Shymbulak mountain sports resort is one of the best places for mountain skiing fans in the Central Asia. It is a popular mountain sports resort in Kazakhstan, located in the vicinity of Almaty in Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains slightly above the famous Medeu highland rink. Skiing season lasts from November till April, and January-February is the best time to engage in skiing. The technical parameters of the resort’s piste make it equal to the best European pistes, and it even outmatches them in terms of gliding quality. Shymbulak can be reached by means of a modern cable railway from the Medeu sports complex. A cable railway also connects Shymbulak with the Talgar Overpass, the highest point of the resort. In general, an ascension from Medeu to Shymbulak takes about 15 minutes, and it takes about 20 minutes to get to Talgar Overpass from Shymbulak.