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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  • Coming from Europe, the slopes in Shimbulak are truly short. The view over the mountains is amazing. Equipment and waiting times for the lifts are decent. BUT, renting a ski took us an hour!! that we ...  more »
  • I recommend as a half day trip from Ałamaty. By bus # 12 Казахстан from the hotel in the City Center (does not make sense to take the taxi!). The final stop on the track, 0 is the beginning of the path up to the level of the dam (note-goes to the stairs and it is very tiring and to be honest-not worth the trouble). While one stop before the bus loop (you can go down the street with a loop down the street) is the lower station of the cable car to the top. It's fun to buy full ticket option after along the way there are a few stations that gets out and changing from a to the next queue wspinającej above. And it is worth the trouble. Wonderful views! Note, this is high, and it is useful to have some sort of outer clothing. I do not recommend also (may 2018) sandals or flip-flops)
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  • In mid-April there has actively rolled. Kanatka steep peak (3200 meters above sea level) in kafeshkah snug though and quite expensive by local standards. Kind of amazing.
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