Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, Almaty

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  • Air and scenic views. Service can be improved! You can climb the cable car at Chimbulak. It is possible to make radial hiking through gorges: behind it and serpentine to the dam or climb the stairs.
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  • We took the bus from Almaty city together with al the locals, if you don't mind being stuffed with 100 people in one bus then it's a great experience to see how the locals do it. We went towards the t...  more »
  • The only bus that runs up here is Bus12 on Dostyk Ave. The air tram ride is another 22 minutes into the mountains. Once you’re at the restaurant area, there are foot trails you can continue on deeper ...  more »
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  • Set high amongst the hills surrounding Almaty this location is the world's highest ice skating rink. Parking is available at the entrance to the venue, but you need to walk up quite a lot of steps to get inside the rink. Once you reach it you can see how large the rink is & how high it is. Bear in mind that Almaty is already high. Views from the top of the stairs present good photo opportunities. Behind the rink is a large, high wall, similar to a dam wall, that was constructed as a safety against water runoff from melting snow & glaciers. A sombre reminder of the dangers in this area during Winter. If you are feeling energetic you can climb the lengthy staircase to the top of this wall for views of the mountains surrounding the city. Highly recommended.
  • Ice skating rink. Could not do during the summer, so were selling ice cream, etc.
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  • The only ice arena in the world vysokoglr'e arena which was built by the SOVIET UNION, which supplied arena many world records. Have the opportunity to skate in summer and winter. Be sure to visit
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  • What still good people lived in the USSR, this rink built, but seriously, a great place to visit.
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  • Clean air, learned to skate, dad taught.
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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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