Yabuli International Ski Resort

The Yabuli International Ski Resort, the biggest and best ski resort in China, is 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Harbin and 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Mudanjiang in Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province. During the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), the resort was the hunting ground for feudal lords.

Yabuli International Ski Resort resort provides great skiing with high mountains and good snow. Local skiers enjoy the high elevation and the fact that the snow is neither too hard nor too powdery. The lowest temperature is -47.2°F. Because of the high elevation, snow falls for a long period of about 170 days. The period from November to late March of the next year is the best time to ski at Yabuli Ski Resort.

The Yabuli International Ski Resort includes two distinctive areas: the competitive section and the leisure skiing section. The alpine competitive skiing section reaches an altitude of 1,374 meters (approx. 4,508 feet). Built according to international standard, this section provides an excellent environment for professional skiers. In the leisure skiing section, the highest altitude is only about 1,000 meters (approx. 3,281 feet), and the area provides a comparatively safe environment for leisure skiing. There is also a German built slide where tourists can enjoy sliding down from the top of the snowy mountain. Doing skiing on the slide is easy and safe, bringing visitors a thrilling experience.
Yabuli Ski Resort Map
Yabuli International Ski Resort is the biggest training centre for alpine skiers and the mountain hosts of many professional skiing competitions. In 1996 the 3rd Winter Asian Games was held here along with numerous the National Winter Games and other national and provincial competitions.

Besides skiing, visitors can also take advantage of the other entertainment facilities at Yabuli International Ski Resort, such as the mini golf course, tennis court, turf courts, hot-air balloons, para-gliders among others. The combination of activities, the beautiful forest and comfortable facilities offer tourists a relaxing and fun vacation. In winter, the ski resort is a fantastic place for skiers; in summer tourists can escape the heat and enjoy fun outdoor activities. All year round the resort offers beautiful scenery.

 By now five ski resorts have been open to the public at Yabuli – Yawangsi Ski Resort, New Sports Committee Ski Resort, Xinhao Ski Resort, Hero Ridge Ski Resort and Daqingshan Ski Resort. Hereunder is the price for each one:

Yawangsi Ski Resort

 Price List for Skiing (CNY)

Time 2 Hours 4 Hours Full Day
Price 200 300 500
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:30

New Sports Committee Ski Resort

 Price List for Skiing (CNY)
Time 2 Hours 4 Hours Full Day
Price 200 300 500
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:30

Xinhao Ski Resort

 Price List for Skiing (CNY) 
Time Weekday Weekend Holiday 
2 Hours for Beginner 260 360 460
Half Day for Alpine Skiing 300 400  500
Full Day for Alpine Skiing 500 600 700
 Prices for Ski Instructor Lesson (CNY) 
Time One to One One to Two
2 Hours with a private coach 600 800
4 Hours (2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon) with a private coach 1200 1400
Half Day (less than 4 hours) with a full practice accompany 800 ---
Full Day (more than 4 hours) with a full practice accompany 1500 ---
Special Two Day Training (6 hours per day) 2600 ---
Special Three Day Training (6 hours per day) 3800 ---
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:00

Hero Ridge Ski Resort and Daqingshan Ski Resort

 Price List for Skiing and Instructor Lesson (CNY)  
Time 2 Hours 4 Hours Full Day
Skiing 180 260 380
 Opening Hours: 08:30 - 16:30

 Prices for other lease in these ski resorts are almost the same as follows:
Item Price (CNY)
Clothing 90 (4 hours); 150 (full day)
Goggles 30 (4 hours); 50 (full day)
Snow Tubing 80 for 30 minutes; 140 for 60 minutes
Helmet 50 (4 hours); 80 (full day)
Hat 20
Gloves 20
Horse-drawn Sleigh 200


Yabli Ski Resort1. Weekday refers to Monday to Thursday, and weekend refers to Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Holiday includes Christmas Time (Dec. 24th - 25th), New Year's Day (Jan. 1st - 3rd) and Spring Festival.
2. 12:00 is the dividing line for half day. The skiing time over half day and less than one day is charged at full day.
3. The prices for leasing ski equipments or clothing are charged by half day if the rental time is more than 2 hours and less than 4 hours.
4. The above prices include the hire cost of a set of ski equipment (skateboard, ski footwear and ski pole) and the use fee of snow site and cable car (magic carpet).
5. Those that bring their own ski equipments enjoy a 30% discount. Those who bring their own ski equipments and hold the membership cards enjoy a 50% discount. Children below 1.2 meters pay half price.

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How to get to Yabuli International Ski Resort

1. By Bus
Visitors can take tour bus from Nangang Bus Station at 5:30am, or from Haxi Bus Station at 9:00 or 11:00 to the resort. Bus Fare is CNY70. 
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2. By Train
To Yabuli Railway Station, visitors can take a train from Harbin Railway Station, Harbin East Railway Station or Xiangfang Railway station. After arrival, take a taxi to the resort. Or visitors can take train from Harbin East Railway Station at 6:02am to Yabuli South Railway Station, which is less than 15 minutes' walk to the ski resort.
Related Link: Top Ski Resorts in China

Further Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Harbin
- Last updated on Dec. 25, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Yabuli International Ski Resort
Asked by Andrew from SINGAPORE | May. 09, 2023 22:16Reply
Resort Booking
How do i book Yabuli International Ski Resort, what is the rate and also room type.
Is there a booking website?

Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | May. 10, 2023 18:30

As I know, there is no English version booking website. The average room rate is about 75% from Monday to Friday and 87% on weekends and maybe higher in peak season.
Asked by Chong Meng Hwee from SINGAPORE | May. 07, 2023 21:44Reply
Hotel at Yabuli
Hello, Kindly intro few best hotel at Yabuli.
We are from Singapore and plan to travel Harbin and Yabuli in end of 2023.

Train ticket - we are order on line ?

Thanks and hear from you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | May. 08, 2023 18:58

1. Yabuli Forest Resort Hotel in No.1 Qingyun Town is recommended.

2. Yes, you can order train tickets online via TravelChinaGuide.
Asked by Michael Anderson from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 11, 2018 22:12Reply
Do I need to book ski/lift passes of Yabuli International Ski Resort in advance for Feb 12-13?
Answers (4)
Answered by Wilson from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 13, 2018 17:53

Yes, you need because it is high tourism peak in winter and it would be cheaper if you book ahead of time.
Answered by Justin from SOUTH AFRICA | Dec. 13, 2018 21:45

Please could you add a link to where to purchase tickets. I have been scouring the internet and cannot seem to find it.
Answered by Michael | Dec. 13, 2018 23:31

Where do I book? I can't find anything yet through the internet or the Wechat page
Answered by Wilson | Dec. 13, 2018 23:58

The booking page on the official website of this ski resort only has Chinese version. You can try to dial 0451-53455126 and see whether if you can book in advance.
Asked by Michelle from SINGAPORE | Feb. 21, 2018 08:51Reply
Im going on Mar 25-1st Apr 2018, can I still visit Yabuli ski resort? Which hotels can u recommend?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alma from USA | Feb. 21, 2018 19:48

Probably, usually the ski resort is open until late Mar. Good luck!

As for accommodation, I just know the Yabuli Villa and Yunding Hotel, both of which are located inside the YBL scenic area.
Asked by Victoria from CHINA | Feb. 06, 2018 19:31Reply
Open over Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)?
Hi, does anyone know if the ski resorts are open as usual over Spring Festival, if there are reduced hours (or if they are not open at all!)

Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Gal from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 06, 2018 21:26

No worry! It’ll open normally and the opening time are 08:30 to 16:30.
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