China’s Yabuli Ski Resort To Hit American TV Screens

China’s Top Ski Resort To Be Featured On Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” This Month

Anthony Bourdain visits Harbin and Yabuli Sun Mountain on the next episode of "No Reservations"

Anthony Bourdain visits Harbin and Yabuli Sun Mountain on the next episode of "No Reservations"

Although spring is just around the corner, Yabuli Sun Mountain, China’s top ski resort (previously on Jing Daily), will get some of its first exposure to American television audiences this month when it is featured in an episode of chef Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” According to Melco China Resorts, Yabuli’s parent company, the episode — “China” — will include on-snow moments filmed both at Yabuli and in the neighboring city of Harbin.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations“, which airs throughout Asia, South America, Africa, Europe and North America on the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel, reaches an estimated satellite audience of 95 million people. Considering Yabuli is pulling out all the stops to attract more international visitors, appearing on Bourdain’s show should give the resort some much-appreciated exposure. While we don’t have word on what unusual foods Bourdain sampled on his trip to Harbin and Yabuli, we can assume some Russian-influenced dishes, local caviar, and copious amounts of Harbin Beer were consumed along the way. It’s relatively safe to say that the area’s ancient delicacies of bear paw and tiger stayed off the menu.

Although we’ll wait until the episode airs to say whether Bourdain enjoyed the food at Yabuli and Harbin, he seems to have enjoyed himself, saying, “Sun Mountain Resort, Yabuli, is a testament to China’s bright future.”

“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” — “China” will air March 15 on the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel.


Culture, Jing Travel

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