Skiing in Uzbekistan is Pretty Awesome

Uzbek­istan might not be on the inter­na­tion­al frees­ki scene yet, but after watch­ing this video, that could very well change. A group of Ger­man skiers, the White­Hearts, stum­bled upon this Cen­tral Asian coun­try, eager to dis­cov­er what lay ahead. Skis in hand, bizarre fly­ing con­trap­tion on reserve (is it a heli­copter? A char­ter plane? Who knows!) and go-go dancer in tow, the crew set out to explore the Tien Shan mountains—and what they found was spectacular.

The exquis­ite back coun­try fea­tures end­less runs—but the charm­ing, old-school ski resorts are equal­ly entic­ing. Do the dance par­ties on the plane and vod­ka-fuelled gam­bling ses­sions come with the ski ter­ri­to­ry? Guess you’ll have to plan your own Uzbek­istn­ian ski trip to find out!