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11 Ski resorts in China for your winter vacation


Winter is the best time to admire the snow mountain landscape via ski lift and experiencing the rush of adrenaline when you skiing on the slopes. If you are an experienced skier you may consider Yabuli Ski Resort in Heilongjiang province or Wanda Changbaishan International Resort in Jilin province. They provide amazing facilities, various activities, and many ski trails. For those who want to ski just for fun and enjoy other attractions too, you can consider the resorts around Beijing, Chengdu, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang. They are also more suitable for beginners.



Yabuli Ski Resort

If you are planning to visit the ice festival in Harbin, Yabuli Ski Resort will be your best choice. We would highly recommend Club med because they have cooperated with the French National Ski Academy to provide professional skiing and snowboarding group classes for 4 years old and above. The all-inclusive ski holiday includes a full-day ski pass (Ski-in & Ski-out), which lets you experience all the fun of skiing. Besides the ice festival and city tour in Harbin, you can also visit the famous China Snow Town which is only about 2-hour drive from Harbin. 

  • Elevation: 200 – 1,200 m
  • Airport: Harbin Taiping International Airport
  • Skiing season: mid-November to late March
  • Transportation: around 3-hour (193km) by car from Harbin
  • Features: largest ski resort, suitable for all ages of skiers, located in Harbin
  • Note: artificial snow-making, 80 % of the slopes have snow-making capabilities, Valley run available





Changbaishan International Resort

Located in Jilin Province, Changbaishan International Resort can offer you nearly 7 square kilometers of skiable terrain spread across 43 trails, including 9 advanced ski trails, 14 intermediate ski trails, and 20 primary ski trails. It is a great spot for both novice and expert skiers, where you can also enjoy hot springs and hike to Heaven Lake on Changbai Mountain.

  • Elevation: 820 m – 1210 m
  • Skiing season: mid-November to April
  • Airport: Changbaishan Airport 
  • Transportation: around 30min (93.5 km) by car from airport
  • Features: suitable for all ages of skiers, more hotel options, less crowded
  • Note: Winter average snowfall amount from 6cm to14 cm





Lake Songhua Resort 

With the jaw-dropping Lake Songhua and other stunning snow views over this resort, it’s no wonder why visitors can’t stop gawking at the scenery surrounding Lake Songhua Resort. The BMW X1 Trail is the longest elementary trail in China with a total length of 4.1 km for you to enjoy the excitement from the peak to the bottom of the hill. BMW xDrive is the most challenging trail with a total length of 1883 meters and a drop of 500 meters. Plus there you can find a shopping street and other snow activities that can keep you busy during your vacation.  

  • Elevation: 330 m – 900 m
  • Skiing season: late November – early March
  • Airport: Changchun Longjia International Airport
  • Transportation: around 1.5-hour (108 km) by car from airport
  • Features: 5 FIS certified pistes, close to Jilin, family-friendly
  • Accommodation: Lake Songhua Seibu Prince Hotel, Songhua Lake Qingshan Snow View Apartment


Beidahu Ski Resort

The Club Med Beidahu is located in Jilin Province. Since Jilin is an important town for the development of Chinese movies, it combines various movies concepts as well elements of modernity. The resort in Beidahu can satisfy the different needs of skiers. There are 16 ski trails with the best quality ski facilities and professional ski instructors. You can also find the scenic highlight of Songhuahu National Park.

  • Elevation: 520 m – 1,370 m
  • Skiing season: Mid-November to Mid-February
  • Airport: Changchun Longjia International Airport
  • Transportation: around  2-hour ( 128 km) by car from airport
  • Features: nice snow quality, training center for national ski sports, relatively cheap, less crowded





Badaling Ski Resort

The ski resort is close to Badaling Great Wall therefore it is suitable for people who live in Beijing and want to ski on weekends or visitors who prefer to experience both skiing and a visit to the Great Wall. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 2 km slopes available with 5 ski lifts to transport the guests.

