A new ski resort in the Turgen ravine of Almaty region is proposed to create in the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. At the moment, the consultants conduct studies in this area on the necessary investment and number of potential tourists. It was said by Vice Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Yerlan Kozhagapanov at the regular meeting of the Interministerial Commission on Draft Legislation.
Shymbulak is the pearl of ski tourism in Kazakhstan, but, unfortunately, as of today the recreation load of Shymbulak is that it should not exceed the number of visitors it receives now, taking into account the load on nature and environment. Therefore, a new ski resort should be formed, that will be possible not a regional facility, but a world-level facility," said the Vice Minister.
He noted that in 1988 France's company following to the task of the government of the Kazakh SSR went down the Turgen ravine and made some estimation. It, according to some information, has a sturling site on which skiing tracks of more 90 km can be projected.
Shymbulak has a track of 12.5 km. And, in Turgen a resort of a world level with various track difficulties can be created for children, families, women, as well as red, yellow, black ones, for extreme, snowboard, ski and other purposes," said Kozhagpanov.
He said that at the moment the Ministry conducts a work in this area. For instance, the special consultants study the following issues: the amount of investment in the creation of a ski resort in the Turgen ravine and the number of tourists that can be attracted.
The world has three most mass destinations of ski tourism. They are the Alps, Colorado in the USA and Japan, Sapporo. We, after the conclusions of our experts, believe that Turgen has a huge potential to turn into the fourth destination of world ski tourism. To this end, we should make some public investment, develop infrastructure - provide the resort with roads, water, electricity, sanitary facilities," said Kozhagapanov.
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