The tourist appeal of Shymbulak mountain resort has been highlighted in an Italian magazine, securing its position among the top 5 must-visit places for winter sports enthusiasts worldwide, TuraNews.kz reports.
The esteemed list also features other renowned destinations, including the Troll Peninsula in Iceland, Mount Denali in Alaska, Kazbegi in Georgia, and the Zao ski resort in Japan.
According to the editors, the Shymbulak ski resort, situated just a half-hour drive from Almaty, offers a combination of legendary atmosphere and modern comfort. They strongly recommend not missing out on the après-ski experience.
It is worth noting that Almaty was previously recognized in the New York Times’ list of 52 places worth visiting in 2024. Additionally, Kazakhstan earned a spot in the top 24 destinations according to Wanderlust magazine. The growing recognition of Shymbulak and Kazakhstan as a whole underscores the country’s emerging prominence on the global tourism map.