almaty before but never tried freeriding there. It turned out Almaty has an incredible off-pist
Northernmonkey201230
Northernmonkey201230
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Awesome Off Piste Guided Snowboard
I did a brilliant one day trip with Frozenrocks team. Julia was so great arranging everything, it was very easy on