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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
(727) 271-62-11
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Ranked #2 of 106 attractions in Almaty
Type: Sports Complexes
Fee: Yes
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Bremen
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Medeu near the former capital Almaty is located high in the montains and offers magnificient views and is a good spot for a weekend-getaway. Though I did not try skating myself, watching other people was fun. Enjoy nature, views and fresh air there!

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you like active outdoor recreation that's the place for you. Just make sure that you dressed warm enough and actually know how to ski =)

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

only one word for this place... MINDBLOWIN... I WENT 2 this place with alots of hopes ad they were fully satisfied... march april may best time to visit...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

absolute must experiment in Almaty, super fun family place , all families and people, amazing eateries and a great place to spend a sunday with the family

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Pretty convenient, good location, yet a bit crowded and there are no side bars to hold on to for those who aren't very skillful in skating.

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Budapest, Hungary
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It is an unique place ! Medeu sits 1,691 metres above sea level, making it the highest skating rink in the world. The city Almaty is only in the high 700-800 metres. So everybody - who likes the fresh air and muntain view - must go to Medeu. There is a new " gondola lift" station which can delivery the... More

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Gdynia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you go there on Saturday afternoon you may meet hundreds of luxurous limuzins going to the mountain. Some just married take on the skates and have fun on the ice. A very unique place. Don't miss it!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When everyone kept mentioning a skating rink, I couldn't understand what could be so special about an old Soviet skating rink. However, we had some time to kill, so we finally agreed to go. I realized it's not really about skating at all, it's about scenery. As for the skating rink, we just drove by, there's nothing special about it,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just as the other posters will tell you, the views from the top of the dam are astounding. The air is the freshest you'll breath anywhere this side of Kazakhstan. Bring comfortable shoes as there are 849 steps to climb. Halfway up there is a small picnic area with a vendor selling food. Normally in the states you would get... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The ice skating wring was closed and you couldn't get in. quite a disappointment. I suggest to use the gondola and travel to chimbulak

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