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Uzbekistan to introduce new recreational and tourist destination: Chimgan All-Season Resort
21 August 2023
Uzbekistan to introduce new recreational and tourist destination: Chimgan All-Season Resort

The French company "Montagne et Neige Développement" (MND) will be involved in building the new all-season resort "Chimgan" of international level in Uzbekistan.

After launching the winter resort of an international level Amirsoy, which is the largest ski resort in Uzbekistan, and the most modern ski resort in Central Asia, the Uzbek government takes action in opening another all-season mountain resort Chimgan for locals and international travelers visiting Uzbekistan.

The French company "Montagne et Neige Développement" (MND) was selected in the tender announced by the state unitary enterprise Project Office for the construction and operation of the international seasonal resort "Beldersay - Chimgan - Nanai" within the framework of the project "Construction of the Chimgan tourist zone".

In this regard, during the ninth meeting of the Uzbek-French Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation that took place in Tashkent, a contract was signed for the construction of facilities for the all-season resort "Chimgan" between the Project Office for the construction and operation of the international all-season resort "Beldersay - Chimgan - Nanai" and French company "Montagne et Neige Développement".

As a part of the project, an all-season mountain park meeting international standards will be created in the territory of Chimgan Mountain Resort, where visitors and guests can enjoy a wide range of various types of outdoor activities.

The resort will also offer an intermediate gondola-type cable car for 10 people (maximum capacity - 2000 people per hour), which will rise to a height of 2515 meters and a main pendulum-type cable car for 80 people (maximum capacity - 800 people per hour), which will lift visitors to a height of 3309 meters. Thus, the new Chimgan Mountain Resort will offer the highest point facilities among the countries of Central Asia.

In addition to the above, more than 20 types of winter and summer attractions and facilities are also planned to be organized for visitors, such as XXL Zip Line, Alpine Coaster, Adventure Tower, Tubing, Via Ferrata, and others. Along with modern hotel complexes and cozy cottages for private accommodation for families with a 6000 tourist capacity, 11 ski slopes with different difficulty levels with a total length of more than 20 km will also be launched in the area of Chimgan Resort.

Besides offering historical attractions in Uzbekistan such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, our country is now coming with a new tourist destination for local and foreign travelers, attracting more diverse categories of international travelers to visit Uzbekistan for various activities and adventure. 

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