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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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  • The place itself is very beautiful. Climb there recommend cable because pretty much the beauties around (ascent takes approximately 23 minutes). On the slope there are 2 hotels (prices above average). There are also places to eat (the prices are very high). If you're a fan of ski or snowboard the slope is very good for skiing. There are instructors and also equipment for rent. (ski pass prices adequate). In the summer time too is where to walk.
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  • We went there with cable car, the view was extraordinary. Up there you could take another cable car to go up for skiing. If you dont want to ski, you could enjoy nice Cafe and restaurant. The english ...  more »
  • I was here in May 2002, there was still snow and ski lifts in operation. The day was nice and sunny, I had lunch in a chalet Swiss model with a typical menu. Many pictures on the walls of the Kazakh President, who likes to ski here. Have known sooner, I would have brought my skis and would be an unforgettable experience.
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