Jalpak Tash - skiing in Kyrgyzstan

Jalpak Tash

Ski touring out of a traditional nomadic yurt in the Tien Shan range of Kyrgyzstan, Leah Evans, Izzy Lynch and Mike Hopkins explore a country that is 80% mountains. In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union that crippled the Kyrgyz economy in the early 90's, skiing is offering glimmers of hope for the future. Along the way the crew experience first descents, yak butter tea and redefine their impressions of the “Stans”.

Produced by b4apres Media
Directed by Anthony Bonello
Cinematography Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob
Website www.b4apres.com/jalpak-tash
Featuring Leah Evans, Izzy Lynch, Mike Hopkins, Ptor Spricenieks, Ryan Koupal