Hi All, myself and a mate are headed off to Jalpak Tash next year in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan for a week of yurt-based BC, linky below: http://40tribesbackcountry.com/kyrgyzstan-guided-ski-and-splitboard-tours While we're in the region we'll prolly try to hit up a few other places - notably the Fann mountains in western Tajikistan, and maybe/hopefully something in the region of Peak Lenin. Sort of a 50% Backcountry / 20% Resort / 30% sightseeing trip. Would love to also do the Pamir highway but research suggests this is best saved for summer. Has anyone here had any experience in this region? General tips welcome but I'm particularly interested in killer backcountry destinations where the pow is deep and locals wear funny hats. Cheers!