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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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Must do in winter

I went there in summer and now i am thinking how good it must be in winter. The mountains were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guzin K
Istanbul, Turkey
via mobile
Skating on a fresh air

As I grew up in Almaty, I use to skate on Medeu from the very childhood. And still it is my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Almaty, Kazakhstan
via mobile
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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 •
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 via mobile

I went there in summer and now i am thinking how good it must be in winter. The mountains were majestic and huge. Even in summer it was a good place to hang out. It must be perfect in winter. The city was very hot...More

Thank Guzin K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I grew up in Almaty, I use to skate on Medeu from the very childhood. And still it is my favorite place to go in a winter time. I prefer to skate there in the evening. Better to go from Monday to Thursday because...More

Thank WonderfulOlga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard of of this place since I was a little boy, and the many world records set here, due to the thin air. So for me it was fun to walk a full circle. And the fact that the surrounding scenery is beautiful made...More

Thank Callall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place in july and unlike our expectations( we searched Almaty's weather and we thought its hot in July) ,almaty was good and in the evening very cool, but this Medeu was the best part of almatys trip, we took a bus(number 12)...More

2  Thank B V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the biggest ice rinks in the world didn't imagine me. Pluses: picteresque mountain views, close distance to Almaty. Minuses: restaurants without Wi-Fi, no souvenirs, crowdly, hot.

Thank AlexFaynin
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nicknamed the Switzerland of Kazahkstan, this place was amazing. A welcome change in temperature compared to the warm city below. The tramway afforded spectacular views. I would go back again!

1  Thank Tonni P
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I advise you to visit this place only in winter season but not in summer because its closed and you can't do anything

1  Thank TeT M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Medeu is one of Almaty's most bragged about places, and although it is a ski resort, you can enjoy some stunning hiking and views as well as a hearty meal at the log-cabin restaurant. Try out the interesting liqueurs to warm you up on a...More

1  Thank ibnuassabil
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

1  Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

1  Thank Данияр Е
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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