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Shymbulak Ski Resort

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Address: Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 7-727-3308500
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Activities: Skiing

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Not far from Almaty. Great for ski and food.

Non far away from Almaty, this ski resort offers wonderful alpine views also in Summer. Also a very good grill restaurant for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Non far away from Almaty, this ski resort offers wonderful alpine views also in Summer. Also a very good grill restaurant for lunch.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We travelled here in the middle of summer. The cable car ride is in 3 sections with spectacular views throughout. There was still snow at the top even in summer. If you are looking for a place to pose with an eagle astride a horse then this is it. Well worth the visit.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We just went in the middle of the summer. One day it was 96 degrees in the city and the next we go to Shymbulak and it is snowing! It felt like Christmas. We could not believe it! It is well worth the trip here. Views are spectacular and once you get to the top please have a sea buck... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Shymbulak cable car ride is one great experience. There are 2 stages of the ride. You can choose to go upto 1st stop ( half hr. ride) and go back or to go on to summit. Well maintained and clean premises. It is at 20 minutes drive from Almaty city centre so not a lot for travel is required. P.S.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We like to spend our time here, not so often, but once in a 2-3 month, in winter 1-2 times in a week. Resort is not so big, u can explore it in 2-3 visites. + many eating places, i mean cafe/restaurante/bar, were u can have a variety of dishes; - not a cheap place

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Only 15 minutes by regular public transport bus you can find this great ski resort. It is worth visiting not only in winter but also in summer. Modern cable way, restaurants, ... In case you'll take all three parts of cable way up to the hill, you'll be above 3.000m. The only 45 minutes walk and you are at the... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stunning mountain views and miles of cableways. 3km of the downhill path. Excellent place to ski. Even if you don't ski it is enjoyable to spend couple hours drinking tea at 3200 bar. Highly recommended. As opposed to boring Almaty in general.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful and usually a non-crowded place such as alpine skiing, hiking, rope park near Almaty. It open around a year, except of second half of april. Skiing season usually from December till April. But price is high for food and other service for mid-level budget people. Please, watch my aerial video footage for general details- https://youtu.be/qqNDcMN6tUo

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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Address: Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 7-727-3308500
Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty Province

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