2023 Road-trip North China | Yabuli Ski Resort Part 2

On the Yabuli ski slopes practicing

Our rating

Harbin to Yabuli ski resort on Highway G10 is 230km.

Highway G10 was easy to drive, and no snow or ice on the road. Took us about 3 hours to arrive in Yabuli and start to look for our inn. The town is tiny, and you can forget any 4-5-star hotels. Price 749CNY/night. The room was OK, with three double beds and a toilet, but it was hot and humid. You could not see from the windows because of the condensed water on the surface. There is no ventilation or temperature control in the room. This seems to be standard in northern parts of China.

The hostel had a nice restaurant in the basement, and the food was very big and tasteful. It was recommended to eat there as the village did not offer much. I did not like that several persons sleeping in the hallways at night made me feel uncomfortable.

Guesthouse in proximity of Yabuli ski resort. (Yabuli Ski Resort Deep Forest Hut Hot Spring Wooden House Villa)
Guesthouse in the proximity of Yabuli Ski Resort (Yabuli Ski Resort Deep Forest Hut Hot Spring Wooden House Villa)

Hostel location

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Yabuli ski centre

You can rent ski coveralls, hats, and gloves from the guesthouse, and later at the ski slope, you can pick up your helmet, skiing goggles, and skis (included in the price). The guesthouse was very close to the slopes and took only 10 minutes to drive, so the hostel’s location was good. When renting, check the total prices. Here are some examples of our experience.

The first-day arrival 3h ticket, including all except the ski coverall, was 160CNY/3h. The next day, I found a cheaper rental with 90CNY/3h, but it did not include a helmet (80CNY) or ski goggles (30CNY). So, the more expensive one was cheaper in the end! Don’t believe in official prices; an app or hotel can get much cheaper. Also, coaches are available, and we rented one for 200CNY, which only includes one-time coaching downhill. Pricey, in my opinion.

  • Skies
  • Ski coverall
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Also, if needed, they have soft paddings for beginners
  • Included ski lift pass
Soft padding for the newbies in Yabuli ski resort

Also, coaches are available, and we rented one for 200CNY, which only includes one-time coaching downhill. Pricey, in my opinion. She was excellent and had the patience with a person with zero skiing skills. It might be a good investment if you go for the first time.

Our skiing coach in Yabuli. one person, one time downhill 200CNY

There are many slopes in the area.

Family fun on the slopes. Thumbs up to wife; she tried but fell constantly, so she gave up and took the ski lift down. We only used the easy slope this time as it was the first time for the kids. We have only been to Finland during summer, so they don’t have any experience with cold or snow. One liked it a lot, and the other one went one time. Two of us skied the whole 3 hours on both days, and Yabuli Ski Resort was a great experience. I decided with my daughter to take it easy and concentrate on the technique instead of daring to the more challenging slopes. This is a good starting point for the next time. I fully recommend the slopes in the Ski Resort but don’t have any information on the restaurants and hotels at Peak 3 if they are any good.

Fun always ends

Having skiing for two days was fun. My youngest daughter and I enjoyed the slopes, and the elder daughter and mother stayed in the ski centre, waiting for us to be ready. The slopes were in good condition, and the ski lifts took us safely.

Let’s head for the most famous Snow town in China.

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2023 Road-trip North China | Yabuli Ski Resort Part 2

On the Yabuli ski slopes practicing
First time on the on the ski slopes for my daughter and 35 years since I was on the skies. Yabuli Ski resort Harbin
  • Many slopes
  • Skilifts in good condition
  • Reasonable prices
  • You can rent everything needed
  • Guest house restaurant
  • Guest house very helpful in rental of equipment

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Fun factor
Location
  • Skiing equipment old and wear down
  • At base no restaurant
  • Ski-coach pricey
  • Yabuli is a small village so no fancy hotels
  • Guest house rooms
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