This 3-day tour around ski resorts of Almaty region is the best way to test and enjoy the most popular ski resorts of Almaty region during the cold season. Winter offers us some welcome relief from the heat of summer. And if you're a sports enthusiast, you know what that means: it's time to hit the slopes. Regardless of whether you're an expert skier/boarder or just a beginner, the sensation of breathing in the fresh, freezing mountain air is invigorating and speeding down the snow-covered slopes is exhilarating. If skiing/snowboarding will just be one of the activities you're planning for this season, check out our 3-day tour around ski resorts of Almaty region.
Ski resorts you will ski/snowboard:
Oi-Qaragai ski resort
This resort is ideal for a smooth entry into winter activities such as skiing or snowboarding. There are no extreme "black" trails, and the slopes are ideal for beginners. The highest point is 1820 meters and the maximum slope is 35 degrees. The trails are simple and accessible, so skiers with families often come here.
For guests there are trails with a total length of 22 kilometers, 6 rental points for ski equipment and equipment, an outdoor food court, 5 minimarkets and 4 restaurants.
Aq-Bulak ski resort
Located in a picturesque gorge near Talgar. A distinctive feature of this location is the variety of difficulty levels of the trails. Both beginners and experienced fans of winter extreme sports can master skiing or snowboarding here. Part of the descent here passes through a wooded area, between majestic fir trees.
The highest point of the slopes is 2664 meters, and the maximum slope here reaches 55 degrees. Cable lifts lead to the slopes. The longest trail is 2.5 kilometers long. The upper part of the trails belongs to the category of medium difficulty called "red" trails. They are suitable for experienced skiers. For real thrill-seekers, a "black" trail is offered.
The lower part, 700 meters long, belongs to the "green" and is available for beginners.
Shymbulak ski resort
Popular ski resort in Kazakhstan, 50 minutes away from Almaty city center, located on the Trans-Ili Alatau ridge a little higher than the Medeu high-mountain skating rink.The highest point is 3200m above sea level.
The elevation difference is 1000m, the average width of the tracks is 25m, the slope is 11-29°.
The resort is well suited for those who are confident skiing or snowboarding. There is the possibility of off-piste skiing. There are ski lifts, chair lifts and closed gondola lifts.
• Travelers must be able to ski or snowboard;
• Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions, high/low blood pressure;
• Not recommended for pregnant women;
• Not recommended for travelers with a fear of heights.