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Shymbulak Ski Resort

Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
+7 727 330 8500
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Beauty of Shymbulak

Shymbulak drives everyone crazy because this place is very beautiful and stunning. It is a ski... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OMG! What a place :)

I never had experienced ride on cable car before this & it was truly a wonderful experience going... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
New Delhi, India
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“Shymbylak” mountain ski resort is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on 2260 metres high above the sea level. Its in 15 minutes away from the center of Almaty city. - Working hours: whole year - Lift quantity: 7 - Extension of slopes for skiing: more than 20 km - Average temperature: summer time +20 C, winter -7 C - Average thickness of snow cover: till 1.5 m - Quantity of sunny days in
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Beauty of Shymbulak”
4 May 2017
“OMG! What a place :)”
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
+7 727 330 8500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shymbulak drives everyone crazy because this place is very beautiful and stunning. It is a ski resort near Almaty. It is located in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at the elevation of 2,200 metres above sea level. There are three ski lifts, which cumulatively reach...More

Thank KazTours
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I never had experienced ride on cable car before this & it was truly a wonderful experience going all the way from base station to the top of Shymbulak Ski Resort @ 3200m above sea level. The whole thing was just great, clean cabins, efficient...More

Thank Ravs2394
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Was here in the afternoon Friday 31. March together with friends after a conference in Almaty was finished. On our way up in the cablecar we passes the famous Medeo skate rink. Cheap to rent alpine skis and lift tickets, but the tracks downhill were...More

Thank janmlOslo
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We went there with cable car, the view was extraordinary. Up there you could take another cable car to go up for skiing. If you dont want to ski, you could enjoy nice Cafe and restaurant. The english of waiters were not satisfactory bu fair...More

Thank myserdar
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Was a great experience and nice place should not miss. Anywho a small remarks about ticket sellers where the should advise visitors what they close and etc as we were up and got to know the combo 2 was close so it was waste for...More

Thank Veejay_Vj
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Last week-end we went to Shymbulak and enjoyed fresh air walking on the road to Tyuksu hotel. Sounds strange, but now the cars are not alowed to drive in this area and trekkers can take a deep breath of tasty mountain air! Another good surprise...More

Thank Helenkz
Reviewed 13 March 2017

For me it is the best attraction near Almaty. In one place you can: - see mountains - enter at high altitude quite quickly (there is a camping at the top!!! it might be great idea to start hiking from the top) - try downhill...More

Thank JadwigaZytka
Reviewed 19 February 2017

By European standards, this is the least expensive day's skiing you'll find. Modern facilities, looks new. No. 12 bus runs frequently and costs virtually nothing from town to the base of the funicular. 9000tge got us to the top (base ski station) and a day's...More

Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

From downtown Almaty you take Uber to base station for eur 6 and a nice ride of appr. 30 minutes - you can also take local public transport 50 minutes eur 0,80. Modern installations take you up to the area where you can rent equipment...More

Thank BaldusDeWit
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Only taking the cabin lift from Medeo to base station of Shymbulak is an experience. Very modern installation, a lot of investment. At base station you have several restaurants and cafés, very nice to sit and just enjoy the sun and the view, and skiers....More

Thank Jörgen and Linn O
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Does the resort staff (and locals) speak English?
25 November 2016|
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Response from JaRule1982 | Reviewed this property |
Well, the waiter was able to understand our order but with english in general you should not expect too much. But people there are really very friendly and helpfull.
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Hi everyone, Does this activity require advanced booking? Do I need tickets if I don't plan to ski? Thanks for your answers?
2 November 2016|
Response from akshaymay2981 | Reviewed this property |
u need to buy tickets for sure to reach to this place vua cable Car . there z no need of advance booking . tickets u can get there at the counter intself at 3500 Tenge . it's nice experience overall .