Skiing Weekend in Shymbulak, Kazakhstan

Fri Mar 01 2024 at 07:30 pm to Mon Mar 04 2024 at 08:00 am

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Skiing Weekend in Shymbulak, Kazakhstan
Almaty in Kazakhstan is a dream place for skiing, as the proximity of mountains to the airport is very close here. We will spend our weekend on slopes of Shymbulak, a ski resort on the outskirts of Almaty, which will optimize the time we spend on slopes, moreover during the weekends, slopes are lit up, so nothing should stop us from doing most of it.
Shymbulak is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at the elevation of 2,200 masl. The resort area is about 25 kilometers south of Almaty city by the Medeo road. It is popular for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days and great amount of snow through the winter (from November till May).Almaty hosted the 2011 Asian Winter Games, bid for 2014 Winter Olympics, considered a bid for 2018 Winter Olympics, but decided to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics instead; Shymbulak was a venue for the Alpine Skiing events (both speed and technical), and would have been for the latter.
Ski area information:
There are three ski lifts, which cumulatively reach Talgar pass (3,200 metres) above the sea level, the highest point of the ski resort.The total length of the lifts is 3,620 metres. There are 3 stations of them; the first one is Intersection Station (2,260 metres above the sea level)(9-minute trip), then 20th Prop Station (2,630 metres above the sea level) (16.5 minutes) and Talgar pass Station (3,200 metres above the sea level). There is also Snow-Park for the fans of snowboarding.
The resort offers a ski and snowboard school.
The weather here varies from 20 °C in summer to −7 °C in winter and the snow base is about 1.5 to 1.8 metres.
After skiing activities: The Medeo outdoor ice skating rink is designed as a huge speed skating training place. It is located at the altitude of 1691 mtrs, which is the highest in the world for such facility.
Activities: skiing, optional skating at the highest open skating rink on the planet, optional sightseeing.
Grade: variety available on different slopes.
Accommodation and meals: 4 star hotel in the city, double sharing. Lunches are excluded due to ski trips dynamics.
Cost: 2000 AED excluding flights.
Gear rental + ski instructor available at extra fee.
Specifically excluded: Any costs related to visas, insurance, entry fees if any.
Visas: cost not included in trip budget:
At the time of writing 60 nationalities are visa free: EU, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Other Passports: Visa support available.
Evisa based on LOI at 220 USD for certain passports such as Algeria, Egypt.
Pakistan and Lebanon passports - visa support not available.
It is sole responsibility of participant to secure entry to country of destination.
See yah at the slopes x
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