About Xiling Snow Mountain
Located in Dayi County only 110 km west from Chengdu, Xiling Snow Mountain, is a great place both to get close to the purest natural beauty and to experience the excitement of skiing sports. Covered with snow all year round, this “White Lady” is very popular among domestic and foreign tourists as the “Ski Wonderland”.
Type: World Natural Heritage; National AAAA Tourist Attraction; Mountains; Ski Resort.
Altitude: 1,260 - 5,364m
Best Seasons: All year round
Recommended Visiting Time: 1 - 2 days
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00
Permission: Gate of Ski Resort: CNY 120/person; Gate of Dafeishui Scenic Spot: CNY 30/person
Address: Xiling Town, Dayi County, Chengdu, China.
With white snow covered all seasons, Xiling Snow Mountain is advantageous in sightseeing conditions. There is 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 5,364m, 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 alpine ski resort in South 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.
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 reputed as the largest alpine ski resort in South China 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 get 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 lose yourself between the feel of overweight and weightlessness.
It is suitable for all ages especially a family, and you can enjoy the team spirit when flouting down.
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 lightning.
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 great to release your body and very good for both your health and skin.
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.
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.
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 warm 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.
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.
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 Plain.
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.
Entrance - Take Yuanyang Cableway - Ferry Bus to Xiling Ski Resort (have fun with skiing, and more interesting snow entertainment) - Return the same way - Exit.
Day 1: Entrance - Take Yuanyang Cableway - Ferry Bus to Xiling Ski Resort (have fun with skiing, and more interesting snow entertainment) - Stay at Xiling Mountain;
Day 2: Take Riyueping Cableway - Hike to Yin-Yang Boundary (enjoy the distinct wonderful sceneries at two sides) - Return the same way - Exit.
Xiling Snow Mountain is located in Dayi County, with only about 110 kilometers west from Chengdu downtown, which needs only about 2.5 hours to get there by car. so far, travelers need to get to Chengdu first by flights or bullet trains from most destinations in China with speed and comfort, and then transfer to Xiling Snow Mountain by car, bus, etc.
Visitors are highly recommended to go to Xiling Snow Mountain with our comfortable licensed private car to reach the scenic area directly. Based in Chengdu, we China Discovery offer local English speaking guide and professional driver who will accompany you and take care of you through all the way, so you can pay all your attention on the highlights instead of looking for the way and hard communication of locals. If you need the private transfer service, please contact us directly for help!
Independent travelers can go to Xiling Snow Mountain by direct bus from Chengdu City. Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station and Chadianzi Bus Station have a few direct buses to Xiling Snow Mountain. And it usually takes about 2.5 hours.
Xiling Ski Resort: CNY 120/person
Dafeishui Scenic Spot: CNY 30/person
Yuanyangchi (Mandarin Duck Pond): CNY 120/person (double way); CNY 70/person (single way)
Sun and Moon Platform: CNY 120/person (double way); CNY 70/person (single way)
Scenic Area Insurance Cost: CNY 3/person
Skiing: CNY 160/person/hour
Motor in Snowfield: CNY 100/ adult/10 min; CNY 60/child/10 min
JEEP Cross-country Car: CNY 100/person/round
Other sport events: CNY 20-50/person
Note: The above fees are for your reference only, please contact our Travel Consultant for the updated and detail information.
Xiling Snow Mountain has nice weather all year round, with no too hot Summer or too cold Winter. The hottest month is usually July with an average temperature around 23°C, while in Winter, the temperature is usually around -6-7°C, not too cold but still very great for snow and ice fun. All seasons are very suitable to go to Xiling Snow Mountain. But Winter is best to enjoy the snow activities.
In Winter (late November - late March): all sports on ice and snow are available at Xiling Ski Resort to have fun with your family and friends. It is also wonderful to appreciate the pure white snow world like a fairyland.
In Spring (April - June): tens of miles of more than 30 sorts of azaleas are in full blossom, and sunrise is very charming.
In Autumn (September - November): maple leaves in red, orange, and golden cover the full mountain like a beautiful oil painting.
In Summer (July - September): This is a good time for camping and avoiding summer heat, besides, the Summer Escape Tourism Festival provides lots of activities for different fun. Sunrise, sea of clouds, and azalea flowers are also impressive sceneries at Xiling Snow Mountain in Summer.
There are many hotels from luxury to economy offered at 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.
1. Since the temperature in Xiling Snow Mountain is very low in winter, it is recommended to take enough clothes like down jackets, thick trousers, sweaters, scarves, hats and a pair of gloves of flexibility to keep warm.
2. Wear sunglasses to protect from the UV in any season, and also snowblindness in Winter. Sunblock is also suggested at any time for your skin care.
3. Prepare rain gear, particularly in summer, for the various change of weather. And wear comfortable shoes that are antiskid.
4. Keep your camera from cold and put it rapidly into the bag after photography.
5. Hongshijian (Red Rock Peak) is the viewing deck closest to Daxuetang that is the main peak of Xiling Snow Mountain. In clear days, from Hongshijian, you can appreciate the hundred miles of snow mountains in the west and the vast Chengdu Pain in the east.
6. Take some drinking water because there is no drinking water sold at the top mountain area.
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.
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