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Top 10 China Ski Resorts

If you would like a trip for China ski, the wonderful ski resorts and well-equipped skiing fields throughout the country will provide you great joy. Here are the top 10 ski resorts in China, all naturally located on the mountain slopes and skiers at any levels can find one suitable for them.


Yabuli Ski Resort, Harbin

Suitable for: all people, especially the professional skiers
Location: about 200km (125mi) southeast to Harbin downtown, about 120km (75mi) northwest to Mudanjiang city
Ski Season: 150 days or so from mid-November to late March
Average Temperature in Ski Season: -28 – -15℃ (-18 – 5℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: 75 kilometers (47 miles) of 18 trails
Largest Vertical Drop: 912 meters (2,992 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 200-700 for different days and duration of stay

Yabuli Ski Resort is the largest China ski resorts with the best facilities, which is where the country's skiing tourism started. Out of the 18 ski runs for beginners, skilled and professional skiers, the alpine ski run, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long, is the longest in Asia. You can shuttle among the ski trials by cableways easily, and try snowmobile, sledge skiing, and more activities there.

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Wanda Changbai Mountain Ski Resort, Jilin

Suitable for: all skiers
Location: around 320km (199mi) southeast to Changchun, Jilin Province
Ski Season: around 150 days from Nov. to mid-Apr.
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -30 – -20℃ (-22 – -4℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: 43 trails, about 30km (19mi)
Largest Vertical Drop: about 350 meters (1,148 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 220-340

Located very close to the scenic area of Changbai Mountain, this ski resort in China is like a bay embraced by mountain peaks, where you would experience the best skiing in china. It is a world-class ski resort with multiple trails, among which the cross-country trails go through the towering forests. There is also a snow park for you to have fun in the white field, to make a snowman, etc. On the mountain top, you could get a fine view of Changbai Mountain not afar.

Nanshan Ski Resort, Beijing

Suitable for: all
Location: Miyun District of Beijing, about 80km (50mi) northeast to Tiananmen Square in Beijing city center
Ski Season: late Nov. / early Dec. to mid-March
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -9 – 3℃ (16 – 37℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: 26 trails, 8km (5mi) or so
Price of Tickets: CNY 140-360

Nanshan is one of the best ski resorts in China, offering the top skiing tools and services. It is suitable for parent-kid China ski tour, with the independent practice zone for beginners and children. Nanshan Ski Resort would open for a few hours at night, so it is a good place to have a night skiing. Huaibei, Yuyang, Jundushan, and more ski resorts in Beijing are also popular. Moreover, Bird’s Nest becomes a venue for indoor skiing in China in winter days.

Read More: 10 Popular Ski Resorts in Beijing

Chongli Ski Resorts, Zhangjiakou

Suitable for: all skiing lovers
Location: about 240km (149mi) northwest to Beijing downtown
Ski Season: around 150 days from November to late March
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -10 – 4℃ (13 – 39℉)
Quality of Snow:
Largest Vertical Drop: 550 meters (1,804 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 290-775, more expensive on weekends and holidays

Chongli in Zhangjiakou is a perfect skiing destination, about 3 hours’ drive from downtown Beijing. There are 7 ski resorts in total, which are Genting Resort Secret Garden, Wanlong, Changchengling, Duolemeiti and more. Genting Resort Secret Garden, with 87 trails of totally 70km (44mi), and Thaiwoo Ski Resort, with the high-end facilities from the world, are designated to be the venues of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Wanlong, with diverse trails for skiers of all levels, is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in China. If you go skiing with your family, in particular, with your kids, Forlong Ski Resort is the best choice. Duolemeiti is a modern and romantic skiing field in Italian style, and man-made snow is paved on the most ski runs.

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Beidahu Skiing Field, Jilin

Suitable for: all, especially for the professional skiers
Location: about 50km (30mi) from Jilin city, 170km (106mi) southeast to Changchun
Ski Season: about 160 days from late Oct. to mid-Apr.
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -18 – -10℃ (-1 – 13℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: about 37km (23mi) with a dozen of trails
Largest Vertical Drop: 930 meters (3,051 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 130-400

Beidahu Ski Resort, used to be the venue of multiple winter games of China and Asia, is a sports and tourism center for skiing training, competitions and entertainment. It owns the trails with largest mountain drop in China, and a pleasant climate but less wind. Full of powder snow, it is praised to be a paradise for skiing in China, meeting the requirements for alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, free skiing, snowmobile, etc. You may promote your skills by learning from the skilled skiers there.

Lake Songhua Ski Resort, Jilin

Suitable for: all skiers
Location: at Fengman District, 15km (9mi) from the city center of Jilin City, about 140km (87mi) east from Changchun
Ski Season: 150 days from late November to March or early April
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -20 – -10℃ (-4 – 13℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: around 31 kilometers (19 miles) with nearly 30 trails
Largest Vertical Drop: 605 meters (1,985 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 140-680

It is the China ski resort with China’s longest alpine elementary ski run, which allows skiers to ski from the mountain top down to the feet. Apart from the superb facilities and the specialized learning zone for beginners, it is also a pleasing place with fresh air. For it is near Songhua Lake, the water vapors rise to the mountain where the skiing field is and form soft rimes on trees. You could see the natural beauty while skiing along the trails.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort, Lijiang

Suitable for: alpine skiing enthusiasts
Location: 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lijiang Old Town
Ski Season: 8 months from Nov. to Jun., especially the former 5 months
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -18 – 2℃ (-1 – 37℉)
Quality of Snow:
Altitude: 4,500-4,700 meters (14,764-15,420 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 180 at least

If you want to have a China ski tour on a high mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort is the best option. This is a natural alpine skiing place in Yunnan Province with a highest elevation in the world, and it is the nearest one to the equator. It is an ideal site for alpine skiing; besides, you could also enjoy the snowmobile, sledding rides, and so on. At this ski resort in China, the modern glaciers and lofty peaks covered by snows can be a feast to your eyes, too.

