Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and the most populous capital city is a winter city. It experiences longer winter season, which makes skiing a popular past time in the city. There are several ski resorts that are scattered in all parts of Beijing.
1. Nanshan Ski Village
One of the largest and most beautiful resorts around Beijing, going to this ski resort is also a one-of-a-kind trip. Sightseeing of different parts of the Great Wall of China, Chateau Changyu AFIP Global Beijing, and Chunhuiyuan Hotspring Resort, are several tourist destinations that you would pass by going to this ski resort.
This ski village is mainly marketed for the young skiers to enjoy. It boasts a total of trails for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers. It is also famous for the Off Piste or a tree run, and a seasonal toboggan run which is 1318 meters long and was imported from Germany. It is also preferred by a lot of skiers because of the famous Nanshan Mellow Park, which is the first advanced train in China.
This ski resort has snowsuits and ski rentals, as well as snowboarding equipment. They also offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for groups and individuals.
Location: Miyun County
Operational hours: Mon-Sun Day Ski: 8:45am–5:30pm
Entrance fee: Starts at RMB 120/2 hours
2. Shijinglong Ski Resort
Shijinglong Ski Resort is the very first ever ski resort built around Beijing. It is loved and frequented by loyal skiers, and is known to be one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the city. Its location is 80km north of Beijing city center, making the destination not so hard to go to.
The slopes of this resort offer a different skiing experience as skiers face the sun while skiing down the slopes. There are different 6 ski trails, and one advanced trail with 1000 meters run and a drop of 300 meters, two intermediate trails, each is 800 meters long with a drop of 135 meters, and 3 beginners trail.
Location: Yanquing County
Operational hours: Mon-Sun Day Ski: 8:00am–6:00pm
Entrance fee: Starts at RMB 120/2hrs
3. Huaibei International Ski Resort
Promises to be the most beautiful ski resort in Beijing, this ski resort is surrounded by the Great Wall on its three sides. It has 7 ski trails, 1 expert trail, 3 intermediate trails, and 4 beginners trail. Snowboarding can also be done at this resort. There are coaches available by the hour for both skiing and snowboarding for all ages.
Location: Huairou District
Operational hours: Mon-Sun Day 8:00am –10:00pm
Entrance fee: Starts at RMB 60/hour
4. Jundushan Ski Resort
Located on the south slopes of Jundushan Mountain, this ski resort is very near the Ming Tombs, Juyongguan Great Wall and Badaling Great Wall, a hot spring and a spa resort. This ski resort is known for leisure skiing and is popular with tourists due to its proximity to other ski resorts.
It has 5 major ski trails, two beginners trail with 380 meters long run, two intermediate trails which are 530 meters and 380 meters run, and one advanced trail which is 1,200 meters long. It also has a ski school where anyone can learn ski tricks.
Location: Changping District
Operational hours: Mon-Sun Day Ski: 8:00-6:00, Night Ski 5:00-10:00
Entrance fee: RMB 20/person without skiing time
5. Qiaobo Ice and Snow World
The first and only indoor ski resort in Beijing. This ski resort has a 260-meter long run and a 150-meter bunny slope, which are both perfect for beginners and first-timers.
Location: Shunan Lu, Shunyi District
Operational hours: Mon-Sun 9am — 1pm
Entrance fee: No entrance fee
Beijing is a wonderful city to explore. There are many tourist destinations that would make a 5-day trip filled with activities and adventures. From skiing, you can also visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, as well Beijing’s famous caves. Most tourist companies offer different tour packages depending on the places you want to visit and your budget. But going around Beijing by yourself is not so hard as commute routes are widely available and often get you to famous destinations. You just got to learn basic Chinese, as most Chinese people cannot understand English.
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