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Shymbulak Ski Resort

Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
+7 727 330 8500
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Beautiful place to visit

I m here with my frns group and enjoying. Beautiful mountains with lots of colours.. 3 level height... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile

Great place with great view. In a relative short time you can depart from almaty and reach 3200 m... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paolo B
via mobile
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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (23 reviews)
“fresh air” (8 reviews)
“ice rink” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan
+7 727 330 8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I m here with my frns group and enjoying. Beautiful mountains with lots of colours.. 3 level height by cable car.. beautiful villas and coffee shops. I climbed to the toppest hill and had a wonderful view. It's also worth to visit in November as...More

Thank preetamIndore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with great view. In a relative short time you can depart from almaty and reach 3200 m above sea level. The money worth the visit of a fantastic place. Highly recommended both in summer and winter.

Thank Paolo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cable way is very nice and comfortable. We rose up to the top till the end. It was a splendid viewpoint. Definitely I would recommend it to al my friends.

Thank Вера Б
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I would love to suggest to visit Shymbulak in Almaty. It's open during the year and always has an amazing view. You can travel with your parents, friends, and kids.

Thank Akku A
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit in winter only but not in summer , try to take 🚠first to shymbulak then to top of the mountain

Thank TeT M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The gondola ride from Medeu is definitely worth the time and tenge. Absolutely gorgeous place. I would love to return in the winter when there is more snow in the mountains.

Thank Sharee J
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 Данияр Е
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
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1 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 .