Is Winter a good season to visit Jiuzhaigou? - Jiuzhaigou Winter Weather Condition in December, January and February

December,11 2019 0 COMMENTS

Jiuzhaigou Valley  is charming and beautiful all year round. Winter is also a good season for you to visit Jiuzhaigou. The scenery of Jiuzhaigou in winter is totally different from that in spring, summer and autumn.

The scenery of Jiuzhaigou in winter
The scenery of Jiuzhaigou in winter

Without the vitality in spring, the cool in summer and the colors in autumn, Jiuzhaigou is like a crystal fairyland in winter. The sliver-coated trees and mountains are brilliantly white in the sun. The alpine lakes in Jiuzhaigou which do not freeze in winter are sparkling like sapphires. The torrent waterfalls have frozen into splendid icicles hanging on the cliffs. The snow-white ice falls and the blue lakes are surrounded by the snow-covered woods. All the things in Jiuzhaigou are still. It is so quiet that you may feel time is static. It is so marvelous that you may feel you are in a picture. If you want to have an unforgettable experience in a snow world, you must visit Jiuzhaigou in winter.

The snow-white ice falls in Jiuzhaigou in winter
The snow-white ice falls in winter

The highlight of Jiuzhaigou in winter is the distinctive snow scenery.Unlike the white snow scenery in the north of China, Jiuzhaigou snow scenery is dotted with unfrozen blue lakes which are like sapphires embedded on the frozen earth. These blue lakes add some vitality to the drowsy winter and make Jiuzhaigou featured with an unparalleled winter.

beautiful snow scenery of Jiuzhaigou in winter
Beautiful Snow Scenery of Jiuzhaigou in Winter

In addition, winter is the tourist off season. It is worthy to visit Jiuzhaigou in winter because of high quality scenery and low expenses. There are not so many people visiting Jiuzhaigou in winter. It is not crowded and noisy. You can have a more quiet and relaxed trip in Jiuzhaigou in winter. And the prices of the entrance tickets, transportation and accommodation are lower than those in peak seasons.

Jiuzhaigou blue lakes are surrounded by the snow-covered woods
Jiuzhaigou Blue lakes are surrounded by the snow-covered woods

If you plan to visit Jiuzhaigou in winter, you may not only focus on the beautiful scenery. Weather condition in winter in Jiuzhaigou is also a main consideration for your travel plan. Jiuzhaigou Weather in winter (December, January, and February) are introduced as the following.

Jiuzhaigou Weather in Winter

It is very cold in winter in Jiuzhaigou. The average temperature is from -1℃ to 3℃. The temperature difference is not large in winter. Sometimes, it is sunny during the day. But due to the high altitude, the sun UV is strong. And, it is snowy and windy sometimes. If you go to Jiuzhaigou in winter, you need to pay attention to keep warm.

the cold winter in the high altitude in Jiuzhaigou
The cold winter in the high altitude in Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou Weather in December

Jiuzhaigou enters the cold season in December. The trees are covered with snow. The waterfalls become into ice falls. The temperature difference is not big. In the day, the temperature is from -1℃ to 3℃. At night, the temperature is from -3℃ to 1℃.

Jiuzhaigou december daily temperature
Weather forecast of Jiuzhaigou in December for reference

Jiuzhaigou Weather in January

Jiuzhaigou is also covered with snow in January. The temperature difference in January is also not large. During the daytime, the temperature ranges from 0℃ to 3℃. In the evening, the temperature is between -1℃ to 2℃.

Jiuzhaigou January daily temperature
Weather forecast of Jiuzhaigou in January for reference

Jiuzhaigou Weather in February

The average temperature in February in Jiuzhaigou is from 0℃ to 6℃. In the day, the highest temperature can rise to about 10℃. At night, the temperature can drop to -5℃. It is usually snowy in the evening. The snow will melt the next day. The road will be a little bit slippery.

Jiuzhaigou February daily temperature
Weather forecast of Jiuzhaigou in February for reference

Dressing Guide

It is very cold in Jiuzhaigou in winter. If you go to visit Jiuzhaigou in winter, you are recommended to prepare many thick clothes, such as down jackets, winter coats. You also need to wear thermal underwear and thick sweaters inside. Warm shoes, woolen socks, gloves, scarves and hats are also required.

Tips for Touring Jiuzhaigou in Winter

1. The snow is a bit too harsh in the sun. It is recommended to wear a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.

2. The wind is strong sometimes. You will feel the bite of the cold wind if you do not wear a hat, a scarf and a pair of gloves.

3. Antiskid shoes, which meet the need of people to wall on icy and snowy pavement, are also required.

4. Since Jiuzhaigou is located in high plateau and it is cold in winter, it is recommended to prepare some medicine for colds and high attitude sickness .

5. Because winter is the tourist off season, some restaurants in the scenic area do not open in winter. It is also recommended to prepare some solid food by yourself.

6. Some scenic spots in Jiuzhaigou are not open to the public in winter, such as Fangcao Lake, Swan Lake and the primeval forest which are at the highest attitude in Jiuzhaigou.

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