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Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty

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#1 of 53 in Outdoors in Kazakhstan
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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  • Shymbulak was one of the reasons of my visit to Almaty. Great place for all levels of skiers. So many people during weekend but if you can go weekdays, would be comfortable.  more »
  • The day I went to Shymbulak I couldn't get any better weather - it was superb, and a wonderful day at the mountain resort. It is so close to Almaty that getting there is quick and easy, so I spent...  more »

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