Salem, readers! Here in the South Carolina, and the rest of the United States, we are preparing for Halloween. That’s right; we will be dressing up in a variety of costumes, scaring our friends and family, handing out candy, and having fun while being safe on the night of All Hallows’ Eve. And while many Kazakh people will be celebrating on Halloween as well, others are planning out their winter vacations.
Since Kazakhstan is home to many beautiful mountains, it is not surprising that it is a popular winter destination for vacationers. Recently, though, Tengrinews.kz reported that the Shymbulak Ski Resort near Almaty has placed as one of the top locations to visit in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other surrounding countries. In fact, according to AstanaTimes.com, Russians who like to travel during the winter rate Shymbulak as their favorite place to visit. This information was gathered through a rating system on a Russian booking website called Oktogo.ru.
However, Shymbulak isn’t the only Kazakh ski resort that is popular; other destinations like East Kazakhstan’s Altai Alpes rate very well among Russian visitors, too. The Russian tourists are attracted to these Kazakh ski resorts because of affordable prices, free communications, lack of visa requirements, great service, and, of course, the beautiful natural surroundings.
Though the website Oktogo.ru recognizes Shymbulak as the highest priced ski resort in Kazakhstan, it doesn’t seem to deter vacationers from booking their stay. Besides being a high-rated ski resort, Shymbulak has a great location in the Medeo Valley, where the Medeu Ice Rink is also located. So, when visitors are staying at Shymbulak, they may also visit the highest outdoor skating rink on Earth.
Well, readers, there you have it! Here at KazakhWorld.com, we think it is awesome that these Kazakh ski resorts are the top rated destinations that people choose for their vacations. Maybe next time you’re planning your winter ski trip, you will consider one of the great Kazakh ski resorts.