Image: Yabuli Ski Resort | Cover Image: Niseko, Japow
CNN has put out a list of the Top 10 Asian Ski Resorts To Visit This Winter. It’s an interesting take on the standard “10 Best Ski Areas Around The World”.
With the explosion of westerners headed to the Japanese Alps over the past few years Asia is gaining more and more notoriety as a ski destination. Here is a look at CNN picks.
Top 10 Asian Ski Resorts To Visit This Winter
Appi Kogen, Tohoku, Japan
, or just Appi to regulars, has 282 hectares of ski area and 21 ski trails with an average run of two kilometers, Japan’s longest average. Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Thanks to bouts of winter storms off Siberia, the Niseko resort
area ranks among the snowiest resorts in the world.
Rusutsu Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan
Rusutsu ski resort
, a stone’s throw away from the Hokkaido capital of Sapporo, has some of Japan’s thickest, driest powder.
Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, South Korea
Seoul has been building ski venues to qualify as a host for the Winter Olympics for years. In 2018, the Alpensia Resort
in Pyeongchang will host the Winter Olympics.
Yongpyong, Gangwon-do, South Korea
The general view of the Yongpyong Alpine Centre ahead of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Jisan Forest Resort, Icheon, South Korea
Jisan Forest Resort
is a mere 40 minute’s drive from Seoul, meaning that city dwellers can possibly reach snow fields faster than they commute to work.
Visiting Gulmarg won’t automatically make you soar in the air — but it is regarded as one of the leading ski destinations in South Asia.
Alshan Alpine Ski Resort, Mongolia, China
Yabuli Ski Resort, Heilongjiang, China
Yabuli Ski Resort
is China’s largest ski domain with ski slopes that add up to roughly 30 kilometers.
Nanshan Ski Village, Beijing
Nanshan Ski Village
is a 30-minute drive away from Beijing and is a great option for those eager to leave the congestion of the capital behind.