Chasing Snow – Asia Travel Destinations

YABULI, CHINA

Yabuli has fast emerged as China’s premier ski destination. There are more than 30 kilometers of well-groomed slopes in and around Sun Mountain, serviced by state-of-the-art chairlifts and gondolas. Family-oriented activities include ice-skating and horse-drawn sleighrides. The ski season runs from December to April, and if you’re traveling in January, you can plan a stopover to nearby Harbin to enjoy the Snow Festival which is one of the largest snow festival in the world. Family-oriented activities include ice-skating and horse-drawn sleighrides. Yabuli is just a three-hour drive or train ride southeast of Harbin.

NISEKO, JAPAN

There are plenty of snowy fun  activities to be found here in Niseko on Japan’s northernmost island. From skiing to snowboarding, to hot springs and beautiful view, Niseko has got them all. Niseko ski season runs long until early May, while night skiing is open from December to April. In February, nearby Sapporo hosts its annual Sapporo Snow Festival, which is worth a stopover visit enroute or even a short side-trip to enjoy. Niseko is two and a half hour drive away from Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido.

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA

Just two and a half hour away from Soul, Pyeongchang is South Korea’s mecca of snow.They are home to Mount Seorak, a popular year-round destination. The snow season here lasts from November to early April. Visit in January to double your fun by attending one of the area’s ice festivals – the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Mountain Trout Festival is among the best.

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