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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

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Medeu Skating rink is well worth a visit At 1,691 metres above sea level Medeu is considered to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jomtien Beach, Thailand
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The skii arena was beautiful and a must visit,even though we were there for a short while, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai, India
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on 1691 metres high above the sea level. The highest ice skating rink in the world. • Working schedule: whole year • Activities in winter: ice skating • Activities in summer...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 386 9536
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Medeu Skating rink is well worth a visit At 1,691 metres above sea level Medeu is considered to be the highest ski rink in the world

Thank Glenn002
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at the rink during the halloween party and it was very lively, but crowded. There was live music and lights for atmosphere. Prices were good, but no skate hire on site so best hire in the city at the skate hire store. Most...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The skii arena was beautiful and a must visit,even though we were there for a short while, it was well worth it, would surely want to go back.It is easily accessible and one can spend hours there.the overall atmosphere with lots of people skating and...More

Thank junaidk239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend and make yourself a day to spend in Shymbulak and Medeu area. Perfect for December and January time to go for some ice skating. Very beautiful landscape around and good sleep from fresh air guaranteed!

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In front of hotel Kazakhstan take bus no.12 that will bring you to Medeu skating rink. Youbcan walk there and you can go further up to Shymbulak ski resort. Yiu may take a minibus that...More

Thank Leila S
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

You need a good half day to make this trip but it is very worthwhile. We went on a tour with transport provided but a regular bus service goes directly there from the centre. Tourist information will tell you where to catch bus 12 from...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful place, with very high mountains. The cableway can take you till aver 4000 m starting from the Almaty city, with three different stops. Amazing view all around.

Thank VitoLuca
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Worth to spend a couple of hours to take the cable ride up the mountain. Good air and great place for a walk. Ideally to be able to walk down hill after a long lunch! We did and it was great!

Thank chungyumak
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We went there but in summer no body was there . This skating ring is used for ice skating hence nothing was there to see

Thank Asha G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

A nice place within close proximity of Almaty. I visited during Aug so no ice in the ski resort. A nice place for a quiet afternoon. There is nothing much to do when it is not the season for skating and so a cable car...More

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Lakshmi N
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Response from vardi2015 | Reviewed this property |
I think the best thing for you is to check the Medeu website
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Response from kairat09 | Reviewed this property |
Re snow: it usually snows for the first time around November 15 but that first snow quickly melts away. It stays in the mountains though. More serious snow is in the second half of December, sometimes right before the New... More