You will visit:• Medeo
Medeo is a high mountain sports complex located in the high mountain Medeo gorge at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. This is the world's largest alpine complex for winter sports with the largest area of an artificial ice field - 10.5 thousand m². The high mountains and the purest mountain water for pouring ice contribute to the achievement of high results in speed skating, for all the time there have been set over 200 world records at all distances among men and women. Alma-Ata skating rink was nicknamed “factory of records”. It is a state monument of urban planning and architecture of republican significance.
Shymbulak is a popular ski resort in Kazakhstan, near Almaty, located on the Zailiysky Alatau ridge a little higher than the famous high-mountain skating rink Medeo. The Shymbulak is located on the territory of the Ile-Alatau National Park at an altitude of 2200-2500 m.
Choosing this tour, you will experience an unforgettable trip to skating-rink Medeo and ski resort Shymbulak. In winter you can skate, ski and snowboard. In summer you can enjoy fresh mountain air and picturesque views.
Tour details• when to visit – all year round;
• Medeo is 15 km. far from Almaty;
• transport – comfortable bus/car and cableway;
• Important information;
• please, wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes;
• take sunglasses, sunscreen.
• Tour inclusions
• transfer to Medeo, cable car;
• the stories and services of a guide;
• services of a photographer.
15 kilometers far from the center of Almaty there is high altitude skating-rink Medeo famous all over the world by its records in speed skating. The Olympic-size skating-rink has seen 200 world records set.
7,5 kilometers far from Medeo Skating Rink we are proud of, there is the Best Mountain Resort in Central Asia - Shymbulak. The season for alpine skiing on Shymbulak opens in October till the end of May.
A lot of world sport competitions were arranged there including Asia Winter Games, Students World Winter Games and so on.
Everybody can be delivered to Shymbulak Resort so fast by cable car and later to the starting point for alpine skiing at 3300 meters above sea level. Alpine skiing, hiking, trekking, mountaineering are so popular in Almaty.