“I went skiing in a casual winter jacket, looking like a tourist. That was my first time.”
Liu Fei, engineer and ski enthusiast, is now at the intermediate level and trains as much as he can when off work. “I was still intimidated the second time I was taken onto a slope. I was afraid I’d lose balance and crash into other skiers. I used 20 minutes and finished that lane, but I wasn’t really skiing (laugh). I learnt within the next hour how not to fall and had a great sense of accomplishment. I fell in love with this sport. ”
Skiing has become one of the most popular holiday choices in China. And indeed, there really are more ski resorts to choose from thanks to the growth of the skiing industry as we approach the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. We recommend four of them to you, and hope you enjoy all the joy skiing has to offer during the upcoming Spring Festival.
Wanlong Ski Resort
The city of Zhangjiakou will co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics with Beijing, and Chongli is affiliated with the city. Among the many resorts in Chongli, Wanlong is no doubt one of the best. Professional Chinese athletes train here. You just might bump into them. If skiing isn’t the only entertainment you’re looking for during the holiday, you have the co-host city of the Olympic Games near you, named “Beijing.”
Wanda White Mountain Resort
This resort has mogul lanes if you’re up to this challenge. It offers all-around entertainment of food and shopping if making it to this mountain satisfies you already. Located in Jilin Province, the mountain is on the same latitude as Davos in Switzerland and Canada’s Whistler.
Yabuli Ski Resort
Let’s go further up north. Located in Heilongjiang Province, Yabuli is one of the earliest ski resorts in China, and is still going strong. It is the biggest of its kind in Asia, and has the continent’s longest Alpine Skiing lane. In 1996, several programs of the Third Asian Winter Games were held at the resort.
This is our only candidate from China’s southwest. Located 120km from Chengdu, Xiling Resort has more to offer than ski boards and poles. There are perfect seats for you at the top of the mountain to watch the sunrise, or unleash your imagination because the clouds will look like a sea around you. So get in there fast.