Thousands of athletes and guests of Almaty will visit Shymbulak ski resort during Universiade 2017. In order to ensure the routes are in best shape for the competitions, starting 9 January 2017 Shymbulak is closing for commercial use the “Combi-1” routes (“Professor”, “Asiada”, “Truba”, “Pole Chudes”, “Olimpyskiy”, and “Terrasa”). The other routes will continue to work as usual – “Leviy Talgar”: “Dyadya Bogdanovich”, “Zelenaya Polyana”, “Solnechnaya Dolina”; “Combi-2”: “Talgar”, “Greben Dvadtcatki”; “Travelator”: “Beliy Mishka”, “Zmeika”.
The “Combi-1” cable way will be open as normal for pedestrians, and as a lift for skiers.
On the closed routes construction of competitive slopes will begin, with TV cables laid down, cameras positioned, temporary structures built and erected, such as stands, start and finish gates, and “B” and “C” safety nets.
Due to several parts of the resort being closed, the visitors and guests will be offered discounted rates of up to 30% for all daytime tickets purchased from ticket offices, and an additional 30% for the already-discounted tickets for online payments on shymbulak.com or homebank.kz. For example, adult and children passes for a 4-hour stay will be offered for 4,000 KZT and 2,000 KZT respectively if purchased from the ticket offices, or 2,800 KZT and 1,400 KZT for online payments. A ski-pass can be purchased online for the same day or for the next day. Sales of weekly passes have been suspended for the duration of Universiade. The lockers will be offered for one day only since they will be handed over to the athletes during the competitions. Night skiing will resume after the Universiade.
We take this opportunity to remind that Shymbulak will host the following disciplines: slalom, parallel slalom, giant slalom, parallel giant slalom, super giant slalom (super-G), alpine combined (super-G, slalom), ski-cross, snowboard-cross, slopestyle, and mogul.
The administration of Shymbulak ski resort offers apologies for any inconvenience caused, kindly requests that the guests and visitors be considerate of the circumstances, and thanks for their understanding.