Shymbulak is a ski resort outside of Almaty located 2,500 meters above sea level and up the road from the Medeu Alpine Skating Rink.
Locals know that winter or summer, Shymbulak is a must for tourists to visit—it’s hard not to fall in love with the spirit of the place and its magnificent views from the very first ride on the modern cable car. One can also hike at leisure or stroll around the area, admire the view and waterfall at Talgar Pass, stop by Bar 3200 for a glass of local berry liqueur accompanied by fine music, and then head down for lunch at Snow Restaurant and consider the day a success.
At the height of the season, there is no worry about finding something to do at Shymbulak—skiing, snowboarding, and sledding opportunities provide winter entertainment for everyone. Shymbulak has trails for every style and level of expertise.