Meeting Point: Astana International Hotel, in front of the main entrance (113, Baitursynov Street)
After hotel pickup, you will be taken to Medeo Gorge (1690 meters above sea level), where you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. Having ridden about 20-25 minutes above magnificent fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level, you will get to the 1st level of ski resort, occupied by fancy restaurants, ski & snowboarding school and mountain hotel.
You will be provided a day ski-pass with access to all slopes to enjoy skiing from 9:00am till 5:00pm.
Shymbulak has its own special atmosphere. There you can see the skiers who like ironed track as well as the snowboarders who prefer extreme downhills with breathtaking jumps and turns. On sunny days Shymbulak gathers together thousands of visitors. On chairlifts you can reach Talgar Pass (3163 meters above sea level). Only professional skiers climb here since the descent from the pass is too steep. Ski slopes of Shymbulak are certified by International Ski Federation (FIS) and its downhill and giant slalom tracks are listed among the top ten toughest trails in the world.
Shymbulak in Kazakhstan is a kingdom for winter sports. For example a paragliding flight in winter lasts around 15 minutes, but in summer you can stay airbourne at least half an hour - an experience you will always remember.
“Shymbulak is the highest point in Kazakhstan for paragliding.. It’s the highest and longest flight and we are flying amid high mountains. In addition to paragliding, Shymbulak has some of Kazakhstan's best slopes for skiing, while you can also go ice skating in nearby Almaty itself. The Medeu skating rink in the city is the highest in the world at 1691 metres. It is a real temple of sport, where no less than 125 world records have been set
• Plateau Length – 3800 meters,
• Width – from 100 to 600 meters,
• Ski Zone – 2260-3163 meters,
• Difference in Height – 943 meters,
• Average Slope – 12-28 degrees,
• Maximum Slope – 45 degrees.
cable-way, hotel, ski school, rental and repair of ski equipment, sport goods store, restaurants, bars, children playground, entertainment and competitions for children.
The price includes:
-Tour rates include 0,5L bottled water per person
-transport according to the program: within tour itinerary
-all admission fees and tickets, meeting up pickup/drop-off
-special areas entry fees and permissions
Price does not include:
- international flights (to/from Almaty)
- accommodation/entertainment in Almaty
- airport meetings and transfers
- rent of personal clothes/shoes, hiking gear (like backpacks)
- personal expenses like souvenirs, calls etc.
- menu does not include soft and alcohol drinks, snacks
50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour
100% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 12 hours before the tour or in case of tourists are fail to appear at the appointed time