Kabanbay Batyr Str., 85, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan
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international contest of Children's Art
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Does anybody know how much snow Chimbulak ski resort annually? Can I expect a lot of powder in March? Thanks.
there is still plenty of snow there in March....the mountain is open for skiing in April as well....I went there in August one time and there was still snow on top of the mountain.
Snow cover at Chimbulak varies greatly from one season to the next. During the 2007/2008 winter there was quite a lot of snow, while there was hardly any at all for parts of the season before that. The problem is that while it is more than cold enough for snow it is often quite dry in this part of the Kazakhstan and therefore the snow cover is usually a lot shallower than you would expect.
Snow canons were installed for the 2007/2008 season and this will undoubtedly help in the coming seasons.
Due to the dry climate there is some good powder in the off-piste areas, however, these areas are not huge.
If you are staying a long time in Kazakhstan and want to do some skiing then consider going to one of the resorts close to Ust-Kamenogorsk close to the Altai mountains. Snow cover is usually much better there and the season is also much longer than at Chimbulak.
Travel Tips for Almaty
Where we in Europe are getting used to the fact, that the majority of the population are old people, it is impressive to see all those children and young people in the streets of Almaty. Almaty has many universities and students. The average family has about 5 children.
At a short distance from the Green Bazaar, the biggest mosque in Kazakhstan is located. It was built with public donations and consecrated on 5 July 1999. The mosque replaced an old one that had been functioning since 1890 and finally was not able to hold all the believers. The new building’s size and beauty (white marble walls decorated with glazed tiles contrasting with a blue 20m x 36 m dome) make it unrivalled among other Almaty mosques.
A muezzin praying from the minaret, a mandatory attribute of every mosque is heard from afar.
Medeo Skating Rink
The Medeo skating rink is one of the most famous ice rinks in the world, located on the mountainous outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. It sits 1,691 metres above sea level and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to ensure the quality of the ice. It has seen many world records in all the speed skating distances from 1951 through the 1980s: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m and the 10000 m. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the costs to uphold the arena as a top speed skating rink have proved too costly for the independent Republic of Kazakhstan. The last great championship event on this ice rink was held in 1988 -- the Men's World Speed Skating Championship -- which was won by the American skater Eric Flaim.
During winter Medeo is open for public every day, in summer only on two days a week.
High-mountain resort Chimbulak makes an excellent ski-touring summit for even non-experienced skies. You can find everything here - cold, fluffy snow for off-piste amateurs, steep dazzling slopes for downhill fans, ideal sunny valleys for cross-countries tours and alpine hills for ski-toreros.
The trams service in Alma-Ata began in 1937. During the USSR in city was 10 tram routes, and depot totaled 205 cars of manufacture RVR, Riga and Ust-Katav carload factory (Chelyabinsk region). In connection with construction of a line of underground in 1995 many routes liquidated, rails have removed from streets, having started up instead of them trolley buses. Now in Alma-Ata operates 2 tram routes on which ply 50 tram cars of the Czech manufacture brought to us after several years of operation in Berlin.
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Address: Kabanbay Batyr Str., 85, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan