For the first time in Uzbekistan, a world-class ski resort opens its doors, which is a real joy for residents and tourists. Amirsoy is a huge resort zone (almost 900 hectares) located in the Bostanlyk district of the Tashkent region.
Uzbekistan’s winter sports industry dates back to the Soviet period, when ski resorts were built at Beldersay and Chimgan. The Uzbek government has commissioned leading European companies to produce the country’s winter sports master plan, which includes not only the creation of Amirsoy, but also the future upgrade of existing resorts, and the linking of Amirsoy, Beldersay, and Chimgan into an extensive ski zone across the Chatkal Mountain Range.
With a total cost of 100 million euros, the management of Amirsoy has been contracted to Andorra-based PGI Management , a company which already operates high profile ski resorts in Andorra, France, Azerbaijan, Argentina, and Turkey.
“Amirsoy has created all the favorable conditions for attracting local and foreign guests, created a modern and high-quality infrastructure, and provides customers with comfortable, safe and high-quality service at the level of world requirements.” explains the resort in a statement.
Amirsoy ski resort offers its guests a separate territory for tubing, hiking, special snowmobile tours, an entertainment area including sledding and quad biking, and a special children’s playground.
Passes start at UZS 185,000 (14,50€) per day; and there is a 50% discount for children and senior citizens. Further discounts are offered for those skiing on two or more consecutive days.
There are 15km of prepared slopes with seven groomed runs, the longest of which is Bravo (2,383m), plus opportunities for off-piste and heli-skiing. The resort also has floodlighting for night skiing and TechnoAlpin snowmaking in place.
The first hotel to open at Amirsoy is the 5* Park Hotel “Le Chalet by Amirsoy”. Each of the 40 Swiss style wooden chalets can accommodate between two and eight guests. In addition to the en suite double bedrooms, they also have kitchens, lounges with fireplaces, and extensive terraces with mountain views.
Guests can dine in their chalets, or in one of the resort’s three restaurants: Olive Garden, La Brasa, and The Opera Bar.
Uzbekistan is visa free for 65 nationalities (including all EU passport holders), and has direct flights twice a week from Paris and Frankfurt to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways.