YOU ARE JUST TWO HOURS AWAY FOR YOUR NEXT AMAZING SKIING TRIP!
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.
I’m 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? Don’t 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.
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
200 – 500 RMB
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