As the largest alpine ski resort in South China, Xiling Snow Mountain in the suburb area of Chengdu, of course, is a paradise for skiing and playing other snow games! Besides, Xiling Snow Mountain is the highest peak in whole Chengdu region, making it also a fantastic place for hiking experience. Driving from Chengdu downtown to Xiling Snow Mountain takes about 2.5 hours by car. Normally, tourists head to Xiling Snow Mountain in the morning or noon and go back to Chengdu in the afternoon of next day, with one night staying at Xiling Snow Mountain.
In this Xiling Snow Mountain Hotel Guide, we will show you the 3 Best Areas to Stay at Xiling Snow Mountain, with a list of recommended best hotels for you to choose. Read on the guide and select the best area and hotel to stay for your Xiling Snow Mountain tour here!
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Based on opinions of travelers have been to Xiling Snow Mountain before, YingXue Square inside the scenic area, the foot of the mountain and Anren Ancient Town are the 3 best areas to stay for a Xiling Snow Mountain tour!
If you are heading to Xiling Snow Mountain for skiing, staying at hotels near the ski resort on the hillside of the scenic area may be your most convenient choice. Hotels inside the scenic area gather at Ying Xue Square (映雪广场) that several steps away from the ski resort. At Ying Xue Square, you will find 5 hotels around in 3-star or 2-star with large rooms, free Wi-Fi, convenient beds and underfloor heating to stay.
Staying at hotels at Ying Xue Square, you will get rid of reentering the scenic area and repaying for the entrance ticket. The only problem is the price. Hotels inside Xiling Snow Mountain Scenic Area are much more expensive than those hotels outside the scenic area. However, this problem usually becomes nothing when the tourists take the convenience into account.
Xiling County (西陵镇) and Shuiwan County (水湾镇) at the foot of Xiling Snow Mountain are the closest places to stay except the hotels inside the scenic area. Driving from the two counties areas to Xiling Snow Mountain needs less than 40 minutes if there is no traffic jam. And the time duration will be shorter if you choose hotels closer to the scenic area. Staying at the foot area will also have more dining options. Tourists happen to visit Xiling Snow Mountain during peak seasons and require more on food may stay at the county areas.
Xiling County is closer than Shuiwan County, while the hotels in Shuiwan County are much better than in Xiling County. Besides, hotels in Huashuiwan Hot Spring Tourist Resort (花水湾温泉度假区) offer healing hot spring options. If you prefer to pay more for hotels with hot spring experience and more luxury facilities and services, you are suggested to choose a hotel in the resort.
When driving from Chengdu to Xiling Snow Mountain, you will have opportunities to have a side trip to the historic ancient town - Anren on the middle way. Anren Ancient Town is a small but elegant old town with great museum clusters, ancient streets and wooden architecture worthy a visit.
Most visitors spend 2-3 days to enjoy the snow sceneries and sports on ice and snow at Xiling Snow Mountain in Winter. Since Xiling is only about 2.5 hours driving distance from Chengdu that offers convenient flights and bullet trains from other destinations, most people start from Chengdu. Besides, you are also recommended to spend another 1-2 days like many other visitors to have classic discovery of Chengdu to see giant pandas closely and enjoy all top Chengdu highlights and food.
Recommended Xiling Snow Mountain Tour Packages:
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And if you have a longer vacation after your Xiling Snow Mountain discovery, you can also extend to see Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, and Jiuzhai Valley, which would cover another 3-6 days! If you have any idea of more interested destinations to travel with Xiling Snow Mountain together, please feel free to tell us and our experienced travel expert will help you to plan you coming tour with sincerity!
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