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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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  • Impressions from a trip only positive, despite the fact that negligence on the first day of skiing got a knee injury and in fact the entire holiday week ride could not. But nature is something! Feeling of indescribable and unspeakable! Lived in the hotel, which is directly under the slopes at a height of 260 m 2. Food took only breakfasts, lunch or meal at the highest point-"3200 bar or in the Café, which is located at an altitude of 2, with a dinner in kafeshkah. Complete delight experienced from visiting Saki baths! "Saka bath on Shymbulak is a real ancient bath nomads of Saks, which is located in a Gorge in the mountain stream in the 5-minute walk from the resort. Crystal clear air of the trans-ILI Alatau, soft steam from heated stones, herbal lotions and rubbing soaring besoms, herbal tea with jam from the mountain of raspberries, bathing in icy pools against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. Get ready to be surprised. You've never experienced. "-it's all true!
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  • A few words about yourself. Not much visited resorts: visited in the Urals and Caucasus (Mount Elbrus). For this reason, compared with Europe or Siberia. Impressions are positive, pleasant resort, everything organized. Price skipasa comfortable enough. We lived in a hotel on the Hill-was 25% discount for skiing. The resort itself is a small but interesting route, I skate at the intermediate level, but never managed to prikatat'sja two days. When you select the resort you should consider that it more or less frequent, because of this, it stops working. In General, I liked it, all modern, neat, a nice slope and, of course, mountains. Who was not.
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  • By European standards, this is the least expensive day's skiing you'll find. Modern facilities, looks new. No. 12 bus runs frequently and costs virtually nothing from town to the base of the funicular...  more »