It's a pity if you don't go skiing when you visit Harbin because this sport is full of challenge, excitement, endurance, relaxation, and above all things, there are many excellent world-class ski resorts near Harbin are available (only recommend 3) for the skiing enthusiasts. So be kitted out to enjoy skiing, to enjoy the après-ski now!
Yabuli Ski Resort
- Notes: China's largest ski resort
- Location: Heilongjiang Province
- Season: Dec 1 thru Apr 1
- Highest Mountain: 1375m
- Lifts: 17
- Towing ropes: 3
- Trails: 20
- Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
- Platforms: 2 (freestyle and K90)
- Snowboards: Yes
- Ski Instruction: Yes
- Accommodation: 10 hotels and hostels, e.g. Windmill hotel and villas, Qingyun Villa, Dianli Villa, Jiaotong Villa.
- Skiing Market: suitable for all
- Getting There: From Beijing to Harbin by air (1.5 hours), train to Yabuli (2.5 hours), bus to the resort (30 min)
Yabuli Ski Resort is located in the Piedmont of the Daguohui Mountain of the Shangzhi City, 193km away from Harbin City in the west. It was the hunting ground of the royal family in the Qing Dynasty and closed by the new government after the dynasty was overthrown. This resort has been now the biggest comprehensive ski resort in China since it was reopened to the public in 1980.
Yabuli Ski Resort consists of Alpine Skiing Area and Tourism Skiing Area, covering 22.55 square kilometers. In the Alpine Skiing Area, there are Skifields, 9 ski trails for alpine skiing, 7 ski trails for cross country skiing, 6 cable car systems and Schanzes(platforms) respectively, one 90-meter-high Schanze for alpine skiing, shooting range, gymnasium, athletes' village, etc. these facilities are all with a very high international standard. In the Tourism Skiing Area, there are 11 ski trails with standardized high-level, intermediate, and primary dimensions. Totally 30km, among the trails, there is a 5-kilometer ski trail (No.5 ski trail), one 5-kilometer circular ski trail for cross country skiing, 6 tourism cable car systems, and one 2-kilometer way for hovercraft, snowmobiles, and sleds.
Besides, there is an all-weather mock skiing park (with stainless steel ski trail introduced from German, this trail has a total length of 2,680m, 570m in height, and 48 curves) is found there. At the same time, there are 3 ski fields for the beginners, one night hill for adults, one skiing entertainment area for children, and the Tianyin Lake Ice Fairyland.
In addition, the Yabuli Ski Resort provides plenty of extra facilities for the visitors. To be sportful, you can use the golf course, tennis court, racecourse, and swimming pool; to be exciting, you can participate in the amusement program in the Haohanpo reservoir; and to be adventurous, you can experience the fire balloon, parasail, and helicopter in the sky.
The natural landscape in Yabuli Ski Resort is fascinating in winter. To be lulled, you can visit the Tianyin Lake, Lingzhi Lake, the famous Siberian dwarf pines, and the breathtaking sea of stones near the pines. And if you want to experience the foreign flavor, you can visit the windmill village. Drop us a line to take you to this wonderful snow garden!