Silk Road Freeride competitions
Skiing is an excellent sport to engage with people from all over the world. For many Silk Road countries, freeriding also represents an obtainable and manageable way to increase international tourism. Most excitingly, by being involved in the organization and participation of a globally recognised athletic tour, locals may experience a strong sense of pride for their country while strengthening relationships with those from others.
In future years, our aim will be to strengthen the skill sets of local athletes, coaches, race directors and administrators in order to configure the already existing ski competitions held along the silk road countries, to a regional tour for everyone. In doing so, the possibility to qualify for the Freeride World Tour arises and with it, prize money, sponsorship opportunities, and swag.
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Travel along the Silk Road
In ancient times traveling along the silk road meant walking for weeks or months. Usually accompanied by camels or horses, silk road travelers were going back and forth between China and Europe. Many road trippers just did a particular leg of the trip but the more adventurous traveled the entire road.
The Silk Road wasn’t just a commercial roadnetwork. The road was a symbol of early interconnection. The main population areas were not isolated anymore. There was an exchange of ideas, cultures, information and trade. This is exacty what we try to accomplish in modern era. To visit Silk Road countries for freeriding and to learn and grow from exchanging stokeness.
We have divided the Silk Road in 3 regions for freeriding. From east to west these are Central Asia, Caucasus/Middle East and the Balkans. The terrain is gigantic and very diverse. From Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains in the east till Slovenia’s Julian Alps in the west. Soon you can book a tour with us to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkey, Lebanon, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia.
In ancient times, traders would travel by land from Europe to China and back. Travelers were hosted by friendly hosts in so called caravanserais. These stops along the Silk Road provided support for travelers (and their animals). A comfortable bed, fresh food, information and equipment. We want to bring these nostalgic caravanserais back to life.
Along the Silk Road we have selected freeride stops to replenish yourself, meet friends, find information and buy/repair/rent equipment. These places are your one stop freeride caravanserais to start your skiing adventures. We support all these local caravanserais with knowledge, information, equipment and organization skills.
You can expect at least to find the following facilities at each of the Cararavanserais.
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- Local maps
- Accommodation services
- Cannister refill
- Freeride ski rent
- Guiding services
- Fresh coffee
- Weather reports