The city’s new metro line linking the downtown and Shuangliu International Airport, Metro Line 10, was put into service just days before the opening of the 22nd session of the General Assembly of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It is the first train of tourism theme in China, and the gorgeous views of Xiling Snow Mountain is broadcast on the train.
Most Popular Spot for Winter Sports
A short drive of mere 100 kilometers away from Chengdu, Xiling Snow Mountain in Dayi County is a world natural heritage and a national 4A scenic spot. It is known as a habitat for Giant Pandas as well. The name, Xiling (western mountain) is taken from the poem of the great poet Du Fu: Out of the window my sight goes far, till it reaches the snow-crowned western mountains; Standing at my door, I see the east-bound vessels moor. The ski resort at Xiling Snow Mountain is the most popular spot for winter travel in the southwest of China and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
The resort has been holding the skiing competition sponsored by China Ski Association since 2012, and has successfully hosted many popular events.
Xiling Snow Mountain is a natural paradise with spectacular scenery where primeval forests, streams, waterfalls, colorful flowers, various plants, and animals can be found. Major attractions at the mountain include the Sun and Moon Platform, the Yin Yang Boundary, the Sea of Clouds, and the Sunrise. The peak of Xiling Snow Mountain has an altitude of 5,353 meters above the sea level, which makes it the highest point in Chengdu.
Boasting four distinctive seasons, the Xiling Snow Mountain is suitable for traveling in all seasons.
With flowers in spring, cool temperatures in summer, red maple leaves in autumn and diverse snow sports in winter, Xiling Snow Mountain has been classified as a mountain tourist and holiday resort for sightseeing, field exploration and leisure sport.