Jihua Ski Resort
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort is in the Binxi National Forest Park, and it about 38 kilometers (24 miles, about two hours' drive) from Harbin city center. It is surrounded by mountains, and the scenery is good. The area receives heavy snowfall, with about 150 days of snow every year. The surrounding mountains shelter the ski park from strong wind.
There are ski routes for skiers of various levels. There are beginners, intermediate, and advanced trails, straight routes, half-pipe snowboard tracks and a special sled routes. There are totally about 15 routes. The longest ski route is 2,300 meters (1.5 miles) long, and the beginners' trail is 100 meters (109 yards) long. The ski park has 2 snow-packing machines and 12 snow making machines. There are 10,000 snow suits available for rent. There are three 3 trams and 9 towlines. The ski park can receive 3,000 skiers at one time and 10,000 within one day. The ski school has 80 professional ski instructors. In addition, there are snowmobiles, sleds and snow tires available for entertainment.
It is a large ski park closest to central Harbin, with only about two hours' drive from city center.
Hotel and Dining
Jihua Service Center combines the functions of equipment rental, catering, accommodation, entertainment and conference. The 4-star hotel can accommodate about 300 people with its 66 guest rooms, incuding 4 deluxe suites, 43 standard double rooms, 9 quad guest rooms and 10 triple guest rooms.
The service center's dining facilities can serve 1,000 guests at one time, with large dining halls and private dining rooms. In addition, the center can cater for conferences of all sizes, with the biggest conference room of seating capacity of 1,000 people.
1. The best time to visit is in January, February, March, and December.
2. When you are on the slopes and want to take a rest, you are advised to stay off the ski trails and watch for the other skiers. Stay alert for safety's sake.
3. Tipping: 100 yuan for your ski coach is suggested.
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