Hiking Xueshan in winter 2019
This year, snow came very late in February but it is still snowing end of March:
26 March 2019
At 9.7K Xueshan circus 20cm
Between 9.7-10.3K hard snow about 10-20cm
Last section 10.3K-10.8K hard snow about 40-50cm
Xueshan Main Peak 20cm of soft snow
New snow fall over 10.5K covered the trail
This morning 2 teams evaluated the risks
They stopped and turned back at 10.5K (400m before the summit!) because of Hard snow on the steep slope
Photos are courtesy of Volunteer 吳峻德
FAQ When is Snow Season at Xueshan Snow Mountain ?
Hiking Snow Mountain during Snow season is totally different !
To clarify, officially, Snow Season is from January 1st to March 31st, the first 3 months of each year but