Are you looking for a world-class ski resort that has the best trails and amenities? Look no further than Shymbulak Ski Resort. If you are traveling in Central Asia on Kazakhstan itinerary, or if you’re including it as a part of your Uzbekistan tours, this is one place that every skier must partake, whether you are a professional, recreational, or novice skier.
Locate 25 km from Almaty and 2,260 meters above sea level, Shymbulak Ski Resort is easily accessible for those who wish to make a day-trip, while the 4-star hotel provides excellent comfort for those who wish to stay a bit longer. The skiing season begins in December and concludes in March, although there have been years when it extends into April.
Gondolas are designed to carry 2,000 passengers/hour for the 4.5 kilometers trip from Madeu to Shymbulak. In total, Shymbulak has 6 lifts to service the skiers: Two combination lifts, two quad-chair lifts, a T-bar lift, and a magic carpet. The trip alone to the top of Talgar Pass (3,180 meters) will provide you with enough breathtaking views of majestic Tien Shan Mountains to last a lifetime! Once you reach the top, you will discover that Shymbulak has 3,620 meters of trails for you to choose from. There are areas for snowboarders – novices and professionals – to hone their craft in a world class environment.
When people think of Shymbulak Ski Resort, it’s only natural to focus on the skiing. However, there are numerous reasons for one to visit Shymbulak in the summer, too! The area is open for hiking and camping to view the beautiful mountains in its green glory of pine forests and color of native species of flowers in the meadows.
Admittedly, skiing season in Central Asia is outside of its normal tourism season. However, this shouldn’t deter you from coming to Shymbulak Ski Resort to enjoy world-class hospitality at a world-class ski resort! Make sure you include it with your Kazakhstan tour, or talk to your expert at Five Stans Adventure to include it with your Uzbekistan tours, too! You will have the greatest winter vacation of your life!
Greg has lived and worked in Central Asia since 1997. His hands-on understanding of the people, culture, and tourist destinations provides our clients the opportunity to feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands. His travels throughout Central Asia have given him the opportunity to interact with many professionals in the tourism industry that enables him to providing the highest quality of services anywhere in the world.