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Shymbulak Ski Resort

Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
+7 (727) 330 8500
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Activities: Skiing
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Activities: Skiing

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Seoul, South Korea
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited AUG 2014 to get there Gondola to resort entrance, and 2 more gondola to go to peak. Temperature gap is more than 10 degree C, even in summer resort is used in summer time for sightseeing and bike down hill and the winter time.... wow, it is really great place to enjoy winter sports sometimes while you going up... More 

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Atyrau Province, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have been to Shymbulak two weeks ago. A wonderful place at an altitude of 3000 Meters. You need to take a taxi to go from Almaty to Medau. At Medau, there is a rope car station. Travel by rope car to montain top and return cost about 15 US Dollars. Rope car travel takes about 30 minutes, and it... More 

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Baguio City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Shymbulak is being primed as Kazakhstan's ski resort for international visitors. It offers high-standard facilities and unspoiled views especially on a sunny day. I just love spreading out on one of the loungers and looking at the snow-capped mountains while soaking the sun. I can do it all day. The lovely people moving around are just a bonus. I especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great place for skiing! It is good for beginners as well as for confident skiers. Beautiful nature, mountains and mountain air!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Shymbulak is a great place to be in Almaty no matter what season you plan to be there. i was there during spring and it was fantastic. 30 minutes from the city and with no high cost to be stay there, it is a must go place for anybody that visit Almaty. But please be aware that the restaurants close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A recent snow drop had powder snow only on the second from the top gondola area. This was just by the restaurant. A gondola ride or two and then a short walk up part of the mountain then back down to the gondola where we ate a great Kazak lunch while watching the locals dressed in their finery parade and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

But what the guide books don't tell you is that it is open all year accept it is closed for the whole month in OCTOBER!!!! You can drive up to base lodge, past the Medeo ice rink (I think the largest outdoor ice rink in the world) for a walk-about. Parking is sparse, but there are some spaces up along... More 

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Atyrau Province, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Having lived in Kazakhstan for over 2 years Shymbulak is one of my highlights for anyone visiting the country and Almaty. For non skiers its worth going for the view alone. Its very easy to get to either by Taxi which should cost less than 2,000 tenge. I would also recommend taking the number 6 city bus from outside Hotel... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
98 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This ski resort is extremely convenient only 30 minutes drive away from Almaty. The most surprising fact about the geographical layout in the region is that the Tian Shan mountains sprung from the ground just at the outskirts of the city without of hilly area of few tens of kilometers in between. The climb is steep as soon as you... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was here in May, Shymbulak is a great place for hiding from city heat. Main entertainment area is around 2800 m high. Medeo skating arena is also point of attraction here.

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