The other one is a dike, which is a fine piece of engineering, created to protect the city from mud floods. The dike's collector has an impressive capacity of 6.000.000 cubic meters of water. And finally, at the end of the gorge there is a ski resort Chimbulak, situated at an altitude of 2.200 meters above sea level. It is one of Central Asia's top skiing spots. The ski season lasts from November to April.