Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty Province

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Enjoy winter sports in an alpine setting at Shymbulak Ski Resort, standing at a base elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) in the Medeu Valley of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. Having hosted the 2011 Asian Winter Games, the resort features top skiing facilities, and lies just 25 km (16 mi) from Almaty. Three chair lifts provide access to Talgar Pass at 3,200 m (10,500 ft), offering a venue for various alpine skiing events, both technical and speed. You can rent ski, snowboarding, and sleigh equipment on site, while a four-star hotel and a chalet-type restaurant offer superb mountain scenery. Using our world travel planner, Almaty Province attractions like Shymbulak Ski Resort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was an amazing experience indeed as we reached this world's highest ski resort. It was snow all over the place and as we went till 3200 m above sea level through cable car, the experience was out o...  more »
  • 30 minutes from Almaty and one can experience cold and snow. Fresh snow had fallen a day before our visit and all trees were covered with snow as was the area around the cable car station. One takes a...  more »
  • Is a ski resort located in a convenient location from Almaty, the gondola is running throughout the summer and up to 3200 meters above sea level. Is a little chilly, but sunny and great views. As the Almaty experience slightly different recommendation is (* ^ __ ^ *)
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Where to stay in Almaty Province

The city of Almaty provides the primary place to look for accommodations in Almaty Province. Largely located in the east of the city, the places to stay here tend to be on the pricier side of things. The main museums and city parks lie in the east of the city, making pitching up in this district sensible for those planning on staying for a while to explore the urban area. Side-street hostels can be found, providing dormitory-style lodgings.
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