1. Chongli (Hebei)
Why Go: Some of China’s best slopes, in easy striking distance of Beijing.
Slopes: Vary. Everything from easy to difficult.
Facilities: Top-notch. Thaiwoo has multiple high-end hotels operating at the base of its slopes; Wanlong Ski Resort has been known to throw music festivals.
2. Yabuli (Heilongjiang)
Why Go:To hit up the Harbin Ice Festival afterward.
Facilities: Average. Yabuli is one of China’s longest-running ski areas… but that also means it’s less than modern.
3. Beidahu (Jilin)
Why Go: Arguably the best snow in China.
Facilities: As tricked-out as Dongbei gets. Wanda’s Changbaishan International Ski Resort is in the style of an Alpine ski town, and a Club Med offers all-food-and-booze-inclusive packages.
4. Guangzhou (seriously)
Why Go: You’re in Southern China; you’re curious about what an ‘indoor ski resort’ looks like.
Slopes: In a temperature-controlled dome; slated to open in 2019.
Facilities: Under construction.
Why Go: You live in Beijing.
Slopes: Mild. The ones in Nanshan aren’t thrilling, but they aren’t awful either – bonus points for being an easy daytrip.
Facilities: Average. But hey – at least you can be downtown with a craft beer in your hand in an hour.