See Also: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
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Jiangjun Mountain Ski Resort in Altay, Xinjiang

Suitable for: all skiers
Location: in the eastern outskirts of Altay, within 2km (1.2mi) from the city center
Ski Season: 150 days from late Oct. to early Apr.
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -13 – 2℃ (9 – 36℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: 17km (11mi) of 19 trails
Largest Vertical Drop: 405 meters (1,329 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 60-200

Jiangjun Mountain might be the best ski resort in Xinjiang with the most convenient transports, as it is very close to the downtown of Altay. The forests in the surroundings keep the strong winds out, so you may enjoy skiing fun there in a good environment. What’s more, it is cheaper than other ski resorts in China. For adventurers, the challenging wild ski run may make you exciting. In Xinjiang, Silk Road Ski Resort, the largest one in Xinjiang, and Tianshan Heavenly Lake Ski Resort in Urumqi are also nice alternatives.

Xinjiang Tour Packages

Aershan Skiing Resort, Inner Mongolia

Suitable for: all
Location: in Aershan of Xing'an League, northeastern Inner Mongolia
Ski Season: October to early April
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -40 – -18℃ (-40 – -0.4℉)
Quality of Snow:
Price of Tickets: CNY 200 at least

Aershan Ski Resort, or Alshan Ski Resort, is the only large-scaled skiing site in Inner Mongolia, and one of the training bases for China’s national skiing team. It is made up of the training & competition ground on the west hill and a skiing playground on the east hill. At the west hill, there are mainly free skiing trails and fields. At the east part, there are alpine ski runs which include a few for kids specially. The Ice and Snow Festival there is also an attractive thing to do in winter.

Inner Mongolia Tour Packages

Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort, Chengdu

Suitable for: all skiers
Location: 110km (68mi) west from Chengdu, about 2.5 hours’ drive away
Ski Season: late Nov. to Mar.
Average Temperature in Snow Season: -6 – -2℃ (21 – 28℉)
Quality of Snow:
Total Length of Ski Runs: about 10km (6mi) with almost 10 trails
Largest Vertical Drop: within 200 meters (656 feet)
Price of Tickets: CNY 120-400

This China’s ski resort is located on Xiling Snow Mountain, which is honored as “Oriental Alpines” for the same latitude and comparable landscapes with the Alpines. It is smaller than the ski resorts mentioned above comparatively, but it’s still the largest and highest-end snow playground in the south of the country. In addition to skiing, you may enjoy about twenty snow sports or games there, such as snowmobile, snow sledding ride, and snow tubing ride. Hot springs are also available there.

Chengdu Tour Packages
If you would like to ski when the snow haven’t fallen yet, the China indoor ski resorts are nice alternatives. Qiaobo Ski Dome, Winter Wonderland, Hongao Ice Sports Development Center, and so on are good choices in Beijing. In Shanghai, you can go to Yin Qi Xing Indoor Skiing, Sheercool, SKINOW, etc. to seek for the fun of skiing.
- Last updated on May. 24, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Top 10 China Ski Resorts
Asked by Amrita from CHINA | Dec. 27, 2015 03:11Reply
Does the Anji ski resort have actual snow or fake snow?
I heard Anji ski resort close to shanghai has skiing- However, Does the Anji ski resort have actual snow or fake snow? Because I am not sure if it at all snows there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from BELGIUM | Dec. 29, 2015 01:04

Amrita, snow is rare in southern China. According to what I found, snow in Anji Ski Resort is manmade.
Asked by AS from CHINA | Aug. 19, 2015 00:36Reply
Best ski resort for a family with young kids
We are a family with 3 kids (6, 3 years old and a 4 month baby) , we live in Shanghai and we plan to go on ski vacation this winter. We would like to find a ski resort close to an airport Which destination is the best ? thanks !
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy from INDONESIA | Aug. 20, 2015 01:01

AS, you can take your children to Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Ski Resort. It's around 3 hours bus journey from Shanghai. Go to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station and take bus to Anji. After arriving, you can take regular bus to the ski resort.
Asked by Phoebe from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 15, 2014 02:41Reply
Huaibei Ski Resort - Where to book for accommodation?
Hi, I have been searching how to book a room good for 2-3 adults (1 log cabin) for a night in Huaibei Ski Resort but I can't find any good link. How do I book to their resort? Is there any website or email address? Are ski resorts still open until Mar 11, 2015?
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from HONDURAS | Dec. 15, 2014 19:21

Phoebe, I found that the ski resort provided blockhouses. You may contact them by phone or emails to ask about accommodation issues.

Tel: 010-89696677
Email: hbski126.com
Asked by Mrs Tan from MALAYSIA | Nov. 14, 2014 01:25Reply
Nearest ski resort from Hefei, Anhui province
Hi - we are going to Anhui province last week of November. where is the nearest ski resort to go from Hefei by train.
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry | Nov. 14, 2014 03:49

The Anqing Jushi Mountain Skiiing Resort is the best choice for you, personally speaking.

You can go to the Hefei Bus Station to take a bus for Anqing. Then you can take a local taxi to Yingjiangsi where you can find the direct bus to Jushi Mountain Scenic Sport.
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