4 days/ 3 nights
November - March
Almaty is a sunny, cozy, green city with wide streets, beautiful buildings, numerous parks, squares and fountains. The most beautiful city at the foot of the emerald ridges of the Tien Shan is not accidentally called a "garden city". In Almaty, a large number of attractions that attract visitors to the city, and pleasing with its beauty local residents. One of this sightseeing is Shymbulak Ski resort, which is very popular.
Arrival to Almaty. Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel for rest.
Afternoon optional short city tour with visiting of main sightseeing of the city.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out and transfer to the Medeo Gorge, where you will have a brief stop on the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tien Shan.
Getting to Shymbulak from Medeo by cable car. Before the Winter Asiad - 2011, a modern cable car with a length of 4.5 km was built from the "Medeo" complex to the "Shymbulak" base.
The Ski Resort Shymbulak is located on a picturesque valley in the Zailiyskiy Alatau within the height 2260 m above sea level, 25 km from the center of Almaty. The resort is famous for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days, steady snow and the magnificent surrounding views.
The uniqueness of this place is a good relief of the slopes, suitable for beginners as well as for experienced professionals. The track was approved by the FIS (International Ski Federation). Shymbulak downhill and giant slalom tracks are listed among the top ten toughest trails in the world.
The resort is open all year round, offering guests a variety of services and activities that will satisfy the requirements of all: from small to large. In the summer, it offers such extreme entertainment as biking, mountain climbing, paragliding, buggy riding, climbing and excursions with a professional guide, rope park and the Chimba mountain children's camp.
After arrival to resort, skiing for whole day. Overnight at local hotel.
Breakfast. Free time for skiing and walking.
Transfer back to Almaty. Departure.