Wanlong snow season off to a flying start ... in September!

China’s Wanlong Paradise Resort is not known for huge snowfalls even in the peak of its winter season. But the resort – one of the 2022 Winter Olympic venues – got the 2018/19 season off to a flying start, with an overnight dump on September 30 that has covered its slopes in white.

Wanlong is located in China’s Chongli province, where temperatures regularly dip below zero from September onwards. Through January, its coldest month, the average low temperature is -17°C.

It is one of the country’s most popular resorts, partly due to its proximity to Beijing, and has recently announced a lift ticket partnership with neighbouring resort Genting Resort Secret Garden.