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Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty

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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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  • the resort is 1 hour away from Almaty airport which makes it very convenient. the slopes are elevated 1000M from the base lift and run 3KM of amazing snow condition. great vibe, delicious food...  more »
  • Enjoyed five days of skiing. Facilities quite upmarket. After hiring equipment at bottom station, it's a fairly long gondola ride to the lowest ski point at approx 2200m. Instructors and several...  more »
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