The winter tourist season is open in Bayanaul. At the foot of the Myrzashoky Mountain, the Bayanaul Winter Fest was held.
– Today we opened the winter ski season. In the program: contests, dog shows in sledding, an exhibition of dogs of the Tazi breed, a snow figure competition, a concert program and awarding of winners, said Marat Aydashev, head of the tourism and sports development department. – Additionally, the rental will work. There is a small slide for beginners and just vacationers who do not have skiing skills. For professionals – another route. Recall that the ski complex was launched last year. However, much has changed since then: for example, food outlets have been equipped here where you can warm up and have a bite to eat, as well as toilets. A month ago, the ski complex with all the property was transferred to a private investor who already has experience in the tourism industry. Previously, he restored the base “Snowflake” in Ekibastuz.
“A lot has been done in terms of improvement,” added Marat Aidashev. – Installed yoke for easier climbing uphill. In general, gradually Myrzashoki is overgrown with the necessary infrastructure. This year we made the porch: desecrated 3.8 kilometers of the road. Next year we will asphalt this site. Since artificial snowmaking will be necessary here, so as not to depend on the weather, let us down the water pipe, the investor already has snow cannons.
During the Bayanaul Winter Fest, two events were held at once with the participation of thoroughbred dogs: an exhibition of dogs of the breed Puppy and dog sled racing. In addition, dogs were allowed to pet and take pictures with them. Ten basins participated in the exhibition. For third place, the organizers handed the owner a microwave, the owner of the second place was awarded a slow cooker. The winner was the youngest participant with his puppy: a 13-year-old Bayanaul was awarded a TV. Dog sled racers received a fitness watch from the organizers. In total, 18 dogs participated in these competitions, including not only husky dogs, but also the Rottweiler, shepherd dogs, Norwegian mestizo and Samoyed. Especially for the opening of the winter season, residents of the village of Karazhar prepared unusual souvenirs. School teacher Zura Zhusupbaeva sewed soft toys in the form of a symbol of the new year, and her husband Esen and her children prepared calendars and magnets.
– Since last year, we have a small family business. Previously, our son Aman was engaged in burning, made souvenirs from wood, but now he went to study in the city. Now my daughter and I are making calendars and magnets, and my wife Zura embroiders, ”says Yesen Zhusupbaev.
– After the ski resort started, there were more jobs. Other Karazhars rent horses, our Karazhara women work here in a cafe. Recently, two new tractors were brought here, and again Karazhars work for them. For one day, during the Bayanaul Winter Fest, for Pavlodar residents organized a free ride to the foot of the Myrzashoky mountain and back. For this, three large buses were allocated. However, it was a one-time action. The district akim promised that soon a separate minibus will be launched for those who want to relax and ride on Myrzashoky from Bayanaul. The flight will become regular. – The decision has already been made. We will analyze the bus schedule and launch a minibus from the bus station to Myrzashoki. So that Pavlodar residents could also come and relax. We have not yet decided on the fare, ”said Kanat Karimov, akim of Bayanaul district. – Now much attention is paid to the development of not only summer, but also winter tourism. Last year, Myrzashoki opened much later, and this year – at the beginning of winter, so we believe that the prospects are great. In addition, four holiday homes are ready to carry their vacationers here. According to Kanat Karimov, the regional and district leadership is now working to ensure that new year-round holiday homes appear near Myrzashoka.
Photo Natalya Zinchenko
Фото Наталья Зинченко