Yabuli Ski Resort

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Location Yabuli Town, Shangzhi, Heilongjiang, China
Nearest city Shangzhi
Coordinates 44°46′53.24″N 128°27′00.75″E / 44.7814556°N 128.4502083°E / 44.7814556; 128.4502083Coordinates: 44°46′53.24″N 128°27′00.75″E / 44.7814556°N 128.4502083°E / 44.7814556; 128.4502083
Top elevation 1345 m
Base elevation 397 m

Yabuli Ski Resort (simplified Chinese: 亚布力滑雪旅游度假区; traditional Chinese: 亞布力滑雪旅遊度假區; pinyin: Yàbùlì Huáxuě Lǚyóu Dùjià Qū) is the largest ski resort in China and includes the country's largest ski jumping facilities [1], located in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. It is 110 mi (177 km) southeast from Harbin, approximately 2.5hrs by train. Yabuli hosted the 1996 Winter Asian Games, the 2008 National Winter Games and the 2009 Winter Universiade. Yabuli underwent major renovations in the 2008/2009 winter season. A new four seater Doppelmayr chairlift was installed, along with a six-seater gondola. Existing lifts consist of single chairlift, double chairlifts and poma's. Three new on-snow hotels/lodges are being constructed and should be open by mid-January 2009.[needs update]

2009 Winter Universiade[edit]

In February 2009 Yabuli Ski Resort hosted the Alpine, Nordic, and Freestyle Skiing events of the 2009 Winter Universiade. Student athletes from 44 countries competed in the games. The ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating and curling events were held in the city of Harbin, while the snowboarding events and biathlon were held in Mao'ershan Ski Resort. Yabuli Ski Resort received substantial infrastructure upgrades prior to the games, including a 4-seater chair, gondola, a modern ski hire and hotel [2] near the base of the resort.

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