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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

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Address: Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: +7 727 386 9536
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on...

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: skating, bicycles, skateboarding, streetball and volleyball.

• Ice field area: 10 500 sq.m

• Average temperature: summer time +20 C, winter -10 C

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The highest located skating rink

Lovely place and picturesque mountains. Green Christmas trees look like bravo amid chill weather. Gondola ride is very good experience and upto three levels

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
pramendraswami
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Sri Ganganagar, India
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Sri Ganganagar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place and picturesque mountains. Green Christmas trees look like bravo amid chill weather. Gondola ride is very good experience and upto three levels

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go there and do it it's worry the effort the view is to die for the slopes gentle the people warm and the country awesome

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scene is just perfect . Air is so refreshing. My kazakh friend told me lets take the steps instead of cable car. it seems to me easy but there are around 900 steps and it was so so diffucult. But at the end , a perfect scene is waiting for you there. But next time I will take the... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for ice-skate but pretty crowded . Entrence fee and rent for skate about 12 us dollars. But most of the skates are stinking... Skate area is enough big . When you are visiting there , take your hat and gloves too ... That place is little bit far from center and near mountain so weather is very cold... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The skating ring is beautifully placed high up in the mountains, even though it's still far to the top. Go skating with a friend or just admire the view or grab a bite!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Take the cable car all the way, 3200m above sea level. Views are fantastic. Have a meal at the restaurant on the first station. I recommend the barbecue neck of horse. Delicious.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I took her 8 year old class there for a field trip last year and had a blast. We are planning another trip with this year and some trips with just the teachers.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Easy drive to Medeu which is an ice skating track that was closed that time. You can take a 15 minutes bus ride to ski resort Chimbulak from Medeu. Beautiful mountains and view. Chimbulak is at 2200 Meters and you can ski if you go in the winter. Be careful it is very cold even in Autumn.

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Attard, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went yesterday and the skating ring is closed for the summer months... They told us that it will be in operation in December. But go on top of the mountain with the gondola and go up till combi 2 ... Its really worth it and amazing views! We had lunch at the Chalet restaurant at the first stop with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

we arrived there in the night, so the ring was closed, but w took a taxi from the basis which drove us up, above the ring, on the mountains where we could see the skating ring from. the view was really nice, even it was dark outside, all the lights on the ring were open. a negative thing is that... More 

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