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Top 10 Ski Resorts in China

Most Chinese ski areas are small hills located close to major metropolitan areas. With a 1.3 billion population, China today is said to already have several million (virtually all beginner) skiers. Weekend traffic at these small areas can be horrific. The more popular have hundreds of ski instructors, thousands of rental outfits (including clothing) and sell lift tickets by the hour! China is beginning to love skiing!

Already an experienced skier or just only a beginner seeking for fun? No problem at all! Take advantage of the snow season in China this year! The best chance is just around the corner, with this special report about China ski resorts, detailed information, photos and maps, together with our great tour packages, there is nothing to worry about as we will be you hands during the whole trip to China. What are you waiting for?


Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort - the best ski resort in China

Yabuli Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in China with the best facilities and is the main training base for the Chinese ski team.

Yabuli's winter weather and large amount of snowfall has resulted in the best snow quality in China. The lowest temperature in winter is 44 degrees below zero and the average temperature is 10 degrees below zero. The average snowfall is 20-50cm at lower part of the mountain, 100cm at the top of the mountain. Ski season in Yabuli begins from the middle of November and ends in late March.

Yabuli has varied terrain for skiers of every level. There are 11 primary, intermediate and advanced ski runs. The 500-meter-long beginner trails are creatively designed with technical aids available enabling first timers to have their first try and other beginners to progress. >>Read More


Wanlong Ski Resort

Wanlong Ski Resort - a training resort for more than 150 domestic and foreign professional athletes

Covering an area of more than 30 square kilometers, Wanlong Ski Resort is located in North China's Hebei Province, 249 kilometers away from Beijing.

Wanlong Ski Resort is the earliest one to open to skiers each year due to the advantaged geography location in high mountains, which trends to be influenced by cold air from Siberia. In each September, temperature plummet to below zero. Wanlong Ski Resort has brought in large- scale snowmaking system from abroad(Currently there e are 13 snowmaking machines, and the snow making pipelines are arranged on the both sides of ski runs) Snowmaking machines will be applied to produce snow when the natural snow is not enough for skiers to make fun.>> Read More >>Read More


Nanshan Ski Resort

Nanshan Ski Resort - specialized in Single Board ski

Specializing in single-board skiing, Nanshan Ski Resort was the first to introduce singe-board skiing into China. The single-board area at the resort was built to the standards of Mellow Parks in Europe in cooperation with MELLOW Company of Austria.  >>Beijing Ski Resorts

Nanshan has enjoyable trails for every level. If you want steep, bumps and fast, or slow, flat and easy, Nanshan has everything you need. Hardcore skiers will enjoy its 600-meter long Mogul Expert Trail. First timers will have a great time in the leaning terrain. The kid snowmobile will bring joy and excitement to children. The 6-person snow football playground is the first of its kind in China.  >>read more


Xiling Ski Resort

Xiling Ski Resort - China's largest alpine ski resort

Xiling snow Mountain Ski Resort is the largest and best-equipped alpine ski resort in China. The resort incorporates snow ski, grass ski and other entertainment to create a year-round tourist destination. 

The resort located at the Xiling Scenic Area boasts charming natural scenery, pleasurable weather condition and easy accessibility. The highway connection with Chengdu makes it very convenient for travelers to reach the resort.

Skiers love Xiling's pure, natural and unspoiled snow and scenery of the snow-blanketed forest. The advanced snowmaking system, high elevation of around 2,200-2.400 meters above sea level and low temperature has resulted in deep snow of over 60 cm. Views of the vast snow-covered forest, undulating countryside are renowned as "oriental Alps" in terms of spectacle. >> read more


Changbaishan Ski Resort

Changbaishan Ski Resort - Ski glade surrounded by dense fores

 Changbaishan Ski Resort is situated about 1640-1820 kilometers above sea level. The snow quality here is considered to border on the snow in France and northern Italy. The resort's popularity and perfect snow condition has attracted thousands of world ski athletes to practice their skills along its well-gloomed tracks.

Skiers will get a memorable experience in skiing downhill, freestyle, jumping, Helsinki, slalom, alpine, and cross country ski at the Changbaishan Ski Resort.

