Private Day Tours & Activities in Almaty
| Ski Tours, Freeride & Backcountry
| Day of skiing on the best and the largest resort in Kazakhstan, which matches the European standards of quality. This tour is suitable for beginners and experienced skiers and freeriders. The tour allows to ride both on the groomed slopes and off-piste with possibility of organizing backcountry nearby the resort.
The tour is available daily from December to March at 08:30.
Due to high attendance of the resort during public holidays (December 2, 16, 17 / January 1, 2, 3, 7 / March 9, 23, 24, 25) and on weekends, long queues are expected on these days in season 2019-2020
After hotel pickup at 08:30, you will be taken to Medeo Gorge (1690 meters above sea level), where you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. Having ridden about 20-25 minutes above magnificent fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level, you will get to the 1st level of ski resort, occupied by fancy restaurants, ski & snowboarding school and mountain hotel.
First half of the day you will be skiing from the lifts and can try local freeride spots, if desired. If the snow and weather conditions let, you can also explore slopes “Dry Log” and “Cone”.
Lunch will be arranged in a stylish café at the highest point of ski resort on Talgar pass. There you can relax sitting on the soft sofa, take sunbath and listen to the lounge music. If you tired from the sun you can sit inside and enjoy thematic movie, communicate with local skiers and drink special herb tea.
After lunch, you will continue to ski at the resort or outside of it. Depending on your level of physical training, condition and amount of snow, it could be possible to make a short backcountry to one of the closest peak in order to end the day with a beautiful line on untouched snowy slope.
After your fantastic day spent at Shymbulak, you will go down by cable car to Medeo station and depart to Almaty with approximate arrival time at 19:00.