An easy flight from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, Dalian, Harbin, Changchun, Guangzhou, or Shenyang will bring skiers within a 20-minute drive of the newly built luxury Wanda resort. This will likely become mainland China’s next four-season lifestyle resort destination rivaled only by the tropical offerings on Hainan Island. What Wanda ski resort lacks in elevation, terrain and snow quality it makes up for with comfort and accessibility so beginner or intermediate skiers will have plenty to keep them busy. Advanced skiers will get bored with this ski resort unless they find bumps off of the steeper backside trails or sneak off into the woods which are thwacky and untrimmed to date. skiChina was able to ski and film some fun lines in here though. Advanced skiers can always try the snowmobile ski operation at Changbaishan’s West gate not too far away.
The Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt and Holiday Inn are all options here. There is also a luxury hot spring hotel that charges a fee for guests not residing at the hotel. There are a few decent bars, a theater offering live shows and some limited shopping for now. Pizza Hut, McDonalds and KFC offer evidence of the modern vibe the developers were going for. The Chinese restaurants scattered throughout the village are far better than their fast food competitors. The resort marks a new trend in Chinese wealth. Although luxury items were traditionally enjoyed by the wealthy in smog-choked cities across China, people are discovering that a lifestyle get away for the whole family in a pristine environment is worth more. This all-inclusive luxury destination will likely capitalize on the trend.