Ski Kazakstan

Shymbulak Ski Resort Guide

Ski Kazakstan

Shymbulak Ski Resort Guide

Shymbulak Ski Resort Guide

Skiing Kazakhstan, Shymbulak photo


Photo credit: Graham

2010, Shymbulak photo


Photo credit: Rauan

Kazakstan, Shymbulak photo


Photo credit: Rauan

Slope Stats

  • 3163m

  • 943m

  • 2220m

  • Acres of ski:99
  • Pistes:8
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner-
  • intermediate-
  • advanced-

Chimbulak, in Kazakstan, is a small ski resort with 5 ski lifts (4 chair lifts, 1 surface lift) but it does boast a very impressive 943 metres (3094 feet) of vertical descent. Chimbulak has 99 acres of terrain over 8 pistes with a total length of 15 kilometers (9 miles). We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Chimbulak. The nearest airport is at Almaty. The hotel at the Chimbulak resort is right on the piste and rooms start at 10,000T (approx:70 USD). The hotel has a reasonably priced bar and restaurant, local beer is 500T for a large one and you can get a meal for 2000T.


  • Nearest Airport:Almaty
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+7(727)3317777
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:5 (4 chair lifts, 1 surface lift)
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Current season started at the end of November and should run until April or so 2010, depending on conditions

Information supplied 7 Dec 2009

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:11 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:11 December 2018
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2692 m)view full snow forecast

light snow
5 SW5
-6 °CF-Level
light snow
5 WSW5
-6 °CF-Level
snow showers
5 SW5
-7 °CF-Level

Shymbulak Location Maps

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Visitor Reviews of Shymbulak

Mark Burnell from Kazakhstan writes:

Chimbulak is very different now! A new gondola takes you from Medeu to the base of the mountain. Then you can ride two new combi lifts, combination chair lift and gondola cabins, to the top of the mountain. These are high speed lifts like Europe. The new lodge building at the bottom has three restaurants, lockers, ski rental, and Snow School. It's great!

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