Have a white adventure at Asia's best ski resorts

Have a white adventure at Asia's best ski resorts
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There is nothing more perfect than to celebrate year-end with a snowy white Christmas.

We might be in sunny and somewhat hazy Singapore at moment, but just a short flight away are some of Asia's best ski resorts.

Popular tourist destinations Japan, Korea and China all boast top notch ski resorts which are packed with activities for the family and the adventurous.

You may not be able to pronounce Daegwallyeong-myeon easily but it is home to South Korea's longest ski slope, according to CNN.

The Rainbow Paradise course at Yongpyong Resort covers a whooping 5,600 meters, but if you are just a beginner, you can always try out of the 28 slopes available like the Mega Green.

The Mega Green course is 700 metres long. It is one of the widest slopes in the country and is slanted at only 12 degrees.

For those who are not into skiing, they can venture out of the resort to visit the sheep farm or the Hanwoo (Korean beef) village comprising butcher shops and restaurants.

Widely regarded as the snowiest resort in the world, CNN said Hanazono Resort on Mount Niseko-Annupuri is one of Japan's top places to experience the popular winter sport.

Other than a stunning backdrop of snow-cap mountains, the resort also has many winter activities for the adventurous souls.

Hanazono has one of the largest night skiing terrain in the world and also offers snow rafting - where you will be tugged by a high-powered snowmobile over a long stretch of powdery slopes.

If you find these places too boring for you, why not head further up to Mongolia or the Himalayas.

Close to the Monoglian capital of Ulanbaatar, Sky Resort has been opened since 2009 and has nine slopes.

CNN said that the runs are covered by artificial snow as the area is dry but the Khurkhereet, Zalaat and Zaian slopes can be as challenging as a slope with a difficult Black Diamond rating.


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