The north part of China had already snowed. The skiing season begins from now to March in next year, we have listed the top 10 ski resorts in China, for you choosing one and do some skiing this winter.
Top 1. Yabuli International Ski Resort, Harbin, Heilongjiang
Yabuli Ski Resort is situated in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province and
has the reputation for being the best ski resort in China. The Yabuli
resort has the longest ski run in China and has the longest history and
was once the imperial hunting grounds during the Qing dynasty. The
resort has the longest Alpine ski slope in Asia and is suitable for
skiers of different levels with a range of courses and slopes. For those
who want to enjoy some winter activities Yabuli Ski Resort has the
longest toboggan run which is 5km and is the longest in the world.
What’s more you can also catch the Harbin Ice & Snow Festival if you
plan to travel in January.
Ski Season: November until March (approximately 150 days).
Temperature: Average -10 degrees, lowest temperature -44 degrees
> Harbin 5 Days Tour
Top 2. Changbaishan Wanda International Resort, Baishan, Jilin
Within Wanda International Resort is Asia’s best facilitated ski
resort, winter outdoor sports/facilities, hot springs, luxurious hotels,
Shaman culture center, Changbaishan Theatre and a resort town filled
with entertainment. The ski season at Wanda begins at the end of
November until the end of March with an average of 120 days of skiing.
The ski resort was designed by Winter Olympic design company Ecosign who
created a 43 ski routes and a ski run of 30 kilometers and a ski resort
that can accommodate 8,000 skiers.
Tips: For first time skiers we
advise you hire an instructor so you can familiarize yourself with the
sports and don’t forget to wrap up warm as the temperature can plummet
to below -40 degrees!
Temperature: Average 4 degrees, lowest temperature -42.2 degrees
> Changbaishan Ski Resort 5 Days Tour
Top 3. Nanshan Ski Resort, Beijing
The Nanshan Ski Resort first opened its doors to ski lovers in 2001 and
has since been one of the largest ski resorts in northern China. The
ski resort currently has 21 trails suitable for beginners, intermediate
and advanced skiers. Nanshan ski resort also has the latest technology
keeping the snow on the ski slopes in top tip condition for skiers that
includes 20 snow making machines and four snow groomers. For those who
want to have snow fun other than skiing on the slopes the resort also
has sledding and an imported luge track all the way from Germany. What’s
more the Nanshan resort has 2 quadruple chair lifts, a double chair
lift, 13 drag lifts and 3 magic carpets making it convenient for skiers
to get to the slopes.
Ski Season: December until February.
Temperature: Average -10 degrees, lowest temperature -15 degrees
> Essence of Beijing and Nanshan Ski 5 Days Tour
Top 4. Erlongshan Ski Resort, Harbin, Heilongjiang
The ski resort was built in 1999 and continues to be one of the most
popular ski resorts in Heilongjiang Province. The highest altitude is a
staggering 266 meters and the resort covers 780,000 square meters.
are 8 trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, with 6
trails totaling 5,600 meters for alpine skiers with slopes ranging from 3
degrees to 30 degrees. The ski period is approximately 170 days. The
Erlongshan Ski Resort reportedly has the deepest snow and best skiing
conditions for winter.
Ski Season: November until March.
Temperature: Average -20 degrees.
> Harbin 4 Days Tour
Top 5. Jade Dragon Mountain Ski Resort, Lijiang, Yunnan
The Jade Dragon Mountain Ski Resort is the highest ski resort situated
4,700 meters above sea level. Although the mountains are covered in snow
all year round the prime season is from November until May. The scenery
from the mountain is absolutely amazing and you can have a complete
view of Lijiang from the resort’s ski slopes and not to mention after
the skiing is done you can make time to explore the magical and ancient
To get to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski resort, tourists
can take a flight from Kunming Wujiaba International Airport to Lijiang
and then take the shuttle to the resort.
Ski Season: November until March.
Temperature: Average -3 degrees.
> Colorful Yunnan 6 Days Tour
Top 6. Xiling Snow Mountain Resort, Chengdu, Sichuan
Xiling Snow Mountain Resort in Chengdu is famed for its alpine ski
slopes and opens for the ski season in December. The resort has gained
the name "The Oriental Alps" and remains one of the most popular
destinations for skiing. Xiling resort has 7 international ski trails
for skiers who love a challenge and attracts visitors from across the
globe with its ideal scenery. For those who want to tour Chengdu to
visit some of the best tourist attractions then make Xiling Snow
Mountain as part of your trip!
Temperature: -6 degrees.
> Xiling Snow Mountain and Anren Ancient Town 3 Days Family Tour
Top 7. Alshan Alpine Ski Resort, Ulan Hot, Inner Mongolia
The Alshan Alpine Ski Resort is known for its forest mountain
landscapes and, it's natural oxygen bar providing visitors with
refreshing air. The slopes cover an area of 6,000 square meters and can
accommodate 4,000 skiers. The training center was constructed based on
international competition standards and was one of the training bases
for the Chinese Olympic skiing team.
The resort is separated into
two sections: The West Hill Ski Terrain for ski racing and training, the
East Hill Terrain is for leisure. The West Hill Terrain is built in
accordance with the standards for international ski racing and is ideal
for advanced skiers. This part covers around 5.5 square kilometers with
several alpine and cross country trails.
Ski Season: November until April
Temperature: -4 degrees
Top 8. Beidahu Ski Resort, Changchun, Jilin
The highest peak of the Beidahu Ski Resort stands at 1,357 meters high
and has some of the most beautiful scenery. The resort located is
located in Changchun and has a total of three alpine trails and with a
forest trail that is fit for the Olympic standards skiers should be rest
assured that their trip will be top notch. The resort has a total of 6
lifts and 6 trails and is suitable for skiers of all levels.
Temperature: Average -10 degrees, lowest temperature -30 degrees.
> Essence of Beijing Harbin Changchun Shenyang and Shanghai 9 Days Tour
Top 9. Wanlong Ski Resort, Zhangjiakou, Hubei
Wanlong Ski Resort is one of the newest skiing resorts in China. The
resort has 22 trails for skiers of different levels, including 5 for
advanced skiers, 10 intermediate and 7 beginners. There are 5 chairlifts
trails to meet the needs of visitors.
Wanlong Ski Resort is one
of the earliest to open to skiers annually due to its geographical
location in the high mountains that is influenced by cold air from
Siberia. Each September, the temperatures drop to below zero. Wanlong
Ski Resort has introduced an international standard snowmaking system
that consists of 13 snow making machines.
Ski Season: November until February.
Temperature: -12 degrees.
Top 10. Jihua Ski Resort, Harbin, Heilongjiang
Jihua Ski Resort is also known as Jihua Changshou Mountain Ski Resort
and is located in Binxi National Forest Park of Harbin. The resort is
one of the best with its amazing surrounding and mountain scenery. There
is an estimated 150 days of snowfall each year and the best time to
visit is between January and February. The ski resort is located
approximately 30 kilometers from Harbin city which will take
approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to reach by driving.
Ski Season: December until March.
Temperature: -20 degrees.
> Harbin Snow World 4 Days Tour
Reference, Top 10 Ski Resorts in China from China Tour Advisors.