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Last updated: 11 Jan 2017

Shymbulak Ski Resort, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Going uphill from the famous Medeo Skating Rink, you will arrive to the popular ski resort called Chymbulak (or Shymbulak), located in a picturesque gorge of Trans-Ili Alatau at an altitude of 2260m above sea level.

Chymbulak (Shymbulak) Ski Resort, Almaty
Chymbulak (Shymbulak) Ski Resort, Almaty


There are two options to reach the resort: one is to use the cable cars from the bottom of the Medeo Skating Rink, the other is to drive by car using a serpentine.

Shymbulak Hotel
Shymbulak Hotel


The resort is a great place to visit both in summer and winter time. Winter activities are traditional: alpine skiing and downhill skiing, and snowboarding. Chymbulak is a great place to start your skiing exercises: experienced coaches will demonstrate the needed skills and supply the skiing equipment.

The advantages of the Chymbulak ski resort is the availability of skiing tracks, from soft and gentle slopes for beginners, long tracks for advanced skiers and FIS tracks for speed skiing, wild terrain with untouched snow, half-pipes for snowboarding and a special track for Mogul skiing.
  • Plateau length: 3800
  • Width: from 100 to 600 meters;
  • Elevation: 943 m;
  • Ski Area: 2260 - 3163 m;
  • Average slope - 12-28 degrees;
  • Maximum slope inclination: 45 degrees;
  • Total area for skiing: 99 acres.
In summer, there are numerous opportunities for trekking, backpackers, cable car excursions, tandem paragliding, adventure buggy driving etc.

Almaty Underground (Metro)
Ascension Cathedral
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan
Kok Tobe Tower and Entertainment Park
Medeo Skating Rink
Park of 28 Panfilov's Men
Presidential Palace and Park
Republic Square