These mountain ski grounds have the lowest latitude nearest to mega-central cities and are the largest grass ski grounds in China.
Xiling Snow Mountain is a world nature Heritage site with a habitat of endangered pandas and other rare animals. The scenic spot is situated in Dayi Country, the west part of the Sichuan basin.It is located 95 km (59 mi) away from Chengdu and covers an area of 482 sq km (186.1 sq mi). The highest peak in this area, Snow Pond, reaches 5.4 m (17.7 ft) above sea level, and is also the highest peak in Chengdu. On this peak, the snow lasts all year long, so the view from the peak is always magnificent. Looking out into the distance from the peak, Du Fu, the famous poet of the Tang Dynasty wrote the following lines: “Snow accumulated through thousands of years on the Xiling Snow Mountains could be viewed within a glance from the window, while ships from the Eastern-Wu state of miles away, are anchoring in the dock outside the hen”. It is from this poem that these mountains finally got its name: Xiling Snow Mountain.
Location: County Dayi, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province (2 hours from hotel by car)