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. To visit Shymbulak Ski Resort on your holiday in Almaty Province, and find out what else Almaty Province has to offer, use our Almaty Province itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Know It since childhood, like many other residents of Almaty! Generally it is believed that he is out of town, but is very close to the city, even in the city can be considered) can be up to Medeo bus for 80 TG, the road takes 20 minutes from the hotel by car, Kazakhstan also have to close to Medeo, and further machines do not pass, climb on a rope-way, until you go on the ropeway can see stunning views, nature bestowed on us of course Unfortunately in 2012 year after a strong fire, many century-old trees burned fire brought enormous damage to our mountains, but this does not prevent still enjoy nature! The complex consists of 4 gondola roads, depending on the complexity of the trails, restaurant, bowling, hotel, gift shop, etc. Tourists do not underestimate our chimbulak, because really all at the highest level! You can walk up to the Tuyuk Su where is monument mountaineers killed in our mountains, the highest peaks start here!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Can be accessed by bus 12 cable cars. It brings us to the cable cars (3500 tenge round trip). We can go for a beautiful walk at the second level. For those nostalgic for the France: there's a Paul at level 1.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Bus 12 towards the mountains in front of the hotel Kazakhstan from Almaty. Took the bus 150 tenge per person and go to the terminus. The eggs are waiting for you to climb up to the ski resort or at the top to 3200 m. cost 3500 tenge to climb to the Summit or 1300 for the station. At the station is the Paul restaurant for those who miss the France. Beautiful walks from the station for the lovers of nature and ride. Careful it's cold to 3200 m
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