  • Elevation: 610 m – 740 m
  • Airport: Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Skiing season: December
  • Transportation: around 1.1-hour (76km) by car from Beijing
  • Features: less crowded, not many snow trails options but many other snow activities





Thaiwoo Ski Resort

Located in the Chongli District of Zhangjiakou City, Hebeu Province, Thaiwoo Ski Resort is blessed with the Jade Peak with an altitude of 2,160m and a vertical drop of 510m. The resort is planning by the Canadian “ECOSIGN” company. The town currently has 31 snow pistes separated for beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Also, your child (3-16 years old) can enjoy 9 different games at the snow playground. Besides skiing, the resort has an abundance variety of food, entertainment and accommodation.

  • Elevation: 1,650 – 2,160 m
  • Skiing season: late November to late March
  • Airport: Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Transportation: around  3-hour ( 262 km) by car from Beijing
  • Features: night view, one of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games venues





Genting Resort Secret Garden Ski Resort 

Genting Resort Secret Garden Ski Resort is the venue for the freestyle skiing and snowboarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Suitable for beginners and travelers who love snowboarding. There is also a snow trail that connects Ski resort Wanlong and Genting Resort Secret Garden Ski Resort, therefore you can enjoy both facilities no matter which ski resort you stay at.

  • Elevation: 1,702 – 2,100 m
  • Skiing season: November – December
  • Airport: Zhangjiakou Ningyuan Airport
  • Transportation: around 57 minutes (55.4 km) by car from airport / around 3.5h by car from Beijing
  • Features: 40 snow trails, snow park for children
  • Accommodation: Secret Garden Prince Apartment





Xiling Ski Resort

Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort is the largest natural ski resort in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. It is equipped  with beginners, intermediate level, advanced skiing courses and more than 20 snow activities. It’s designed into 5 primary ski trails (total length 3 kilometers) and 1 intermediate ski trail (2 kilometers). If you would like to enjoy a 2 to 3 days skiing, then here is the place you can add to your travel plan.

  • Elevation: 2,100 – 2,800 m
  • Skiing season: November to late March
  • Airport: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
  • Transportation: around  2-hour ( 110 km) by car from Chengdu
  • Features: mountain ski resort, close to Chengdu





Silkroad Resort 

The ski resort Silk Road is located in Xinjiang. This resort is considered as the biggest ski resort in the northwestern region of China. There are sightseeing cable cars that will take you from the ancient forest up on the mountain, 6 trails, 5 sets of ropeways and a skateboard field. A professional skating rink is also there for skaters.

  • Elevation: 1,850 m – 2,440 m
  • Airport: Urumqi Diwopu International Airport
  • Skiing season: early November – March
  • Transportation: around 1.5-hour (69km) by car from airport
  • Features: National Winter Games venue, nice for advanced skier





Tianshan Mountain International Ski Resort

Tianshan International Ski Resort is the largest resort in Xinjiang Province, located at the foot of Heavenly Lake of Tianshan. With a total length of 4.4 km, there are three independent ski trails that extend down the Tianshan Mountains. Its Track 1 is 1.8 km long, the longest professional ski track in Xinjiang. In addition, the ski resort offers freestyle jumping, alpine skiing, horse riding, and many other interesting snow activities.

  • Elevation: 3,450 m
  • Skiing season: December to March
  • Airport: Urumqi Diwopu International Airport
  • Transportation: around 1.5-hour ( 90 km) by car from Urumqi
  • Features: one of the most picturesque mountains in China




Coketuohai International Ski Resort 

This Ski Resort was grandly opened in Xinjiang in 2021. You can ski here from October to April therefore the snow season can last for nearly 7 months. It has a very long ski trail of about 9 kilometers, which is very suitable for skiers who like to challenge themselves. While skiing, you can also enjoy the beauty of the snowy mountains surrounding you.

  • Elevation: 1,900 m – 3,100 m
  • Skiing season: October to April
  • Airport: Fuyun Koktokay Airport
  • Transportation: around 1.5-hour (75.4 km) by car from airport
  • Features: Far from the downtown, suitable for all ages of skiers especially advanced skiers
  • Accommodation: Koktoghay Jinshan Culture Club





Skiing resorts are popular not only among expats but also around Chinese people. If you would like to enjoy a smoother trip experience, we recommend you confirm the booking while you make the final decision. 


If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this winter try to visit one of the above mentioned ski resorts! You are allowed to travel to low-risk areas but if you have any concerns please feel free to chat with our travel consultants, they will help you get a tailor-made tour based on your needs and also answer your questions related to the latest travel restrictions. BOOK NOW! 

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