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Address: Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
Phone Number:
+7 727 330 8500
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Today
09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

“Shymbylak” mountain ski resort is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau...

“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

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Very nice resort. Not too big but the slopes are nice and the reastaurants offer a wide variaty of food and drinks. Advise you to take the cable lift to Shymbulak from Medeo... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2012
P W
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2012

When I was there in November this year, we just wanted to have some lunch, but early afternoon they were out of food! There was practically nothing you could order from the menu! Only a few things left... that was so strange! Such restaurant on a sky resort and no food! Wow!

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Thank Aigul S
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Very nice resort. Not too big but the slopes are nice and the reastaurants offer a wide variaty of food and drinks. Advise you to take the cable lift to Shymbulak from Medeo. Limited car parking at the resort and for common car it could be a challange to get there.

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Thank P W
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Very nice resort. Not too big but the slopes are nice and the reastaurants offer a wide variaty of food and drinks. The picture I see now is from Medeo and not from Shymbulak. Probably it's taken from the cable lift Medeo-Shymbulak.......

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Shymbulak is a great place to visit. The air is clean and the trip with the cable cat is amazing. A return ticket costs about 1200 tenge. Pensioners (also foreign pensioners until birth year 1947, please show passport) and small children are free. However they may use the cable car for free only once a day. The ride itself is... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Shimbulak (that is correct name) is a small mountain resort jast near almaty city. highest place -3200 m, lowest - 2000 m. working days is the best time for skiing Shimbulak, weekends - everywere (ski, car park, lifts) - traffic problems. Hotel is very average, foodcort near 1st ski lift is ok

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Geneva, Switzerland
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99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Beautiful mountains, lovely surroundings and a surprise to the Western eye. I haven't skied there, but we understand facilities will satisfy both experienced and average skiers.

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Bishkek, Kırgızistan
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97 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

On the way to Shymbulak ski resorts, you can see the beautiful nature, the Medeo ice skating center and finally the little cottages and a nice small hotel with good restaurants and cafes around. I would say a must see place for those who visit Almaty. It's only a 15 minute drive from the city center and you reach to... More 

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New York City
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I visited this place in May, 2012 upon recommendation of a Facebook friend from Russia. I am greatfull to my friend. It. Is wonderful place and all the mountains still had snow on the peaks.

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Thank SSDNY
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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140 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Was taken here by a colleague. Great place, although not covered with snow yet. Remarkable easy to reach using the cable cabine. Nice coffee and diner spots. Will surely be a fun place for apres ski when everything is covered in white. Definately a place to visit when having half a day to spare

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

It's really good place specially for those whu like ski. It's our Swiss resort in Kazakhstan. And before you can get at the Chimbulak you will see also Medeo place - our famous place also.

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