YOU ARE JUST TWO HOURS AWAY FOR YOUR NEXT AMAZING SKIING TRIP!

Maddalena Depalo

Hangzhou is a place where you can find just about anything you want. You can relax and be surrounded by nature or find your way to a crazy party at a KTV and sing the night away. You can cross the lake on a boat, go hiking up to Lingyin temple, join any number of group sports or find friends in a club or association. But when winter comes around, there is just one thing missing in Hangzhou for me: Skiing. 

Im a summer person, but when the days turn cold, skiing becomes my favourite part of winter. Most expats think that there cannot possibly be anywhere to ski in the immediate surroundings of Hangzhou. It is a sub-tropical climate after all—there are still mosquitos buzzing about in houses this time of year for goodness sake! 

Yet, if you have been longing to get some skiing in this season, I have some great news for all you Hangzhou skiing and snowboarding fans. There are 15 places around Zhejiang province where you can grab your skis or board and have some fun in the snow. Three of them are indoors but, surprisingly, the others are all outdoors. 

The only thing you need to do is take a car or hop on a bus to these amazing white mountains and hills. You don’t even need to have your own equipment. All these places provide basic skiing equipment, from goggles and helmets to skis and ski suits. What if you have never skied before? Dont worry, there are plenty of tour guides providing different tailored services based on your needs and cover things like bus fares, tour guides and tickets to the slopes. The price depends on the duration of the trip and the time of the year, but normally ranges from 200 to 500 RMB. Prices naturally spike during holidays.  

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DAMING MOUNTAIN SKIING

Dàmíngshān Húaxǔe –大明山滑雪 is the closet place to Hangzhou. You can book your trip online or contact the guide you find here below directly on WeChat. 

Hours of Operation

8:00am – 7:00pm

PRICE
200 – 500 RMB

Other Skiing Resorts:

Outdoors-  

1、临安大明山滑雪场(临安清凉峰镇白果村大明山风景区); 

2、安吉江南天池滑雪场(湖州安吉县天荒坪镇水库); 

3、安吉观音堂滑雪场(湖州安吉县天荒坪上水库); 

4、奉化溪口商量岗滑雪场(宁波市溪口商量岗森林旅游度假区内); 

5、宁海浙东第一尖滑雪场(宁海县深甽镇野猪坑); 

6、文成绿水尖滑雪场(文成县西坑畲族镇石垟社区上垟村); 

7、苍南玉苍山滑雪场(苍南县桥墩镇境内玉苍山国家森林公园景区的华玉山庄度假区内); 

8、遂昌高坪北斗崖滑雪场(丽水市遂昌县高坪乡箍桶丘村); 

9、武义千丈岩滑雪场(金华武义县泉溪镇董源坑村); 

10、磐安滑雪场(金华市磐安县盘峰乡龙溪村看牛湾); 

11、杭州桐庐国际滑雪场(桐庐合村乡高凉亭村); 

12、安吉县云上草原滑雪场(安吉县山川乡山川村) 

Indoors-  

1、绍兴乔波冰雪世界(绍兴柯岩街道柯南大道2168号); 

2、文成天鹅堡滑雪场(文成县铜陵山镇天鹅堡小镇); 

3、青田乐园室内滑雪场(青田县高市乡高市村)