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  • 40 Tribes Christmas Contest

    We are super stoked to have partnered with GlobeIn to offer this unique opportunity to WIN beautiful handmade crafts from Kyrgyzstan! GlobeIn is a social startup that helps artisans from remote regions around the world sell their work online (think Etsy for the rest of the world). Artisans receive 100% of their asking price for […]

  • Flying with Avalanche Airbag Backpacks

    No doubt avalanche airbag backpacks can increase your chances of surviving an avalanche. If you are doubtful or hesitant to drop the $600-900+ it will cost you, read this: “Living Proof,” accounts of avalanche survivals from BCA. And then watch this: Then this: Powerful stuff. In addition to the standard avalanche safety equipment arsenal that […]

  • Splitfest 2014

    Join us for Splitfest 2014, a splitboard-only guided week at the 40 Tribes Yurt, February 2-8, 2014! The week will highlight terrain that splitters are looking for, and focus in on the style and approach to riding lines that makes splitboarding so amazing. For riders who are new to splitboarding, we will quickly nail down […]

  • Kara-Zo

    Article written for the 8th issue of Splitboard Magazine, “Viva La Revolucion,” published May 2013. “Is there any place in the world you’d rather be during the Apocalypse?” A friend had made the comment a year previously. These days it’s on repeat in my head anytime we are hanging out in front of the yurt […]

  • Flights To Kyrgyzstan For $500-1000

    Getting to Kyrgyzstan isn’t as expensive as you might think! Here are 20 cheap RT airfares, including taxes and fees, priced out on vayama.com. Price sample taken using Saturday, February 2-Sunday, February 10, 2013 as the dates. Let us know if we left your departure city out and we’ll see what we can dig up! […]

  • 2012-13 Course Offerings

    Level 2 Avalanche + Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering Course – February 24-March 2, 2013 40 Tribes is proud to announce our newest course offering, designed for skiers and riders who are increasingly pushing limits in the backcountry, and looking to gain critical skills for staying safe in remote, big mountain environments. The curriculum will focus on approaching […]

  • Trip Report: Jan 28-Feb 3 (AST 1-2 Course)

    Coming soon!

  • Trip Report: Jan 19-23

    Coming soon!

  • Trip Report: Jan 15-18

    The Crew: Second Self-Guided group of the season: Gustav, Johan, Claes, and Hans, from Sweden. Impressive how quickly these guys pulled the trigger on this trip! Tickets were booked not far off from Christmas and just over 2 weeks later they were here in Kyrgyzstan for 4 days of ski touring from the yurt and […]

  • Trip Report: Jan 3-8

    The Crew: Our first official Self-Guided group: Friends of friends from France, one of whom, Nico, skied with us here in Kyrgyzstan last winter not long after the yurt site was first established. Nico contacted me back in the summer to say there wasn’t any other way they would rather start the New Year than […]