Brief Introduction of Xiling Snow Mountain

With white snow covered all seasons, Xiling Snow Mountain is advantageous in sightseeing conditions. It was no wonder that the famous poet Du Fu has described the beautiful scene in his poem as “Snow accumulated through thousands years on the west snow mountain could be viewed within a glance from my window. Ships from the Eastern-Wu State of miles away are anchoring at the dock outside the house”. So this west mountain is called Xiliing (the west mountain) Snow Mountain. Due to the altitude of 5364m, highest in Chengdu area, Xiling Snow Mountain is abundant in resources and is listed as the World Natural Heritage Site as the National AAAA Scenic Spot. So you can see red maple leaves and appreciate the amazing natural scenery like light of Buddha, sunrise, sea of clouds, etc. Besides, as the largest ski resort in China, Xiling Snow Mountain provides over 20 activities in ski field for visitors to completely enjoy the excitement of ski sports. Beyond count, Xiling Snow Mountain is really a treasure to explore her charm.

Highlights in Xiling Snow Mountain

There are many highlights here in Xiling Snow Mountain, such as the Panda Forest, Yin-Yang Boundary, Sun and Moon Platform, Maple Leaves, overlook of Xiling Main Peak, etc. so you can enjoy its various beauties along the way up to the peak.

Panda Forest

With vast forest and comfortable climate, Xiling Snow Mountain is a natural shelter for the giant pandas. They live here in great leisure, eating bamboo, playing together, sleeping enjoyably, etc. However, for the protection of them, it is very hard to see this group of babies along the way.

Yin-Yang Boundary

This place provided the perfect feast for your eyes. The jagged peak is both a watershed and the boundary of different climates. The cold and dry plateau climate meets the worm and wet basin climate at the peak, forming the world’s unique weather. You will be surprised when seeing the bright blue sky on one side of the peak and mysterious clouds world on the other side, which is like the picture of Yin-Yang Taiji.

Sun and Moon Platform

This fairyland is really worth seeing for all sorts of peculiar natural sceneries. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular rolling sea of clouds, glorious light of Buddha, glowing images of sunrise, colorful lights of rainbow, bright moon like within a short distance, and miraculous lights among forest, etc. Visiting the appealing view in Xiling Snow Mountain, you will feel like roaming in a fairyland.

Overlook of Xiling Main Peak

Standing at the highest place of the scenic spot, Hongshijian of 3312 meters above the sea, which is the closest place to the main peak, Daxuetang, you can enjoy the significant view of the white snow spreading for hundreds of miles on Xiling Snow Mountain shining below the sun and have a bird view of the Chengdu Plateau.

Maple Leaves

Xiling Snow Mountain is a fertile land for maples and other plants, so after the rainy seasons, you can appreciate about 100 square kilometers of maple leaves of red and golden, like a pretty oil painting.

Sport Events in Xiling Snow Mountain

Constructed on the hillside of the rare part of Xiling Snow Mountain, 2100-2800 meters above the sea, the Ski Resort of about 7 square kilometers wide is covered with snowfall from December to the next March. It has a snow depth of 50-80 cm and the average temperature in winter is 2 degrees below zero (15 degrees below zero at the lowest).

Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort has natural endowment as well as mature equipment and facilities for ski sports. With 2000 sets of world famous skiing equipment and 10 skiing runs of international standard for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, 35 snow motors imported from Europe, 500 thousand square meters of mountain lawn, you can enjoy all the over 20 skiing sport events to lost in the silver paradise.


Try the Skiing that needs power, courage and skill to get the incomparable feeling of success, conquer and excitement.


The Zorb introduced from New Zealand makes you lost yourself between the feel of overweight and weightlessness.

Snow Cubing

It is suitable for all ages especially a family, and you can enjoy the team spirit when flouting down.

Motors on Snowfield

You want to experience the breathtaking moment of riding a motor flying? This event is right designed for you challengers. 35 snow motors from Canada and Japan, 3 annular driveways of 2000 meters long and 8 meters wide give you the pleasant excitement of driving as a flash.

The Bounce-flying

It is really worth to experience, because you will feel strong heartbeat after it makes you rise and fall between the sky and the ground rapidly.

Moreover, you can try other interesting activities like, Assault Boat on Snowfield, Snakelike Sledge, Cross-country car, Grass Skiing, Mountain Bike, Hot Balloon, Archery, Dog Sledding, etc. to enjoy the happy moment with friends and family here in Xiling Snow Mountain.

Tips: after your visit to Xiling Snow Mountain, it is recommended to go to the nearby Huashuiwan Spring Resort to enjoy the hot spring that is very good for both your health and the skin.

