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Day Trip to Medeu Ice Skating Rink and Shymbulak Ski Resort

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Stop At: Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, Gornaya St., 465 Medeu Valley, Almaty Kazakhstan


10:00-10:40 – Transfer to Medeu

10:40-12:00 – Walking around. Climbing to the top of the dam through Stairs of Health.

12:00-12:30 – Going to Shymbulak by cable car

12:30-15:00 – Walking around. Going to the 3rd level station by cable car.

15:30-16:00 – Going back to base station "Medeu".

16:00-16:40 – Transfer back to the city

The mountainous region of Medeu with an alpine skating

rink is located 20 minutes from Almaty. In winter, this

place is especially popular among residents of the city

and guests of the southern capital. More than 120 world

records were established here by famous athletes.

The first stop in the Medeo Gorge, where in the wonderful mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau the largest high mountain skating rink in the world is located as well as the huge dam. Next destination is Shymbulak ski resort,located at an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level. It is very popular for its mild climate,large quantity of sunny days and snow through the winter and remarkable scenery of mountain ranges. Shymbulak has its own special atmosphere.Here you can see the skiers who like ironed track as well as the snowboarders who prefer extreme downhills with breath taking jumps and turns. On sunny days Shymbulak gathers together thousands of visitors. On chairlifts you can reach Talgar Pass (3163 meters above sea level). Only professional skiers climb here since the descent from the pass is too steep. Also alpinists start their climbing from this point.Only the stars are higher.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shymbulak, Gornaya St 640В, Almaty 050020, Kazakhstan

One of the oldest and most famous resorts of Zailiysky Alatau, located in an incredibly beautiful gorge at an altitude of 2260 m above sea level. On both sides, Shymbulak is surrounded by massive ridges and slopes, completely covered with huge Tien Shan firs.

Duration: 3 hours
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  • Almaty Airport, Almaty Kazakhstan
Departure Time
6/18/2019 - 9/27/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Shymbulak
  • Meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today

I have been to shymbulak, but in august 2019, incredible, especially if when the season can ski, i am dying to leave again brought the family or friends

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank M S
Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide is so nice, and his Chinese is excellent. I was very happy in this trip, and thanks for his tour advices during the long tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Annnn305
Reviewed 6 days ago

Specially came for the skiing last Jan, and actually is more cheaper than anywhere else, that I have travelled before. Very picturesque place, I have took nice photos for my Instagram. Highly recommended, and special for the guide they are realy showing there hospitality. Thank...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Индира M
Reviewed 15 August 2019

I strongly recommend. The staff is very friendly and professional. They were always concerned with the well being of the clients. The landscapes are amazing!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mari0gb
SkywayLTD, Manager at SKYWAY, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2019

Good day, we are really glad that you had an amazing day in Alamty. Thanks!

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