Infrastructure work complete at Zhambyl Region ski resort

NUR-SULTAN – Water, gas and electrical access work, as well as construction of the entrance highway, have been completed at Karalmy Resort in the Zhambyl Region. The project was presented Sept. 29 to Akim (Governor) Askar Myrzakhmetov, reported Kazinform.

Additional facility work and cableway installation are underway. After examining the progress, Myrzakhmetov noted most of the construction has been completed and the remainder will be done on time.

Finishing the infrastructure has provided the future resort with access to drinking water, gas and electricity. The broadband highway from the entrance to Tattibai village to the foothills has also been completed. Work on the service facilities and a cottage town are being finalised. The cableway equipment has been delivered from Austria, and installation will be carried out by Russian specialists, he said.

A 30-kilometre scheme of cable cars and ski slopes was developed earlier and four cableways measuring 9,150 metres will be installed. Mountain peaks range from 1,400-3,200 metres above sea level; the highest point is Mount Kamalgan at 3,200 metres. 

Myrzakhmetov praised the geographically favourable location of the future resort, the possibility of long slopes and development prospects. He not only supported the idea of ​​a ski resort in the Zhualy District, but, as an amateur skier, suggested which slopes are best suited for descents.

The Zhambyl Region has a wide range of health, ethnic, sightseeing and ecological tour opportunities, reported Kazinform. The region has 44 travel agencies, 150 hotels, a yurt town, eight recreation areas, 10 children’s health camps and five spa resorts with unique healing mud and mineral waters.

Karalmy’s landscape is appropriate both for winter skiing and summer horseback riding. The summer climate is moderately hot and dry with temperatures of approximately 30 degrees Celsius. The thermometer dips to minus 15-20 degrees in the winter, with 1.2 metres of snow from December-March.