Chimgan

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Chimgan
Chairlift in Beldersoy, Chimgan, in summer
Chairlift in Beldersoy, Chimgan, in summer
Location Tian Shan, Uzbekistan
Nearest city Chirchiq
Coordinates 41°29′40″N 70°03′28″E / 41.49444°N 70.05778°E / 41.49444; 70.05778 (Chimgan)
Top elevation 3,309 m (10,856 ft)

Chimgan or Chimgon (Uzbek: Chimgon; Kazakh: Шымған; Russian: Чимган) is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan, near Chirchiq, Uzbekistan.

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Soviet hotel in Chimgan

The tourist skiing complex Chimgan is located 85 km (52.8 mi) away from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the spurs of Chatkal Range on the height of 1,600 metres (5,249 ft), in the Western Tien Shan mountains, surrounding Tashkent from the East. There are hotel complexes and cottages in this ski center.

The main peak of the entire mountain area - Greater Chimgan (3,309 m - 10,856 ft) - looks like a peak of giant star from which, the rays of slopes, adorned by cliffy peaks disperse in all directions.

Rising higher than to 3,000 metres (9,842 ft) above the sea level, the Tien Shan mountains have the eternal blanket of snow that comes down to the mountain foot in winter.

The mountain skiing season starts in December and lasts until mid of March.

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