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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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  • This is a great place to go just to eat up in the mountains and get away from the city pollution. I would highly recommend going here even if you do not ski! There are 3 lifts to get up to the top.....  more »
  • My friends took me here so that we could breathe some fresh mountain air amid the snowy mountains after leaving the terrible pollution of the city behind. We rode the three sections of gondola to the....  more »
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