By Xinyi Li, EDITOR
It snowed in Chongqing from Huang’anba (Chengkou County) to Wuxi, Kaixian, Wushan, and Fengjie this year. The snow-wrapped winter landscapes turned up in a wink of eyes, leaving the colorful autumn scenery in your memory. However, it is barely snow in southern cities. This article provides you with a gathering place for Chongqing winter.
There is a continuous flow of tourists throughout the year in Fairy Mountain. It’s also a great place for skiers in winter. With the average temperature of 0℃ in winter and the snow thickness of about 40cm, it is very soft and suitable for skiers. The 50,000-square-meter ski resort can accommodate 3,000 people at the same time. You can sled, slide tires and throw snowballs.
Moreover, fairy Mountain can even satisfy your desire to ski in summer. It boasts the largest indoor ski resort in Southwest China and the most advanced snow-making system in the world, whose snowflakes are no different to natural snowflakes in shape and touch.
Self-driving: Main Urban Area—South Ring Flyover—Chongqing-Changsha Expressway—exit at Wulong—Fairy Mountain Scenic Area
Bus: Longtousi Tourist Distribution Center—Wulong Fairy Mountain Town Tourist Distribution Center
Price: RMB 60/person and RMB 120/hour for skiing
The winter of Mount Jinfo has also long enjoyed a good reputation. There is an endless stream of tourists coming for skiing. In winter, Mount Jinfo is covered with snow and turns into white all over. There are also various entertainment projects in Mount Jinfo, such as snow flying ships, snow tubing, snow karts and so on.
If tired, you can also relax in a hot spring. With the hot spring water and the snow-capped mountains in front, you can enjoy the realm of snow and ice. It is said that you can also come across cute little animal on the mountain-squirrels.
Self-driving: Nanchuan Interchange—Nanchuan-Wansheng Expressway—Mount Jinfo Scenic Area
Bus: Longtousi or Sigongli Bus Hub Station—Nanchuan Passenger Terminal—Mount Jinfo Scenic Area
Price: RMB 80/person and RMB 120/hour on weekdays and RMB 150/hour on weekends for skiing
Located in Lengshui Town, Shizhu County, Baitianchi Ski Resort is a natural ski resort built between valleys. It is the largest outdoor ski resort in Chongqing, which can accommodate 5,000 people skiing and playing at the same time. The skiing ground here is divided into the primary slopes, intermediate slopes, snow circle area, and snow entertainment area. In addition to regular skiing, there are also a variety of snow-playing methods such as snow tubing, snow assault boats, and snow bikes. There are also some interesting items suitable for children such as snowflakes and bouncing flying.
Self-driving: The Inner Ring—Panlong Flyover—Gangkou Avenue—expressway along the Yangtze River (G50s)—exit at Heyuan Interchange (Lengshui Town)—drive 5km according to the sign to the ski resort
Bus: Chongqingbei Railway Station—Shizhu, transfer to the shuttle bus to the scenic spot.
Price: RMB 110/hour and RMB 200 for 2 hours
The Moweishan Ski Resort in winter is a world of snow and ice. You can also enjoy the southern rime landscape here. The ski resort covers an area of 20mu and is a great place to ski and play with snow. You can also enjoy the sunset and sunrise as well as the cloud and mist. Staying in the wood-framed chalet, you can write romantic stories about you and the snow.
Self-driving: Main Urban Area—South Ring Flyover—Chongqing-Changsha Expressway—Nanchuan—Wulong—exit at the west of Pengshui—Moweishan Scenic Area
Price: RMB 60/person
After the snowfall, Maocaoba is unbelievably beautiful. Maocaoba Ski Resort is located in Xinglong Town, Fengjie County. It covers an area of 50,000 square meters and has three ski slopes and one snow circle. It can accommodate more than 1,000 people skiing, playing and sightseeing.
This is also the time for Fengjie navel orange to mature. After skiing, you can pick up fresh navel oranges and enjoy the harvest.
Self-driving: The Inner Ring—Donghuan Flyover—Chongqing-Yichang Expressway (G50)—DianJiang—Liangping—WanZhou—exit at Fengjie—Xinglong Town
Price: RMB 160 for 2 hours on weekdays and RMB 180 for 2 hours on weekends for skiing
At the beginning of winter, heavy snow fell on the land of Hongchiba. Snowflakes fall and cover the whole mountain stream between the valleys of ten thousand feet. The snow accumulation lasts for up to three months with the thickness up to 50~80cm. You can roll, make snowmen and have snowball fights in the snow at the ski resort of 30,000 square meters freely.
Self-driving: Main Urban Area—Chongqing-Yichang Expressway—Kuimen Interchange—Fengjie-Wuxi Expressway—exit at Shanghuang Interchange—Wenfeng Town—Hongchi Dam Scenic Area
Price: RMB 120/day on weekdays and RMB 150/day on weekends