Huangshan city in winter is not severe cold; on the Mt.Huangshan, the winter lasts long and it will snow from November to March with the coming of cold waves. The lowest temperature in Mt. Huangshan reaches minus ten centigrade degrees in winter, so do pack warm winter clothes, including fleece or down if traveling to Yellow Mountain in winter season.
In winter time, the yellow mountain is covered with thick snows. The view is spectacular: the snow covered ancient pines, rocks, and pools creates wonderful ice and snow views in winter season and combine a silvery wonderland. Sea of clouds is also fantastic view in winter. Do explore the nearby ancient villages like hongcun and xidi village if you have enough time.
In winter season, the mountain area of Huangshan is less crowded in low season, and it is much cheaper to travel due to the lower costs on tickets and accommodations. And the best time to have a winter trip in Huangshan or taking some great snow mountain photos are January to February.