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Kazakhstan is a country with a rich Central Asian culture and incredibly beautiful nature. Combining endless prairies with the bold lines of mountain ranges, hot summers with enchanting snowy winters, this country is a land of opportunity for tourists at all times of the year, but especially so in the snowy months.

Almaty is a key center for active winter vacations. The city’s breathtaking mountains of Almaty, home to the purest air, have become a favorite place for both foreign tourists and locals. Almaty offers a variety of ski resorts: the legendary Shymbulak and Akbulak, famous for their black slopes, and, paradise of freeriding Elik-Sai. 

For winter holidays, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, located in the most picturesque area of the city at the foot of the Trans-Ili Alatau, is pleased to offer discerning travelers winter holiday options with a custom-tailored experience and service. You can enjoy the highest level of service, modern and comfortable guest rooms; moreover, you can taste exquisite cuisine and relax in the luxurious spa center. 

Also in winter The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty offers guests the opportunity to spend time in the famous alpine ski resort Shymbulak, located at a height of 2,500 meters above sea level and only 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The Special Shymbulak Slopes Weekend Offer includes accommodation in a deluxe room (minimum two nights) on weekends, breakfast in the Vista restaurant, shuttle service to the Medeu Mountain skating rink, travel in both directions via gondola, connections to Shymbulak ski resort, and a ski pass for 4 hours in the morning, excluding ski equipment rental. The resort has more than 80 highly-qualified instructors who give lessons in Kazakh, Russian and English. Furthermore, the resort has a special club for young skiers called the Kids Club, with tutors and instructors who work with children older than 2, teaching youngsters skiing and snowboarding. 

In addition to accommodation, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty offers guests a special service called Ski Butler: the butler helps equip tourists, provides recommendations on the best mountain slopes and can even take a trip with them. The Ski Butler is ready to offer advice on selecting and renting equipment at the ski resort for both adults and very young guests, making guests’ fun and relaxation as comfortable as possible.