Genting ResortSecret Garden, situated just over the eastern ridge of Wanlong, is the ChongLi area's newest entry into the major ski resort category. This mega resort complex, targeted to fully open in December 2012 will alomost double the number of ski trails available for ChongLi bound skiers. Built by the Malaysian developers of Genting Highlands outside Kuala Lumpur, the resort says it will feature hotels, shopping, resturants and all the amenities of a full Alpine village. The initial 6 slopes and two bubble lifts opened this winter and make good on the promise of a first class new ski resort.
For the 2011-2012 winter,Secret Garden opened one section with skiing and base lodge only while the rest of the resort construction continues. This is actually the section that backs up to Wanlong's eastern ridge with a trail that interconnects the two resorts.
Although the interconnect is open, one still has to purchase an additiona lift ticket to use the Sercret Garden lifts (150RMB/2 hours). It is unclear how the two resorts will work together but some discussions on an interconnected pass are supposedly taking place. A pass that was good for both resorts (and eventually for the other adjacent planned resorts) would vault all the resorts, as a group, into the world class league. One can always hope that the two managements would eventually see the utility of being able to market one mega size ski area instead of two separate competing ones.