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Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty Province
(4.3/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice ski resort! Not a difficult descents!! Lovely wide slopes. Cosy bars and restaurants. Very reasonable prices!! Lifts are neat and modern. No queues!! Ski rental is OK. Ski pass for a week day is 4500 local mints (360 is 1 €) Weekends a little more expensive.
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  • Live in Almaty and often go to Chimbulak. What are the pros: 1-proximity to the city, 2-difficulty slopes, 3-excellent air, the beauty of the mountains, 4 in the morning, you can explore the velveteen, 5-closed cabins to lift on the mountain. Cons: 1-bad well-groomed slope (stones, ice); 2-highly inflated prices for everything; 3-level service leaves much to be desired.
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  • get on it expensive to Medeo then cable car where the price per person and not per cabin and still price the cable cars to Café restaurants one ski on to even more expensive in the Café Café can say that drinking tea just not worth to released table for those who will drink. and there is a. .. one pleases is the Majesty of the mountains the air svezhii Panorama for those who do not travel on skis and loves skating then Medeo and who likes to just nature walk steps to recommend to the dam and take everything with home thermos sandwiches etc what you type in the store and at home in 5 times cheaper and more tasty so more passing as many stages with hot tea thermos and a sandwich will remove your pleasant tiredness looking down on beauty and on your hike up if many forces go further until the source of the hydrogen sulphide or by car. I do so all podnimajut'sja up and I'm on the machine at the Platinum covered table thermos sandwiches waiting until we go to the source
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