Karaalma ski complex (Black Apple) for winter and summer sports relaxation is under construction in Zhambyl region, INA Kazinform reports.
The recreation complex located in 70km from Taraz, 20km from the village of Baurzhan Momyshuly, 100km from the city of Shymkent will run all year round. Local people and guests are to enjoy winter and summer relaxation in one of the natural sites - the Zhualyn District.
'Black Apple' is the name of the first project in Zhambyl region on the construction of Karaalma ski resort on the northern slopes of the Talass ridge of Western Than Shan, on the Aksu Zhabagly nature preserve.
The authors say that the Karaalma's landscape is suitable for ski sports in winter, as well as for horse racing in summer. The resort has the climate with moderate hot and dry summers with temperatures climb above 30 degrees, and in winter - 15-20 degrees below zero, snow lies from December to March with a 1.2-meter snow thickness.
Karaalma's scheme of cable ways and ski tracks of with the total length of slopes of 30 km is worked out. It is planned to construct four cable ways with the total length of 9 150 meters. The heights of mountain peaks are 1 400 - 3 200 meters above sea level. The highest point is 3 200-meter Kamalgan mountain. Slopes' length and width are suitable to locate comfortable ski ways, slopes with prospective ways in 'blue' and 'green' ranges prevail.
According to the Zhualyn district's Governor Bakhtiyar Kopbosynova, the resort could serve up to four thousand people.
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