Just two weeks after enjoying my first Chinese Skiing in Beidahu with the Expat colleagues, I had the chance to join my Chinese colleagues from Speed Segment to go to Changbaishan – the wild and fantastic mountain range on the North-Korean border.
The group had great team spirit and the trip was fun and relaxing from beginning to the end. Chinese youngsters are great in organizing such kinds of social events and trips, everybody brings lots of good snacks and stories to tell and will just make sure that everybody in the group feels cozy and happy. My colleagues team lead Yi organized an incredible deadly cheap trip with a comfortable 16-seater bus and a chauffeur who brought us from Changchun to Changbaishan in an easygoing 6h road trip (500 RMB for the whole week-end including bus trip, ski pass, Holiday Inn Hotel night stay).
Wanda Ski Resort @ Changbaishan is a just a neat and small 300m hill but still a decent resort with very safe snow conditions all over the winter. The resort area offers full service where Chinese visitors from Beijing and Shanghai get a full package with skis, sticks, helmet, sun glasses, and even clothes – in blue or pink as you prefer:
But the view from the hill top is great along the far Changbaishan mountain chain with the view on North-Korean terrain just some miles away:
In the far behind the group you can see Changbaishan Volcano Crater and the border of North-Korea:
After the walk let’s have a regional snack… (this head was actually nibbled off from one of the sweet well-dressed female hipster colleagues, where you would imagine she rather likes to eat only ice cream and pizza): And after a day of snow hiking…