Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort
Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort is known as China’s “Alps”. It is 100 kilometers southwest of the capital city Chengdu in Sichuan province, China. Because Chengdu is the main transportation hub in southwest China. It makes transport so much easier to get to the ski site. The ski area covers 8 square kilometers. Thus it has won the name of China’s largest ski resort.
The weather of Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort is pretty cold. Especially, in the winter, the temperature can be as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius. But due to the clear and sunny weather, it feels not so cold. The snow amount of the ski area is very stable in the winter. The snow can be as deep as 60 to 70 centimeters.
Basic Facts of Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort
- Location: Xiling Snow Mountain, Xiyiling Town, Dayi County, Sichuan Province
- Best Season to Visit: Mid December -March
- Mountain Elevation: 5,364 meters
- Ski Run: 7-10 kilometers long
At the Ski Resort
1. Snow Sports
The ski resort imported 35 snowmobiles from Canada and Japan. And it has three 2,000 meters long, 8 meters wide snowmobile trails. Tourists can fully enjoy the speedy driving in the snowy land.
- Horse-drawn sleigh
It allows you to visit the “Northland” scene on the large snow field.
- High-altitude Hot Air Balloon
Take a hot air balloon ride. Enjoy the panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains
- Snow Flying Saucer
Snow Flying Saucer is a gravity free-gliding device on a dedicated snow slope. It slides down the snow slope during the gliding process.
- Flying on the Snow
Using the snow flying parachute is thrilling. In particular, it is very popular among the young people.
2. Ski Set Rental
At the ski resort, there are more than 2000 rental ski sets. In addition, 35-40 snowmobiles are available to rent as well.
A lot of Chinese and western style restaurants are bustling around the resort. Besides, tourists can also get a hotel at a reasonable price. However, it is best to book the accommodations in advance. Because it can get really busy.
Around the Ski Resort
Except experiencing the ski activities, there is a lot to do as well around the resort.
Xining Snow Mountain has several peaks and valleys. In the ancient times, the greatest two poets Du Fu and Li Bai once lived in a cabin on the mountain. And they created plenty of excellent poems there. The nature lovers can hike along the trails and see the waterfalls and cliffs.
2. Grass Skiing
Aside from the winter entertainments at the resort, people can also do grass skiing in the summer. Moreover, travelers can try the hot-air ballooning and toboggan run. Furthermore, visitors can also take the cable car to get a full view of the mountain. Or just hike along the trail.
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