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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

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Address: Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number:
+7 727 386 9536
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on...

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

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Best of snow clad mountain

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 snow. Furthermore open cable.car takes you to highest point where real professional a start their... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 be where we were. I cannot comment on the ice skating quality as I was... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whenever I want to enjoy nature, fresh air and skating listening to music in the mountains, I go to Medeo skating rink. It's about 15-20 minutes from Almaty by car, but it's better to come earlier in order to enjoy skating with less people. The weather in the mountains changes very quickly so be sure to get with you whatever... More 

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Almaty
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Medeo and Chimbulak are superior to any other place in one respect: nowhere did I see mountains so close to the city. Medeo is about 20 km from Almaty and a taxi will not cost you more than $10 one way. There are three main attractions: the skating rink at Medeo, the dam behind it and the ski resort at... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you love skating and nature, this place is for you. It is located approx. 1500 meters above sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains. The view is fantastic, the skating experience as well as you do not feel cold because of direct sun beams warming you. The skates are available for lease, a good variety of F&B.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's a skiing and snowboarding scene, but pedestrians mix in without hassle or problem. A combi gondola ticket to the vert top -- 3200 meters, a bit over 10,000 feet -- gets you to the view of a lifetime. In summer you can scramble up a rock ridge while in winter its snow snow snow. Well worth the reasonable round... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there twice. Once in winter once in summer. In winter it is a skating rink and in summer it turns into a skateboard rink Tons of teenagers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Fuss free from ticketing to renting skates. Crowded but not daunting for learners.

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