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5-day Alatau ski tour in Kazakhstan, near the Shymbulak ski resort

5-day Alatau ski tour in Kazakhstan, near the Shymbulak ski resort
5-day Alatau ski tour in Kazakhstan, near the Shymbulak ski resort
5-day Alatau ski tour in Kazakhstan, near the Shymbulak ski resort
5-day Alatau ski tour in Kazakhstan, near the Shymbulak ski resort

Join certified guide Sergey Brodskiy on an unforgettable 5-day ski touring adventure in Alatau and discover the stunning untouched powder of the mountains in Kazakhstan!

Tian Shan

5 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Discover unique skiing opportunities in the mountains of Kazakhstan.

* Enjoy a thrilling adventure in Alatau.

* Test your skiing skills on remote slopes with pristine powder snow.


Would you like to go on an amazing ski touring adventure in Kazakhstan? Then join me on a 5-day program in Alatau, near the Shymbulak ski resort.

The Shymbulak ski resort is the largest ski resort in Asia, in the Alatau range in the Tian Shan mountains. On this 5-day adventure, we will go ski touring near this resort, and explore couloirs, valleys, and peaks below the treeline. Every day, we will go to a different spot to enjoy the pristine powder snow. Additionally, you will get the chance to practice mountaineering skills such as avalanche analysis and safety using avalanche gear, route evaluation, and teamwork in backcountry contexts.

In terms of accommodation, we will stay near the Medeu ice rink, at an altitude of 1,700m,  below the Shymbulak ski resort. Keep in mind that you will need to have prior backcountry experience as well as a good fitness level to join. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

So, are you ready to experience the unique Alatau backcountry? Then book your place and start preparing for this 5-day ski touring adventure in Kazakhstan!

Otherwise, you can also join this hut based 5-day ski touring program on the Ketmen Ridge.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price also includes return transfer from Almaty to Medeu.

Guests will be responsible for their own meals in the cafes and restaurants of the hotel and/or the Medeu sports complex.


Day 1: Almaty-Medeu-Kim-Asar valley

Early morning start from Almaty and transfer to Medeu. Further transfer to the national park checkpoint in the Kim-Asar valley. Acclimatization hike to Furmanov Plateau.

Day 2: Medeu Couloir

Ski-touring in the Medeu couloir, starting from the helicopter pad below the Medeu dam.

Day 3: Lenin's cottage

Ski-touring to ‘Lenin’s cottage’, starting from the checkpoint. Descent from the Kim-Asar ridge.

Day 4 to 5: Butakovka valley

Transfer to the Butakovka valley. Freeride around Mys Nadezhdy, Peak Bukreev and Butakovka couloir.

Day 5: Return to Almaty

Descent from Medeu to Almaty. Free evening.


Equipment you will need to bring





Ski equipment



Avalanche eqmnt

Climbing skins

Rucksack. Sleeping bag. Torch (with spare batteries). Medical kit. Down jacket / vest. Waterproof shell (jacket and trousers). Ski gloves. Thermal underwear. Fleece / midlayer. Thinner gloves for ascending / wearing at base camp. Balaclava. Hat. Skiing / trekking socks. Regular socks. Thermos. Suncream. Sunglasses

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the age of 14I began to walk in the mountains. In 19 I came to the club of the mountaineering. I took a part of the national team of Kazakhstan. I participated in expeditions to the Himalayas, Karakorum, Tien Shan, Pamir. I started ski touring in 2012 and I haven’t stopped since then. The love of the mountains turned my hobby into my craft and I’m absolutely happy. The tourism in Kazakhstan develops very slow that’s why, you can see their primordial character and enjoy.


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