(Nicolas Teichrob)

Trip of the Month: First Tracks in Kyrgyzstan

Join Ryan Koupal on a four-day adventure

Nicolas Teichrob

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Back in 2008, Colorado-based skier Ryan Koupal stopped in Kyrgyzstan and found some of the best untouched skiing he’d ever seen. This year he takes up to seven skiers there on four-day trips with 40 Tribes Backcountry Adventures. Guided by Canadian-Latvian ski mountaineer Ptor Spricenieks, guests skin up a wolf-tracking trail to a handmade, wood-heated yurt that offers access to everything from mellow tree skiing to descents from 12,000-foot peaks. From $1,500 per person.

Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan.

From Outside Magazine, Feb 2013 Lead Photo: Nicolas Teichrob