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Popular ski resort in Kazakhstan

The Chimbulak tract is located on the territory of the Ile-Alatau National Park at an altitude of 2200-2500 m, the Talgar Pass at 3200 m, the nearest peaks: Shkolnik peak - 3590 m, Amangeldy peak - 3999 m, Abay peak - 4010 m, Nursultan peak (formerly Komsomol peak ) - 4376 m. Every year, ascents are held to Nursultan Peak as part of the alpiniad.

For the first time, all-Union skiing competitions on Chimbulak began to be held in 1950. Fully as a ski sports base Chimbulak began its work in 1954. At the beginning of the tract, ten comfortable wooden houses were arranged for athletes, a canteen and a club, which were well equipped, had steam heating, electric lighting, and were located near the ski slopes. Chimbulak was a training base for Soviet skiers, on its slopes the championships of the USSR and Kazakhstan were held 5 times. In March 1954, a 1,500-meter steel line of a cable-towing road was put into operation at the resort.


March 28, 2022

Ski resort Chimbulak

March 4, 2022
Snow leopard caught on video on the way to Shymbulak

Further Resources


Overview of the ski resort "Chimbulak"


January 10, 2019

Shymbulak Almaty in winter 2021: review of slopes, skiing, how much it costs (Shymbulak)


February 22, 2021


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