Ski Resorts in China
|Ski Resort in China|
Here are the top snow resorts in the country for both sightseeing and snow sports for you to choose from.
Harbin & Yabuli
The natural beauty within a couple of hours' drive from Harbin will also make visitors linger on. For example, Yabuli Ski Resort is the largest in Asia which once successfully staged the 3rd Asia Games and 24th World University Winter Games. Yabuli is where the country's skiing tourism started. It is about 2.5 hours drive by coach from downtown Harbin. There are also direct trains to Yabuli from Beijing and Harbin.
Other recommendations around Harbin:
Erlongshan Ski Resort – Only 65 kilometers (about 40 miles) from downtown Harbin, it relies on convenient transportation and its natural landscape in the scenic area. It provides a shuttle bus between the resort and Harbin, with pick-up stops at some big hotels (such as the Harbin New World Hotel, the Harbin Singapore Hotel, etc). It is nice choice for beginners and intermediate learners.
Yueliangwan (Moon Bay) Ski Resort – Located in the city proper of Harbin, it is very close to Sun Island where the Snow Sculpture Exposition of Harbin Snow Festival is held. The Siberian Tiger Park is also close by.
China Snow Town– Shuangfeng Forestry Farm
Beidahu Ski Resort – This is a sports and tourism center combined with training, competition and entertainment, being the venue of two China's National Winter Games. It is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Jilin city proper. The city's passenger transport center has regular daily direct buses to take visitors here.
Changbaishan Ski Resort – Located in the forest of Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve, it nestles in mountain peaks. The snow quality is just like that of those in France and northern Italy. There aren't ski lifts. Skiers take cross-country vans or snowmobiles up to the hills. The Heavenly Lake is to its south. Changbai Mountain also has fine hot springs. A soak in the hot springs after skiing is a highlight here.
When the weather is cold enough and all the lakes have iced over, the parks in Beijing will be full of local people enjoying the ice. People can skate, ride ice bicycles, play ice hockey and ride various kinds of ice vehicles. The outdoor ice skating rinks can be found on the pools of Beihai Park, Shichahai, Zizhuyuan Park, Yuyuantan Park, Zhongshan Park and Taoranting Park. The rental is about CNY10-20/hr.
There are also ski resorts in suburban areas for people who want skiing around Beijing: Shijinglong Ski Resort in Yanqing, Nanshan Ski Resort in Miyun, Yuyang Ski Resort and Huaibei Ski Resort in Pinggu. Chongli is a perfect skiing destination in Zhangjiakou City, which is 3 hours' drive by car from downtown Beijing. There are Genting Resort Secret Garden, Saibei, Wanlong and Duolemeidi Ski Resorts to choose from. The Genting Resort Secret Garden is designated for ski competition venues of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Saibei is the first and the nearest natural ski resort around Beijing. Wanlong has tracks for the beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. The participation of a world famous skiing equipment manufacturer and Italian managing company makes Duolemeidi a modern and comprehensive field with eight tracks named after eight cities of Italy.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort – With eight months of snow from November to June, this is a natural alpine resort with the altitude between 4,500-4,700 meters (14,764-15,420 feet). This is also the 'warmest' ski resort for its low latitude. It is situated at the east foot of Jade Dragon Mountain. Snow covered lofty peak form a picture-perfect background.
Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort – Located on the Xiling Snow Mountain, it is a big playground on snow with about twenty snow sports games. There are seven standard tracks with a capacity of two thousand visitors at one time. It also provides a large grassy area for summer 'skiing'. Thus, this snow resort turns to be a perfect grass ski paradise in summer.
Silk Road International Ski Resort – This is regarded as the largest in Xinjiang with bright winter sunshine and clear air. After three phrases of construction, it now has a snowboarding park, a professional skating rink, many tracks, equipment stores, a training center and other ancillary facilities.
Within 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) from Urumqi, there are several other ski resorts, such as Tianshan, Xuelianshan, Yinfeng and Baiyun.
Shennongjia Ski Resort – Shennongjia is an old and mysterious place. It is located on Jiuhuping Forest Farm, a nice skiing field in South China. It runs at primary and intermediate levels with a slope of 5-15 degrees. Visitors can still enjoy the fun of skiing while visiting South China in winter.
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 !
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.