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Address: Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: +7 (727) 330 8500
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Activities: Skiing

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Great for a couple of days skiing

i loved my two days there. Mainly locals so very quiet . Never waited for a chair and only. Small wait for the main medu car up and down. Rented equipment up there but places in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
MarkBland1974
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

i loved my two days there. Mainly locals so very quiet . Never waited for a chair and only. Small wait for the main medu car up and down. Rented equipment up there but places in town also. So close to Almaty, from leaving hotel to getting to rental shop at resort ( via medu gondola) was 1 hour !... More 

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Istanbul
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Shymbulak (aka Chimbulak) is a great place to meet friends. I have enjoyed many cappuccinos while surrounded by alpine beauty during every season.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I visited here in autumn, after the ski-ing season had finished, and travelled to Medu by bus from Almaty and then up to Shymbulak by cable car and then beyond by two more cable cars, to the mountain passes overlooking the bnow fields. Beautiful, with wonderful views back down towards Alamty. A lovely day out

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Staines, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great day out, very close to Almaty. We went yesterday, Saturday, and it wasn't busy at all. Hired gear in town from Extreme Asia salopettes gloves goggles helmet boots and skis (had my own jacket) 3000 tenge. Taxis are around 5000 to the resort less to the skating rink. Lift pass on a saturday was 7000 for 4hrs or 8000... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The best thing about this resort is the lack of queues and its proximity to the city. We skied two days, which was enough given that the resort is mall, and even on the Saturday there were no queues at any point. The services are all very good, from the gondola at Medeu to the toilets, lockers etc at the... More 

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Gloucestershire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Ok, so not everything was perfect and some of the negative points made in others' reviews were valid: rude cashiers on arrival ("Do you speak English?" "NO!" "Can I have a return gondola ticket?" "You want three lifts... one, two, three... Combi ticket... three-thousand-five-hundred" "Um... ok, so you do speak English then?!" I'd merely wanted to undertstand the difference between... More 

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Almaty
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been skiing at Shymbulak for 3 seasons now, and have found that although there is quite good infrastructure, the whole resort is BADLY let down by the quality of customer service. Rude, and ignorant staff at the cashier desks especially, make me feel that the resort management dont understand anything about making their customers feel appreciated. Safety on... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Located in 30 minutes drive from the center of Almaty Shymbulak offers great view of the city on the sunny day and lots of fun skiing. You can take a taxi from the city to the gondola from Medeu station. The ride on gondola to Shymbulak takes about 20-25 minutes. According to the Shymbulak's website (http://www.shymbulak.com/) this gondola is the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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21 helpful votes 21 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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