Ski resorts in Kazakhstan: photos, reviews. Alpine skiing in Kazakhstan

Alpine skiing in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the best ski countries in Asia. The criteria are acceptable here. «price» and «quality», moreover, the service and the level of comfort at the country's resorts can be safely put on a par with the infrastructure capabilities of many European countries.

Equipment and tracks

The most important resort in Kazakhstan is Chimbulak. It is located near the famous Medeo skating rink and attracts winter sports fans with its high quality tracks. All of them have passed the FIS certification, some are among the ten most difficult in the world. The difference in altitude at the resort reaches almost a kilometer, and the total length of the slopes exceeds 3.5 kilometers. Chimbulak tracks have «green», «red», «blue» and «black» labeling, which means it can accept beginners and intermediate athletes and real gurus. The slopes are served by several lifts with different operating principles. There are never queues or traffic jams here. The hallmark of the resort is a huge variety of tracks and different quality of slopes.

There are only four tracks in the Izumrudny resort in Kazakhstan, but there is an excellent ski school. Night skiing is popular here, as one of the tracks is illuminated. Equipment can be rented and the hotel accommodates over 80 people.

There are four slopes open at the Altai Alps resort, on which both beginners and advanced skiers can try their hand. There is an equipment rental service, and experienced instructors of the local school help beginners to get on the skis correctly. Accommodation in the Altai Alps is possible both in a comfortable hotel and in cozy alpine chalets.

The resort on Mount Eagle in Kazakhstan is a paradise for fans of free skiing. Amateur championships are held here, and two and a half kilometers of slope is enough to catch the adrenaline and feel free flight.

Entertainment and excursions

All kinds of active winter recreation are popular in the ski resorts of Kazakhstan. Here you can go snowmobiling or wander through the virgin snow on snowshoes. Various bath complexes will help warm up and relax tired muscles, and restaurants with national cuisine will introduce you to the best examples of Kazakh culinary art..

Some of the resorts offer horseback riding and horse riding lessons, ice skating and paragliding. All ski villages are equipped with night clubs, discos, billiard rooms. An additional bonus for a successful vacation will be excursions to nearby natural and historical sights..

Photos of ski resorts in Kazakhstan