7:00 a.m. – Yangcao Mountain
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise at Yangcao Mountain. At about 1,250 meters above sea level, it's the tallest peak in the region and known as the most beautiful place in Snow Town. With its rare trees, it is the best spot to view sunrise and sunset. If you want to enjoy the sunrise view, do remember to come early, as the sun rises at 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in winter.
Sunrise view on top of Yangcao Mountain. /VCG Photo
As the dividing line for Snow Town and Snow Valley, Yangcao Mountain is also a good choice for snow hiking. It takes roughly five hours on foot to finish the whole path from Snow Town to Snow Valley, 15 kilometers in total. If you want to save energy, a horse-drawn sleigh is highly recommended as it is a typical winter activity you must try here. For a more exciting experience, you can ride a snow motorbike to hike to the peak.
On top of the mountain there is a large platform where you can take photos, enjoy the spectacular view and even start a snow fight with your friends.