With new resorts opening and an ever-widening selection of slopes available, skiing is becoming an increasingly popular sport in China, especially since Beijing was successful in its bid to host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Best 5 Ski Resorts in Shanghai, China
The top 5 ski sites close to Shanghai are listed below, offering a variety of skiing options for those who enjoy the sport.
- Wintastar Shanghai Ski Resort
- Lin’an Damingshan Wansongling Ski Resort
- An’ji Jiangnan Tianchi Ski Resort
- Ningbo Shangliang Ski Resort
- Wanda Harbin Mall Ski Resort
Wintastar Shanghai Ski Resort
Wintastar, reportedly the largest indoor ski resort in the world, is located in Lingang City in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area and spans an area of about 227,000 square meters (ten city blocks). Singapore’s KOP Limited will participate in developing this indoor skiing area and manage it with Ski Dubai from Majid Al Futtaim. The indoor ski resort is scheduled to open in late 2022.
Shanghai Wintastar is an entertainment complex that integrates a water park, shopping, retail, food and beverage outlets, various performances, exhibitions and events, and hotels in addition to offering skiing experiences. Shanghai Wintastar consists of three types of ski slopes with different gradients, including Olympic-grade slopes for training purposes and more than 25 snow amusement projects.
Hotel near the Wintastar Shanghai:
- Shanghai Amersino Hotel
- Shanghai Jing’an Jingge Hotel
- JI Hotel Shanghai Jumen Road
Lin’an Damingshan Wansongling Ski Resort
The largest ski resort in Eastern China is called Lin’an Damingshan Wansongling Ski Resort, which is located behind Daming Lake in the expansive Lin’an Daming Mountain Scenic Area and is about 412 hours’ drive from Shanghai and 212 hours’ drive from Hangzhou
The ski resort is divided into two main areas: the relaxation area, which is itself large and covers an area of about 10,000 square meters, provides opportunities for traditional winter activities like building snowmen and having snowball fights.
Approximately 30,000 square meters of the site are dedicated to the skiing area, which includes bunny runs for beginners and skiers up to intermediate levels.
The Lin’an Daming Mountain Ski Site can create artificial snow using cutting-edge machinery when natural snow is not available.
Opening hours: mid-December to early March, 8 am to 6 pm
Site use: weekdays 150 yuan, weekends 220-yuan, national holidays 260 yuan
Equipment hires: gloves, ski suits and goggles 10–30 yuan per hour.
Skiing instructors charge 200 Yuan per hour for groups of at most five people.
Entry fee to Daming Mountain Scenic Area: 110 Yuan per person (earns 50 Yuan for off-site use).
Popular Hotels in Linan Daming:
- The cloud and remote
- Qingliang leisure hotel
- Hangzhou angle twelve season home inn
- Hangzhou in a Mutianyu
- Jianmen hostel
An’ji Jiangnan Tianchi Ski Resort
Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Ski Site, which is 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level and situated in the Jiangnan Tianchi Scenic Area, in the county of Anji, known for its bamboo forests, is just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city of Anji, two and a half hours by car from Hangzhou, and four hours from Shanghai.
The site is small, with a practice run and a 400-meter run with a maximum incline of 30 degrees for more advanced skiers and a total drop of about 50 meters over its length. It is one of the safer ski sites in the Yangtze Delta area because it is one of the better-developed ones
Opening hours: mid-December to early March, 8 am to 5 pm (day price), 5 to 8 pm (evening price)
Site use: weekdays 150 yuan (day) or 220 yuan (evening), weekends 220 yuan (day) or 250 yuan (evening), national holidays 260 yuan
Entry ticket for Jiangnan Tianchi Scenic Area (required for access): 50 yuan per person
The best Hotels near Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Resort
- Renhe Hotel
- Home Inn (Hangzhou Fengqi Road)
- Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
- Hanting Hotel Hangzhou Xihu Tiandi
- Hanting Express Hangzhou West Lake Renhe Road
Ningbo Shangliang Ski Resort
The Ningbo Shangliang Ski site is some 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level on the highest peak in the area. It is 4 hours from Shanghai or 2 hours from Ningbo City. Skiing aside, the site is packed with freezing-weather activities. Try skating, take a sleigh ride, watch an ice ballet or take advantage of some other activities.
Opening hours: mid-December to early February, 8 am to 4.30 pm
prices on the Weekday: 180 yuan for 1 hour, 260 yuan for 2 hours, 320 yuan for 3 hours, 400 yuan for a day ticket
prices on the Weekend: 220 yuan for 1 hour, 340 yuan for 2 hours, 390 yuan for 3 hours 450 yuan for a day ticket
prices on the National holiday: 250 yuan for 1 hour, 420 yuan for 2 hours, 420 yuan for 3 hours, 580 yuan for a day ticket
Equipment rental: 300 yuan for a pair of skis, 200 yuan for a ski suit, or 300 yuan to use your equipment!
Locker: 100 yuan
Entry fee (required for access) to Shangliang Gang Resort: 65 Yuan per person
Shangliang Hill is located in Shangliang Gang Resort in the Siming Mountains, close to Xikou Scenic Area. It has several interesting sites nearby, including Xuedou Temple on top of Xuedou Mountain.
Hotel near the Ningbo Shangliang Ski Resort:
- Ibis Hotel (Ningbo Tianyi Square Gulou Tower)
- New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo
- Sofitel Ningbo
- At our Hotel (Ningbo Tianyi Square)
- Holiday Inn Express Ningbo Fenghua
Wanda Harbin Mall Ski Resort
With a capacity of 3,000 people, the Wanda Harbin Mall, which opened in July 2017, is currently the largest skiing hall in the world. The city of Harbin, which is located in China’s northeastern region, enjoys year-round snow pleasure thanks to a constant temperature of minus five degrees Celsius.
The main run is 500m/1,640ft long and 60m/197ft wide; there is also a black run for expert skiers and a blue run for beginners. Two chair lifts take you to the top; the mid- and top stations have restaurants. At the base area, kids will find a snow playground with ice bumper cars and a snow castle with small toboggan runs.
Interesting facts about Wanda Harbin Mall
Wanda Harbin Mall, one of the five largest ski resorts in China, has two miles of slopes and terrain, and it is rated as one of the top five ski resorts in China.
Activities in Harbin mall
The annual Ice and Snow Festival, where you can see some of the enormous ice sculptures in the world, is held in Harbin, also known as the “City of Ice,” which is close to the Russian border and consequently experiences harsh winters with temperatures as low as -36 degrees.