Places to Ski in and around Chengdu

The borders have opened, and skiing at the worlds finest resorts might be back on the menu for some of us. If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, Sichuan has some okay places to hit the slopes. Taiziling might even be called decent by some!

The facilities and equipment may not rival European or North American resorts, and the après-ski will likely leave you wanting, but many of them have hot springs near by, and are lots of fun. We’re lucky enough in Sichuan to be near Taiziling, with other good slopes near Harbin, or Beijing in the North East. Remember to check out possible discounts on, or Dazhong Dianping (ask your Chinese friend) before you go.

Here are places to hit the slopes, not too far from Chengdu:


Taiziling Ski Resort 


Taiziling Ski resort is known to have the best ski facilities near Chengdu and is around 3 hours drive from the city centre.


Taizi Ridge Ski Resort, Jiuding Mountain Scenic Spot, Maoxian County


Opening Times:

Monday-Friday: 9:00-17:30

Weekends and Holidays: 8:30-18:00

For more info, visit

Tel:  0837-8709999

Jiudingshan Taiziling Ski Resort is located in Wenchuan County in Sichuan Aba, within Jiuding Mountain Qinglong Ping.

It is 2750 meters above sea level, and has a 4.2 km ski trails, skiers can accommodate 5,000 passengers daily.

Getting to Mount Jiuding

You can rent a car or take their resort shuttle or a regular bus to get there. The shuttle is from Xinnanmen Station (6:40), South Railway Station Exit E (7:00), Taipingyuan (7:15) or Culture Palace Exit D1 (7:30), round day trip tickets are 118 RMB. Return from Taiziling parking before 16:40. Booking can through their resort Mini-Program (see below) or call 19980488909.

The bus leaves from Chadianzi Bus Station 茶店子汽车站 to Maoxian every hour and a half from 7am daily. The tickets are 62RMB. The bus will drop you at a petrol station at the bottom of Jiuding Shan 九鼎山. Then taxis or minivans will be waiting to take you to the top of the mountain for about 40 RMB per person. Near the top of the mountain, you have to buy a mountain pass which costs 70RMB. Student passes are 35RMB.

Price (Ski lift pass + equipment):

368RMB for 1 day

(298RMB with discount voucher)

When you purchase the ticket, you can buy a day insurance for 10RMB.

Additional to renting helmets, you can also rent salopettes and ski jackets.

Helmets are mandatory if you want to ride the main chairlift.

Sesason passes:

1 Adult: from 3500RMB

1 Adult + 1 kid: from 5000RMB

1 Adult + 2 kids: from 6500RMB

Best time to go

The best snowfall occurs from November to March and Mount Jiuding usually has approximately 80cm of snow.

TaiziLing ski resort Mini-Program

Emei Mountain Leidongping Ski Resort


Sichuan’s oldest ski resort in Leidongping park has lots of facilities families and beginners, though can get very busy, especially during holidays. The resort has an altitude of 2500m and covers ski fields of almost 10 kilometers.

There are three levels of slopes and several snowboard trails, with heights of up to 120 meters.


Right side of Leidongping Parking Lot Road, Emei Mountain Scenic Area, Emeishan, Leshan City

Getting there

By train – You can take a train from South Railway Station 火车南站 or Chengdu East Railway Station 成都东站 to Emei(Shan) 峨嵋山. This takes approximately 1h20min and costs around 60RMB. From Emei Train Station, you can take a taxi or Didi to Mount Emei Scenic Spot. This will take approximately 15 minutes and cost you around 20RMB.

By bus – There are many buses from Chengdu North Railway Bus Station to Mount Emei Juizhu Long Distance Passengers Transportation Centre.

Opening times:

Daily, 9:00-16:30


4008196333, 0833-5098025


Because of the proximity of Emei’s ski resort to nearby tourist spots, there are countless hotels and hostels available to book on and other booking websites.


Access to the mountain is 166RMB per person. Skiing is then priced 120RMB per hour including skis.
Helmets, boots and other gear can also all be rented.

Best time to go 
Between October to March there is usually snow fall up to 100cm. It is open 9am – 5.30pm daily.


Wenchuan Qiangren Valley Ski Resort


Opened at the beginning of 2024, this ski resort has the newest infrastructure.


Chengdou Dam, A’er Village, Wenchuan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan



200-370RMB per person.

