If you are going to Shymbulak and want to rent a pair of skis or a snowboard, along with other ski gear, a number of outdoor shops and sports shops come recommended.
Try any of the following for ski and snowboard rental in Almaty. Prices tend to be very similar around town. Service might not be equally good everywhere. Let us know if you tried any of these.
Extremal is the biggest outdoor sports chain in Almaty with 8 shops around town. Focuses mostly on bicycles, but switches to skiing gear in winter. The closest one to Shymbulak is located at Dostyk 99, on the corner with Khadzhi-Mukan str.
Reach their call-center at +7 727 378 43 95, or their office on Dostyk at +7 727 262 68 23, +7 727 264 45 14
EliteSport has a good offer of skis and snowboards.
Located on Abai 59, corner with Nauryzbai Batyr, tel: +7 727 2 677 350, + 7 727 267 40 81
Asia Extreme is another place that rents out wintersports gear. Their shop is at Satpayev 5A, on the corner with Nauryzbai Batyr
Telephone number is +7 727 26 00 44 or +7 777 236 96 63.