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 attractions like Shymbulak Ski Resort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Shymbulak has been in operation as a ski area, according to local legend, since 1954. The first 40 years did not see a lot of development, but the last 20 have brought remarkable change. The last time...  more »
  • Unfortunately we do not have enough equipment, but we are to blame, came to lunch on a holiday! But we all have the same kanatka climbed chimbulak ski resort! It is very beautiful! Like to drink coffee, but all the restaurants were jammed (mountains create! View cableway Super!
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  • Nice place, adequate staff, progressive leadership, pleasant and competent instructors. Delicious food at restaurants. There is a kids ' Club, two hotels. Liked it)
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Where to stay in Almaty

Accommodations in the urban area of Almaty can be found almost exclusively in the grid-system city center. Located close to the main train station, you'll find hotels both upmarket and budget, with the former enjoying commanding views of the mountains on tree-lined boulevards, and the latter tucked away on the central district's side streets. Ski resorts to the south, as well as wild camping opportunities, provide good options for those wanting to get active and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
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