Changbaishan's two alpine trails are 3,000 meters in length with vertical drop of 130 meters snaking through the birch forest and will give skiers the excitement they are looking for. The 5 kilometer long cross country trails, winding along the deep gorges through the untouched primitive forest is a challenge even to the fearless. >>Read More


Alshan Ski Resort

Alshan Ski Resort ---Famous for alpine and cross country trails

Alshan Ski Resort is located in Alshan city in Inner Mongolia adjoining the boundary of China . Alshan Skiing Resort is one of the best ski resorts in China after the Yabuli ski resort. It is one of the best training bases for the Chinese Olympic skiing team. There are average snowing periods of 180 days from November to April.

Alshan ski resort provides ski trails which have been left untouched to give skiers a real and unpretentious feel while coming down from the slopes. This provides a very natural skiing experience. You will also find a 800 metres long lift that drops to an average of 22 degrees and three other lifts which are 1000 meter long and have a drop of 6 meters.>>Read More


Dolomiti Ski Resort


Dolomiti Ski Resort ---National Level Skiing Base  

Duolemeidi Ski Resort is located in Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City of Hebei Province, 226 kilometers from Beijing. The Resort covers a land area of 57 hectares, with sea levels ranging from 1500m to 2174m. Surrounding the area there are 9 peaks in elevation higher than 2000m. Snow coverage lasts for more than 150 days, making it one of the "National Level Skiing Base".  Overlooking the surroundings and the beautiful mountains, everything displays a unique Italian feature.

In the winter season of 2009/2010, the resort provides 9 slopes ranging from low, mid and high grades, covering an area of nearly 600.000 m2. In order to guarantee the quality of the slopes, 90% of the snow is artificially made. All slopes are named after famous Italian cities: Milano,  Bologna,  Firenze, Pisa, Roma, Napoli ,Torino, Parma and Sicilia snow park. .>>Read More


Beidahu Ski Resort

Beidahu Ski Resort---Ranging from 40 for the advanced run


Beidahu in Jilin Province should be good through March on its advanced terrain, but after mid-March they are known to close up early if there's not enough traffic. The resort has giant pipes to mogul fields to world class ramps used in the 2007 Winter Asian Games. All the lifts are new and there's virtually no waiting time or queuing. The resort operates on two mountains and a valley in between. The intermediate mountain is served by a multi-chair lift system that gives you the choice of the lower-half wide-open terrain or the steeper trail terrain on top. The steeper mountain has a single gondola that will stop at a mid-mountain station if you don't want to go all the way to the advanced run at the top..>>Read More


Ping Tian Resort

Ping Tian Resort --Its precipitous structure and unique fall head makes it a good choice to ski.
Ping Tian Resort is being positioned as "China's answer to Colorado's Rocky mountains" according to the group behind the proposed new ski area. The resort is located on the Tian Shan (Heavenly Mountains) range which borders the far west of China and is one of the first destination ski resorts to be built in the country. The mountain range boasts peaks of around 13,000 feet and has year-round snow on some of the higher peaks.

Ping Tian is surrounded by 13,000' peaks and ridges and is an area of year round snow cover in the highest elevations. Unfortunately, the top of the ski mountain is at about the bottom of the continuing snow cover elevation so it will rely on seasonal snow and snow making for cover. The Tian Shan mountains divide two great deserts, the Taklamakan and the Gobi. Its western and northern slopes and peaks wring out whatever moisture comes down from Siberia. Ping Tian is located within this band and will thus get snowfall even though the general region is one of the driest in China. However, it is questionable whether the deep snows and off-piste adventuring that make the Rockies and the Alps world class will be consistently available. In addition, it is located at about the same latitude as the northeastern China resorts. This means it will be cold, in the -20 to -30 C range for a good part of its season. However, with a dry climate, lots of sun and limited wind, this might not matter, but, as such, it will still require good clothing and protection..>>Read More


Erlongshan Ski Resort

Erlongshan Ski Resort ---the ski resort is very family-friendly
Erlongshan Ski Resort, aka Longzhu (Dragon Pearl) Ski Resort, is located in the Erlongshan Scenic Reserve near the city of Binxian, some 65 kilometers from the capital city, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. The ski resort covers some 780,000 square meters of forested terrain. "Rolling hills" is a fair description of the terrain surrounding Mount Erlong itself. Erlongshan Ski Resort was the venue for the 2004 International Ski Federation's World Cup of Freestyle Aerials..>>Read More