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Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty Province
(4.3/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Went in Sep Donnie snow/skiing but had an amazing time The cable car ride is beautiful and pretty surreal as you go from plains to ice capped peaks in 30 min I walked up the barren hill (tool about 2 ...  more »
  • It is difficult to judge, I was born in Almaty and was many times in different years. Certainly does not compare the resort to variety of slopes and level of service to European, but all develops. Definitely is a great place worth visiting! P.s. depressing and inadequate bezbashennost' kontengenta-not once before my eyes on a slope down people at great speed different things are aimed at amateurs who don't know how to cope with skiing, but nosjat'sja do maim yourself or others. Be doubly careful!
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  • Climbed to a height of 3200, barn, but thwarted mountain flowers and plunged into the clouds. Good lift, good atmosphere, good mountain views, centuries-old stones.
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