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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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Amazing view!

i've been there in summer, but eventhough there was no snow, the view and the air there is amazing. you can get by the telecabines till 3200 meters by not so much money. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

i've been there in summer, but eventhough there was no snow, the view and the air there is amazing. you can get by the telecabines till 3200 meters by not so much money. You can have dinner in the bars at the bases. It's a great contact with nature, really near Almaty, and easy to get to, with 99 bus.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Cable car ride was one of the nicest ever, what a beautiful country and great warm people, i will definately come back again in winter with my famiky

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In general nice place. Esp. in winter for skiing. But no the government put a new law in place that all foreign citizen must have special permission what will kill the place. The food is ok but very overpriced e.g. in Chalet.

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Almaty, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this place so much skiing and a lot of fun stuff in shymbulak its very nice when its winter visit this place when its winter

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

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

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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