Lijiang Glacier Park - one of the best spots for skiing in China
Last Update: 19th October 2020
Located at the northeast hillside of Shanzidou Peak (扇子陡) – the main peak on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Glacier Park is typical of contemporary glaciers in the area. In winter and spring, you will be amazed at the snow landscape in the park. You could enjoy skiing and play with snow there.
Lijiang Glacier Park Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Lijiang Bingchuan Gongyuan (丽江冰川公园)
- Elevation: 4,506 meters
- Things to do there: Photography, Mountaineering, Skiing, Geology
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Geologists
- Time required: 1 – 2 x hours
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What to expect at the Lijiang Glacier Park
Lijiang Glacier Park consists of caves eroded by the Quaternary glaciers. As Lijiang Glacier Park is situated on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, visitors are required to take a cable car to the park from the place with an altitude of 3,356 meters where green forests stands. In the uphill cable car, you will see plants in four seasons, feeling that you have spent four seasons. In summer, the Quaternary glaciers always show their appearances in front of visitors with the melting of snow covered on them.
After arriving at the park by cable car, you could climb up to the elevation of 4,680 meters. Weather on the mountain is changing. Sometimes it is cloudy. When wind blows, the snow mountain will come into sight in a flash as clouds flow away. From the park to the spot of 4,680, you need to walk up to more than 2,000 steps. It requires good body conditions.
Best time to visit Lijiang Glacier Park
The best time to visit Lijiang Glacier Park is in the morning.
The best months to visit are from March to November. If you would like to enjoy the gorgeous snow views, the best months to visit are from November to February while visitors are not allowed to explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain where the park is located if snow is very heavy there.
How to get to Lijiang Glacier Park
As the park lies on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you need to get to the mountain first and then take a cable car to the park. You could take a direct bus at Yuhe Carpark (玉河停车场), Nanmen Carpark (南门停车场), the gate of Lijun Hotel (丽君酒店) and the entrance of Shuhe Ancient Town (束河古镇). You could get the ticket at No. 2 – 3, Zone C, Yuhe Corridor (玉河走廊C区2-3号), Lijiang Bus Central Station (客运中心站), and Gaokuai Bus Station (高快客运站). Or rent a vehicle to the mountain directly.
Additional Lijiang Glacier Park Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00 (the ticket is not issued from 16:00)
- Visitors are required to take a cable car of the Great Cableway to Lijiang Glacier Park.
- The entrance ticket for the cable car of the Great Cableway to Glacier Park is 182 CNY per person.
- As the park is in the area of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, visitors need to get the ticket for the mountain.
- As at 19th October 2020, entrance ticket for the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is 130 CNY per person; the entrance ticket is only valid for 24 hours.
- As Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located in the area of the Old Town of Lijiang, visitors who want to explore the park are required to get the entrance ticket for the Old Town of Lijiang.
- The entrance ticket for the Old Town of Lijiang is 50 CNY per person.
- Children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge.
- The entrance ticket for the round-trip direct bus from Lijiang to the mountain is 40 CNY per person. It starts at 09:00 for the mountain and returns at 17:00 to Lijiang from the mountain.
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- Please wear the sunscreen cream, sunglasses, hats and gloves.
- The Great Cableway to Glacier Park is the most popular among the tourists. Therefore, if you are planning to the park, it is suggested to get to the mountain earlier in case of the long queue for the cable car.
- If the weather on the mountain is extremely bad, the cable car could be closed.
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