At the end of a dirt road beyond the suburb of Butakovka, a shebang of cottages offer a holiday atmosphere close to the city. One of these, Turbaza E, has a T-bar lift running in front of it. The slope is about 1600m long with apple orchards on either side. They have a snowcat to prepare the slope. Due to the low altitude (1570m) the season is very short here: January-March.
Price for a full day of skiing is 3500 tenge. The cottage can host 30-40 travelers. It looks like a great place to have a party, with a bar, a little stage, a dance floor, a banya and a swimming pool. The cable lift is also open if you don’t want to stay at the cottage.
For more details, contact them at +7 (727) 2604888 (cable lift), +7 (727) 2604898, 3939840 (cottage). More info and pictures on their website.
To get there, you might be able to catch a ride with the lift operator. Driving yourself, make sure you have a decent 4WD and a shovel in the back. Location on the map.