Xi’an top 5 – SKI RESORTS

January and February is all about cold weather and MORE cold weather that isn’t going anywhere an- ytime soon, so take some advice from the eminent philosopher Yosemite Sam, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” and get out there and revel in the cold Xi’an days. We have come up with 5 of the best ski hills in the area, some are closer to the city then others but that doesn’t necessarily mean better. Overall a good thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to skiing in Shaanxi province it’s more about the adventure of the trip than it is about perfect powder and ski bunnies.

1、Bai Lu Yuan Ski (白鹿原滑雪场)

Ski resort offers night skiing and is almost right in the city…which means it’s packed on the weekends and holidays!

Open Until: February 28th
Hours: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Address/地址: 86#, Shui an Lu, Ba qiao qu – Close to Si Yuan College (灞桥区水安路86号 – 近白鹿塬思源学院)
Tel: 029 – 82615133 or 82615366
Bus: 240 from the train station or bus 910 from Nan Men to Xi’an Aviation Tourism College, after getting off walk about 200 meters.

2、Han Zhong Zi Bai Mountain Ski (汉中紫柏山滑雪场)

Zi bai shan International Ski Camp is the newest ski area this year. It is located in the village of Liuhou Liuba about 40 km outside Xi’an, and 120 km from Hanzhong.

Open Until: February 28th
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address/地址: Ying pan cun – Liu Hou Town – Liu ba Village ( 留坝县留侯镇营盘村红水河组 )
Tel: 186 9164 5045
Bus: From the Xi’an train station take the K1363 train to Lueyang, once there – the station will have taxis that will take you to Red River Zibaishan International Ski Resort.

3、Cui Hua Mountain Ski (翠华山滑雪场)

Cui Hua Mountain Ski is at an altitude of 1200 meters, with one of the longest runs in the province it is also one of the largest facilities.

Open Until: February 28th
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Address/地址: Chang an Tai Yi Gong Cui hua Mountain ( 西安市长安太乙宫翠华山 )
Tel: 029 – 85411178
Bus: 905 from the Xi’an International Exhibition Center to Cui Hua Mountain or the Daily bus from the Provincial Stadium East Gate as 8:30am (tickets 30 rmb / person) – the bus returns at 3:30pm. Book by 5:30pm the day prior.

4、Fengyu Ski (沣峪高山滑雪场)

Two slopes the main one being about 300m long, it’s a larger hill that can handle about 500 skiers.

Open Until: February 28th
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Price: 145 rmb regularly ,or 165 rmb during Spring Festival
Address/地址: Qing gang shu cun, Wei ziping, Chang an qu (西安市长安区喂子坪青岗树村)
Tel: 029 – 87628283
Bus: From the Western bus station take bus no.921 to FengyuKou, than transfer to a smaller bus to Feng Yu Zhuang Yuan.

5、Yu Hua Gong Ski (玉华宫滑雪场)

Yu hua gong skiing, ice skating and Ice World Tour is the Northwest’s largest winter sports area.

Open Until: February 28th
Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Price: To get into Yu Hua Gong Tickets are 70RMB, to ski it is 80RMB per hour, on the weekends it’s 100RMB per hour
Address/地址: Yu hua cun,yu hua town, The Northwest of Tong chuan City ( 铜川市西北郊玉华镇玉华村 )
Tel: 0919 – 7586113
Bus: From the Xi’an Northern Bus Station 城北客运站 get on the Tongchuan bus (first bus is at 7am) to Tongchuan Bus Station, this will cost you about 30 rmb and take an hour and a half. Once you get to the Tongchuan Bus station (the last stop) grab a special route bus to Yu Hua Gong (玉华宫) for about 13 rmb and take another 90 minutes to get you to the hill. To get home just do it in reverse…but beware the last Tongchuan – Xi’an bus is at 5pm!