China skiing is still very much in it’s infancy, however it’s only going to get more popular and now is a good time to get off the beaten track, live a little, and ﬁnd out what’s REALLY going out there. But ﬁrst of all, some points to bear in mind:
1) This ain’t Whistler. Expect a low standard of accommodation – warm and dry, but not much in the way of luxuries.
2) The Chinese are not yet aware of ski etiquette. Keep an eye on what’s going on behind you as well as what’s going on in front.
3) Yes, he probably will propel himself off that run with no lessons. Look out…
4) Minus 20 means icy snow, so use your ski edges.
5) China is where all the moguls expelled from Europe and the States come to live.
6) Some trails can be very icy and run through narrow paths amongst dense woods, so don’t do a Sonny Bono.
7) Thermal underwear – you’ll need it.
The Resorts include Yabuli, Beidahu, Changbaishan, Erlongshan, Lijiang, Mulan, Alshan and Beijing.
Yabuli used to be the royal hunting ground in the Manchurian Qing Dynasty. Covering an area about 23 square km, the resort is China’s largest ski area with best facility, and the home to the China Olympic Ski team.
As China’s premier ski resort, Yabuli has a number of quality down hill and country trails, ranging from runs for new skiers to highly challenging ones, some of which are comparable with those in North America and Switzerland. In addition, the resort has new runs being planned. Yabuli also has the longest Tobaggan run in the world.
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