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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 386 9536
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On the way to the Ski Resort

Would be better to go during Winter- still, great or should I say a tiring climb up to the ski... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shanghai, China
My trip with American friend

The Medeu is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. If you wand to skate and spend good time you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on 1691 metres high above the sea level. The highest ice skating rink in the world. • Working schedule: whole year • Activities in winter: ice skating • Activities in summer: skating, bicycles, skateboarding, streetball and volleyball. • Ice field area: 10 500 sq.m • Average temperature: summer time +20 C, winter -10 C •
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cable car” (19 reviews)
“gondola lift” (4 reviews)
“public bus” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 386 9536
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would be better to go during Winter- still, great or should I say a tiring climb up to the ski resort - you'll past it for sure. Car park right next to the skating rink then it is all the way up to see the...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Medeu is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. If you wand to skate and spend good time you should visit Medeu. Medeu was constructed in the end of 40-s. The first competition took place at the stadium on 4 February 1951. Medeu has...More

Thank KazTours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a chance to visit Medeu Skating Rink with my family. Really enjoyed the view, ambience, fresh sky air and lots of ski rides. Best time to visit is winter time however summer time also you can find many things to see and to visit...More

Thank Anvar K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Here is a nice resting resort, not far from Almaty city center. It is possible to have outdoor activities like nature walks and sports like skating. You can find good restaurants with acceptable quality but a bit higher cost than Almaty city level. It is...More

Thank OzanKarahan
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went in April when the ski fields were still in use but it was a beautifully warm sunny day. The view from the top of the stairs was stunning and there were many other walking paths to be explored. Easily reachable by public bus...More

Thank rohancf
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It was nice to see this ice skating rink, famous for world records in a past era. The ski resort is very good

Thank robdogood
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It was all an eye treat must have experience to visit medeu mountains. Bus takes you to base then u walk through three conveyers.and get first cable car. It takes you to first skiing n drive board point where you can spend time playing in...More

Thank JSS71
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

When you are here the views looking outwards are good. We attended for an event, there were plenty of security and crowd control but that is where it ended. We were moved around by these people despite having seat reservations because the locals wanted to...More

Thank Laser8London
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The drive up to the skating rink was scenic, truly a scene from winter wonderland. The skating rink was huge despite the crowd, you still have space! The cable car ride to the ski resort offers vast views of snowcapped landscape.

Thank azlinaz212
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great ice skating ring on top of Almaty . Just enjoying the place. Easy access by bus or taxi I love it

Thank haleem2015
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Does it snow in Almaty in the later part of November. also can you let me know how is Almaty for shopping? is the shopping sale on during the month of November??please help me
24 June 2016|
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Response from kairat09 | Reviewed this property |
Re snow: it usually snows for the first time around November 15 but that first snow quickly melts away. It stays in the mountains though. More serious snow is in the second half of December, sometimes right before the New... More