Opening times:



0837-8855666, 19934138070



Zhegu Mountain ski park


This ski resort is located in Zhegushan Nature Park, with an altitude of 3000-4000 and 98km away from Bipenggou Ski Resort. Around early November every year, Zhegushan Ski Resort will officially open to travelers. Compared to most ski resorts in Sichuan, the place is larger and equipped with new equipment. Three different heights of ski tracks are provided here.


Zhegu Mountain, Miyaro Town, Li County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan


Opening times:

Weekdays: 08:00-17:00

Weekend: 07:30-17:30


0837-8855666, 19934138070

Getting there

By car – if you drive from Chengdu to Zhegu Mountain,take high way will be about 4hours.

By bus – The bus leaves from Chadianzi Bus Station  茶店子汽车站 to Xuecheng 薛城 every hour and a half from 7:20am daily. The tickets are 57-62RMB.

Price (entry + equipment):
From 250RMB per person.

Best time to go 
Between October to March there is usually snowfall up to 100cm.

It is open 8.30 am – 6.00 pm daily.



Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Resort


   There are mixed reviews about the snow coverage in Xiling Snow Mountain, so be sure to call ahead and check conditions before you travel.

Some have remarked this resort is more like an amusement park with snow, than a place with serious ski Trails. Along side more traditional skiing you can also rent snowmobiles, sledges and Play winter games.


Back mountain of Xiling Snow Mountain, Dayi County, Chengdu City


Opening times:

Weekdays: 08:30-21:30

Weekend: 08:00-21:30


400-028-9695,  028-88309080

For more info, visit

Getting there

There are mixed reviews about the snow coverage in Xiling Snow Mountain, so be sure to call ahead and check conditions before you travel. Buses run from Xinnanmen Bus Station 新南门车站, Chadianzi Bus Station 茶店子车站 and East City Bus station 成都东客站 to Xiling XueShan and take two to three hours.


Skiing is price around 240RMB per person.

Ski clothes rental begins from 50RMB per garment. There is no need to book ahead as they have 2000 sets of skis and a fleet of 35-40 snowmobiles.


Best Time To Go 
There is 60-80cm of snow between December and March, and the opening hours are 9:00am – 17:00pm.
There are some night skiing options between 19:30am and 21:30pm if you don’t mind braving the dark.


Other Resorts


There other options for skiing and other snow sports in Sichuan, such as Guangyuan Zengjia Mountain 广元曾家山滑雪场, Aba Bi Peng Gou 毕棚沟, Dujiangyan Longchi Forest Park 龙池国家森林公园, although the facilities aren’t as good as those mentioned above. What is a good option if you are looking to hit the slopes is catching the fast train to Xi’an for the weekend, where they have a some good ski resorts such as Cui Hua Mountain Ski Resort..


If you’re looking to hit the slopes in the city, this is an option in Chengdu:


Chengdu Sunac Snow Park


Chengdu Sunac Snow Park has a total area of about 80,800 square meters and is the world’s largest indoor ski resort. There are six different levels of ski trails and two terrain parks here and can receive 5000 people skiing each day.

Relatively close to Chengdu, with various entertainment activities and shows make it a very popular place for a group of friends and families to go.



Intersection of Waijiang bridge and Qingchengshan Avenue in Dujiangyan City




(Entry until 18:00)

Sunac Snow World: 150-500RMB




For Beginners:



Address (JinJiang):

Jinjiang District, Mojiang Road No. 90


Address (Tianfu):

Tianfu Avenue, 4F Joy City, Tianfu New Area





128RMB for 30min 1-on-1 class

268RMB (2 adults + 1 kid)

4886RMB for 1 month card




Xindu JF Dry Slope Skiing


Xindu Jianfeng Dry Skiing Ground is located in Majia Town, Xindu District. This skiing ground covers an astounding area which people can ski in year-round. It covers a staggering 40,000 square meters with the skiing track being about 15,000 square meters.

There’s 10+ Dry Ski Slopes to choose from, with varying levels of difficulty ranging from the very basic slope for beginners through intermediate and advanced. They even have two slopes with a big jump where a professional can do tricks. Even Gu Ailing practiced here!


Opposite to Beixin Xiaoqu, Chengde Avenue. 成德大道北星小区斜对面

Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday: 13:30-17:30, 18:30-22:30


Around 150RMB per session