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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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  • From downtown Almaty you take Uber to base station for eur 6 and a nice ride of appr. 30 minutes - you can also take local public transport 50 minutes eur 0,80. Modern installations take you up to the...  more »
  • The entire resort is actually two tracks: the main from a height of 3 km to 3.5 km descent 2.3 kilometers and side a little smaller and simpler. The main route is one that whatever was written in the guidebooks. She's black and Red throughout the length (not hell, but in General, black line) and all-and newcomers, and the crazies, and KAMAZ ranks. In two places the track width of 50 meters and accumulates in these places a bunch of people-not very crowded. So on weekends and holidays there makes no sense at all. Off-piste a little, whatever was written in the guides (two small lesochka). On weekdays in the morning when people little-this is a great trail: comfortable, beautiful, with a great lift, jump the queue with good snow! At the weekend-it's a bad route.
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  • Only taking the cabin lift from Medeo to base station of Shymbulak is an experience. Very modern installation, a lot of investment. At base station you have several restaurants and cafés, very nice to...  more »

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