As we enter the holiday season, thoughts are almost certainly drifting towards the idea of a White Christmas, cosy ski holidays, and roasting marshmallows by the fireplace. Whether you’re arranging a year-end vacation or planning in advance for the Chinese New Year holiday, a snowy winter wonderland is closer than you may think.

The diversity of Asia’s topography means you don’t have to travel across the globe to experience the magic of winter. A sojourn to any of these regional destinations at the end of the year, well-stocked with heat tech and cold-weather gear, is all it takes to relish in the reality of being sweat-free and surrounded by stunning snowscapes.

Here are some of the best winter destinations in Asia to bookmark as your next holiday.