It is found 25km outside Almaty city. There are three ski lifts at the resort with the most noteworthy going to 3200 meters above ocean level. There is likewise a Hotel situated at the Resort, empowering those wishing to ski amid the day, have a place to remain around evening time. The resort is situated in the upper piece of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain run.
It is prevalent in its gentle atmosphere, a substantial amount of bright days and an incredible measure of snow through the winter from November till May. Almaty facilitated the 2011 Asian Winter Games, offer for 2014 Winter Olympics, thought about an offer for 2018 Winter Olympics, however, chose to offer for 2022 Winter Olympics rather; Shymbulak was a scene for the Alpine Skiing occasions both speed and specialized and would have been for the last mentioned.