What Are Some Of China’s Most Beautiful Ski Resorts?
Up until recently, many historians believed that the origins of skiing could be found in Scandinavia. However, many have noticed that Ancient Chinese paintings depict an activity which might be considered a sport similar to skiing. The veracity of this is debatable, however, more and more people are beginning to accept it as a truth.
Whether it is true or not, it can’t be denied that China (as well as Asia in general) has some of the most beautiful, and challenging ski slopes in the world. With the 2022 Winter Olympics being held in Beijing, it is expected that a lot of people are going to be visiting the city. The Olympics always draw in a large crowd of fans and punters, and among them skiing is one of the most popular events, especially when it comes to betting.
Punters use these sites to place bets on their favourite skiers, as well as athletes in the other sports played in the winter Olympics.
However, for fans of skiing, who are visiting China this year, these are some of the best slopes that you need to check out.
Yabuli Ski Resort, Heilongjiang, China
The Yabuli Ski Resort is the biggest ski resort in China, with slopes that, put together, exceed 30 kilometers. With eighteen runs of varying difficulty, the slopes are a huge draw for adrenaline seekers from all over the world. It is also the training venue for the Chinese national skiing team.
The most popular slope in the resort is the A1, commonly called the Trail to Happiness”. It is three kilometers long, making it the longest ski trail in China, at least of the intermediate level. For the more experienced, thrill-seeking skier, the A5 is a great choice. The so-called “Road for the Brave” is 2.7 kilometers and presents an exciting thrill for any highly-trained skier.
The best part about Yabuli is, a train can take you there from Beijing. Meaning, if you are visiting Beijing for the Olympics, and you have a few days to spare, you can get there by train in a couple of hours.
Nanshan Ski Village, Beijing
If you don’t have the time to travel to Yabuli, you can also check out one of Beijing’s most prestigious resorts, Nanshan Ski Village. Covering 150.000 hectares, the resort has over 20 trails of varying difficulties, most of which are beginner or intermediate. While the resort mostly relies on snow made from machines, it is still a beautiful sight to behold.
For foreigners and visitors, you will be glad to know that most of the instructors are highly-trained, skilled, helpful, and speak very good English. So, if you find yourself wanting to ski in Beijing, check the Nanshan Ski Village out.
Jilin Wanda Changbaishan International Ski Resort
Built on the Changbai Mountain, the Jilin Wanda resort is a great place to visit for any family. With accommodations ranging from six-star hotels to affordable motels, it is a place that anyone can enjoy. Instructors and skiing assistants can be found giving tips and lessons for free to any visitor of the resort.