Winter Yurt Camp & Cat Ski Kyrgyzstan

Winter Yurt Camp & Cat Ski Kyrgyzstan

From Peter Hofman

So thrilled to start a local winter Yurt Camp in Kyrgyzstan. The traditional Kyrgyz tents will be adjusted to the cold winter nights. From the Yurt Camp we will organize local guided backcountry tours and cat skiing

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With our foundation Ryce Travel we want to create the first ever winter Yurt Camp with a Cat Ski operation. In the eastern part of Kyrgyzstan is a powder paradise with a lot of snow fall. After the fall of the Soviet Union the region had great difficulties for survival. The coal mines were abandoned and the local population were leaving the village of Jyrgalan. We want to support local projects by donating equipment, knowledge and Community Based Tourism (CBT).

Over the years we have supported many local initiatives which you can find on our website This project is too expansive to fund as a foundation. We have purchased the snow groomer last year but we have to buy a second one to run a reliable cat ski operation. Moreover do we need to build a bigger yurt camp with a jacuzzi and sauna. We need funding for the energy friendly hydro and solar powered generators and we need to buy safety equipment. All together it means an investment of $60000 to $80000 and we have already invested $40000 ourselves.

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