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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 386 9536
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Great views, fresh air and good food

Medeu skating rink and ski resort is a 45 minutes drive from Almaty. The skating rink was closed to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
Snow Peaks in Summer

The Medeu mountain peaks have snow round the year. So you can feel the cold in summer on the peaks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Astana, Kazakhstan
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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 •
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (19 reviews)
“gondola lift” (4 reviews)
“public bus” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 386 9536
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Medeu skating rink and ski resort is a 45 minutes drive from Almaty. The skating rink was closed to public when we arrived but took pictures outside. Quite a number of tourists were there. The skating rink is at the base of the mountain with...More

Thank Atonn_ego
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Medeu mountain peaks have snow round the year. So you can feel the cold in summer on the peaks. The cable car takes you right up there.You can relax, meditate and eat when hungry.

Thank globtravel2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since summer in Almaty is really hot even in June, Medeu open-air ice rink is of course closed. However It was enough satisfing for me as a figure skate fan. When I peeked throgh the fence, some staffs and their(?) children did clearning around uniced...More

Thank Shake_Suzu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me it looks like Switzerland ;) the area is huge and the way to reach there is quite nice for hiking and also for ppl who loves cycling.

Thank chalipa
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I went there in summer and now i am thinking how good it must be in winter. The mountains were majestic and huge. Even in summer it was a good place to hang out. It must be perfect in winter. The city was very hot...More

Thank Guzin K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

As I grew up in Almaty, I use to skate on Medeu from the very childhood. And still it is my favorite place to go in a winter time. I prefer to skate there in the evening. Better to go from Monday to Thursday because...More

Thank WonderfulOlga
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I've heard of of this place since I was a little boy, and the many world records set here, due to the thin air. So for me it was fun to walk a full circle. And the fact that the surrounding scenery is beautiful made...More

Thank Callall
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this place in july and unlike our expectations( we searched Almaty's weather and we thought its hot in July) ,almaty was good and in the evening very cool, but this Medeu was the best part of almatys trip, we took a bus(number 12)...More

2  Thank B V
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

One of the biggest ice rinks in the world didn't imagine me. Pluses: picteresque mountain views, close distance to Almaty. Minuses: restaurants without Wi-Fi, no souvenirs, crowdly, hot.

Thank AlexFaynin
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nicknamed the Switzerland of Kazahkstan, this place was amazing. A welcome change in temperature compared to the warm city below. The tramway afforded spectacular views. I would go back again!

1  Thank Tonni P
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24 June 2016|
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Response from kairat09 | Reviewed this property |
Re snow: it usually snows for the first time around November 15 but that first snow quickly melts away. It stays in the mountains though. More serious snow is in the second half of December, sometimes right before the New... More