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!