Recommended Route to Visit Xiling Snow Mountain

Dafeishui – Ski Resort

Start from Chadiping to Watan and walk to Liangxikou where you can see streams and a bridge. Then, go to Zhangziya and enjoy the beautiful osmanthus trees and colorful waterfall along the way to guihualing. Next, go to Dashanmen and Jinhoufeng where you can enjoy blossoms, after that, walk to Hongshibao. Then, appreciate the spectacular view of two kinds of sceneries in Yin-Yang Boundary and Admire sunrise, sea of clouds and other breathtaking view in Sun and Moon Platform( walking for about 7 hours). Finally, enjoy the over 20 sport events in Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort.

Ski Resort – Yin-Yang Boundary

Start from the Visitors Center to take a cable car to Yuanyangchi Stop and take a ferry bus to the Ski Resort to have fun in the interesting 20 entertainments. Then, take a cable car to Sun and Moon Platform to appreciate the sunrise, lights of rainbow and other unique sceneries. Finally, walk to Yin-Yang Boundary to see the spectacular views on the two sides.

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Xiling Snow Mountain - Yuanyangchi View of Yuanyangchi
Xiling Snow Mountain - Sea of Clouds Sea of Clouds
Xiling Snow Mountain- Azalea Flowers Azaleas in Spring
Xiling Snow Mountain- Maple Leaves Maple Leaves in Autumn
Take cable car from Ski Resort to Riyueping Cable Car
Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort People Playing Happily
Xiling Snow Mountain- Skiing Exciting Skiing
Xiling Snow Mountain- Motor in Snowfield Motor in Snowfield

Fees in Xiling Snow Mountain

Entrance fee:

Ski Resort: RMB 120/person

Dafeishui Scenic Spot: RMB 30/person

Cable car:

Yuanyangchi: RMB 120/person (double way); RMB 70/person (single way)

Sun and Moon Platform: RMB 120/person (double way); RMB 70/person (single way)

Insurance Cost:

Scenic Area Insurance Cost: RMB 3/person

Sport Events:

Skiing: RMB 160/person/hour

Motor in Snowfield: RMB 100/ adult/10 min; RMB 60/child/10 min

JEEP Cross-country Car: RMB 100/person/round

Other sport events: RMB 20-50/person

Note: The above fees are for your reference only, please contact our Travel Consultant for the updated and detail information.

Accommodations in Xiling Snow Mountain

There are many hotels in Xiling Snow Mountain for you to relax after the tired tour:


Scandic Resort Hotel has SPA, butler service and luxurious room with water bed.


Yinxue Hotel is full equipped with standard appliances and has nice environment


The Mountain Resort Hotel contains springs and is equipped with full floor heating system. Other clean and comfortable hotels like, Dujuan Hotel, Sunshine Hotel, Maple Leaf Hotel, and Snowflake Hotel are also good choices.

Best Time to Visit Xiling Snow Mountain

All seasons are very suitable to go to Xiling Snow Mountain.

In spring: tens of miles of more than 30 sorts of azaleas are in full blossom;

In summer: Xiling Snow Mountain is a good choice for camping and avoiding summer heat;

In autumn: maple leaves in red and golden cover the full mountain like a beautiful oil painting;

In winter: all the sport events are available in the Ski Resort, so you can totally have a fun with your family and friends.

How to Go to Xiling Snow Mountain

Located in the west of Chengdu city, it is very convenient to arrive at Jinsha Site Museum.

Go to Xiling Snow Mountain By bus:

Take a regular bus at Shiyangchang Bus Station / Chadianzi Bus Station / Airport Bus Station to Dayi County Bus Station, and take a regular bus here to Xiling Snow Mountain.

Go to Xiling Snow Mountain by direct bus:

Xinnanmen Bus Station and Chadianzi Bus Station have a few direct buses to Xiling Snow Mountain.

Go to Xiling Snow Mountain by Private Tour (Top Recommended):

If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers sightseeing, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Xiling Snow Mountain with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing.

Xiling Snow Mountain- Tourist Map Click to Enlarge the Tourist Map of Jinsha Site Museum

Useful Tips to Visit xiling Snow Mountain

1. Since the temperature in Xiling Snow Mountain is very low in winter, it is recommended to take enough clothes and a pair of gloves of flexibility to keep warm.

2. Please be careful if you drive to the attraction by yourself for the snow on the road in winter.

3. Keep your camera from cold and put it rapidly into the bag after photography.

4. Take umbrellas, rain capes being the best, all the way for the various change of weather. And wear comfortable shoes that are antiskid

5. Take water with yourself because there is no drinking water at the top mountain area.

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Is there Snow Boarding in Xiling Ski Resort?
2017-11-21 11:31
Hello KP Teo,

Good morning from China. It seems you are interested in skiing in Xiling Snow Mountain, yes, there is Snow Boarding that you can try. The best time to come to Xiling Ski Resort is from December to the next February.

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