Shymbulak is a ski resort close to Almaty. It is the biggest ski inn in Central Asia. It is placed within the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain variety, at an elevation of two,2 hundred metres 7,two hundred feet above sea level. The lodge vicinity is set 25 kilometres 16 mi south of Almaty metropolis through Medeo road. It is famous for its slight climate, big amount of sunny days and splendid quantity of snow via the wintry weather from November until May. Shymbulak additionally known as "Chimbulak" changed into disscovered with the aid of novice skiers inside the Nineteen Forties. Soon after, it became the first downhill course in the Soviet Union. Skiers firstly needed to climb up the mountain tops on foot which took more or less 3 hours. In 1954 a 1500 meters ski tow was built. Starting from 1961,
Shymbulak hosted several USSR Championships and the Silver Edelweisse prize snowboarding competitions. In 1983 it became the Olympic ski schooling middle for the united states. During this time, numerous commodities have been constructed which includes eating places and accommodations.The annual "Artyemenko" Prize competition has been held in Shymbulak considering 2011. The opposition is hung on February. Almaty hosted the 2011 Asian Winter Games, bid for 2014 Winter Olympics, taken into consideration a bid for 2018 Winter Olympics, but decided to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics as an alternative; Shymbulak turned into a venue for the Alpine Skiing occasions both velocity and technical, and could had been for the latter.