Thursday, January 24, 2008

Xiling Xue Shan

Last Saturday we made a trek up to Xiling Xue Shan to check out the snow and the skiing in China. Xiling Xue Shan is about a two hour drive from Chengdu. We went up with the Zaleski family who had just moved to Chengdu this past fall. Here are some pictures of our trip.


In the parking lot before going up the mountain. Notice the kid’s new skiing apparel? They are from this great sporting store called Decathlon. There stuff is great quality and dirt cheap! I think I was able to outfit the two of them including boots, gloves, hats, snow suites for under $100 US dollars.


Here are the kids getting ready to go!


We had to ride a cable car up to the top of the mountain. Kate took some amazing pictures of the snow and ice. Here are some pictures going up in the cable car.


Angus really loved his snow suit.


Here we are going up.



We arrived at the top and had to get on a bus to get to the lodge. We checked out the prices for skiing and decided to get lunch before we made any decisions.


Jonny and Angus eating lunch! Yummy, mian tiao!!!


The girls decided to make some snow angels before we decided what to do for the day. I think they could have done this all day and been quite content.


My favorite picture!


Dashing through the snow, in a one horse piece of wood with two wooden benches nailed to it!


A little sledding!




After being out in the snow for about 3 hours we went into one of the lodges. Luckily it was the heated one! The kids played a little mah jong while Mommies and Daddies had a couple drinks to warm us up!


We decided to head back to town after our rest. We had a nice day and hope to go back after Chinese New Year to try skiing and maybe stay the night.


We went back down the mountain and in the parking lot the parking lot guards decided to make a guardman! We also enjoyed a snowball fight in the parking lot! I guess a trip to Nebraska in the winter is in order!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures. It looks like you all had a great day. The kids look adorable in their snow cloths. Nice red beard on Jonny. I think it suits him well. I miss you all a ton....