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When it comes to go skiing in China, the best choice must be Harbin, the “ice city” in northeastern China. Harbin, somewhat one of the coldest cities in China, is extremely cold in winter. And thanks to such a cold weather, it provides enough white stuff for skiing and snowboarding. Plus its unbeatable terrain, it comes no surprise that there are so many ski resorts spreading out Harbin City. If the annual Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival in this city is not that attractive to let you book a flight ticket, then those amazing ski resorts will help - there is no any other city in China can provide such a great amount and size of beautiful ice sculptures and stunning ski resorts as Harbin dose!
As there are so many ski resorts in Harbin, it may be trouble for you to choose a perfect one for yourself or your family, and then the following articles of top 5 Harbin Ski Resorts should set you on your way!
|Top 5 Harbin Ski Resorts||Features||Best For||Distance from Harbin||Recommended Time|
|Yabuli Ski Resort||Largest and most professional ski resort in Harbin;
Have a zoo where you can see pandas
|All kinds of skiers||198 km||1-2 days|
|Jihua Ski Resort||Closest ski resort to Harbin City||Beginners as well as Intermediates||38 km||Half day or 1 day|
|Longzhu Erlongshan Ski Resort||The first ski resort to build standard ski ground for children in China||Beginners as well as Intermediates||70 km||Half day or 1 day|
|Pingshan Shenlu Ski Resort||There are many deer in the forest near the ski run||Beginners as well as Intermediates||70 km||Half day or 1 day|
|Wanda Indoor Ski Resort||In the downtown area||Beginners as well as Intermediates||In the downtown area||Half day or 1 day|
Yabuli Ski Resort
Yabuli Ski Resort is Harbin's and even China's most celebrated ski resort, attracting tourists and ski enthusiastic from home and abroad. This popular ski resort has plenty of credentials to make it stand out among Harbin's many ski resorts:
With various of areas for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and biathlon skiing, Yabuli Ski Resort allows everyone have a blast there, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier. It has also hosted the Asian Olympic Games in 1996. Besides, with snow-making facilities covering a snow area of 800,000 square meters, Yabuli guarantees both good conditions and a long season for Skiing. Inside this ski resort there is also a zoo, where you can see adorable pandas, sable, sika deer, brown bear.
Address: Yabuli Ski Resort, Yabuli Town, Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省尚志市亚布力镇，亚布力滑雪场)
Optional 1 - Arrive at Harbin Taiping International Airport (哈尔滨太平机场) and then change the train or coach to Yabuli town area. Take a local minibus to Yabuli Ski Resort in the town.
Optional 2 - Arrive at Mudanjiang Hailang Airport (牡丹江海浪机场) and change to the train or coach to Yabuli town area. Take a local minibus to Yabuli Ski Resort in the town.
Optional 1 - Taking the daily train running in the early morning from Harbin East Railway Station (哈尔滨东站) to Yabuli South Railway Station (亚布力南站) for about 3 hours. And then change to a free shuttle minibus to Yabuli Ski Resort for about 5 min.
Optional 2 - Taking a train from Harbin Railway Station (哈尔滨站) or Harbin East Railway Station (哈尔滨东站) to the Yabuli Railway Station in the town first and then catch a minibus to Yabuli Ski Resort for half an hour around.
Catch a coach from Harbin Nangang Bus Station (南岗客运站) or Mudanjiang Bus Station (牡丹江客运站) to Yabuli town first and then change to a minibus to Yabuli Ski Resort for half an hour around.
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Jihua Ski Resort
Jihua Ski Resort, with a full name Jihua Changshoushan Mountain Ski Resort, is the closest ski resort to Harbin City. Although the terrain here is not as challenging as in Yabuli, it is more than enough for beginners and intermediates. Aside from Skiing, you can also experience dogsleds and horse sleds in the resort. A full-service resort village right at the base makes it an equally good choice for families and casual skiers.
Address: Jihua Ski Resort at Changshou Shan, Binxi National Forest Park, Bin County, Harbin (哈尔滨市宾县宾西国家森林公园, 吉华长寿山滑雪场)
Get there: the local traffic to Jihua Ski Resort is little bit complex, you are more suggested to book a private car service to get there.
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Longzhu Erlongshan Ski Resort
Longzhu Erlongshan Ski Resort is firstly to build standard ski ground for children in China. There tourists can enjoy a list of ice and snow amusement programmers, such as snowmobile racing, horse-drawn sleighing, lake skating, etc. It also has all the amenities of a real winter resort, including hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, skiing schools… Overall, it is a good choice for family tourists to have fun before the night tour to enjoy the ice festival, as it's just a 1-hour drive from Harbin downtown.
Address: Pingshan Town, Acheng City, 70 km from Harbin Downtown (黑龙江省哈尔滨市宾县二龙山风景区内，龙珠二龙山滑雪场)
Get there: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, you can take direct shuttle bus from Harbin Singapore hotel (新加坡酒店) or Harbin New Century Hotel (新世纪酒店) to Longzhu Erlong Ski Resort. The bus tickets charges CNY 50 per person (admission fee to the ski resort is included). In the rest days of a week, you can catch a bus to Erlongshan gate first and then change to the No. 7 minibus to the ski resort.
Pingshan Shenlu Ski Resort
Pingsahn Ski Resort is about 70 km away from Harbin downtown. Its name Shenlu in English means fairy deer, which implies you could have opportunities to encounter with deer in the woods there. The resort has 7 trails for beginners and intermediates. When you rush down from the top of slope, you could see rolling and never-ending hills in front of you in distance, some of which are covered by white snow and disappeared from the misty clouds, while some of the black hills are exposed to air. Once you get tired, you can also try the lift from the resort base to the top to enjoy the unique views of mountainous countryside.
Address: Pingshan Town, Acheng City, 70 km from Harbin Downtown
Get there: the local traffic to Shelu Ski Resort is little bit complex, you are more suggested to book a private car service to get there.
Wanda Indoor Ski Resort
If you are looking for an indoor ski resort in Harbin City, then the Wanda Ski Resort can fit your need perfectly. As the biggest indoor ski resort in the world, Wanda offers six different runs, suitable for all abilities. The only notable drawback of Wanda Ski Resort is its price - about CNY 100-200 higher than only other ski resorts. However, once taking the traffic fee to those ski resorts into consideration, the price in Wanda is reasonable.
Address: Harbin Wanda City, the Intersection of Hongyuan Street and Shimao Avenue, Songbei District, Harbin (哈尔滨市松北区宏源街与世茂大道交汇处哈尔滨万达城，万达室内滑雪场)
Get there: Ask a taxi.
Usually, the best season to go skiing in Harbin is from late November to early February. Snow is never guaranteed in early November, but even there isn’t much natural snow, it’s usually cold enough for the resort to work its snow cannons hard and lay a solid base down on the runs. A trip in January gives you a decent chance. And if you also want to feast your eyes on the amazing colorful illuminated ice and snow sculptures and wonderful performance at the annual Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival, you are suggest to visit Harbin in January.
1. If you feel not very confident about your ski skills, you can ask the professional coaches in the resort for help, which may need extra reasonable fee.
2. Wear as warm as you can, and wear multiple layers instead of big jumpers. Harbin is cold in winter, especially in those ski resorts a little bit far from Harbin downtown. Check Harbin Weather for more ides, if you are interested.
3. Pack plenty of sun cream! Some sun cream also coats your skin in a protective layer which stops wind and cold burn too.
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