Yabuli Ski Resort, based on Yabuli Sun Mountain, part of the Changbai Mountain Range, is situated in the eastern Shangzhi City of Heilongjiang Province, about 200 kilometers east of Harbin and 120 kilometers west of Mudanjiang. Yabuli got its name from a Russian word meaning "orchard. " And it was once used as a hunting ground for imperial family and nobility during the Qing Dynasty. The whole ski resort which is encompassed by mountains, features dense forests, thick snow and spectacular landscape.
Originally built in 1980, Yabuli ski resort is composed of 5 venues for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing,cross-country skiing, ski jumping and biathlon and 2 tourist skiing venues. The skiing centre can be divided into International Competitive Alpine Ski Zone and Tourism Ski Zone. International Competitive Alpine Ski is mainly used in holding national and international competitions, and also serves as a skiing training venue for intermediate and advanced skiers. While Tourism Ski Zone is usually used for skiers of every level along their skiing trip and general ski competitions.
Yabuli wins its fame by holding the 1996 Third Asian Winter Games, then gradually developed into a China's largest ski resort with well-equipped facilities and favourable condition. In 2009, as the host city of Winter Universiade, Yabuli attracts the attentions all over the world again. Heilongjiang International Skiing Festival has been held successfully for 8 years, which largely improves its popularity of Yabuli ski tourism at home and abroad and sets up image of "Yabuli-China's ski resort." It is China's largest comprehensive ski field both having competitive skiing and leisure skiing. Also it is honored to be the winter training base for polar scientific research. Yabuli already has been the first choice for ski tour in China, praised as "the city of skiing".
In addition, the resort provides tourists with various skiing events including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowmen making and bonfire party in snowfield. Also it has entertainment area for children. Meanwhile, it contains a resort hotel, villas, retail and ski jackets and equipments rental shops, souvenir stores, and bars.
Open time: 08:00-16:30 (from November to March)
How to get the Yabuli:
By skiing speical Train: visitors can take "Skiing Special Train" K7047/7048 at 08:08 from Harbin East Railway Station to reach the resort.
By tour bus: Visitors can take tour bus to Yabuli Town at Harbin Longyun Passenger Station which takes about three hours. When get off at the town, visitors can take mini-bus to the resort which takes about 20 minutes.
By train: Visitors can take the K7047, K7053, K265, 4041 and K7105 trains to the resort.