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About the resort

“Shymbulak Ski Resort” is located in the beautiful Zailiyskiy Alatau mountain at 2,260 m above sea level. It is 25 km from the city center of Almaty City and has an average temperature of +25С in the summer and- 7С in the winter. The average   snowfall is around 1,5м. It is usually very sunny as the average number of sunny days a year can reach 90 %.  Ski season is normally   begins in December and can run into April.


The ski slopes are served by gondola cars from “Medeu” to the base of   “Shymbulak”, 2260 m above sea level. This gondola is the world’s third-longest gondola with a length of 4.5 km. The gondola has 114 comfortable cabins for all guests of the resort and has the capacity of 2,000 people per hour. The ski resort has six lifts that service the mountain.  Two combination lifts ( Combi1 and Combi 2) that have both quad-chairs and 8 passenger cabins, two quad-chairlifts (KKD 4, Leviy Tlagar), one T-bar lift and a Magic Carpet.  The lift system will take you to Talgar pass where you are 3,180 m above sea level. A vertical rise of 920 m.  The majestic mountain views with snowy slopes and evergreen Tien Shan firs are spectacular and must be seen.

Shymbulak – this is a place that has something for everyone with  a variety of routes, including the soft and gentle slopes for beginners and intermediates skiers and snowboarders as well longer trails for the experts., Shymbulak has a FIS downhill , wild valleys with untouched snow and terrain park  for new-scholars,  and special routes with moguls. Every year Shymbulak makes improvements to the trails.

Shymbulak has 3,620 meters of certified trails by International Ski Federation (FIS). In addition, there are many off-piste lines for expert skiers and snowboarders. And if you have never stood on skis or a snowboard – it means it’s time to learn. Experienced instructors from our Snow School will gladly help you with equipment and teach you the skills to enjoy more of the mountain. You can learn all styles: freestyle, slopestyle, carving, or just a refresher to start your holiday right. Rentals of ski and snowboard are available along with locker facilities. .

Located in the resort is a hotel, restaurants, cafe, and coffee shop with a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes.

Shymbulak is a place to relax, not only in winter, but also in summer!  The beauty of the mountains is incomparable and must be seen and appreciated. At the foot of the wild and unexplored mountains are long valleys, which are covered with pine forests, amazingly beautiful meadows. And in the summer, camps for children are running. Managed by world famous Alpinist Maczudt….  Development plans of expansion are planned within the complex, increasing the length of the cable car as well as other improvements to the slopes and trails.

Shymbulak Ski Resort” is a great prospect and is a favorite place for recreation and entertainment for Almaty residents, and tourists.

Come and join us and enjoy the local beauty! Join the Shymbulak family!